U.S. wants Indonesia to implement eight attack helicopters AH-64D Apache Longbow. On this, as reported by Defense News, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to her, the administration has already notified the U.S. Congress of the impending deal, the amount of which was not disclosed. Preparatory agreement on supply of helicopters was reached during a meeting with the Minister of Clinton foreign Affairs Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia (Marty Natalegawa).
Clinton said Indonesia will allow delivery of Apache strengthen military-technical cooperation between countries with 2, also increase the level of security in the region. Currently, the administration of U.S. President one of the main tasks considers strengthening ties in the Asia-Pacific region, which will neutralize the growing impact of China. In 2011, Clinton said that the trade volume between the United States and Indonesia was 26 billion dollars.
In the past two years, the U.S. has become increasingly offering Indonesian military equipment. Namely, in November 2011, the parties have gained agreement for the supply of Indonesia 24 used F-16s Block 25 and 6 of these aircraft for spare parts. Indonesia fighters get free, but pay for their work on restoration, repair and modernization. Price works is estimated at 750 million dollars. In August 2012 the United States on the same criteria offered Indonesia a second squadron of F-16.
In late August of this year, Indonesia is located in the U.S. order to supply missiles AGM-65K2 Maverick air-to-surface worth 25 million dollars. Such missiles will be equipped with F-16 fighters already were in service of the country.
From 1992 to 2005, acted South American sanctions against Indonesia (in 1999 they were tightened to a total ban on the supply of spare parts and even Indonesia selling parts for military equipment). These sanctions were joined by some other countries, including England, which they have not yet abolished. After the lifting of sanctions in Indonesia, whose fleet of military equipment is mostly made up of American planes and helicopters, able to conduct minor repairs and modernization of equipment.