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Indonesia To Mass Produce Up to 1000 Indigenous P-250 Bombs For Air Force’s Sukhoi Jets
A technician at Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java, checks a P-250 Live bomb ahead of a bomb test at the Air Force Base on Dec.15. (Jakarta Post photo)

Indonesia’s weapons manufacturer PT Sari Bahari said that it will soon begin mass production of P-250 Practice (P) bombs, which will be used to train the Air Force’s Sukhoi fighter jet pilots, after a successful explosion test last week.

The Indonesian firm tested P-250 Live (L) from the Pandanwangi air weapon range (AWR) in Lumajang regency, East Java, last Friday, The Jakarta Post reports. The company said it will produce up to 1,000 P-250 bombs.

Last week, four bombs weighing 250 kilograms each were successfully dropped from two Sukhoi 30MK aircraft on targeted points at the Pandanwangi air weapon range (AWR) in Lumajang regency, East Java. 

The P-250 bombs, are for practice and to carry live warheads. It is intended for aircrew training in targeted bombing with assault bombs at a flight configuration of 50 m to 500 m height and 900 km/h speed, as well as for technical staff training in prep work and bomb suspension techniques.

Air Commander Samsul Rizal, the commander of Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java, told the local news website that Sari Bahari could produce around 250-300 units of P-250 Live bombs per month. It consists of 90 percent local components.

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