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Indonesia looks to expand collaboration with Boeing on helicopter programmes

18 December 2017

Boeing has offered to expand industrial co-operation with Indonesia in support of the country’s programme to supply AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and CH-47F Chinook heavylift transport helicopters.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Jakarta said on 13 December that Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu had met with Boeing’s Regional Sales Executive Yeong-Tae Pak to discuss co-operation on both procurement programmes.

According to the MoD, Pak said Boeing has pledged to provide extensive training and support for the Apache helicopters it ordered from the US corporation in 2015.

The MoD said Boeing has agreed to collaborate with Indonesia’s state-owned aerospace specialist PT Dirgantara on the Apache programme, providing spare parts and support to enable the company to undertake localised maintenance.

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