Indonesia’s newly appointed Air Force Chief of staff Air Marshall Yuyu Sutisna has sworn to purchase Russia’s advanced Su-35 fighter jets at the earliest.
Speaking after his inauguration at the State Palace on Wednesday, Yuyu told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday: "I want the Sukhoi [purchase contract] to be signed as soon as possible, hopefully this month". The 11 Sukhoi units would replace the existing fleet of F5-E Tiger jet fighters.
The Indonesian Military (TNI) had announced the planned acquisition of the 11 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker jet fighters last year. Russia has pledged to buy Indonesian commodities for half of the value of the contract, which was worth some US$1.14 billion, and provide a transfer-of-technology (ToT) worth another 35 percent.
In November 2017, Russia’s Rostec said that it will set up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) unit in Indonesia for Sukhoi aircraft worth about 35% of the contract value.
The Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) chief has revealed details of the weapons and other equipment expected in the US$1.14 billion deal to purchase 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russias arms exporter, Rosoboronexport
Indonesia has finalized the purchase of 11 Su-35 fighter jets with 85% offsets which includes 50% commodity exports to Russia and 35% in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the $1.1 billion deal
Indonesia's Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Thursday that the Russian-built Su-35S ‘Flanker-E multirole fighter jets ordered for the country's air force come with an entire weapons package. "They will be well-equipped with weapons because we have additional weapons on discount," Ryacudu, stated at the Presidential Palace was quoted as saying by Antara News
Indonesia is waiting Russias decision to barter 11 Sukhoi fighter jets with Indonesian commodities including furniture, coffee and sugar, trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita said in Jakarta Monday. "We give them time to discuss it internally," he said at the Presidential Palace compound
Indonesia will reportedly set up a team to study planned procurement of Russian Su-35 fighter jets, covering all aspects of the agreement signed early this year. Speaking at a coordination meeting held to discuss the planned procurement in Jakarta on Friday, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto said the team will also look at the subsequent process of developing Korean Fighter Xperiment/Indonesian Fighter Xperiment (KFX-IFX)
Indonesia and Russia have inked a contract to purchase 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets worth $1.14 billion last week, an official told Saturday
China has dispatched Russia-made Su-35 advanced fighters for joint combat cruise missions in South China Sea, in response to provocation by the US in January, the People's Liberation Army Air Force announced on Wednesday. This is a pragmatic action for the air force to fulfill its mission in the new era and conduct a combat training military exercise," according to a notice on the PLA Air Force official Weibo social media account, Global Times reports
A Russian delegation in Indonesia is holding talks on a contract for the supply of Sukhoi-35 fighter jets, a source in the system of Russias military-technical cooperation with other countries told TASS on Thursday. "A Russian delegation in Indonesia is negotiating the terms of a contract for the supply of Sukhoi-35 jets with Indonesian partners," the source said
Indonesia plans to signs a contract to buy 11 Su-35 multi-role fighters from Russia to replace its aging Squadron 14 F-5s. Indonesias new Air Force Chief of Staff Yuyu Sutisna after swearing in as the new air force chief od staff on Thursday told reporters that he hopes to sign a contract to buy 11 Su-35 later this month and speed up the procurement of five ground-based radars and two passive radars
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