Indonesia will not purchase additional Russian fighters such as "su". On this, as reported by Flightglobal, said the Secretary General of the Ministry of Indonesia's defense Air Marshal Erris Herrianto (Erris Herryanto). The premise of this solution was the lack of funds of the defense budget, which will only last for renewal of the military transport aircraft, most of which — in disrepair.
"We expect delivery of 24 F-16 fighters from the United States. After delivery we will have enough aircraft in the fighter aircraft and the need for new fighters will not occur in the next 20 years. And that means that we have a sufficient number of Russian fighters 'Su' "- said Herrianto.
At the current time in service of Indonesia are worth 10 fighter aircraft "Su" 5 and 5 Su-30MK/MK2 Su-27SK/SKM. Earlier, the Indonesian ministry Defense has announced plans to upgrade existing versions of MK fighters and the UK to MK2 and SCM, respectively. In the middle of September 2010 it was reported that Indonesia wants to purchase six fighter "Sukhoi".
In addition, at the end of September 2010 the Minister of Defense Purnomo Yusgiantoro of Indonesia (Purnomo Yusgiantoro) said that his department wants to buy for 20 years in the Russian Federation 180 fighter-type "su", of which we plan to form 10 squadrons.
According Herrianto, Air Force fighter fleet replenishment Indonesia will be provided not only the supply of second-hand American F-16 Fighting Flacon, but also promising purchase of South Korean fighter, developed under the programs from KF-X. Ministry Defense Indonesia wants to purchase 50 new aircraft such.
KF-X project was launched in 2001. His goal is to create a combat aircraft, which in their abilities outshine fighters Dassault "Rafale" and the Eurofighter "Typhoon", but will be deprived of a number of abilities F-22 "Raptor" and F-35 "Lightning II". With all this fighter will be created with the use of stealth technology.
The main objective of the current Ministry Indonesia's defense is to update the fleet of military transport aircraft. According Herrianto, at the military department just enough money to rebuild and modernize transport 15 C-130 "Hercules", and buying from Australia 4 used C-130H. Acquired aircraft will also be held through the modernization program from.
In the end, the Ministry of Defense plans to purchase multiple transport CN-295 Indonesian licensed assembly.