The IKN Nusantara: an ill-protected new state capital

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Air Chief Marshal Chappy Hakim
Air Chief Marshal Chappy Hakim, Assumed his appointment as Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force in 2002 and served to 2005. In 2019, Chappy Hakim founded and led PSAPI – the Indonesian Center for Air Power Studies or ICAP.

Jakarta, IO – The observation by the Governor of Lemhannas Andi Widjajanto is a growing new concern: he pointed out that the IKN Nusantara area is more susceptible to air attacks. In response, the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, General TNI Andika Perkasa, released his own statement on the matter. 

The caution expressed by the Governor of Lemhannas is taken as an early warning from an official concerned greatly about the state’s defense and security issues, particularly air defense. These matters generally attract little attention or debate. 

Aerospace or air issues will only become an issue of public concern when an airplane accident occurs, or an exciting Air Show takes place. The lack of attention or low interest in the field of aerospace affects it both positively and negatively. 

Many Indonesian airlines have gone bankrupt: MNA, Garuda, and others, as well as the domestic airport management: international, domestic, civil, and military airports have proven incapable of turning a profit. 

The Indonesian aviation industry handling aerospace and national airspace management constantly face challenges, rooted in the lack and weakness of Research, Development, Education and Training activities for the aerospace field. 

The Governor of Lemhannas’ statement about the vulnerability of IKN Nusantara to air attacks has indirectly pointed out that all points on the earth’s surface are indeed vulnerable to air attacks.