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Indonesia is interested in buying two squadrons of new US-made F-16 fighter jets.
The island country is also pursuing Russian-made Su-35s, but that effort has been delayed, in part by Indonesia concerns over potential US sanctions.
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MELBOURNE, Australia — Indonesia is looking to acquire two squadrons of new F-16 fighter jets from the United States, even as it pushes ahead with plans to buy Russian Sukhoi Su-35s, according to the chief of the Indonesian Air Force.
In remarks carried by state-owned national news agency Antara on October 28, Air Marshal Yuyu Sutisna said the southeast Asian nation plans to submit a request to buy two squadrons of Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 72 fighters by January 2020.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's a look at world's first stealth fighter jet, the F-117A Nighthawk, which was retired in 2008See Also:Another country is planning to buy Russian anti-aircraft missiles despite the US warning about sanctionsThe 10 fighters that changed aerial combat foreverThe Navy is slashing the number of new attack subs it plans to buy in a long-delayed contractSEE ALSO: The 10 fighters that changed aerial combat forever
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