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.
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.