USA will give Indonesia a second squadron of F-16

USA will give Indonesia a second squadron of F-16

The U.S. authorities have offered a second batch of Indonesian F-16s Fighting Falcon, which, if agreed by Jakarta will be delivered country free of charge. On this, as reported by The Jakarta Post, Indonesia's Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro. He did not call a clear number of planned to supply fighter jets, citing "a military ethics." According to the General Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Indonesia Errisa Herrianto, the number of F-16 will be sufficient for the formation of another squadron.

Under the current agreement reached in November 2011, Indonesia has to get 24 second-hand F-16 Block 25, upgraded to version Block 30, and 6 of these aircraft for spare parts. Sami fighters will be delivered Indonesia free of charge, but the reconstruction and modernization of the F-16 will have to pay for Jakarta. The price of works is estimated at 750 million dollars.

According Herrianto, the decision on whether to take the second game of the U.S. F-16 or not, is still pending, as the parties have not discussed the deal in detail. At the current time in service Indonesia 10 are obsolete fighter F-16A / B Block 15. The Ministry of Defense wants to spend their modernization.

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