February 28, 2014

Indonesia sets a date of June to operate squadron of F16 jets at the Roesmin Nurjadin Air Base in Pekanbaru

The Indonesian Air Force has set a target of June 2014 to make a squadron of 24 F16 fighter jets operational at the Roesmin Nurjadin Air Base in the Riau provincial capital of Pekanbaru of June 2014. "The construction of facilities at the air base is currently 90 percent complete." Commander of the Roesmin Nurjadin Air Base Col. Andyawan stated on Wednesday.The Air Force plans to station 24 fighter jets granted by the US at the air base. The construction of facilities for the squadron of F16 fighter jets comprising hangar, fighter jet maintenance unit, and arsenal are now in the final phase, he remarked. He pointed out that the presence of the new fighter jets will strengthen the existing armament system of the air base, which currently operates Hawk jet fighters.

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