October 16, 2021
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Early Airbus helicopters delivery to Indonesia
Airbus Helicopters and PTDI (PT Dirgantara Indonesia) have delivered one H215M and two H225M helicopters to the Indonesia Air Force, and two armed scout Fennec helicopters to the Indonesian Army. For the Indonesian Navy, the first two green basic platforms of the AS565 MBe Panther have just arrived in Indonesia for completion by PTDI. All these helicopters were delivered, with some up to one year ahead of schedule. All these early deliveries were made possible through the strategic industrial agreement between Airbus Helicopters and PTDI. The Indonesian industrial partner PTDI will outfit these helicopters in-country with key mission equipment before delivery to the respective units in the Indonesian National Armed Forces. Contracted for 11, the Indonesian Navy’s AS565 MBe Panthers helicopters are equipped by PTDI with the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) suite. The two Fennec rotorcraft delivered are the first armed scout units for the Indonesian Army. The two H225M delivered to the Indonesian Air Force are the third and fourth of a batch of six units contracted by the customer. These H225M multirole helicopters are intended for combat search and rescue (CSAR).