Indonesia approves purchase of KH-31 & AIM-120 missiles
Air-Launched WeaponsIndonesia has approved USD38 million in funds to acquire air-launched missiles. (Kaskus Militer)☆
An Indonesian parliamentary committee that oversees the country's defence procurement budget has approved a request by the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, or TNI-AU) to acquire air-launched missiles worth USD 38 million.
A TNI-AU source told IHS Jane's on 30 December that the systems approved for acquisition are namely the Kh-31A and Kh-31P short-range air-to-surface missiles (USD 24 million), the Kh-59ME powered stand-off weapon (USD 18 million), and the AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) (USD 6 million).