Indonesia Moves Ahead with Boeing, Announces Commitment to Acquire F-15EX
The Republic of Indonesia and Boeing shared their commitment to finalise the sale of 24 F-15EX aircraft to Indonesia, subject to US government approval, during a visit of Indonesia’s Minister of Defence Prabowo Subianto to the United States.
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by Air Vice Marshal Yusuf Jauhari, Head of Defence Facilities Agency, Indonesia Ministry of Defence, and Mark Sears, Boeing Fighters vice president and programme manager, took place at the company’s St Louis facility following a tour of the F-15EX production line, the company said Aug 21.
“We are pleased to announce our commitment to procure the critical F-15EX fighter capability for Indonesia,” said Minister Subianto who witnessed the MoU signing. “This state-of-the-art fighter will protect and secure our nation with its advanced capabilities.”
The F-15EX is the most advanced version of the F-15 ever built, with digital fly-by-wire flight controls, a new electronic warfare system, an all-glass digital cockpit, and the latest mission systems and software capabilities, which will all be leveraged in delivering the new F-15IDN, the statement said.
“We have invested years of expertise into developing the F-15EX capabilities. There is no other fighter like the F-15 in the world, and this platform will put Indonesia at the top of air dominance capabilities,” said Sears. “Boeing is ready to support this effort and remains a committed partner to the US government in advancing international security objectives with allies and partners around the world.”
Boeing and Indonesia have worked in partnership for nearly 75 years to support the development of aerospace and defence capabilities in the country through training, supply chain development and collaborations. Today, Boeing’s presence in Indonesia covers commercial aviation, defence, space, supply chain, academia partnerships and talent development efforts across the local industry.
Currently the F-15 is operated by seven countries around the world, including Singapore, South Korea and Japan. –boeing/adj/mhi (Pix: Boeing)
Main pix: A Republic of Indonesia delegation, led by Minister of Defence Prabowo Subianto (centre), shared the country’s commitment to procuring F-15EX during a recent visit to Boeing’s St Louis facility. Indonesia has chosen F-15EX to advance their capabilities for the future. (Boeing photo)