Effective this year, the El Tari Airbase in Kupang will be the annual flight training base for the Indonesian and Australian Air Forces.
He noted that the Indonesian Air Force will annually hold two exercises with the air forces of the neighboring countries, including Australia.
Colonel Irwan Pramuda, the joint exercise director, pointed out that approximately 200 personnel of the Indonesian and Australian Air Forces have arrived in Kupang on Friday, last week.
"The joint exercise of the Indonesian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force will be held until Friday (August 28)," he affirmed.
He explained that during the joint exercise, the Australian Air Force will operate eight F-18 Hornet aircraft, while the Indonesian Air Force will operate five F-16 aircraft.
Pramuda noted that the joint exercise is titled "Air Maneuver Exercise (AMX) Eagles Ausindo 2015."
In addition to Australia, the Indonesian Air Force will hold joint exercises with some neighboring countries such as Brunei and Singapore.
"The joint exercise will be held in the southern part of Kupang Sea, so that the local residents are not disturbed," he added.