The Indonesian army is working to modernise its weapon system, according to Army Chief of Staff General Budiman.

At a recent press conference, Budiman said the plan from 2015 to 2019 was approved by the Indonesian Government and the House of Representatives.

The plan will focus on transforming and upgrading the system through intensifying collaboration with local universities and military industries.

During the period, Indonesia will carry out 15 key projects to build speedboats, laser guns, remote weapon systems and drones, among others, he added.

Budiman also said the Indonesian legislative body approved a total budget of 36 trillion rupiah (3.09 billion USD) for the army in 2014. Nine percent of that will go towards weaponry and equipment.-VNA