Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indonesian Air Force to purchase 16 Super Tucano fighters

Dicky Christanto

The Indonesian Air Force plans to purchase a squadron of 16 warplanes widely known as Super Tucanoes to replace the OV-10 Bronco aircraft, which have been in service for more than three decades, says Air Force Chief Marshal Imam Sufaat. "The purchase is part of our effort to improve the Air Force's weaponry system. We have proposed the purchase to the government with the hope that they will grant the funds," he said in Yogyakarta on Saturday. Imam was in Yogyakarta to witness the job transfer of the Air Force Academy governor from Rear Marshal BS Silaen to his successor Air Commodore Sru Artjarjo................... THE JAKARTA POST


indonesians should have gone for pc-12 as it more powerful than toucano and fullfils the role of COIN as well as advanced training of pilots.Indonesians are wary of going for USA arms as they have been badly affected by sanction's.

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