"The contract is worth 22 to 23 million U.S. dollars. This is the fourth such purchase made by the company. They bought three planes earlier," the President Director of PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Budi Santoso, said here on Thursday.
The CN-235 airplane bought by the Belgian firm is a multi-function aircraft with military capabilities. It can be used for medical evacuations, maritime patrolling and delivery of goods, Santoso stated.
A superior function of the aircraft that has attracted many buyers from Asia and Africa is its capability to land on poor runways, he added.
"The interested buyers include Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Pakistan, South Korea, and two African nations," Santoso affirmed.
The president director further noted that PT Dirgantara products were slowly, but surely, attracting more buyers from around the world and that he hoped for this to continue in the future.
"Belgium plans to order two more units," he revealed.
Besides making aircrafts, PT Dirgantara also produces components and provides aircraft and helicopter maintenance services.(*)