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Indonesia’s state firm to sell ammunition to US shooting club

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PT Pindad, Indonesia's state-own defense company, will export one million ammunitions to a shooting sport club in the United States worth $200,000, the news online quoted a high rank official as saying on Saturday.

"They plan to order 10 million ammunitions made by PT Pindad produced in Malang of East Java province. However, Pindad in the meantime is only able to fulfill one million," said the company's president director Adik Avianto Soedarsono at Bandung of West Java province.

He said that if another agreement was achieved, the company would send one million ammunitions again to the country in the end of the year.

Adik said that ammunition product sales in the US are very promising. It also could pave the way for the company to export its product to the country's military. The company's quality product is considered well.

"The shooting sport club had surveyed some producers in several countries. But, they finally chose Pindad's product. In fact, they asked why we do not try to supply ammunition to the US military," said Adik.

"We usually supply demand from the domestic arm forces in limited amount. The consequence is that we face difficulty when we get a big amount order," he said. The export is also aimed to reduce potential loss due to unused equipment's capacity and idle human resource.


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