Jakarta: The Indonesian government is mapping out new strategies to reinforce national defense in the wake of the spying scandal that has led to a diplomatic row with Australia. “Among the moves is the procurement of a new satellite that will be operational next year to prevent future spying by foreign agencies. Indonesia was renting satellites from foreign providers for its defense system, which left the country vulnerable to eavesdropping activities,” said Purnomo Yusgiantor, Indonesian Defense Minister
“It”s really important for us to have our own satellite for strategic purposes such as security and intelligence operations inside and outside the country. In addition to improving defense and communications technology, the government will also upgrade the quality of human resources in state agencies tasked with national security,” he added.
Source: The Jakarta post