The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) will acquire Lockheed Martin's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) for its F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft as part of trade and investment agreements signed between Washington and Jakarta on 21 April.
"This state-of-the-art technology for the F-16A/B fighters stationed at Iswahyudi Air Base will enhance Indonesia's maritime and territorial defence while operating seamlessly with the United States and other regional partners," said the US Embassy in Jakarta in a statement issued during US vice-president Mike Pence's visit to the Southeast Asian country last week.
Lockheed Martin will produce the Sniper ATPs at its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Florida, and work closely with the TNI-AU to train a cadre of pilots and maintainers, the embassy added.
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