Saturday, November 7, 2015

What's up Jakarta?

Jakarta just made an announcement that she will be deploying seven (7) warships in the vicinity of the Natuna Islands.

An official statement was given that this is not due to the rising tensions in the South China Sea.

While no additional details on the breakdown of this force was provided, in all likelihood, it will be backboned by the Indonesian Navy's Exocet-armed frigates and corvettes (one of which is pictured above).

About two (2) months ago, Jakarta also increased the number of troops stationed in the Natuna Islands from 270 to 2,000.  That's a 641% increase.

And still prior to that, Jakarta also announced that a significant number of the AH-64 Apaches they will be acquiring from Uncle Sam will be based in the Natuna Islands.

What's up Jakarta?

What do you know that we don't?

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