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Indonesia defense acquisition program 2020-2024

The Ministry of Defense decided to buy used Mirage 2000-5 fighters from Qatar to close the gap in combat readiness of the Indonesian Air Force (AU).

In the document received by Kompas.com, the procurement is stated in the Sale and Purchase Contract Number: TRAK/181/PLN/I/2023/AU, dated January 31, 2023 with a contract value of 733,000,000 Euros with the provider Excalibur International from the Czech Republic.

It is planned that the Mirage 2000-5 fighter aircraft will be placed in Air Force Squadron (Skadud) 1 Lanud Supadio, Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

Read also: About the Arrival of Mirage Fighter Jets from Qatar, Prabowo: At Most 24 Months After Effective Contract

The contract material includes 12 used Mirage 2000-5s of the Qatar Air Force (9 Single Seat and 3 Double Seat, 14 Engine and T-cell, Technical Publications, GSE, Spare, Test Benches, A/C Delivery, FF & Insurance, three-year Support Service).

The contract also includes pilot and technician training as well as armaments.

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Indonesia is also very likely to order Airbus MRTT in the future

6 Rafale + 18 Rafale = 24 Rafale planes have been bought by Indonesia


Indonesia signs contract to procure Anka UAVs​

02 August 2023
by Akhil Kadidal


The TUSAŞ Anka unmanned aerial vehicle is designed as a medium-altitude long-endurance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform. However, it can also integrate smart micro munitions such as the Roketsan MAM-L air-to-surface munition. (Janes)

The Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that it is in the process of acquiring 12 Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) Anka (Phoenix) medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

In an announcement on its social media account on 31 July, the MoD said the purchase process is marked by the signing of a USD300 million contract with TUSAŞ. The MoD added that the contract was signed on 3 February.

The announcement, which has since been deleted, added that the “contract is currently in the activation process” at the Ministry of Finance (MoF). “The delivery of the 12 Anka UAV units will be carried out 32 months after the contract becomes effective,” the statement said.

The plan for the acquisition potentially satisfies Indonesia's long-stated requirement for a MALE UAV. According to Janes data, Jakarta has been attempting to acquire such a platform since 2017. In February Turkish media reported that Indonesia ordered 12 Anka UAVs. However, Jakarta has not elaborated on its plan for acquisition.

An MoD representative declined to comment on the matter to Janes at the time of publication.

In addition to the procurement of the UAVs and the primary equipment, the MoD said in its statement that the contract also covers additional components such as integrated logistic support (ILS), Ground Support and Test Equipment (GSTE), a flight simulator, and hangar infrastructure. Training as well as a warranty period of 24 months or 600 flight hours (whichever is reached earlier) is also included, the statement added.

09 MARCH 2023

Indonesia cleared to source foreign loans for AEW&C aircraft programme​

by Ridzwan Rahmat


Saab's AEW&C offering, which incorporates the Saab 2000 Erieye system. Indonesia has obtained approval to seek foreign loans for its AEW&C programme and is considering the Erieye system as one of its candidates. (Saab)

The Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MoF) has approved plans for the country to acquire two new airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, with loans sourced from a foreign lender.

The approval means that the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) can now formally begin the process of evaluating suitable aircraft types and sources for a foreign lender to fund the programme.

The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) is currently not equipped with any form of AEW&C capabilities.

Documents provided to Janes indicate that the ceiling approved for the loan programme is USD800 million, and it should cover the delivery of two airframes, together with their associated components, service equipment, and training packages.

The AEW&C aircraft procurement is in addition to the list of 16 programmes for the year, for which permission to take on foreign loans has been granted by the MoF, provided the formal contracts are signed with the MoD by 31 December 2023.

However, for the AEW&C programme, the MoD has a lengthier timeline and contract, for it needs to be signed by 31 December 2024. If a contract does not materialise by then, the approval to take on foreign loans will lapse.

The TNI-AU has a long-standing requirement for at least four AEW&C aircraft and is known to have shown interest in various aircraft types that can be converted for this purpose, including the Airbus C295.


Poseidon H6 UAV | Tests in Indonesia 2023​

The Indonesian government has concluded a deal to acquire a number of Poseidon vertical take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTOL UAVs) from the Cyprus-based company #Swarmly LTD.

The supply at issue is part of Indonesia's efforts to strengthen its unmanned aerial fleet and aims to increase the variety, quantity and quality of its military defence equipment.

The first units are already delivered, while the training of the operators will be completed within a month.

2 minesweepers from German have arrived.

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