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Indonesian F-16
« on: January 30, 2017, 12:00:28 PM »
US offers 24 F-16 fighters in grant to Indonesia | Antara news - 15 August 2012
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Purnomo said he did not worry about the possibility of the grant being hindered in case President Barrack Obama was not reelected because it had been approved by the US Congress.

Further, Vice Marshal Eris Herryanto did not know how many additional aircraft would be given by the US, but said the planes would have the same specifications as those of the 24 F-16s delivered earlier.

He noted that the capability of the planes would be upgraded to equal that of the F-16 Block 52, and with the upgrading the planes would be able to fly for 15 to 20 years.

Some of Indonesia Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon from 3rd Air Squadron while taxiing at their home base in Iswahyudi Main Air Force Base, East Java. (ANTARA FOTO/Siswowidodo)
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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 12:05:19 PM »
F16.net - Indonesia

Two Indonesian vipers, fully armed with 4x AIM-9 and 2x AGM-65 missiles, flying low (200 ft) over Gulf Of Popoh, South of East Java Province. [Photo by Capt.Agung "Sharky" Sasongkojati]
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TNI-AU F-16A #TS-1606 in the Indonesian AF's Elang Biru (Blue Falcons) Demonstration Team's color scheme. The team's aircraft have an operational task as well as evidenced by the 4x AIM-9 and 2x AGM-65 missiles on this aircraft. [Photo by Major Agung "Sharky" Sasongkojati]

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Indonesia takes delivery of another five F-16 airframes from US | IHS Jane's 360 - 23 September 2016
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The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, or TNI-AU) has taken delivery of a further five F-16C/D fighter aircraft from the United States.

The airframes, which are part of a deal to refurbish and transfer 24 secondhand F-16 platforms signed between Washington and Jakarta in early 2012, arrived from Guam at the Iswahyudi airbase in East Java on 21 September.
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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 11:30:13 AM »
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More F-16 aircraft from US arrive in Indonesia | The Jakarta Post - March 20, 2017
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The five jet fighters are a portion of the 24 aircraft the US government granted to Indonesia. Indonesia has received 14 aircraft until now.

"So there are still five more to come. According to schedule, they will arrive by the end of the year," said Tamsir.

Tamsir said one pilot from Iswahjudi would be one of the five pilots who flew the aircraft from the US to Indonesia.

Tamsir added that the five aircraft would received directly by Danlanud Iswahjudi, Marsma TNI Andyawan MP at the main base.

It was earlier reported that five F-16s from the US Air Force had arrived at Iswahjudi on Wednesday. The aircraft have been upgraded so that their ability is equivalent to a new plane.


A F-16 jet fighter is seen in this photograph (TNI AU via tribunnews.com/-)

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Indonesia orders Lockheed sniper pods for F-16s | Defense news - April 25, 2017
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The agreement was signed April 21 by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to the Southeast Asian country, according to a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

There was no mention of how many pods Indonesia will acquire, although procurement plans from 2014 indicated Indonesia was seeking 16 pods. Lockheed declined to disclose the number of pods and contract value, and both the U.S. State and Defense departments did not respond to a Defense News inquiry.

The original 2011 Foreign Military Sales request for the regeneration and upgrade of surplus F-16C/Ds (formerly owned by the U.S. Air Force) for Indonesia also did not include the number of pods Indonesia was seeking. 
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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 09:38:30 AM »
Final ex-USAF F-16s set to be delivered to Indonesia | Janes - 08 December 2017
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Indonesia is to shortly receive into service the last six surplus Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft acquired from the US Air Force (USAF), the service announced on 6 December.

The single-seat F-16C Block 25 aircraft were the last of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 aircraft that have been refurbished and upgraded by the USAF in the last five years. With the work now completed, they will embark on a five-day trans-Pacific crossing before arriving in-country in the coming days.


A pilot from the USAF’s 514th Flight Test Squadron makes a high-speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon during a functional check flight in November, at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The jet is the last of 24 F-16s to be delivered to the Indonesian Air Force as part of an acquisition agreement approved by the US government. (US Air Force)
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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 10:00:27 AM »
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The jets will now be delivered to Indonesia via a five-day trans-Pacific flight and will require midair refueling and two overnight stops from the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah, which regenerated the Block 25 aircraft and upgraded them to Block 52ID standard.

The aircraft, consisting of 19 single-seat F-16Cs and five F-16D two-seaters, were drawn from former U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard aircraft that had been withdrawn from service and stored at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group boneyard located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.

These were offered to Indonesia in 2011 under the U.S. Excess Defense Articles program, with the upgrade package including the installation of a new modular Mmission computer, Link 16 data links, Raytheon AN/ALR-69 radar warning receivers, Terma AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management Systems and BAE Systems AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser Systems under a Foreign Military Sales package worth $750 million.

The aircraft’s AN/APG-68 radar is also being upgraded with enhanced capabilities under the upgrade program.

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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 02:10:13 AM »
Assuming we have the money for upgrade and refurbishment, if we ask the US to donate 12 F16, do you guys think the US would give it to us?

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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 05:01:42 AM »
Assuming we have the money for upgrade and refurbishment, if we ask the US to donate 12 F16, do you guys think the US would give it to us?

They'd probably snub us and just offer it again to the Indonesians who has proven track record of closing deals like this.  Besides, why would the they sell us F-16's (new or refurbished) when we PAF does not even have the prerequisites to operated real MRF's. 
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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 05:05:46 AM »
Also it depends our priorities in where we want to spend our budget. After Marawi Crisis we are more focus on buying equipment that can be used in Counter-terrorism like drones. Another thing to consider is the political situation between the two countries.  As now, I can say our relationship with the Trump administration are improving.

* PH requests US for F-16s (2011)
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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 04:05:32 AM »
Singapore Airshow 2018: Honeywell details proposals to upgrade Indonesian F-16s | Janes - 09 February 2018
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Honeywell has revealed its suite of proposals to upgrade the Indonesian Air Force’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU’s) fleet of 24 ex-US Air Force (USAF) F-16 fighter jets.

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Honeywell is also offering its enhanced programmable display generator (ECPDG), which features 4x4-inch multifunction display, and has been designed to operate under harsh mission environments.

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Besides an upgrade of the computer and display systems, Honeywell is also offering to improve the platform’s air cycle machine. This upgrade will reduce contamination in airflow, and maintain the F-16’s load capacity, Van Luven said, adding that the company is constantly in discussion with the Indonesian defense ministry on these possible upgrades.


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Re: Indonesian F-16
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 09:44:34 PM »
Final ex-USAF F-16s set to be delivered to Indonesia | Janes - 08 December 2017
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Indonesia is to shortly receive into service the last six surplus Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft acquired from the US Air Force (USAF), the service announced on 6 December.

The single-seat F-16C Block 25 aircraft were the last of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 aircraft that have been refurbished and upgraded by the USAF in the last five years. With the work now completed, they will embark on a five-day trans-Pacific crossing before arriving in-country in the coming days.


A pilot from the USAF&#8217;s 514th Flight Test Squadron makes a high-speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon during a functional check flight in November, at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The jet is the last of 24 F-16s to be delivered to the Indonesian Air Force as part of an acquisition agreement approved by the US government. (US Air Force)