Indonesia – Regeneration and Upgrade of F-16C/D Block 25 Aircraft

Trans­mit­tal No. 11–48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 – The Defense Secu­ri­ty Coop­er­a­tion Agency noti­fied Con­gress Nov. 16 of a pos­si­ble For­eign Mil­i­tary Sale to the Gov­ern­ment of Indone­sia for the regen­er­a­tion and upgrade of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 air­craft and asso­ci­at­ed equip­ment, parts, train­ing and logis­ti­cal sup­port for an esti­mat­ed cost of $750 mil­lion.

The Gov­ern­ment of Indone­sia has request­ed a sale for the regen­er­a­tion and upgrade of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 air­craft and 28 F100-PW-200 or F100-PW-220E engines being grant­ed as Excess Defense Arti­cles.  The upgrade includes the fol­low­ing major sys­tems and com­po­nents:  LAU-129A/A Launch­ers, ALR-69 Radar Warn­ing Receivers, ARC-164/186 Radios, Expand­ed Enhanced Fire Con­trol (EEFC) or Com­mer­cial Fire Con­trol, or Mod­u­lar Mis­sion Com­put­ers, ALQ-213 Elec­tron­ic War­fare Man­age­ment Sys­tems, ALE-47 Coun­ter­mea­sures Dis­penser Sys­tems, Car­tridge Actu­at­ed Devices/Propellant Actu­at­ed Devices (CAD/PAD), Sit­u­a­tion­al Aware­ness Data Link, Enhance Posi­tion Loca­tion Report­ing Sys­tems (EPLRS), LN-260 (SPS ver­sion, non-PPS), and AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER or AN/AAQ-28 LITENING Tar­get­ing Sys­tems.  Also includ­ed are tools, sup­port and test equip­ment, spare and repair parts, pub­li­ca­tions and tech­ni­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, per­son­nel train­ing and train­ing equip­ment, U.S. Gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor engi­neer­ing, tech­ni­cal and logis­tics sup­port ser­vices, and oth­er relat­ed ele­ments of logis­ti­cal and pro­gram sup­port.  The esti­mat­ed cost is $750 mil­lion.
The pro­posed sale will con­tribute to the for­eign pol­i­cy and nation­al secu­ri­ty of the Unit­ed States by improv­ing the secu­ri­ty of a strate­gic part­ner that has been, and con­tin­ues to be, an impor­tant force for eco­nom­ic progress in South­east Asia.
Indone­sia desires the F-16 air­craft to mod­ern­ize the Indone­sian Air Force (IAF) fleet with air­craft more capa­ble of con­duct­ing oper­a­tions in the out­er­most bor­der regions of Indone­sia.  The IAF’s cur­rent fleet of F-16 Block 15 air­craft is not capa­ble of ful­fill­ing that role, and the aging F-5 air­craft are expen­sive to main­tain and oper­ate due to dimin­ish­ing resources exist­ing to sup­port the air­craft.  The avion­ics upgrade will pro­vide the IAF an addi­tion­al capa­bil­i­ty ben­e­fit­ting secu­ri­ty by mod­ern­iz­ing the force struc­ture, and enhanc­ing inter­op­er­abil­i­ty by greater use of U.S.-produced equip­ment.  Indone­sia, which already has F-16 Block 15 and F-5 air­craft in its inven­to­ry, will have no dif­fi­cul­ty absorb­ing these upgrad­ed sys­tems.
The pro­posed sale of this equip­ment and sup­port will not alter the basic mil­i­tary bal­ance in the region.
Indone­sia request­ed the regen­er­a­tion be sole sourced to the 309th Main­te­nance Wing, Hill Air Force Base, in Ogden, Utah, and Pratt Whit­ney, in East Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut for the engine over­haul.  There are no known off­set agree­ments pro­posed in con­nec­tion with this poten­tial sale.
Imple­men­ta­tion of this pro­posed sale will not require the assign­ment of any addi­tion­al U.S. Gov­ern­ment or con­trac­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives to Indonesia.There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readi­ness as a result of this pro­posed sale.
This notice of a poten­tial sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been con­clud­ed.