Determining Strategy of the Indonesian Air Force Military Cargo Aircraft in Supporting the Global Maritime Fulcrum
This research aims to find the type of military cargo aircraft of Indonesian air force in accordance with the standardization and Indonesia's national defense in supporting the Global Maritime Fulcrum. In doing so, researchers analyze the military cargo aircraft of Indonesian Air Force from the four types of aircraft that became public discourse, namely the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, AN-77 aircraft, and A-400M aircraft. The selection of the military cargo aircraft of Indonesian Air Force uses the method of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). This research uses a qualitative method by collecting data through interviews with a number of informants, both academics in the field of defense and security and practitioners in the military and documentation studies. Through AHP, it was found that there are four aspects in choosing the military cargo aircraft of Indonesian Air Force, namely: 1) Aspect of technical; 2) Aspect of human resources, facilities, and infrastructure; 3) Aspect of Operational; and 4) Aspect of Government Role. This study found that to support Indonesian national security and Global Maritime Fulcrum, aspects of operations rank the most important among other aspects, reaching 40.8%, aspects of technical at 24,1%, aspects of human resources at 19,6% and aspects of government roles of 15,5%. Based on the results of an analysis of these four aspects, Research findings suggest that military cargo aircraft of Indonesian Air Force which is in line with Indonesia's current needs are C-130J aircraft with a value of 54.9%.
Tofan Fajar Mulia is a postgraduate student at the Department of Political Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia.
Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata and Windy Dermawan are lecturers at the Political Science at University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia.