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Indonesia sent a US request for the purchase of another F-48 16 fighter.

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As Reuters reported, citing unnamed US officials, Indonesia sent a request to the American side about the possibility of acquiring X-LUM F-48 Fighting Falcon X-NUMX fighters. According to US sources, the cost of a possible sale is tentatively estimated by them at 16 billion.


Indonesia sent a US request for the purchase of another F-48 16 fighter.


Indonesia’s Minister of Defense, Rimizard Riyakudu, speaking to journalists in Jakarta on January 23 after talks with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who was on an official visit to Indonesia, declined to answer the question of a possible new purchase of F-16 fighter jets, saying that Indonesia is still evaluating, how many planes it needs, and that purchases of new weapons will be made "when there will be money."

Recall that the 18 January, January 2018, the Indonesian Air Force received from the US the last two of the 24 Fighter Fighters, Martinhe F-16C / D, according to the Peace Bima Sema II program under an agreement under the line of intergovernmental sales, Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The planes supplied (19 single-seater F-16C and five two-seater F-16D) are F-16C / D 25-1985 F-1986C / D machines from the United States Air Force, but delivered to Indonesia that were upgraded to a level close to Block 50 / 52 version M5. Nine more F-16 aircraft from storage (five F-16А / В Block 15OCU and four F-16C / D Block 25) were transferred as a source of spare parts, writes bmpd blog.

Earlier, the Indonesian Air Force received X-NUMX F-12A / B Block 16OCU fighters using the Peace Bima Sema I FMS program in the 15-1989 years. Of them in the ranks are now ten aircraft that are planned for modernization under the program MLU.
Photos used:
Sasan (via defense-studies.blogspot.com)
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 24 January 2018 14: 16
    +2
    fit tightly on the lokhida needle.
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 24 January 2018 14: 19
      +3
      I'm more interested in what they paid for the United States, because the Yankees can’t barter! Unless, they pledged the land as a pledge, the patterium for the planes, until they settle the money!
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 24 January 2018 14: 23
        +1
        promised to see drug trafficking not to extinguish.
    2. Herculesic
      Herculesic 24 January 2018 14: 23
      +4
      Garik hi - you name of the American company is incorrectly spelled - Lohkid lol , so it is right! !! good
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 24 January 2018 14: 25
        0
        really_ sounds.
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 24 January 2018 15: 11
      +3
      In the photo, virtually the entire basic structure of the Indonesian Air Force is pending agreement with the United States. Apart from UBS Hawki and old F5. Well and anti-Poissy SuperTukano.


      Apparently they took advantage of Sushki and opted for a treaty from the United States. Moreover, they are no longer being dried (Komsomolsk closed the release of Su-30МК2). Drying from Irkut is much more expensive. There is no normal program for used boards, like the Americans, for example. The choice is small. Especially considering the supply of related infrastructure, the deployment of service, training and other things - they get out quite cheaply, Dryers would cost more.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 24 January 2018 16: 28
        +2
        It seemed like they wanted to recently take the Su-35 for 1,1 billion almost one squadron (11 vehicles). Now here is 48 F-16 for 4,5 billion .. The difference in money is not very big. Exploitation is another matter: two engines against one on the F-ke, there will be clearly less fuel to "eat".
        Apparently they don’t have money - they’re "studying the market" - maybe some freebie will fall. hi
      2. just exp
        just exp 24 January 2018 17: 22
        +2
        drying more expensive? Yes, drying cannot be more expensive than mattress airplanes, 4.5 lard for 48 OLD used aircraft, that is, for almost 100 million for one thirty-year decommissioned aircraft,
        we have a little more than 50 million for a NEW drying, and even the Irkutsk SMs export from 70 to 80 million, or the same almost 100 million with weapons and spare parts, only these are NEW Su, according to the latest fashion, and not ancient little ones brought mind-bogged planes that the owner wrote off from old age.
        in fact, you are offered to marry not a 20-year-old girl, but to marry a 50-year-old ex-wife of an oligarch who does not know how to get rid of her and pushes her to marry you, but not only pushes her, but rips off you like a wife model, for 100 million for a decommissioned airplane, it’s materially too much.
    4. Normal ok
      Normal ok 24 January 2018 22: 57
      +1
      Quote: newbie
      fit tightly on the lokhida needle.

      F16 is quite a normal airplane. It depends on what modification they ordered.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 24 January 2018 14: 21
    +2
    The United States they still impose f35 "at a discount" -120 million dollars for the fuselage without avionics and the engine! wassat There will be one more scam! wassat
  3. NN52
    NN52 24 January 2018 14: 30
    +9
    And where are they so much?
    That was?
    1. just exp
      just exp 24 January 2018 17: 32
      0
      tribute........
  4. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 24 January 2018 14: 33
    +1
    Why take worn junk and even in such quantity? Overhaul will extend their life for ten years. The glider of an airplane is not eternal, then it will be possible to fly only with restrictions or with a risk to the life of pilots.
    1. just exp
      just exp 24 January 2018 17: 34
      0
      and damn it, for what money.
  5. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 24 January 2018 14: 38
    +2
    Something Indonesia began to actively pump weapons. Probably preparing for war with one of the neighbors. Judging by the class of technology, this is clearly not against the guerrilla rebels.
  6. Anyone
    Anyone 24 January 2018 15: 03
    +1
    Quote: newbie
    fit tightly on the lokhida needle.

    Prior to that, they bought planes from us: Su-27 and Su-30. It’s a pity, I’m not at the computer right now, otherwise I would post photos of Indonesian “dryers”. He shot in 2010 at the Tarakan airbase (Kalimantan Island) - there are joint runways and taxiing with the civilian airport.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 24 January 2018 15: 13
    +3
    "Indonesia has sent a request to the American side about the possibility of acquisition
    48 fighter Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon "///

    In the place of Singapore, I would have tensed ... Indonesia - those are still Islamists ...
    1. Alex-a832
      Alex-a832 24 January 2018 15: 43
      +3
      I agree. And the Malaysians should not relax. The land border encourages recall of old conflicts ...
  8. gromoboj
    gromoboj 24 January 2018 18: 13
    +1
    And they could sell MIGs. But someone decided that nobody needed light fighters.
    1. Archon
      Archon 25 January 2018 18: 44
      0
      There is not enough advertising!