BANDUNG - Located at the office of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI), a ceremonial signing of the contract to purchase the heavy air transport helicopter of the Indonesian Air Force and the support of the 2015-2019 budget year and the military assault helicopter AD 2015-2019 fiscal year.
The signing was attended by Director of Commerce of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI) Irzal Rinaldi and Head of the Defense Facility Agency (Kabaranahan) of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia Rear Admiral TNI Setiadji, S.A.P, M.A.
The ceremonial signing of the sale and purchase contract was witnessed by the Director of PTDI Elfien Goentoro, KASAU Logistics Assistant of the Army Air Marshal Eko Supriyanto, SE, MM, KASAD Logistics Assistant represented by Paban III / Alpal Slogad Colonel Cpl Kokom Komir, SE, Commander of the Army Aviation Center represented by Deputy Commander of the Army Aviation Center TNI Brigadier General Eko Susetyo, MM along with the Directors of PTDI.
Contract of Heavy Transport Helicopter No. TRAK / 554 / PLN / XII / 2018 / AU between the Indonesian Ministry of Defense and PTDI for the Air Force with the material contract covering 8 (eight) units of heavy transport H225M helicopters, Integrated Logistic Support including Airborne Kits, Services (Technical Assistant and Advance Training ), technical publications, training and 1 (one) unit of H225M Level D Full Flight Simulator along with supporting facilities and infrastructure.
The assault helicopter contract No. TRAK / 555 / PLN / XII / 2018 / AD between the Indonesian Ministry of Defense and PTDI for the Army with the material of the contract covering 9 (nine) units of the BELL-412EPI Assault Helicopter, complete with weapons and ammunition, spare parts, technical publications and training.
The H225M helicopter is the same commercial name as Cougar EC725 Helicopter which is a family of Super Puma, a product of industrial cooperation between PTDI and Airbus Helicopters, France. While the Bell-412EPI Helicopter is part of the Bell-412 Series Helicopter, a product of industrial cooperation between PTDI and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Canada.
"With the signing of the contract of the Indonesian Air Force Heavy Transport Helicopter and its support and the Indonesian Army's Assault Helicopter, it can support the progress of the domestic defense industry and is PTDI's commitment to fulfill the basic tasks and functions of the Air Force and Army," said PT DI Elfien Guntoro, Wednesday ( 1/9). (Jo)