USAF COMPLETES DELIVERY OF 24 F-16 JETS TO INDONESIA

Indonesia has acquired a total of 24 Block-25 C and D variant F-16s previuosly in charge of U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units.

Aviationist USAF delivery F-16 Indonesia
Indonesian F-16C during a functional check flight at Hill AFB

After nearly five years, the Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed regeneration work on the last six Block-25 F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft for the Government of Indonesia.

The delivery is the result of an aircraft acquisition and refurbishment agreement approved by the U.S. government to deliver a total of 24 Block-25 C and D variant F-16s to the Indonesian Air Force.

The aircraft, formerly flown by U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units, had been warehoused by the Ogden ALC's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group located at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Ariz.

Each jet amassed approximately 5,000 training and combat hours before being de-commissioned.
Each aircraft has received a myriad of new and upgraded components to include a new set of wings, horizontal stabilizers, and landing gear, along with numerous structural and avionics capability enhancements.

Each F-16 was subjected to a series of rigorous flight tests at the end of the modifications before being delivered to Indonesia.


The jets will depart on a five-day transoceanic flight and will require mid-air refueling and two overnight stops before arriving in Indonesia.

In addition to Hill AFB's Ogden ALC, the F-16 System Program Office, Defense Logistics Agency and several other Defense Department organizations contributed to the success of this acquisition program.

Source, Images: USAF


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