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Friday, April 10, 2015

Riau airbase to be reinforced with 16 units of F-16 jet fighters

The Roesmin Nurjadin Airbase in Pekanbaru, Riau, is to receive 16 units of US-made F-16 Fighting Falcons jet fighters this year to strengthen military defences in the country's west, especially the island of Sumatra.

Airbase commander Col. Muhammad Khiril Lubis said in Pekanbaru on Thursday that the airbase would be supplied with five units of F-16 jet fighters from the Defence Ministry next month.

"We will receive the five jet fighters in May," Antara news agency quoted him as saying.

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