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First Apaches touch down in Indonesia

19th December 2017 - 07:42 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Indonesian Army’s (TNI-AD) first three Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters arrived in country on 18 December. Indonesia ordered eight of the attack helicopters under a $296 million deal signed in January 2015.

The helicopters arrived aboard a USAF C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft at Semerang Air Base on Java, where the AH-64Es will be operated by 11 Squadron. The final Apaches should be handed over next February, according to Boeing.

This Apache deal was conducted under the Foreign Military Sales programme after Jakarta lodged a request in September 2012. The contract also includes Northrop Grumman’s AN/APG-78 Longbow fire

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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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