Sunday, November 20, 2011

Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia to purchase planes; missiles from US

Looks like the region is busy shopping for arms. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of possible foreign military sales to three Asia-Pacific air forces for aircraft and missiles within the past week; with Malaysia acquiring AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, presumably for its 8 F/A-18D Hornets, while another step has been taken in the protracted Indonesian purchase of 24 refurbished and upgraded ex-USAF/ANG Block 25 F-16C/Ds and finally, Australia, with its actions showing what it thinks of the C-17 Globemaster III, is ordering a 6th aircraft, its second repeat order of the versatile transport.

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