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Batchelor, Peter. 2001 ‘Small Arms, Big Business: Products and Producers.’ Small Arms Survey 2001: Profiling the Problem, p. 43. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July

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Indonesia has only one domestic small arms producer, PT Pindad, which produces small arms, light weapons, and ammunition. Pindad took over the existing production facilities from the Indonesian military in 1983.

Production falls into two categories, military and non-military. All military production is controlled by the Ministry of Defence and all non-military production is controlled by the Indonesian police.

Most of Pindad's production goes towards supplying Indonesia's Armed Forces, police, and forest patrol, although some production is for domestic civilian use as well as for export.

Pindad operates two plants on Java, one that manufactures cartridges for small arms, shells and missiles for light weapons, hand grenades, pyrotechnics, and riot control equipment; and another that manufactures pistols, rifles, carbines, assault rifles, sub-machine guns, mortars, and grenade launchers.

Most production is under license from countries such as Belgium, Finland, Israel, and Singapore.

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