Saturday, November 8, 2014

1) No Military Embargo for Indonesia, says US Ambassador

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SATURDAY, 08 NOVEMBER, 2014 | 12:54 WIB
1) No Military Embargo for Indonesia, says US Ambassador

TEMPO.COJakarta - The United States Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O Blake expected that there will be no military equipment embargo for Indonesia in the future.
"I don't expect there is gonna be embargo or things like that. We expected that our relations continue to expand," Blake said during his visit to Indo Defence Expo and Forum 2014 on Friday as quoted by Antara News.
According to Ambassador, Indonesia and US have entered new phase of defence and military relation.
He added the developing democracy and respect of human rights that positively affect to other countries become the trigger of military relation improvement of both countries.
"Because of the improvement, we are able now to sell the most advanced platform like Apache attack helicopter," Blake said.
Ambassador said there are only 11 countries in the world that are using the helicopter.
"I think 11 countries in the world are able to buy Apache helicopter. So Indonesia is now very elite group of country in that respect," Blake added.
Additionally, there are 19 American weapon system companies who follow the expo that held in JIexpo of Kemayoran, Jakarta since November 5 to 8, 2014.
The American military companies that followed the event including Bell Helicopter Textron Inc, APG USA, FLIR Systems, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Raytheon Asia, Northrop and Lockheed Martin.
"The target is to continue to expand and try to meet the needs the Indonesian military," Blake said.
 
ANTARA NEWS
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