During the visit of Indonesia’s Minister of Defence Prabowo Subianto to the United States, the Republic of Indonesia and Boeing shared their resolve to complete the sale of 24 F-15EX aircraft to Indonesia, subject to U.S. government permission.
Following a tour of the F-15EX assembly line, Air Vice Marshal Yusuf Jauhari, Head of Defence Facilities Agency, Indonesia Ministry of Defence, and Mark Sears, Vice President and Programme Manager for Boeing Fighters, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at the company’s St. Louis facility.
With digital fly-by-wire flight controls, new electronic warfare system, an all-glass digital cockpit, and the newest mission systems and software capabilities, the F-15EX is the most modern version of the F-15 ever manufactured. These features will all be used to deliver the new F-15IDN.
The F-15EX’s capabilities are the result of years of experience that we put into them. There is not a fighter in the world quite like the F-15, and Indonesia’s air dominance capabilities will soar through this platform, according to 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.”
For nearly 75 years, Boeing and Indonesia have collaborated to assist the growth of the nation’s aerospace and defence capabilities through training, supply chain development, and partnerships. Today, Boeing’s participation in Indonesia includes efforts to develop skills throughout the local industry, supply chain, commercial aviation, defence, and space. Seven nations throughout the world are currently using the F-15.