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Indonesia Agrees to Buy Dozen F-16 Jets

August 31, 1986|From Reuters

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian armed forces signed an agreement Saturday for a multimillion-dollar deal to buy a dozen advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States, Indonesian military and U.S. Embassy spokesmen said.

A spokesman for the Indonesian Department of Defense and Security said Jakarta had finally opted for the American fighter jet, made by General Dynamics, which is also in service with the air forces of neighboring Singapore and Thailand.

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