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Indonesia Secures Boeing’s F-15 IDN Fighter Jets

Indonesia Secures Boeing’s F-15 IDN Fighter Jets

Officials from the Indonesian Defence Ministry and a Boeing executive signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday at Boeing’s Missouri facility, which Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto witnessed. 

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The US Defence Cooperation Security Agency (DSCA) recently announced that it had approved a possible $13.9 billion Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal to provide Indonesia with 36 Boeing F-15IDs. However, Boeing’s press release about the F-15EX MOU uses a different name. It refers to the Indonesian fighter as the “F-15IDN,” as opposed to the “F-15ID” designation given previously. 

Indonesia has recently increased its defence spending. Jakarta bought 42 Dassault Rafale fighter jets for $8.1 billion. It has also acquired 12 second-hand Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets from Qatar in an $800 million deal.