Just days after reports about US Maverick-missile supply to Indonesia, China claims Indonesian government is in talks with the country to produce C-705 anti-ship missiles in Java.
Chinese media The Chosunilbo reported China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi visited Jakarta last week and confirmed that a contract for the missile production will be signed between both countries at least in March 2013.
Late last week, The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), part of US Department of Defense, confirms that Indonesian Government has requested a possible purchase of 18 AGM-65K2 MAVERICK All-Up-Round Missiles. Indonesian government also plans to purchase 36 TGM-65K2 Captive Air Training Missiles, 3 TGM-65D Maintenance Training Missiles, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tool and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S.
Government and contractor technical and logistics personnel services and other related elements of program and logistics support for approximately US$25 million.