Indonesia, Boeing sign MoU for sale of F-15EX combat aircraft

Indonesia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US based Boeing to acquire up to 24 F-15EX combat aircraft.

However, despite the signing of this MoU, the transaction is subject to final approval by the US Government.

Earlier in February 2022, the US Department of State approved the sale of 36 F-15EXs under Foreign Military Sales (FMS). This potential sale had an estimated value of USD13.9 billion.

The F-15EX combat aircraft is the most advanced version of the F-15, with digital fly-by-wire flight controls, a new electronic warfare system, a digital cockpit, and the latest mission systems and software capabilities.

Noteworthy, Indonesia is revamping its combat aircraft fleet.

The country has retired its legacy F-5E/F Tigers and has opted for two procurements recently to modernizing its inventory.

The first one involves the procurement of 42 Dassault Rafale fighter jets worth $8.1 billion, and now the Boeing F-15EX.