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Jakarta Post

Boeing ready to move forward with US-Indonesia Osprey deal

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 18, 2020   /  10:17 am
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A crew member walks around a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in a pre-departure check. Defense and aerospace giant Boeing has said it is ready to move forward with the sale of eight Ospreys to Indonesia.(Courtesy of/Boeing)

Defense and aerospace giant Boeing said it was looking forward to working closely with the United States and Indonesia to finalize a possible US$2 billion deal for Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.  “Congressional notification is an important step in the United States’ Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process, so we’re pleased that a potential V-22 acquisition by Indonesia has entered this phase,” Boeing said in a statement to The Jakarta Post dated July 15. “Currently, the US military is buying the V-22 under the Multiyear Procurement III (MYP III) contract. Completion of this sale in 2020 will allow Indonesia to receive the MYP III pricing already negotiated by the US Government for its aircraft.” An agency of the US Defense Department, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on July 6 that the US State Department had “made...