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New presidential aircraft arrives in Halim air base The new Boeing Business Jet 2 Green 737-800 for Presidential aircraft use is reported to have arrived at the Halim Perdana Kusuma airport, Jakarta. The aircraft, worth 91 million US dollars, was manufactured by the Boeing factory in the United States, with the aircraft dimension reaching 38 meters in length with a wingspan of 35.79 meters.

Posted in General @ 10 April 2014 19:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Almost all Sumatran forest fires deliberately set Chief of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Syamsur Maarif stated that around 99 percent of forest and plantation fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan were deliberately set.

Posted in Forest fires @ 28 February 2014 16:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


3,500 police officers to be deployed at flood-hit areas The Police Headquarters will deploy 3,500 police officers at several areas in Indonesian that have been hit by floods, landslides, and volcano eruption. "The 3,500 policemen are from the Police Headquarters and Mobile Brigade," Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, the head of the Police Headquarters Security and Maintenance Departement, stated here on Wednesday.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2014 17:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


30 thousand residents displaced by flood in Jakarta At least 30,784 residents have been displaced by floods in Jakarta caused by incessant rain for the last several days, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 17:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Air Force holds static show in Biak The national air defense command of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) in Biak Numfor District, Papua Province, held a static air defense exhibition at the Manuhua airbase on Sunday.

Posted in Military @ 23 June 2013 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Air Force urged to distribute national examination sheets Ministry of Education and Culture has asked Air Force to help distribute the national examination sheets 2013 for senior high school students in 11 provinces in central Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 15 April 2013 00:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Modernization of weapons not for aggression President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said modernization of weapons is not intended for aggressive purposes or initiating arms race. He made the statement here on Friday at the commemoration of the 67th anniversary of the country`s defense forces.

Posted in Military @ 05 October 2012 17:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Australia to discuss C-130 Hercules Indonesia and Australia are all set to finalize an Australian grant for five C-130 Hercules in the coming days. On Monday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that the deal was included as part of the President`s agenda during his visit to Darwin that has been scheduled between Monday and Wednesday.

Posted in Military @ 02 July 2012 11:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia to grant four Hercules planes to Indonesia The Australian government is expected to grant four C-130 Hercules planes to Indonesia as the technical teams from the two countries may meet in the middle of this January, spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Hartind Asrin, told ANTARA here Tuesday.

Posted in Military @ 04 January 2012 06:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Stranded fishermen in Antarctica days away from rescue The crew of a stricken Russian fishing vessel which is stranded in Antarctica and is taking on water is at least four to five days away from being rescued, rescue officials said on Friday. The ship is carrying crew members from Russia, Indonesia and Ukraine.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 December 2011 01:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mentawai tsunami death toll rises to 413, almost 300 still missing The latest death toll in the remote Indonesian islands of Mentawai after the tsunami caused by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake has risen to at least 413 with 298 people still missing, 267 critically injured, and another 142 suffering minor injuries, officials said Friday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 October 2010 07:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia looking to buy new C-130 military planes The Indonesian government is currently in talks with the United States to buy new Hercules C-130 planes produced by Lockheed Martin in two to three years from now. There is also a possibility that they will purchase fighter jets and u-boats. The government is targeting to expend some 1.2 percent of the gross domestic product for national security. At the moment this is only 0.68 percent.

Posted in Military @ 30 May 2009 11:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


78 dead in military plane crash, many of them civilian Most passengers on board of the Hercules that crashed into the village of Geplak, in the district of Magetan in East Java earlier this morning are civilians and children of military personnel. "There were civilians on board, also a number of children. We are currently counting the totals. They are family members of soldiers," said Marsma Bambang Sulistiono.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 May 2009 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


122 survivors of ill-fated MV Senopati rescued A total of 122 survivors of the ill-fated MV Senopati, which sank in the vicinity of Mandalika island in the Java Sea in the wee hours of Saturday, were rescued up to Sunday morning, a radio report said on Sunday. Fishermen found 18 other survivors on Sunday Monday morning, adding the total number of survivors to 122, but around 400 others were still missing, El-Shinta radio station reported.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 December 2006 06:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Yogya airport reopens for commercial flights on Tuesday' The Ministry of Transport today informed that the international airport east of Yogyakarta, Adi Sucipto, will most probably be reopened for commercial flights as early as Tuesday, Hatta Rajasa told reporters. According to Hatta, the airport can currently only be used by emergency flights. "The landing strip can be used up toi a length of 1400 meters, just enough for Hercules emergency flights and smaller planes", Hatta said on a press meeting in the temporary office for the vice-President in Yogyakarta.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 May 2006 18:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia pulls last troops from Aceh province Indonesian soldiers lugged guns and heavy bags up gangplanks Thursday as they completed the final phase of a troop reduction in tsunami-ravaged Aceh province — a key step in an accord with separatist rebels to end a 29-year war. The last of 24,000 troops pulled out on five Navy ships and a Hercules air carrier, just days after Free Aceh Movement rebels completed the handover of their weapons and disbanded their military wing.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 30 December 2005 07:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 55 die of hunger in Papua At least 55 people have died and over 100 others are now in critical condition due to a shortage of food in Papua province of Indonesia since last month, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said here Friday. The lack of food was caused by failure of harvest in their cultivated land and they have no stock of food, according to the president.

