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Boeing awarded Indonesian AH-64E Apache contract

27th January 2015 - 08:56 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Boeing has been awarded a contract to manufacture eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for Indonesia, according to a US DoD announcement on 26 January.

This firm-fixed-price contract valued at $295.9 million constitutes a foreign military sale (FMS) to Jakarta.

The Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) chief of staff has already announced four Apaches will deploy to the Natuna Islands, off Borneo’s coast at the southern end of the South China Sea.

These Indonesian-controlled islands sit on the maritime boundary with Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam. China’s vague nine-dash-line territorial claim overlaps Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the region, and Jakarta is concerned

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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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