Indonesia To Buy Airbus A400M Military Transport, Eight Su-35 Fighter Aircraft

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Indonesia To Buy Airbus A400M Military Transport, Eight Su-35 Fighter Aircraft
Airbus A400M military transport aircraft

Indonesia plans to purchase some Airbus A400M military transport aircraft and eight Su-35 fighter jets.

"I have a plan to buy A400s from Europe ... but just a small number. There is no need to buy many," Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu was quoted as saying by Reuters on Wednesday.

Airbus' A400M has been marred by development delays and cost overruns. One of the planes crashed in Spain a year ago killing four crew members and leading some countries to ground the troop and cargo carrier.

Ryacudu also said the government agreed to buy eight Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets this year, but added the price was still being negotiated.

Indonesia had initially planned to buy around a dozen of the Russian jets to replace its ageing Northrop F-5 fighters, and supplement a fleet of 16 Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 fighters that form the backbone of its air force.

 

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