Indonesia Mimics U.S. Pacific Fleet

Modelling naval forces on US.

Indonesia Mimics U.S. Pacific Fleet in Navy Overhaul, Chief Says

(Bloomberg) — Indonesia is modeling its naval forces after the U.S. Pacific Fleet as President Joko Widodo restructures the nation’s military, according to his navy chief.

The Indonesian Navy will have three fleets covering the nation’s east, west and central regions that will report to a newly-created headquarters, Chief-of-Staff Admiral Ade Supandi said in an interview at a maritime convention on the Malaysian island of Langkawi. The country has a 20-year plan to boost maritime security, he said.

“We want to create a main fleet, something like the Pacific Fleet that would be the main command fleet to deploy any requirements made by the three areas,” Supandi said. “This will make our operation and control more efficient.”

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