Indonesia wants to buy eight Boeing F-15EX fighter jets by 2022. The issue was raised at a recent press conference of Indonesian Air Force Commander General Fadjar Prasetyo. Prasetyo announced that his country wants to buy 36 French Rafales and eight F-15EX fighter jets to improve the air force.
A Boeing spokeswoman could not confirm the planned purchase, but said “we remain confident in the F-15EX’s suitability for Indonesia, given its unmatched range, payload, and performance.” She did confirm, however, that all future sales of new F-15s will carry the designator F-15EX.
If his purchase of the F-15EX becomes official, Jakarta will be the first country outside the United States to buy the fighter jet.
The U.S. Air Force will take delivery of its first F-15EX fighter within the next couple of weeks, the Boeing spokeswoman said.