Understanding the Dynamics of Defense Industry Cooperation within the Framework of the Indonesia Australia Defense Security Dialogue

Memahami Dinamika Kerjasama Industri Pertahanan dalam Kerangka Indonesia Australia Defence Security Dialogue

  • Arfin Sudirman Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Yusa Djuyandi Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Fajri Syahal Guna Pratama Universitas Padjadjaran
Keywords: Australia, Defense Industry, Indonesia, Lombok Treaty


The defense industry has become one of the important agendas and has become a concern, starting with the United Indonesia Cabinet I under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and making it a development priority and providing great opportunities for the involvement of the private sector in defense industry activities, one of which is through the cooperation agenda established by Indonesia and Australia are in a dialogue agenda Indonesia - Australia Defense Security Dialogue (IADSD) Therefore this research aims to find problems in order to achieve the research objectives, using the concept of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) and also the Iron Triangle theory in which there are three main actors who play a role in optimization and the linkages between the relationship lines of the actors involved. In enhancing the Defense Industry in Indonesia, it is certainly very complex, but in this case there are also key actors referring to the political economy relationship that occurs between legislators, the national armed forces, and the weapons industry. These relationships are related to political contributions, political approval of military spending, lobbying to support the bureaucracy, and industry. The three bodies, which at present are more commonly referred to as congress / parliament, defense ministry, and defense industry, are then referred to as the iron triangle of defense. In which this involvement is narrowed back to the focus of the land dimension in this implementation, PT. Pindad and also the end-user of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI AD) in order to reduce dependence on foreign products and further increase the independence of the national defense industry.


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Author Biographies

Arfin Sudirman, Universitas Padjadjaran

menyelesaikan studi S3 (Doktoral) di Universitas Padjadjaran pada tahun 2017. Saat ini sebagai dosen di Program Studi Ilmu Hubungan Internasional, Universitas Padjadjaran.

Yusa Djuyandi, Universitas Padjadjaran

ompleted his doctoral studies at Universitas Padjadjaran in 2016. Currently the author is a lecturer at the Political Science Study Program at Universitas Padjadjaran

Fajri Syahal Guna Pratama, Universitas Padjadjaran

currently a student in the International Relations Study Program at Universitas Padjadjaran


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How to Cite
Sudirman, A., Djuyandi, Y., & Pratama, F. (2023). Understanding the Dynamics of Defense Industry Cooperation within the Framework of the Indonesia Australia Defense Security Dialogue. Journal of Political Issues, 4(2), 120-136. https://doi.org/10.33019/jpi.v4i2.82
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