Airbus Defence & Space has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with an Indonesian Pelita Air Services for Jakarta’s possible acquisition of the A400M transport aircraft.
The LOI was signed with Pelita Air Services, which represents a consortium of companies involved in aerospace, Airbus said in an email to FlightGlobal today.
The LOI sets the stage for discussions about topics such as the number of aircraft Jakarta could acquire and local industrial participation. Airbus has long been interested in selling the A400M to Indonesia.
In 2012, the company collaborated with Indonesian state airframer Indonesian Aerospace (IAe, also known as Dirgantara Indonesia) about possible workshare on the A400M.
Two modernized F-16 jet fighters granted from the United States have arrived at the Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Magetan, East Java, on Monday. The two F-16 C/D 52ID fighter jets are a portion of the 24 aircraft the US government granted to Indonesia, which has received 14 aircraft until now
Russia and Indonesia are set to negotiate over a draft contract on the delivery of Russian Su-35 Flanker multirole fighters to Jakarta. "We expect that it will be signed in near future," Mikhail Petukhov the deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) said
The Roesmin Nurjadin Airbase in Riau province will temporarily suspend the operation of F16 fighter jets from the Air Squadron 16 after one of them skidded off runway and overturned in the airbase on Tuesday. "The operation of F16s will be temporarily suspended after the main cause (of the accident) is known," Commander of the Roesmin Nurjadin Airbase Commodore Henri Alfiandiwas quoted as saying by Antara News Wednesday
Indonesia's PT Pindad has signed a contract with Ireland's Timoney at IDEX today to upgrade the Badak 6x6 with a customised Timoney modular driveline, transfer case and steering system. The Badak is a 6x6 vehicle fitted with a CMI Defence two-man turret to provide direct fire support for deployed troops
The Spanish Air Force has taken the delivery of second of 27 A400Ms turboprop military transport aircraft from Airbus. The Directorate General of armaments and Material (DGAM) delivered the aircraft to the Spanish Air Force at the Airbus factory in Seville, the defense ministry reported Friday
Leonardo has announced a contract on Sunday, signed with the UK Ministry of Defence, to provide equipment that will simulate radar threats to the RAFs new A400M transport aircraft prior to take-off. By simulating threat radars while the aircraft is still on the ground, commanders will be able to ensure that the complex defensive aids suite fitted to the A400M will function correctly during flight and can, therefore, make an evidence-based decision on whether or not to commit to a mission in hostile territory
Airbus plans to build a fighter jet meant for European Union (EU) nations could be a non-starter with lukewarm response coming from major EU members who have already bought into the US-made F-35. “We are currently putting together pre-design studies to show what such an aircraft could look like,” Airbus Defence and Space chief executive Dirk Hoke had told German publication Handelsblatt
Airbus has revealed plans to manufacture a new fighter jet, replacing military aircraft systems such as the Eurofighter and Dassault Rafale. The plan seeks to do away with the F16 and possibly the F-35 for European allies
Indonesia could target Airbus and Thales if the European Parliament acts on a resolution to reduce the use of palm oil of which the South East Asian nation is the world's largest producer. A recent European Parliament resolution seeks to reduce the use of palm oil for environmental reasons following a string of campaigns conducted by European NGOs which suggest that palm oil substances are detrimental to human health
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