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November 21, 2011

Indonesia seeks F-16 aircraft upgrade from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for the regeneration and upgrade of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 aircraft and 28 F100-PW-200 or F100-PW-220E engines to Indonesia.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for the regeneration and upgrade of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 aircraft and 28 F100-PW-200 or F100-PW-220E engines to Indonesia.

The estimated $750m sale includes LAU-129A/A launchers, ALR-69 radar warning receivers, ARC-164/186 radios, expanded enhanced fire control (EEFC), modular mission computers, ALQ-213 electronic warfare management systems and ALE-47 countermeasures dispenser systems.

The upgrade also includes cartridge actuated devices/propellant actuated devices (CAD/PAD), situational awareness data link, enhance position location reporting systems (EPLRS), the LN-260 system (SPS version, non-PPS), and AN/AAQ-33 Sniper or AN/AAQ-28 Litening targeting systems.

The sale will modernise the Indonesian Air Force (IAF) F-16 aircraft fleet and enhance its operational capability in the outermost border regions.

Pratt & Whitney will perform the engine upgrade while the 309th Maintenance Wing, Hill Air Force Base, will be responsible for the regeneration.

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