On 21st February until 25th February, 2021, Indonesia participated in the IDEX (International Defense Exhibition and Conference) exhibition in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. The Indonesian delegation led by the Director General of Indonesia Defense Potential, Major General TNI Dadang Hendrayudha, brought the event organizer of Indo Defense 2022 and 12 (twelve) Indonesian defense industries to participate in this exhibition.
The defense industries that participated in this exhibition are PT. Dirgantara Indonesia, PT. Pindad, PT. PAL Indonesia, PT. Len Industri, PT. Ridho Agung Mitra Abadi, PT. Jala Berikat Nusantara Perkasa, PT. Falah Inovasi Teknologi, PT. Fazza Royal Yantasir Simulation, PT. Persada Aman Sentota, PT. Indo Pacific Communication & Defence, PT. SSE, and PT. Infoglobal Teknologi Semesta.
The main goal of this exhibition is to promote Indonesia’s defense industrial products in foreign markets, especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is also a opportunity to build a network of partners abroad, especially the key technology partners who also attended the exhibition.
To enter the global supply change as partner in technology industry have a strategic paetnership plan with global companies in three dimension (land, sea, air). The five (5) state-owned companies that will be merged into DEFEND ID by the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises are PT. Dirgantara Indonesia, PT. Pindad, PT. PAL Indonesia, PT. Dahana and PT. Len Industri.
This aims to improve mastery of key competencies and to make the domestic defense industry independent. So that it has an impact on increasing sustainability and business scale, recurring income from the MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) business, to reducing dependence on imports of main products.
Through this exhibition, Indonesia which assisted by PT. Napindo Media Ashatama will also conduct socialization and promotion related to the implementation of Indo Defense 2022, a defense industry exhibition planned to be held in November 2022.
Indonesia’s participation in the IDEX exhibition is one of the efforts to foster the defense industry to have better technological capabilities, to become an independent, advanced and competitive industry. DEFEND ID has an ambitious target in the medium term to become the Top 50 companies in the defense industry in the world.
As well as setting a target score of TRL & MRL (Technology Readiness Levels & Manufacturing Readiness Level) at 8-8 and the Domestic Content Level (TKDN) above 50% for defense projects.