The Indonesian Ambassador for the United States (US) Muhammad Lutfi gave some insights about the meeting between Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto and top US officials in the Pentagon three weeks ago. All clues point to the Government purchasing the 4.5 generation F-16 Block 72 Viper, the newest and most advanced F-16 fighter jet. Some, however, believe that the move to purchase F-16 Block 72 Viper could become a bargaining chip for the Government to complete the deals with Russia on the purchase of the 4.5 generation Sukhoi Su-35 fighters.

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