BANDUNG-SOEs Minister Rini Soemarno said the defense equipment or the main tool of the national defense system could be met by defense SOEs. So that it would be better if the TNI completes the needs of defense equipment by buying it in SOEs.
The hope was conveyed by Rini during the submission of AKS helicopters in the hangar of PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Bandung, Thursday (1/24).
However, he also asked defense SOEs to diligently establish close communication with TNI, as the main consumer of their products.
"This defense industry will develop if it is closely related to the users, in this case the Ministry of Defense and the TNI. Criticism must be well received for the development of defense equipment production, "he said.
In addition, SOEs must also start thinking about selling their products abroad. According to him, PT DI has been able to sell abroad for various types of aircraft both to Philipna, Thailand and even to African countries.
"Our abilities must be strong first. Even now we can export, in the future, we hope that the relationship with the Ministry of Defense and the TNI will be increasingly tight, "he said. jo