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U.S. to sell Indonesia Apache attack helicopters in $500 million deal
August 26, 2013 / 11:16 AM / 4 years ago

U.S. to sell Indonesia Apache attack helicopters in $500 million deal

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States will sell the Indonesian army eight Apache attack helicopters in a deal worth $500 million including radar, training and maintenance, a U.S. defense official said on Monday.

A U.S Army Apache helicopter flies near the town of Walli Was during an operation in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

“We are working on further details of the delivery and training time line now,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

The sale of Boeing’s (BA.N) AH-64E Apache helicopters was announced during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Jakarta, his second stop on a week-long four-nation trip to Southeast Asia that began in Malaysia on Saturday.

“Providing Indonesia these world-class helicopters is an example of our commitment to help build Indonesia’s military capability,” Hagel told reporters.

Reporting by Phil Stewart, editing by Jonathan Thatcher

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