Indonesia falls behind on payments for KFX/IFX programme

02 November 2017

Key Points

  • Indonesia has paid only about 40% of its agreed costs on the joint project with South Korea to develop the KFX/IFX fighter aircraft
  • Lack of payments is leading to concerns in Seoul that the development programme could be suspended

Indonesia’s financial involvement in the programme to develop the Korean Fighter Xperiment/Indonesia Fighter Xperiment (KFX/IFX) has come up short due to national fiscal constraints.

Jane’s understands that up to November Indonesia has paid only about 40% of its agreed commitment to the programme. This lack of programme funding, prompted by a decline in Indonesia’s military expenditure, has prompted concerns that the KFX/IFX programme could be suspended.

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