U.S. Defense Industry Leaders and Trade Representatives Attend Indo Defence 2022

U.S. Pacific Air Forces Brigadier General Sarah Russ (third from left) and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Y. Kim (center), accompanied by U.S. defense industry leaders and trade representatives, attend Indo Defence 2022 in Jakarta, November 2. (State Dept. / Erik A. Kurniawan)

JAKARTA – Key U.S. defense industry leaders and trade representatives are participating in the Indo Defence Expo & Forum (Indo Defence 2022), Indonesia’s official Tri-service Defense, Maritime and Security event, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense and the Indonesian Armed Forces in Jakarta, November 2-5.

“After several years’ pause due to COVID, this year’s Expo is an impressive display of Indonesian and partner defense industry cooperation,” said Brigadier General Sarah Russ, U.S. Pacific Air Forces, who is leading the Department of Defense delegation during Indo Defence Expo 2022.  “The United States is proud to work with the Indonesian military to meet their defense modernization goals.”At the event, Indonesian government, military and civilian law enforcement policymakers are directly engaging with U.S. defense industry leaders seeking to further strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries.  Indonesian government and business are experiencing first-hand the world’s most advanced defense capabilities from the United States.  The participation of the U.S. defense industry in regional trade exhibitions, such as this one, underscores the opportunity for U.S. partners and allies to explore and acquire capabilities tailored to their national defense needs.The United States is proud to be Indonesia’s largest defense partner in terms of number of annual exercises and events.  Our strong bilateral defense relationship is at the heart of the U.S.-Indonesia strategic partnership.  Indonesia and the United States share the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, including a commitment to freedom of navigation, overflight, and other lawful uses of the sea.The U.S.-Indonesian defense partnership helps facilitate a free and open Indo-Pacific region where all countries enjoy prosperity and peace.  Our broad cooperation benefits both our countries, the region, and beyond.