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Indonesian unmanned aviation squadron to be formed

Indonesian unmanned aviation squadron to be formed 14 July, 2018

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia) is establishing its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron to oversee the service’s unmanned naval aviation requirements. The first equipment will be Insitu ScanEagle.

Indonesia is currently anticipating the delivery of four Insitu ScanEagle UAVs from the US government. The UAVs are granted by the US government under a capacity-building programme for Southeast Asian navies known as the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI). The The initiative seeks to improve maritime surveillance capabilities of Washington’s partners in the region: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

 

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