Skip to comments.US Offer of Used Fighter Jets Fails to Fly With Lawmakers
Posted on 11/15/2010 6:31:43 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Lawmakers are not particularly impressed with the United States offer of 24 secondhand F-16 fighters, which would more than double the current Air Force fleet of 10 F-16s.
The Defense Ministry said last week that Washington had offered Indonesia the aircraft as a gift, and Armed Forces (TNI) chief Adm. Agus Suhartono indicated interest in the proposal.
But on Friday, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said the government would review the offer before making a decision.
Lawmakers agree, saying the jets should first be checked to make sure they are not junk.
They should not only look at the quantity of the jets being offered, but also the quality, said Mahfudz Siddiq, chairman of House Commission I, which oversees foreign and security affairs.
Teguh Juwarno, another Commission I member, from the National Mandate Party (PAN), said Indonesia should learn from the foreign gift of a secondhand submarine. Even after fixing it, it failed to operate to its maximum capacity, he said.
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indonesia probably doesn’t have 24 pilots.
The emperor can do that! Assk him!
I see Indonesian journalists don’t know any more about math than do U.S. journalists...
Great, lets give moslems more firepower.
I would ask what he was thinking offering that, but its pretty obvious :/
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