The launching of DEFEND ID Holding by President Joko Widodo took place successfully. The event, which was held on April 20, 2022 at the PT PAL Indonesia’s Submarine Hangar started with a panel explanation by the Deputy Minister of SOEs 1 Pahala Nugraha Mansury, followed by descriptions of products of the Defense Industry SOEs by the respective president directors up to the inauguration procession, went smoothly.


This was welcome with joy by the Chief Executive for the Launch of Holding DEFEND ID, Suhendra Yusuf RPN, who is also the Director of Technology & Development of PT DAHANA. According to him, preparations for launching have been full of dynamics.


“Thanks, God.  The event went smoothly with the President. We should be grateful for all of this because in the preparation we have been through some dynamics,” explained Mr Yusuf.


By virtue made during the decision of the DEFEND ID Executive Committee, Suhendra Yusuf RPN was appointed as the chief executive who was accompanied by Wahyu Sofiadi, Director of Business and Cooperation of PT Len Industri (Persero) as his representative. The committee consists of representatives from each member of the Defense Industry SOEs.


“We are grateful for everyone’s support. The Ministry of SOEs, the Executive Committee and the directors, and all the committees who have been working hand in hand to carry out this Holding DEFEND ID launch event. Solidarity while serving in this committee can be a valuable asset for collaborative work to advance Holding DEFEND ID,” said Mr Yusuf.


Initially, PT DAHANA had been appointed to host the launch of Holding DEFEND ID, which is located in Subang, West Java. Then, owing to the dynamics, PT Dirgantara Indonesia in Bandung was recommended to be host of the event. In the end, the assignment went back to PT DAHANA and by the time of event execution, the Ministry of SOEs appointed PT PAL Indonesia as the host.


However, the spirit of the committee, which was led by Suhendra Yusuf RPN, remained vibrant and was not affected by the dynamics of the launch location.


“On behalf of the committee, I am grateful for and touched by the success of the launching of the Defense Industry Holding, Defend ID. This is an important and historical moment, that may not repeat in another time,” he concluded.