U.S. says Indonesia as Southeast Asia’s third-largest C802 missile users (Figure)
Indonesia has become a C-802 missiles and the QW-1 anti-aircraft missiles in Southeast Asia’s third largest customer
Chinese-made QW-1 Portable type surface-
Global Times special correspondent Wang Qichao reported in the United States: United States Associated Press published April 17 titled “China’s missiles to please with Indonesia,” the article said that Indonesia has become a C-802 missiles and the QW- 1 anti-aircraft missiles in Southeast Asia’s third-largest customer.
U.S. media said China and Southeast Asian countries have established strategic partnership success depends largely on effective diplomacy with Indonesia in recent years it has been working on it. In recent years, China has adopted a number of measures, through high-level political exchanges between the two countries to establish a trust relationship with Indonesia.
article mentioned, Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest country, population of more than 240 million. In addition to abundant natural gas and oil reserves, the fight for Indonesia is in foreign policy between China and other countries in the region access to the key.
U.S. media speculated that the weaponry and technology, Indonesia has become a Chinese-made C-802 missiles and the QW-1 anti-aircraft missiles in Southeast Asia’s third-largest customer, behind Thailand and Myanmar. Indonesia Air Force is buying from China, ASEAN in the first QW-3 surface-to.
article mentioned that the United States in the 1990s because of human rights issues and restrictions on arms sales to Indonesia. 1999 to 2006, the United States for military operations in East Timor in Indonesia to take a comprehensive arms embargo. Indonesia therefore seek to other countries to buy arms. Now, although the U.S. has lifted the embargo, but Indonesia is still wary of the United States. Therefore, the Air Force turned to Russia and Indonesia to buy weapons and equipment.