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.
"Two units of Sukhoi jets will be delivered in August 2018," Indonesia defence ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto told AFP.
Another six jets would be delivered 18 months after the contract comes into effect, and the final three a further five months later, he said.
It was not announced Saturday in what form payment would be made.
The deal comes after Indonesia said in August that it would seek to trade palm oil, coffee and tea for Russian fighter jets, saying it wanted to capitalise on international sanctions on Moscow.
The EU and US have targeted Russia with sanctions for alleged meddling in the US presidential election and its annexation of Crimea.
However, Indonesia's trade minister said the sanctions could be good news for his country as Russia is forced to seek new markets to import from.
Indonesia and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighters for key commodities in Moscow early August.
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
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Indonesias newly appointed Air Force Chief of staff Air Marshall Yuyu Sutisna has sworn to purchase Russias 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 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
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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)
The Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) plans to have eight squadrons of fighter jets by 2024, each having 16 fighter jets. The ongoing 20-year plan to develop the TNI AU`s strength between 2005 and 2024 included the building up of eight squadrons of fighter jets, Air Force Chief of Staff, Marshal Yuyu Sutisna was quoted as saying by Antara news last Thursday
The United States exerted pressure on Indonesia to abandon its negotiations with Russia for the supply of Su-35 fighter jets, a top Russian Presidential aide has said. During an interview with Rossiya-24 TV Channel, Russian Presidential Aide for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said that despite the pressure from foreign countries, Russia has begun implementing a contract for the delivery of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia
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