Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A South Korean actor who is also a navy member, Hyun Bin, is to receive an Honorary Marine Brevet from the Indonesian Navy for his services, an Indonesian Marine Corps official said.

Major General M Alfan Baharudin, commander of the Indonesian Marine Corps, said here on Monday the awarding of the honorary brevet to Hyun Bin was a symbol of the strong and good relations between the navies of the two countries.

Hyun Bin is scheduled to arrive in Indonesia on Tuesday (Oct 4). During his stay in Indonesia, Hyun who has named South Korea`s defense industry ambassador, would join a training program at the Marine Corps Headquarters in Cilandak, South Jakarta.

"The training will include operating the LVT amphibious tank, diving in an artificial lake, shooting and rapid attack techniques," Alfan said.

Indonesia and South Korea have developed good relations in the defense sector over the past few years. This year, both countries will begin cooperation in developing jet fighters in a program called the Korean-Indonesia Fighter experiment project.

Indonesia and South Korea are also holding talks to make aircraft purchase and sale deals. Indonesia wants to buy South Korean T-50 Golden Eagle trainers and offering to sell CN-235 cargo planes.

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