ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Indonesia buys 12 Mirage fighter jets used by Qatar for $792m

Jakarta cites urgent need while waiting for Rafale, F-15 deliveries

A Qatari Mirage 2000-5 fighter in 2011: Indonesia has struck a deal to purchase 12 of the jets.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's Defense Ministry on Thursday confirmed a $792 million purchase of 12 Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets used by Qatar, citing an urgent need amid rising tensions in the South China Sea.

The ministry said the purchase contract was signed earlier this year with Excalibur International, a unit of Czech defense company Czechoslovak Group, for delivery in two years.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more