Indonesian Warships to be Fitted with Chinese-made Missiles

23 December 2009 (Last Updated December 23rd, 2009 18:30)

The Indonesian Navy will equip its fleet of warships with Chinese-made missiles, according to Navy chief of staff Admiral Agus Suhartono. Agus said that they will continue to procure C-802 missiles from China after they tested the weapon with good results and that negotiations are under

The Indonesian Navy will equip its fleet of warships with Chinese-made missiles, according to Navy chief of staff Admiral Agus Suhartono.

Agus said that they will continue to procure C-802 missiles from China after they tested the weapon with good results and that negotiations are underway with China to obtain C-705 missiles which were more slender in shape, according to Antara news.

"Both types of missile will be added to the armament of the navy's fast patrol boats and Van Speijk warships," Agus said.

"The navy will increase the combat capabilities of its Van Speijk and fast patrol boats by integrating their armament systems with weaponry from China.

"Our main priority now is security in sea border areas and the outer islands of Indonesia."