19 Januari 2017
Indonesia has approved the acquisition of five A400M aircraft for the country’s air force. (photo : Airbus)
The Indonesian government has approved the acquisition of five new Airbus A400M multirole aircraft. The acquisition is a significant step in the Indonesian Air Force’s modernisation efforts
Indonesia has approved a sum of USD2 billion for the acquisition of five Airbus A400M Atlas multirole aircraft to boost the country’s military airlift capabilities, multiple sources from within Indonesia’s government and defence industry confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 18 January.
The airframes will be acquired in the transport and utility configuration, and will be operated across the Indonesian Air Force’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU’s) Aviation Squadrons 31 and 32.