One Indonesian Su-30MK2 has arrived at the Sultan Hasanuddin airbase after undergoing overhaul in Belarus.
The aircraft was transported to Indonesian airbase Thursday by Antonov AH-124-100 aircraft, Jitunews web portal reported Friday.
Sukhoi comes complete with materials that are packed in tens coli / crate which will be assembled in Technical Squadron 044 Sultan Hasanuddin air base.
Sultan Hasanuddin air base commander, military Marsma Nana Santoso, accompanied by the Head of Operations and Technical Squadron 044 commander witnessed the admission process Sukhoi fighter aircraft in Base Ops Sultan Hasanuddin air base.
The arrival of fighter aircraft Sukhoi SU-30 MK2, tail number TS-3006 who have completed the treatment will add to the strength of Air Squadron 11 which is the home base fighter aircraft SU-27/30 MK2 in Lanud Sultan Hasanuddi.
Indonesia is trying to buy 18 new Su-35 fighter aircraft. “It is just for the purpose of technology sustainability as we have had SU-27, SU-30 and now we will have SU-35,” Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said earlier this month that the planned purchase of Sukhoi SU-35 was part of the efforts to stay technologically upgraded as Indonesia had bought earlier models in the past.