SHAH ALAM: The Joneses..Indonesia purchasing SRBM. Indonesia will become the third country in South-east Asia to operate a Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) system after it was revealed that it signed the Khan missile system from Turkiye. The contract was reportedly signed at the recent Indo Defence exhibition in Jakarta.
Defence News reported:
MERSIN, Turkey — Turkish missile-maker Roketsan signed a contract with Indonesia this month to supply Khan missiles and a multilayer air defense system for the Asian nation’s military.
This is the first time the Khan missile system, an export version of the combat-proven Bora ballistic missile system, will enter the inventory of a force other than the Turkish military.
The deal was announced at the Indo Defence Expo & Forum, which ran Nov. 2-5. Speaking to Turkish media, Roketsan’s deputy general manager, Murat Kurtulus, stressed the importance of the Southeast Asian market to the company.
The other SRBM users in SEA are of course, Vietnam (Scud) and Philippines (Brahmos). As for the multi-layered air defence system contracted by Indonesia, it is likely the Hisar ADS also from Roketsan and Aselsan.
HİSAR Air Defence Missiles are used for the protection of military bases, ports, facilities, and troops against attacks from rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
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It is also interesting to note that on November 8, Philippines officially took delivery of two batteries of the Spyder air defence system. The Philippines is the third user of the Israeli made Spyder ADS after Singapore and Vietnam.
— Malaysian Defence