Indonesia plans to signs a contract to buy 11 Su-35 multi-role fighters from Russia to replace its aging Squadron 14 F-5s.
Indonesia’s 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.
"Hopefully, within 3 months the procurement of delayed armor will be completed, for example Sukhoi SU-35, I hope this January can sign the contract already in the Ministry of Defense,” Antara news agency reported Thursday.
"I am trying to speed things up because with the arrival of armaments will strengthen us in carrying out the task and also there is procurement of 5 delayed 'GCI' (Ground Control Intercept) radar, then two passive radar then unmanned aircraft, there are some that we will do for adding to the strength of the air force, "Yuyu said.
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"
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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 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
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
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