Skip to comments.Indonesian Air Force Getting Dozens of USAF F-16 Jet Engines
Posted on 08/07/2012 2:42:16 PM PDT by Steve Peacock
The Obama Administration is providing twenty-eight jet engines to the Indonesian Air Force, which will use the remanufactured Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220E engines to equip its F-16 fighters.
The transfer of this technology is taking place under an Excess Defense Article, or EDA, arrangement, according to a Performance Work Statement that the U.S. Air Force posted to the FedBizOpps database on July 30.
According to the EDA page of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency:
Working under authorities established in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act, defense articles declared as excess by the Military Departments can be offered to foreign governments or international organizations in support of U. S. national security and foreign policy objectives. Typically, EDA is transferred to support U. S. allies in their modernization efforts and to assist Latin American and Caribbean nations in their counter-narcotics programs.
Several contracts are expected to be awarded to bring this endeavor to fruition, the document said. In addition to re-manufacturing and delivering the engines, separate awards will be made to contractors over a three-year period for logistics and technical support inside Indonesia.
Source document: Solicitation #FA8124-12-R-0019.
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Hmmm. The Chinese truly crave jet engine technology. They have problems with materials technology, so producing them is difficult; they end up having to buy a lot of them.
I wonder if any of these will end up in the PRC for reverse engineering?
Indonesia. Think Muslim. Think Obama’s “adopted” homeland where he is still a citizen. Think worldwide Caliphate. China is probably not real happy about this.
Lil’ Barry’s tranny nanny is just all atingle what its boy is doing ... just atingle !
"If Obama were a closet muslim, what would he be doing differently?"
Muslim F-16 targets.....
Indonesia is the country with the largest Muzzzie population in the world.
The F100 is an engineering marvel. It's also a 40 year old design - albeit one that has been improved upon over the decades. At this point it would be like the French of 1955 worrying that the Germans mightl steal the secrets of the Hispano-Suiza 8 motor.
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