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The Indonesian government has announced plans to buy submarines from Turkey or Germany.
Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak said in a statement to AA that his country plans to buy submarines from Turkey or Germany.
“Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is currently holding meetings in Germany on the issue,” Simanjuntak said, adding that Subianto is still assessing the issue of purchasing the submarine from Turkey or Germany.
Spokesman Simanjuntak said geopolitical and geostrategic issues are key concerns for submarines and that Minister Subianto will submit a report to President Joko Widodo on the submarine issue after the visit.
During his visit to Turkey on November 27, Subianto observed Reis-class submarines being built as part of the new submarine project at the Gölcük Submarine Command Submarine Construction Project.
He discussed with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on issues of co-operation between the two countries in the fields of security, military and defense industry.
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