Indonesia has finally implemented its $400 million deal to buy 16 units of T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainers from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) by paying part of the contract, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) said Wednesday.
The deal marks the type’s first export sale to overseas but the payment had been delayed, said the Korean aerospace company.
Indonesia paid an upfront cost of $60 million, 15 percent of the total contract for the jet trainers.
The Indonesian Defense Ministry signed the deal with KAI one year and six months ago. KAI will deliver the trainers to the country’s air force as the contract stipulates that the aircraft must be delivered 18 months after the contract went in effect.
The aircraft will be delivered more than four months ahead of schedule. KAI already began production of T-50i, the Indonesian variance of T-50, a KAI official said.
Sindonews.com - Chief of Staff of the Air Force (Rafters) or the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Thailand Marshal Prajin Juntong a visit to the Air Force (Air Force), Indonesia, at Air Force headquarters.
During the visit, praising Marshal Prajin Juntong air fleet owned by Indonesia, in particular transport aircraft were C-295.
"The first day was a visit at Air Force headquarters, received Rafters Marshal Imam Sufaat, as well as touring acceptable TNI TNI Commander Admiral Agus Suhartono," according to a press statement received from the Company Sindonews Halim air base on Tuesday (6/11 / 2012).
On day two Prajin Juntong accompanied Marshal Imam Sufaat Marsma Halim air base and military commander Adang Supriyadi, visits at Halim Perdanakusuma air base.
Before flying back to Thailand, Marshal Prajin took looking straight C-295 aircraft from Air Squadron Wing 1 2 Halim air base.
On that occasion, he and Imam Sufaat up the C-295 in the cockpit, as well as receiving an explanation of the C-295 aircraft from Air Squadron Commander 2 Lieutnant Elistar Silaen.
Finish the visit at Halim, the Rafters Thailand entourage returned to Thailand using Aircraft Air Bus A 310-300 HS-TYQ Royal Thai Air Force.
As reported earlier, transport aircraft C-295 was an Airbus Military aircraft production, made in Spain.
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