FSLP Seminar: Indonesian Defence Industry: Moving Towards to Self-Reliance?

  • 30 Sep 2014
  • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek ACT

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Indonesian Defence Industry: Moving Towards to Self-Reliance?

Air Marshal (Ret) Eris Herryanto
Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI)

Tuesday 30 September 2014
Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, ACT
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Building military capacity independently takes time and unwavering political will. The Indonesian government now has the political will and policies to increase local content, decrease reliance on foreign defence products and prioritize domestic products. Besides the commitment of the military as a user, the capacity and capability of strategic industries are critical factors in supporting the government to minimize its dependence on foreign defense equipment and consumables.  Air Marshal (Retired) Eris Herryanto will describe how Indonesia is now moving towards self-reliance. He will also be happy to answer questions on this topic and other matters of interest to attendees.



Biography
Air  Marshal  (Ret)  Eris  Herryanto  retired  from active service in the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) in early 2013 upon reaching mandatory retiring age, after a military career spanning 40 years.
He is a graduate of the Indonesian Air Force Academy, being commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1976.

His junior officer years were spent as a fighter pilot (on F-86 ‘Sabre’, F-5 ‘Tiger II’ and F-16 ‘Fighting Falcon’), and also undertook flight safety and flying instructor courses in USA.  As a mid-ranking officer he had a variety of Air Force (TNI-AU) command and staff appointments, and also served as Indonesian Defence Attaché in Madrid.  As a senior officer,  his  appointments  included:  (as  a  one-star)  Deputy  Assistant  for  General Planning at TNI HQ, and then Deputy Commander of Air Operations Command II; (as a two-star) Commander of the National Air Defence Command, and then MoD Director General for Defence Procurement; (at three-star) Commander of the TNI Joint Senior Staff College.

Air Marshal Herryanto culminated his service with the Indonesian MoD (Kemhan), first as Inspector General, and then in the critical role as Secretary General for the period May 2010 - January 2013.

Over his career Air Marshal Herryanto attended various training and education courses, including the Indonesian Air Force Command and Staff College (Seskoau), and Australia’s DSSC at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS), Weston Creek,  in  2002.  His  civilian  academic  qualifications  include  an  undergraduate humanities degree from the Open University, Jakarta, and a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies from Deakin University.

Air Marshal Herryanto’s awards include the Satya Lencana Kesetiaan Long Service Medal VIII, XVI and XXIV, the Military Operation Action VII Medal (security operations in Aceh) and Dwijasistha Medal, plus he has been honoured for outstanding service with the Bintang Yudha Dharma Nararya,

Air Marshal (Ret) Eris Herryanto was born in Bogor, West Java, is married to the former Widjati Harsasi and is blessed with three children.  He continues to be an active pilot, especially aerobatics.  He is a member of the Indonesia-Australia Defence Alumni Association’s (IKAHAN’s) Senior Advisory Group, and continues to advise and assist Kemhan activities on a part-time basis, including acting as senior coordinator for Kemhan’s flagship multilateral outreach event, the Jakarta International Defence Dialogue (JIDD) in 2013 and 2014.

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