What was earlier believed to be a sure win for the Sukhoi will now be an international competition which could take years to complete.
The Eurofighter consortium will showcase the Typhoon at the 2014 Indo Defense exhibition in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, from November 5 to 8, the company said in a statement Monday.
The Indonesian Defense Ministry had announced plans to replace the F-5 Tiger fighter aircraft with the latest generation of jet fighters early this year.
"We have received proposals from several jet fighter manufacturers for replacing the F-5 Tiger fighter aircraft. We are in the process of evaluating which jet fighter will best suit our requirements, whether the aircraft is from Russia, USA, or other countries," Former Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro was quoted as saying by Antara News in January.
The outgoing minister had pointed out that they have at least 5 to 6 options of jet fighters for the requisition plan.
Indonesia is leaning towards the Su-35 as their F-5 replacement, with the JAS-39 in second place and the F-16 a distant third Indonesian Military Commander General Moeldoko told Republika Online reported last month.
Negotiations, budgets and other considerations will still come into play and this is not the end, he had said.
Indonesia is considering procuring Russian submarines as part of a two year inter-state military and technical cooperation worth $3 billion to $5 billion. Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov met with new Indonesian President Joko Widodo and said, “Our Indonesian counterparts have raised this issue for the first time,” the minister said
Indonesia under President Joko Widodo may see a diversification of defence partners to achieve cost-effective procurement and develop local industry. Earlier this month, Indonesia decided to buy into the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administrations (DAPA) new mid-level fighter jet program
Indonesia and South Korea are expected to reach an agreement on the second phase of the joint development and production of the KFX/ IFX fighter jet, Jakarta Post reported Thursday. The three phases of developing the KFX/IFX fighter jet are technology development (TD), engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) and joint production and marketing
Having promised to up the defence budget significantly, president-elect Jokowi Widodo may have to take a call on the procurement of fighter aircraft to replace decades-old F-5 Tigers. Outgoing Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro had said earlier this year he wants to ensure the purchase is part of Indonesia's Strategic Plan II 2015 to 2020, Antara news agency reported quoting the minister, “we have received proposals from several jet fighter manufacturers for replacing the F-5 Tiger fighter aircraft"
India plans to export defense equipments and armaments built indigenously to other friendly countries, according to local media reports. The BrahMos missiles might become the first to be exported to Southeast Asia and South American countries while Vietnam, Indonesia and Venezuela have expressed willingness to procure the missile
Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract from Indonesia to provide its Air Force with the latest aircraft identification and air surveillance equipment, thus improving the air traffic control and air defence capabilities over the country's more than 15,000 islands. The company has been awarded a contract by SBL Star Technology Pte Ltd
Lockheed Martin brought its F-16 cockpit demonstrator to Indonesia this week to highlight the F-16V, the latest version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighter. The F-16V offers the most advanced 4th Generation capability available on the market today, including Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) and enhancements to the aircraft's mission computer, vehicle systems, aircraft structure, cockpit and electronic warfare system
Eurofighter Typhoon will continue to play a 'key role' as a deterrent and 'policing capability' for 2015 says Alberto Gutierrez, the Chief Executive Officer of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug. Speaking from Eurofighter's Head Offices in Munich, Germany, the CEO said: "Now, more than ever, the role that the Eurofighter is playing in protecting nations and policing behaviours across the globe is a critical capability for our customer's armed forces
Alenia Aermacchi has successfully conducted the first release of a Storm Shadow missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as part of its missile integration programme. The trials took place in November and saw the missile being released from the aircraft and tracked by radar up to impact
Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines. The contract is valued at SEK 420 million
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