Indonesia reaches agreement with Boeing for sale of up to 24 F-15EX fighter jets

Boeing F-15EX fighter jet
Alejandro Peña / USAF

The Republic of Indonesia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to purchase up to 24 Boeing F-15EX advanced fighter jets.  

The agreement, which was announced by Boeing on August 21, 2023, now awaits approval from the United States (US) government.  

The MOU was signed at Boeing’s St. Louis facility following a tour of the F-15EX production line, attended by Indonesia’s Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto. 

Alongside the Minister, the MOU was co-signed by Air Vice Marshal Yusuf Jauhari, head of defense facilities agency and Mark Sears, Boeing Fighters vice president and program manager. 

“We are pleased to announce our commitment to procure the critical F-15EX fighter capability for Indonesia,” said Minister Subianto. “This state-of-the-art fighter will protect and secure our nation with its advanced capabilities.” 

Boeing says that the F-15EX is the most advanced version of the F-15 ever built, with digital fly-by-wire flight controls, a new electronic warfare system, an all-glass digital cockpit, and the latest mission systems and software capabilities, which will all be leveraged in delivering the new “F-15IDN.” 

“We have invested years of expertise into developing the F-15EX capabilities. There is no other fighter like the F-15 in the world, and this platform will put Indonesia at the top of air dominance capabilities,” said Sears. “Boeing is ready to support this effort and remains a committed partner to the US government in advancing international security objectives with allies and partners around the world.” 

Boeing and Indonesia, a key strategic US ally, have worked in partnership for nearly 75 years to support the development of aerospace and defense capabilities in the country through training, supply chain development and collaborations. 

Today, Boeing’s presence in Indonesia covers commercial aviation, defense, space, supply chain, academia partnerships and talent development efforts across the local industry. 

Currently, the F-15 is operated by seven countries around the world. 

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