By Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
/ Published March 07, 2018
Units from the U.S. Air Force and the Indonesian air force will participate in the Cope West 2018 Field Training Exercise in Indonesia March 12-23, 2018.
This bilateral exercise is designed to advance interoperability and build on the partnership that exists between U.S. military forces and the Indonesian air force. It also allows for the exchange of techniques related to air-to-air training and promotes regional stability through cooperation.
Cope West 18 involves fighter aircraft from the U.S. and Indonesian air forces and will mark the second time that U.S. fighter training has taken place in Indonesia in two decades.
Exercise Cope West enhances combined readiness and interoperability and reinforces the U.S. commitment to the Pacific.