U.S. To Sell 8 Apache Helicopters to Indonesia

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    Sep. 20, 2012 - 06:26PM |
    By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

    WASHINGTON — The United States is to sell eight Apache helicopters to Indonesia in a sign of strengthening ties aimed at boosting regional security, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sept. 20.

    After talks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, Clinton said the U.S. administration had “informed Congress of the potential sale of eight AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters to the Indonesian government.”

    “This agreement will strengthen our comprehensive partnership and help enhance security across the region,” she told reporters, after they met for their third U.S.-Indonesia joint commission.

    The administration of President Barack Obama is making a key policy pivot to boost ties in the Asia-Pacific region, as it seeks to try to fend off China’s influence, and Clinton visited Jakarta earlier this month.

    The top U.S. diplomat did not give a figure for how much the sale of the Boeing-made Apaches to the Indonesian military was worth, but the Jakarta Post has reported that the deal has been in the works for some time......

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