Indonesia May Pay for KF-X Development With Petroleum Payment in kind is emerging as a possible way for Indonesia to maintain participation in the South Korean KF-X fighter program, as the two sides consider new terms of cooperation. South Korea has allocated 664.1 trillion won ($591.7 billion) for KF-X work in its 2019 defense budget. The total cost of full-scale development is projected to be 8.7 trillion won, of which Indonesia agreed to pay 20%—1.7 trillion won. But Indonesia is ...

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