Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesia Ministry of Defense for the sale of 24 F-15EX aircraft.
The MoU was signed during a tour of the F-15EX production line in St Louis, Missouri and is subject to the approval of the US government.
Speaking at the signing on 21 August, Indonesia’s Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto said, “We are pleased to announce our commitment to procure the critical F-15EX fighter capability for Indonesia. This state-of-the-art fighter will protect and secure our nation with its advanced capabilities.”
According to Boeing, the F-15EX is the most advanced version of the F-15 aircraft and is currently operated by seven countries around the world. It includes digital fly-by-wire flight controls, a new electronic warfare system, an all-glass digital cockpit, and the latest mission systems and software capabilities, which will all be leveraged in delivering the new F-15IDN.
“We have invested years of expertise into developing the F-15EX capabilities. There is no other fighter like the F-15 in the world, and this platform will put Indonesia at the top of air dominance capabilities,” commented Mark Sears, Boeing Fighters vice president and program manager. “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.”
Boeing and Indonesia have worked in partnership for nearly 75 years to support the development of aerospace and defense capabilities in the country through training, supply chain development and collaborations. Today, Boeing’s presence in Indonesia covers commercial aviation, defense, space, supply chain, academia partnerships and talent development efforts across the local industry.