Defense: Shopping Alutsista 2010 Rp6, 4 Trillion
Friday, January 22, 2010 16:12 pm | Events | Politics / Defense | Read 803 times
Semarang (ANTARA News) - The defense ministry will purchase major weapons systems equipment (alutsista) worth of new Rp6, 4 trillion, which is funded from the budget given by government to the department this year a total of Rp42 trillion.
Of the total budget of the Ministry of Defense in 2010, approximately 50 to 60 percent is used for personnel expenditure numbering 560 thousand people, said Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro in Semarang, Central Java, on Friday.
Defense was in town to review some of alutsista Army Aviation Center at the Air Base Ahmad Yani. He was accompanied by the Regional Commander IV / Diponegoro Maj. Gen. Budiman, Brigadier General Danpuspenerbad Haska Nabris, Central Java Governor Bibit Waluyo, and Police Chief Inspector Alex Bambang Riatmodjo Pol.
In addition to personnel expenditure and procurement alutsista, the Defense Ministry budget for maintenance while others are still alutsista can still be used.
"We expect that given the amount of the budget will continue to increase from time to time during the 2009-2014 period," he said.
Strengthening alutsista, said the minister, in addition to increase the country's military defense, as well as to assist disaster relief, border patrol, maritime escorts, terrorism, and separatism.
Defense expected, the need for alutsista combat equipment and troop carriers could be held by the military industry in the country.
Some equipment can be held in the country among other CN235 aircraft, Bell 412 helicopters and patrol boats measuring 30 to 40 meters.
Department of Defense also is planning to order a long-sized warships, 100 to 110 meters and the destroyer ship missile (PKR) of the domestic defense industry.
"If we want peace then we must be ready for war," he said, stressing the importance of procurement alutsista.
In Semarang, Minister of Defense also give directions to a number of members of the Squadron to carry out its obligations 11/Serbu seriously considering owned by the Department of Defense budget is very limited.