Australia is providing a package of up to $2 million of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, gowns, masks and thermometers to the Indonesian military (TNI) as part of an existing Defence Cooperation Program.
CAPTION: Royal Australian Air Force Air Movements Operator Corporal Adam Fraser from No. 23 Squadron, loads personal protective equipment destined for Indonesia on to a No. 37 Squadron C-130J Hercules at RAAF Base Amberley. Photo by Corporal Colin Dadd.
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said that just as Indonesia helped Australia during the bushfire crisis earlier this year, we are pleased to be able to help our Indonesian friends during these uncertain times.
“COVID-19 brings new challenges and uncertain times to both countries and, like the Australian Defence Force in Australia, TNI is playing a critical role in supporting Indonesia’s national response to COVID-19,” Minister Reynolds said.
“The Royal Australian Air Force will support the delivery of the PPE to Halim Air Force base in Jakarta.
“Defence is also working closely with the Indonesian TNI to share knowledge and lessons learned from our national responses to COVID-19.”