Posted in Health @ 10 December 2005 10:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Defense Ministry to revise budget for arms procurement, maintenance Indonesia`s Defense Ministry will in the near future revise its budget for purchase and maintenance of military weapons and equipment of the Indonesian Armed Forces following the lifting of the US arms embargo on Indonesia last week. "The Defense Ministry and the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) will soon evaluate the condition of military weapons and equipment, and we will also consider a revision of the budget for their supply and maintenance," Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono told ANTARA during a break in a hearing with the House`s Commission I here Thursday.

Posted in Military @ 03 December 2005 09:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami victims hunt food, flood hospital The hungry scavenged for food and water and the wounded flooded hospitals in Indonesia's Aceh yesterday, as a global relief effort staggered to help survivors of the tsunami catastrophe. US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who took a helicopter tour over Aceh's ruined provincial capital, said he has never seen anything like it. "I have been in war and I have been through a number of hurricanes, tornados and other relief operations, but I have never seen anything like this," he told reporters afterward.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 January 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh rebels serve prison terms in Central Java Under a tight security escort 54 convicted Free Aceh Movement (GAM) members were transferred from Aceh on Thursday to prisons across Central Java to serve their sentences. The group is the first batch of 143 prisoners who will do their jail time in exile across Java.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 23 January 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military plane skids, halts traffic at Juanda An Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel carrier skidded off the runway while landing at Juanda Airport here on Monday, causing several departing and incoming flights to be delayed by up to 1.5 hours. The skidding plane hit a number of navigation lamps and debris littered the runway. Bambang Utomo, the head of the operator of the airport, PT Angkasa Pura 1, said the Boeing 707 plane was scheduled to touch down at 7:38 a.m. to pick up soldiers and fly them back to Jakarta following the TNI's 58th anniversary celebration on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Calls for restraint as Indonesia steps ups offensive Hundreds of Indonesian troops poured into Aceh province to crush pro-independence rebels today but the United States and Australia urged the government and the insurgents to get back to negotiations. The military began one of its biggest operations yet after President Megawati Sukarnoputri declared martial law in Aceh just hours after peace talks in Tokyo with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) broke down late yesterday.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 20 May 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia uses UK Hawks in Aceh offensive Indonesia launched its much-anticipated military offensive against separatists in Aceh province yesterday with displays of "shock therapy" on land, at sea and in the air. It was intended as a demonstration of what the rebels can expect from Jakarta's latest operation to crush the 27-year insurgency.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 20 May 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia launches air and sea offensive against rebels Indonesian troops launched a major offensive against separtist rebels in Aceh province just hours after the breakdown of peace talks in Tokyo and the imposition of martial law. More than 1,000 elite soldiers landed in the province by sea and air in an operation to "destroy" the Acehnese rebels in what was expected to be Indonesia's biggest military operation since its invasion of East Timor in 1975. The talks in Tokyo broke down when the rebels rejected Jakarta's demands to lay down their weapons, drop their independence bid and accept regional autonomy. The rebels vowed to resist any attack by the military and to fight on for independence.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 19 May 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Troops parachute into Aceh as military operation begins Hundreds of Indonesian MIlitary (TNI) paratroopers dropped into Aceh on Monday and a plane rocketed suspected separatist rebel positions as the military went on the attack following the collapse of peace talks in Tokyo. Some 468 members of a rapid reaction strike force parachuted from six Hercules aircaft to join about 28,000 troops already in the province, said Firdaus Komarno, military spokesman for the operation.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 19 May 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia army starts Aceh attack The Indonesian army has started action against separatist rebels in Aceh, hours after President Megawati Sukarnoputri put the province under martial law.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 19 May 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Armed with an M-16 machine gun, Sergeant Juwono was—literally—cornering the market. The Indonesian soldier stood along a main road in war-torn Aceh province selling bumper stickers commemorating the country’s upcoming Aug. 17 Independence Day. He stopped every car driving north and gave a simple but effective sales pitch: buy a sticker or else.

Posted in Military @ 26 August 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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