Indonesia Inks Mou for 24 State-Of-The-Art F-15EX Fighter Jets

Indonesia Inks Mou for 24 State-Of-The-Art F-15EX Fighter Jets

Indonesia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the commitment to purchase 24 units of the latest Boeing F-15EX fighter jets.

This development was revealed through a post on the Instagram account of Indonesian Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto, on Tuesday (August 22), morning Indonesia time. In his post, Prabowo wrote:

"The MoU signing for the commitment to purchase 24 Units of F-15EX Fighter Aircraft.

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri.

The MoU signing was carried out by the Head of Defense Facility Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, Air Marshal TNI Yusuf Jauhari, and Vice President Director and Boeing Fighters Program Manager, Mark Sears, at the Boeing facility in St. Louis, following a visit to the F-15EX production line.

"With pleasure, we announce the acquisition agreement for the F-15EX fighter aircraft, which is significant for Indonesia," stated Prabowo after witnessing the MoU signing.

"These advanced fighter aircraft will protect and secure our nation with its cutting-edge capabilities," he continued, as quoted from Boeing's press release.

As known, on February 10, 2022, the US Department of State approved the possibility of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the Indonesian government, involving 36 F-15ID aircraft and related equipment, with an estimated cost of $13.9 billion USD.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Thursday, February 10, 2022, provided the necessary certification notifying Congress of this potential sale.

Included in the proposal are 36 aircraft under the special designation F-15ID (Indonesia); 87 F110-GE-129 or F100-PW-229 engines (including spare parts).

Also, 45 AN/APG-82(v)1 Advanced Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars (including spare parts), 45 AN/ALQ-250 Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability Systems (EPAWSS); 48 Advanced Display Core Processor (ADCP) II digital computers (including spare parts).

Additionally, 80 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS) (including spare parts); 92 Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation System (EGI) security devices.

Furthermore, 40 LANTIRN AN/AAQ-13 navigation pods (including spare parts); 40 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) (including spare parts); 156 LAU-128 launchers (including spare parts); and 40 M61A Vulcan weapons systems (including spare parts).

The proposal also encompasses Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) training pods (P5 CTS) and supporting equipment; MS-110 Recce Pods; AN/ASG-34 Infrared Search and Track International; AN/ALE-47 counter-measures dispensers; AN/PYQ Simple Key Loaders; additional precision navigation, secure communication, and cryptographic equipment.

Furthermore, Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support; Joint Mission Planning Systems (JMPS); Night Vision Goggles (NVG) and related equipment and spare parts; conformal fuel tanks; chaff and flares. Supporting equipment and personnel testing; pylons, launcher adapters, weapons interfaces, fuel tanks, and installed hardware; travel pods. Precision measurement equipment laboratory, calibration, and simulation equipment; spare parts and repairs, repair and return services; maps, publications, and technical documentation; studies and surveys; classified/unclassified software.

Up to software support; personnel training and training equipment; facility management, design, and/or construction services; technical, engineering, and logistic support services from the US Government and contractors; and other related elements of logistic and program support.

As stated on the DSCA website, the US government believes that this sale will not alter the basic military power balance in the region and will enhance Indonesia's ability to address current and future threats by providing increased prevention and air and maritime defense coverage in a highly complex domain.

Out of the 36 F-15EX units approved for sale to Indonesia, Jakarta has currently decided to purchase 24 units.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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