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Indonesia will buy fighters F-16

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Indonesia will buy fighters F-16

Indonesia Air Force Commander Marshal aviation Ida Bagus Putu Dunia spoke about plans to purchase 24 F-16 fighters in the United States as part of the modernization of the country's main defense systems, reports The Jakarta Post on December 20.


“The purchase is a continuation of previous arms procurement programs,” he said in front of 149 Air Force officers at the Adi Seemarno airbase in Surakarta last Friday, the Antara news agency reported.

Putu Dunia announced that the first F-16 fighters will be purchased in 2014 year.

“It is hoped that in the 2014 year we will be able to equip our 8 air defense system with new fighters, the rest of the aircraft will be purchased next year,” he said. Indonesia will also buy the Hercules and CN2 9000 aircraft, as well as the 4 radar.
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  1. denson06
    denson06 24 December 2013 11: 31
    +5
    Nothing supernatural or unexpected in this news .. they’ve bought from them all their lives .. you can say they’ve got hooked on Western technology like a needle ..
  2. Zymran
    Zymran 24 December 2013 11: 50
    +2
    Interestingly Gripeny they did not consider?
    1. Clegg
      Clegg 24 December 2013 12: 28
      +3
      Quote: Zymran
      Interestingly Gripeny they did not consider?

      Salem, what do you think about the purchase of Gripenov by Kazakhstan?
      1. Zymran
        Zymran 24 December 2013 22: 24
        +2
        If with the transfer of technology, then only for. True, I do not know whether ours will be able to master their production.
        1. Clegg
          Clegg 25 December 2013 09: 09
          +1
          Quote: Zymran
          True, I do not know whether ours will be able to master their production.

          Could master Eurocopters
      2. Zymran
        Zymran 24 December 2013 22: 24
        +2
        If with the transfer of technology, then only for. True, I do not know whether ours will be able to master their production.
  3. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 24 December 2013 11: 59
    +5
    Indonesia will buy fighters F-16

  4. Professor
    Professor 24 December 2013 12: 19
    +6
    It is worth noting that they buy BU aircraft.
  5. Mizhgan
    Mizhgan 24 December 2013 12: 59
    0
    For Indonesia - just right. Of course I want Russian equipment to be present there, but so far not the time. But this time will come, it will definitely come.
  6. Cherdak
    Cherdak 24 December 2013 13: 02
    0
    The F-16 is a workhorse, but is one of the most unreliable aircraft of the US Air Force. In total, at least 561 F-16 aircraft were lost during the operation of the type, of which 317 were in the United States. Built over 4500 aircraft, which are in service with 25 countries.
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  8. Ihrek
    Ihrek 24 December 2013 15: 00
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    It seems they were going to buy from us request
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  10. alone
    alone 24 December 2013 21: 22
    0
    unsurprising information. the fact that the B \ u planes are not scary. The F-16 has great potential for modernization. I think that upon purchase, an appropriate modernization will be made by order of the buyer.
  11. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 24 December 2013 21: 42
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    Well, what do we want? The Indonesian Air Force has been using it since 1989, when 12 F-16A / B Block 15OCU (including eight F-16A and four F-16B) were delivered to the United States Peace Bima-Sena in Indonesia. During the operation in flight accidents, two cars were lost (in 1992 and 1997). In the mid-1990s, it was planned to purchase nine more cars, but in 1997 these plans were canceled through American criticism of Indonesian President Suharto in connection with a violation of human rights in the country. As of 2012, according to Wiki, there are 10 aircraft in the Indonesian Air Force: 7 F-16A, 3 F-16B, as of 2012.
    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-16_Fighting_Falcon

    They are in service with the 3rd Sarang Naga Squadron (Iswahjudi Air Base, East Java). In the 1990s they were part of the "Elang Biru" aerobatic team until it was disbanded.
    So that for the Indonesians the machine is quite well-known, it can be said run-in.

    F-16 Air Force Indonesia