Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Air Force, here on Tuesday, held a national seminar on Indonesia's aerospace vision after discussions on it had not been conducted for around 20 years.

Chief of the Air Force Staff, Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo, noted in his keynote speech that the national aerospace vision needs to be discussed regularly by all stakeholders, ranging from the government to the Air Force and the aerospace defense industry.

He said the vision needs to be discussed again, considering the rapidly growing advancements in aerospace technology, untapped aerospace potential, and various new threats that should be watched out for to maintain national aerospace security.

"In the past decade, we have seen how the military has increasingly relied on mapping, remote-sensing, and unmanned systems, which are then combined with artificial intelligence (AI), integrated networks, guided weapons, and various other latest technologies," he remarked.

He explained that disruptive technology, such as AI, can be a game changer in modern combat, including in the aerospace field.

"However, it is also a technological challenge that we must master so as not to be left behind," Prasetyo remarked.

Hence, he said that the national aerospace vision needs to be formulated, so it can become a guideline for sustainable aerospace strategies and policies.

"The 2023 National Aerospace Seminar today is expected to be an integral part in formulating long-term strategies and policy directions in empowering national resources in the aerospace sector as well as increase society's interest in aerospace," he remarked.

At the seminar, some experts also became the speakers, including CEO of S. ASEAN International Advocacy & Consultancy (SAIAC) Shaanti Shamdasani, and researcher from the National Air & Space Power Center of Indonesia (NASPCI) Curie Maharani Savitri.

Related news: Aerospace industry revitalization supports 2045 Vision: Bappenas

Related news: Ministry launches road map for development of aerospace industry

Translator: Genta M, Kenzu
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
Copyright © ANTARA 2023