"On the other hand, the domestic sales in the same period reached Rp5.4 trillion," Rear Admiral Agus Setyadi, head of defense facilities, said on the sidelines of a discussion event at the East Java governor`s office here.
The exports worth US$161 million were achieved by PT Dirgantara Indonesia in the form of two units of CN-235 aircraft to Senegal, three units of NC-212 to Vietnam, two units of NC-212 to Thailand.
PT PAL contributed US$86.9 million through the exports of two units of Strategic Sealift Vessel to the Philippines, while PT Pindad exported Anoa armored vehicles, tanks, arms and ammunition to meet the needs of countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, the UAE, South Korea, Nigeria and Timor Leste.
"PT Pindad`s exports are valued at US$32.6 million," he revealed.
PT Lundin also conducted exports to Russia and Sweden in the form of Sea Rider ships worth US$3.6 million, he added.
To meet the domestic needs, he pointed out the defense industries sold products worth Rp1.83 trillion to the Air Force, worth Rp1.29 trillion to the Navy, worth Rp1.9 trillion the Army, and worth Rp180.4 billion to the Defense Forces Headquarters.
He noted the sale of defense industrial products was a matter of pride as it proved Indonesia`s global competence.
"The sales achieved by Indonesia`s defense industry show the country has become a competitor for other nations` defense industry," he remarked.
Reporting by Fiqih Arfani, Yoseph Hariyadi