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Strengthening Defense Technology in Indonesia, ITS Signs MoU with BTI Defence

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Co-founder dan Director BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono (kiri) dan Rektor ITS Prof Dr Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng saat berdiskusi mengenai pengembangan teknologi militer

Co-founder and Director of BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono (left) and ITS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng during a discussion about the development of military technology

ITS Campus, ITS News – Technology is one of the determining factors for the effectiveness of national defense, so it is essential to improve and develop innovations to strengthen national security. Related to this, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), together with BTI Defence, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was held in the Leadership Meeting Room (Rapim) of the ITS Rectorate Building Monday (18/7).

Senior Advisor and Corporate Consultant BTI Defence John Koukouvas (kiri) saat mempresentasikan mengenai arah invoasi BTI Defence

Senior Advisor and Corporate Consultant BTI Defense John Koukouvas (left) when presenting the direction of BTI Defence’s innovation

BTI Defence is a company engaged in weapons, control systems, and navigation whose primary focus is in the field of national maritime defense. The signing of the MoU itself is intended to develop technology that can strengthen Indonesia’s military security.

Co-founder dan Director BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono (tiga dari kiri) dan Rektor ITS Prof Dr Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng (tiga dari kanan) saat menandatangani MoU di Gedung Rektorat ITS

Co-founder and Director of BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono (three from left) and ITS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng (three from right) when signing the MoU at the ITS Rectorate Building

Co-founder and Director of BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono said that Indonesia needed a technological transformation in this field to improve national defense and minimize the risk of accidents due to equipment malfunctions. “It takes creativity and innovation of young people who understand this field,” said Peter in his speech.

Suasana diskusi antara jajaran pimpinan ITS dan BTI Defence bertempat di Ruang Rapim Gedung Rektorat ITS

The atmosphere of the discussion between the ITS leadership and BTI Defence took place in the Rapim Room of the ITS Rectorate Building.

Meanwhile, BTI Defence Senior Advisor and Corporate Consultant John Koukouvas continued, the defense technology needed today is equipment that can adapt to all conditions, moves quickly and flexibly, and has an ergonomic design. “We see a good opportunity for cooperation with ITS to develop defense technology like this,” said John in his presentation.

Co-founder dan Director BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono (kiri) memberikan cinderamata kepada Rektor ITS Prof Dr Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng

Co-founder and Director of BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono (left) giving souvenirs to ITS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng

On the same occasion, ITS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng said that the innovation that BTI Defense wanted to develop, especially in the maritime field, had a scientific focus that was very close to the development of science at ITS. The familiar man called Ashari said that ITS already has innovations in this field, such as environmentally friendly bullets, uncrewed submarines, autonomous ship drones, and many more. “ITS is always open to collaborating with outside parties to develop technology for the nation’s benefit,” he said.

Rektor ITS Prof Dr Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng (kanan) memberikan cinderamata kepada Co-founder dan Director BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono usai penandatanganan MoU

ITS Chancellor Prof Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng (right) gives souvenirs to the Co-founder and Director of BTI Defence Peter Tjahjono after the signing of the MoU

Finally, the Senior Manager of ITS Cooperation Management, Dr. Farida Rachmawati ST MT, said that ITS is ready to collaborate with BTI Defence in terms of knowledge and resources to develop Indonesian military technology, especially in the maritime field. “We will prepare students to contribute to this innovation development project, as well as expand internship opportunities for students to support the Merdeka Learning Campus Merdeka (MBKM) program,” he concluded. (ITS PR)

 

Reporter: Frecia Elrivia Mardianto

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