World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

US to Help Maintain Indonesian Air Force


Tuesday, October 27, 2009 21:51 WIB

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The United States government has agreed to assist the maintenance of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU)`s Hercules C-130 through the Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) program which is financed under the Foreign Military Fund (FMF) scheme.


Commandant of the TNI AU`s Logistics Maintenance (Koharmatau), Rear Marshal Sunaryo said here on Tuesday that there were two TNI AU Hercules aircraft of the C-130 type which would undergo maintenance under the PDM.


"One aircraft would undergo maintenance in the United States, and the other one in Indonesia where the United States` technician would be invited," he said.


Sunaryo said that all financing for the maintenance and the US technician would be obtained from the United State assistance.


But the TNI AU will also send its technician to study in the United States along with the PDM program.


"So, when the program is undertaken in Indonesia there will also be technician from the United States apart from the Indonesian technicians," he said.


He said that the total funds needed for the program amounted to US$15 million all of which came from the United States. This would be included in a work contract which is still under drafting, he added.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Madrid Climate Talks: Decade Ending 2019 Likely To Be Hottest On Record

“If we do not take urgent climate action now, then we are heading for a temperature increase of more than 3°C by the end of the century, with ever more harmful impacts on human wellbeing.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Recent Upheavals Inside Iran

In the fortnight since the Internet got switched back on in Iran, the ferocity of the crackdown on the recent demonstrations has become evident. Reportedly, hundreds of people have been killed, thousands wounded and thousands more have been arrested. More>>

ALSO:

UN Emissions Report: World On Course For Climate Spike

Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels… More>>

ALSO:

Pacific: Tongan PM 'Akilisi Pohiva Dies, Aged 78

A constant thorn in the side of the monarchy and nobility, Mr Pohiva's lifelong battle for representation had seen him fired from the public service and charged with sedition... More>>

ALSO: