The Bunker Group
They're. The F-16 being refurbished to work 15 even 20 years more. There are ample F-16 support capacities from LM to continue refurbishing F-16. Same thing can't be said for Hawk 200.But they will probably need to be replaced sometime this decade.
Hawks considered as LIFT and LCA within TNI-AU. T-50 already replacing LIFT function, now only the decision to replace the LCA. It's highly expected FA-50 will do it, although some local online sites and media also speculating refurbished F-16 can also be choose.
My point in previous post mostly related toward indecisive action on current administration toward KFX/KF-21 involvement. They simply provide lips service, but so far hasn't committing any more fund in the program. The Investment needed not only to pay what dues, but also provide supporting manufacturing Investment in DI.
That's why I said, better make deals on T-50/FA-50. It's smaller Investment then KF-21, still provide learning curve needed by DI on Fighters development, and provide answer for LCA at same time.
Toward the early part of this thread, I'm supporting Indonesia involvement with KFX enthusiastically. However when this administration taking over, I just see their indecisiveness that getting longer and longer. Better they switched to T-50/FA-50, to close the chapter.