THAI PRESS REPORTS--Section: Regional News - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has pledged to modernise the military's weaponry system.
He made the remark on Feb. 13 after inducting Air Marshall Djoko Suyanto as the new Indonesian Military Commander, replacing Gen. Endriartono Sutarto.
"It is now time for Indonesia to modernise its equipment and armament system as part of the military`s professional improvement," he was quoted by Antara news agency as saying.
Susilo said that the procurement of military armaments must be conducted in accordance with the government's budget and the significance of the usage. Therefore, the procurement must be implemented transparently and priority should be given to home made products.
Thai Press Reports