[Indonesian] Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Australian Ambassador Greg Moriarty signed a deal on military planes donation as Australia plans to send four Hercules C-130 to Indonesia.
“A plane is already set to be sent,” said Purnomo. As for the remaining three, the Australian government will have them repaired before having it sent to Indonesia. “The planes will be sent between October 2013 and December 2014,” the Minister stated.
The plane’s repairs and delivery costs AUS$ 63 million, an agreed amount of deal set between the Indonesia Defense Ministry and Australian defense contractor, Qantas Defence Services (QDS).
Further cooperation will discuss the negotiation over purchasing five Hercules C-138 planes. Minister Purnomo also added that Indonesia plans to send some pilots for training in Australia.