Subject: Hawk Aircraft deliveries to start in July
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 15:33:02 +0000
From: Tapol <>

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Suara Pembaruan, 8 January 1999

Hawk Aircraft deliveries to start in July

Air Force Chief of Staff, Hanafie Asnan, announced in Jakarta today that the delivery of 16 British Aerospace Hawk Aircraft will commence in July 1999. They will be delivered at the rate of three per month and will see service with Indonesia's First and Fifteenth squadrons.

[The report does not state where the Hawks will be based. These aircraft are the 200 series multi-role combat aircraft licensed for export by the Conservative administration in November 1996. The present Government has refused to revoke the licence, but TAPOL is continuing to campaign vigorously against the export]

Paul Barber TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign, 25 Plovers Way, Alton Hampshire GU34 2JJ Tel/Fax: 1420 80153 Email: Defending victims of oppression in Indonesia, East Timor, West Papua and Aceh, 1973-1998

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