Jan 9, 2015

Indonesia Planes to Acquire Aerial Tankers

The Indonesian Air Force plans to conduct modernization programs for its aircraft and systems as well as procuring new assets in the 2015-2019 period.
In 2015, the Air Force will conduct the Falcon Star program to extend the structural life and mid-life upgrade (MLU) program to modernize the avionics of F-16 A/B Block 15 jet fighters.
Bagus said there were also plans for the acquisition of cameras and surveillance radars for Boeing 737-2X9 Surveiller maritime patrol aircraft (MPA).
In the medium term, the Air Force is applying for the acquisition of aircraft for multirole tanker transport (MRTT), airborne warning and control (AW&C) and strategic maritime surveillance missions.
The procurement program also includes the purchase of new AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles and other modern weapons systems.

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