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Indonesia, Russia reached final agreement on Su-35 fighter jets acquisition

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World Defense & Security News - Indonesia
 
 
Indonesia, Russia reached final agreement on Su-35 fighter jets acquisition
 
The contract for the delivery of modern Russian Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia has been agreed upon, the Russian state-owned industrial and defense conglomerate Rostec said Tuesday, June 6. "The contract for the delivery of the Su-35 to Indonesia has been agreed upon and it will be signed this year," TASS news agency quoted Viktor Kladov, Rostec's director for international cooperation and regional policy, as saying.
     
A RusAF Su-35 fighter jet
(Credit: Sukhoi)
     
The value of the contract and the expected time of delivery were not mentioned.

Indonesia officially decided to acquire Russian-made fighter jet Sukhoi Su-35 to replace its F-5 Tiger II in Oct. 2015. "The Indonesian Military (TNI) commander and the Air Forces commander had agreed to acquire one squadron of Su-35 from Russia to replace the F-5 Tiger," the Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu had then declared.

The Su-35 single-seat twin-engine multi-purpose fighter was developed by Russia's Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer between 2003 and 2008 as a heavily-modernized version of the Su-27 fighter.

The Indonesian Air Forces operates 11 Sukhoi 30 and 5 Sukhoi 27 planes, which come from the same "Flanker family" with Sukhoi Su-35, in its fleet at present.