Indonesia to Buy Helicopters from U.S.

Indonesia will purchase eight new AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, made…

Indonesia will purchase eight new AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, made by Boeing.

The deal was announced during a visit by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who is on a tour of South East Asia, to Jakarta.

“Providing Indonesia these world-class helicopters is an example of our commitment to help build Indonesia’s military capability,” he said in a statement.

The deal will help Indonesia respond to “a range of contingencies including counter-piracy operations and maritime awareness.”

Read more at BBC.co.uk.

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