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Indonesia quiere VVIP AW101 con protección antibalas

TNI Will Buy Half Dozen VVIP AW101 Helicopter Anti Bullets

AW-101 helicopter

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia - Indonesian Army would realize the purchase of helicopters for very very important person (VVIP) as has been stated in the Air Force strategic plan period 2015-2019.
"In the 2015-2019 strategic plan, there is the acquisition of aircraft for VVIP helicopter types. Can be used President, Vice President, state officials, or a state, "said Head of Information Department of the Air Force Air Commodore Dwi Badarmanto told CNN Indonesia, Tuesday (24/11).
For the first stage, the TNI would buy a helicopter. "Now it is in the process. Arrives next year. The next stage we bought two, and so forth until a total of six helicopters by 2019 in accordance strategic plan, "said Dwi.
Purchase of helicopters adapted to the ability of the Indonesian government's budget. If capability increases, the purchase could be increased.
"Functions and allotment of the VVIP chopper arranged the Air Force because the more we know," said Dwi refusing to say exactly the price of the helicopter.
VVIP helicopters purchased TNI is AgustaWestland AW101. This medium transport helicopter anti-submarine that can be used for civilian and military purposes.
AgustaWestland AW101 was developed by a joint venture of British Westland Helicopters and Agusta Italian. The helicopter is manufactured to meet the needs of the primary tools of modern naval weapons systems.
"The helicopter is kind of flak due to VVIP," said Dwi.
Former Deputy Assistant Foreign Policy Strategy Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs stated the Air Force needs to modernize the VVIP helicopter because of the type of long, Super Puma, already aged.
"Super Puma belonging to TNI he was already over 25 years so it needs to be replaced. If not, we put aside the safety factor, "said Dwi.
The new VVIP helicopters will be brought in the military, AgustaWestland AW101, also entered the US radar as a potential presidential helicopter Marine One or the US.

CNN Indonesia

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