Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Indonesia to Host International Warship Exhibition
Indonesia will hold an international warship exhibition that displays more than 50 warships from China, France, the UK, the U.S., Japan and Russia.
The exhibition, called Indonesian Fleet Review (IFR), is scheduled to be held from Aug. 17 to 19 in Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi province. As many as 32 countries already confirmed to take part in the IFR, involving more than 50 warships.
Indonesia would deploy ten of its Navy fleet warships in the
event and demonstrate its might to guard the country's waters
that represent two thirds of its territory.
A series of events in the IFR have already been planned by the
Navy. Besides the fleet parade, there will be sail pass, yacht
rally from Darwin, Australia, to Manado, city parade and social
activities participated by navy troops from the participating
The United States Navy had confirmed to send its super carrier, USS George Washington, along with four destroyer ships to the IFR.