Indonesian military holds its lagerst ever military excercise in Natuna Island

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Before we continue, for reminder let's track back to the recent drama's in South China Sea.

This is Natuna islands

Indonesian Military Stages Massive Natuna Sea Exercise
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and some U.S. officials also observed the exercises, underlining the importance of the Natuna Islands territorial sovereignity.

From October to December the schedule of excercise will split in three branches from the Air Force, Army's and Navy's

The videos below it shows the Indonesian Airfoce excercise alone which sceduled in October 6. More than 70 aircrafts are involved in the exercise with more than half are fighters.

Media reports

Dog fighting, bombing and aerial defense also can be seen in this exercise

Behind the screens


The next exercise from the Army and Navy's will follow in next months, will report shortly.
 
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Is that a message to China? Is it only maritime to others are participating as well.
 

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Is that a message to China? Is it only maritime to others are participating as well.
Indeed my friend. it's a loud and clear messages to China about how Indonesia will play this game. Pretty neat one actually looking how Indonesian plays a balance role between military and economy relations to China.

It's like saying to China: "You can do whatever you want in SCS, we just sit here and watch from a distance. But if you dare to touch our sovereignity. We will give you a punch and bloody head nose"
 
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That looks like a very big military game. Does Indonesia still receive military aid from the U.S and Australia?
 

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That looks like a very big military game. Does Indonesia still receive military aid from the U.S and Australia?
Well it's more like approval actually rather than military aid, Indonesia still have to pay $ 750 million for 24 units F-16 C/D block 25 which is 'donated' by the U.S. Govt to be upgraded to block 52 standard.
http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/indonesia-regeneration-and-upgrade-f-16cd-block-25-aircraft

Also they allowed us to buy 8 unit the most advanced attack chopper AH-64 D Longbow block III (now its called AH-64 E Guardian) and its definietly not free for $ 1.42 Billion with all supporting equipment and hellfire missiles.
http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/indonesia-ah-64d-apache-block-iii-longbow-attack-helicopters

Down to $ 60 million for 180 Block I Javelin missiles with 25 Command Launch Unit (CLU) with all supporting equipment.
http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/indonesia-javelin-missiles

and last but not least a 36 units AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM for $ 95 million
http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/indonesia-aim-120c-7-advanced-medium-range-air-air-missiles-amraams

And its brother AIM-9X-2 sidewinder for $ 47 million
http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/indonesia-aim-9x-2-sidewinder-missiles


As for Australian donated C-130H Herc's perhaps it's a bit true, but still there's a price we must pay. Jakarta still have to pay about $ 15 millions for the whole package's (5 unit). Make sense for all supporting equipment plus simulator's we received from Australian Govt.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/indonesia-to-buy-five-c-130hs-from-australia-388766/
 

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TNI-AD Indonesian Army exercise at Natuna Island 10-17 November 2016
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