Indonesia, Russia plan to ink agreement to purchase eight Sukhoi aircraft


Selasa, 3 Mei 2016 19:13 WIB

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo will visit Russia in the third week of May to participate in the Russia-ASEAN Summit and will witness the signing of an agreement to purchase eight 4.5-generation Sukhoi Su-35, a minister stated.

Speaking to journalists here, Tuesday, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu affirmed that the plan to purchase eight 4.5-generation Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters was made after Indonesia bought 24 Sukhoi 27/30 aircraft.

Prior to his visit to Russia to attend the Russia-ASEAN Summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, President Widodo will visit South Korea. The two-nation tour will be undertaken on May 16-20.

According to Salim Mengga, a member of the House of Representatives Commission I overseeing defense, foreign affairs and information, the purchase of Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft was aimed at strengthening the capabilities of the Indonesian Defence Force.(*)



See related post:

Indonesia Likely to Buy Over Dozen Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets – Rostec

Indonesian defense minister confirms plans to purchase Su-35 fighters from Russia

In Queue for Perfection: Indonesia to Receive First Russian Su-35 in 2018

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved the purchase of Su-35 fighters cost between $400-700 million

See details of Su-35: HEREindonesia-flag

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