The Indonesian Air Force (TNI–AU) is to receive 24 F-16A/B Fighting Falcon multirole jet fighter aircraft from the US to upgrade the current fleet.

Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief Admiral Agus Suhartono said the process of receiving the aircraft was still ongoing.

“It has been followed up by the Ministry of Defence and we are now awaiting confirmation from the US regarding Indonesia’s decision to accept the offer,” Agus added.

The TNI also plans to upgrade the fighters to include technology that could increase their operational life by 25 years, according to the Jakarta Globe.