Indonesia looks to widen KFX/IFX involvement despite economic pressure

11 December 2018

Indonesia is looking to involve wider elements of its national defence industry in its joint programme with South Korea to develop and build the next-generation KFX/IFX fighter aircraft, industry officials in Jakarta have said.

The plan is being developed despite the Indonesian government’s stated intention to renegotiate its involvement in the KFX/IFX programme primarily because of growing economic constraints in the country.

In a recent press conference hosted by state-owned PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), which is collaborating on the KFX/IFX with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), officials said the company is committed to continuing its engagement in the development programme, which, they added, is now “20% complete”.

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