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Indonesia bewilders yet again with Typhoon request

27th July 2020 - 04:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Indonesia continues to surprise in its aircraft acquisition efforts. Earlier this month it was the proposed purchase of eight Bell-Boeing MV-22B Ospreys that raised eyebrows, and now it has emerged the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) is also seeking to buy Austria’s entire fleet of Eurofighter Typhoons.

A scanned image of a letter, purportedly written by Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto to his Austrian counterpart on 10 July, was published by Indonesian media and appeared on the internet.

In the document, Prabowo expressed a keen interest in acquiring the Austrian Typhoons, even though it might be a ‘sensitive’ matter for

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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