US to Sell Indonesia $500 Million's Worth of Apache Helicopters

Chuck Hagel in Jakarta


The U.S. agreed to sell a fleet of Apache attack helicopters to the Indonesian Army in a deal valued at as much as $500 million.

"One of the fastest growing areas of cooperation between the United States and Indonesia is defense trade, and I am pleased that the United States for the first time has agreed to sell Indonesia new AH-64E Apache attack helicopters," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a prepared statement from Jakarta where he met his counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro.