PT DAHANA (Persero) was one of participants in the international Asia-Pacific biggest exhibition on defense technology, Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum, held by the Ministry of Defense, Republic of Indonesia at JI Expo in Jakarta, from 7 to 10 November 2018.
Indo Defense 2018 displayed various defence technology products ranging from land, sea and air elements. 867 defense technology companies from 60 countries were presents, among others Rheinmetal, Nexter, Turkish Aerospace Industri, Inc. SVOS, Reutech, dll.
The event was officially opened by Republic of Indonesia’s Vice President Yusuf Kalla and attended by some foreign defense officials, businessmen, and traders. Indo Defense 2018 event was divide into two sessions. The first session, which was not open for public, lasted from 7 to 9 November 2018. The second session, lasted from 10 November 2018 was open for public.
PT DAHANA (Persero) was, being a state –owned enterprise producing one of the most components, displayed explosives. During the Indo Defense 2018 expo, DAHANA had its excellent products such as P 100 L bomb, RHAN 450, blasting service products, and model of Energetic Material Center (EMC) DAHANA which will independently produces propelan propellants.
In addition to attending the expo, PT DAHANA (Persero)’s President Director Budi Antono along with the Directors of National Defense and High-tech Industries Cluster SOE signed the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on Implementation of Capability and Resource for Defense Industry Independence with Indonesia’s Armed Forces Chief Hadi Tjahjono.
In some occasions during the expo, especially on November 2018, comments arising from the sense of pride were heard from the expo visitors as Indonesia is able to independently produces the major equipment for the defense system. PT DAHANA (Persero)’s President Director Budi Antono, Corporate Secretary Asep Maskandar, Public Relations Manager Juli Jajuli; Surya Ryan, Rafizar, Hilman from EMC; Angga Pangasji from the defense department, dan Della Devia and Yustinus from the Public Relations team attended the events.