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The United States and Indonesia have enjoyed more than 70 years of bilateral ties.  We share an abiding common interest in a more prosperous, secure, and democratic Indo-Pacific region.  Our security relationship has broadened and deepened in recent decades, thanks to consistent participation in dozens of annual engagements, and our cooperation has increased in the areas of border security, counter proliferation, cybersecurity, counterterrorism, maritime security, maritime domain awareness, peacekeeping operations, and humanitarian assistance and disaster response.

The United States has $1.88 billion in active government-to-government sales cases with Indonesia under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system.  FMS sales notified to Congress are listed here , and recent and significant prior sales include:  F-16C/D Block 25 fighter aircraft; AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow helicopters; MV-22 Block C Osprey aircraft; and Javelin, AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM, AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder, and AGM-65K2 Maverick missiles.

From FY 2015 through FY 2019, the United States also authorized the permanent export of more than $546 million in defense articles to Indonesia via the Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) process.  The top categories of DCS to Indonesia include: aircraft, firearms, and electronics.

In FY 2020, Indonesia received $14 million in Foreign Military Financing and more than $2.3 million in International Military Education and Training funds.  In FY 2020, The Department of Defense provided Indonesia with $22.6 million in security assistance under Section 333.  Indonesia is also eligible to receive assistance under Section 1263, known as the Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Initiative, which seeks to strengthen naval and coast guard maritime security and maritime domain awareness capacity in the region.  The Department of Defense has also provided Indonesia with more than $5 million in defense institutional capacity building support from FY 2016 through FY 2020.  These services have focused on human capital improvements for strategic planning, budgeting, sustainment, and maritime security.

Indonesia concluded a General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) and a Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA).  These foundational agreements establish the framework for enhanced partnership, information sharing, and defense cooperation between the United States and Indonesia.

Indonesia is a significant troop contributor to United Nations peacekeeping operations with more than 2,750 personnel deployed to 8 missions.  Indonesia is currently participating in the UNIFIL Maritime Task Force.

Since 2006, Indonesia has partnered with the Hawaii National Guard as part of the State Partnership Program.

Since 1989, the Indonesian Air Force and the U.S. Pacific Air Force have conducted the Cope West military exercise, which allows for the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures related to air-to-air training and promotes regional stability through cooperation.  The Indonesian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Pacific also conduct Garuda Shield which is focused on peace support training capacity and stability operations.  Indonesia participates in larger multilateral or regional exercises to include Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) and Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

For further information, please contact the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at PM-CPA@state.gov, and follow the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs on Twitter, @StateDeptPM .

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