The aircraft are part of an 18-unit, $72 million deal for the type, says the Indonesian air force, which signed a contract in September 2011. Its remaining eight aircraft will be delivered in 2014.
Indonesia will use the turboprop-powered type for elementary and basic training. It will replace the air force’s fleet of FFA AS-202 and Beechcraft T-34s.
Jakarta also recently received its first pair of Korea Aerospace Industries T-50i Golden Eagle advanced jet trainers. It is obtaining 16 T-50is, with all of the aircraft to be delivered by February 2014.