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Turkish defense industry products strengthen bilateral relations with Indonesia

Turkish defense industry products strengthen bilateral relations with Indonesia President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Ambassador Achmad Rizal Purnama of Indonesia at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, 17.01.2024
By Ata Ahmet Kokcu
Jun 6, 2024 2:43 PM

The Indonesian Navy has officially incorporated the Damage Control Simulator (DCSIM) from Meteksan Savunma into its operational inventory. This simulator enhances damage control training for naval personnel, marking a significant step in improving the Indonesian Navy’s preparedness and operational efficiency.

According to Tayfun Ozberk’s report in Naval News, Indonesia is now the fifth country to utilize the Turkish defense firm’s advanced simulators. Other countries benefiting from DCSIM include South Korea, Qatar and Oman. This expanding global reach underscores the effectiveness and reliability of the Turkish defense industry’s training solutions.

Strengthening bilateral ties

Deploying Turkish defense industry products like the DCSIM enhances the operational capabilities of the Indonesian Navy. It also strengthens the strategic and defense ties between Türkiye and Indonesia. This acquisition is not Indonesia’s first from Turkish defense assets and probably will not be the last.

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence announced the purchase of 12 Anka armed unmanned aerial vehicles from Türkiye in 2023. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) manufactured the 12 Unmanned combat aerial vehicles, valued at $300 million. They are expected to be delivered in November 2025 and will be used by the air, land and naval forces of the Indonesian Army.

Last Updated:  Jun 6, 2024 3:01 PM