Indonesia's defense minister said the country plans to buy submarines, fighter jets and frigates in a shopping spree stretching from Russia to the Netherlands.German subs, Dutch frigates and Russian fighters. U.S. toys must be too expensive.
The world's largest archipelago plans to buy two new German submarines next year, doubling its fleet, and four Dutch frigates within three years, Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono said in a June 20 interview in Jakarta. The government, which owns four Russian-made Sukhoi fighters, will buy a further six over the next four years.
Thursday, June 22, 2006