Indonesian armed forces want to purchase from the Russian Federation 6 more fighters like "su". Marshal of the Indonesian armed forces Ismonov Vidzhayanto said this at a press conference in the town of Makassar during the celebration of the 66th anniversary of the creation of the country's armed forces. The Air Force Indonesia already 10 fighters "Sou": 5 27SKM and Su-Su-30MK2, says Indonesian newspaper Tribun-Timur.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the celebrations in Jakarta said the allocation of significant budget allocation for large-scale modernization of material and technical base of the Indonesian armed forces. In a military parade in the capital Indonesia assumed the role fighter "Su" Indonesian Air Force, Indonesian newspaper reports Sumatera Ekspres.
In late September, the Minister of Defense Purnomo Yusgiantoro of Indonesia was awarded the medal of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "for strengthening military cooperation", becoming the first in the history of Indonesia, Russian Knight merit.
"Indonesian Minister got the credit due to the huge personal contribution to the development and strengthening of military and military-technical cooperation (MTC) between his country and Russia, "- said then salting Russia in Jakarta, Alexander Ivanov, who presented the medal on behalf of the Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov.
Issues of military-technical cooperation in Indonesia specifically in charge of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, and his head personally takes all major decisions. According to Alexander Ivanov, the Russian Federation and the Indonesian military-technical cooperation is developing briskly. Previously Our homeland is under the Ministry of Defence in Indonesia due to Russian export credit of $ 1 billion a half-dozen multi-purpose military transport helicopters Mi-17-B5.
Delivery vehicles occurred on the basis of an agreement concluded by Russia and Indonesia in 2007. Under the terms of the agreement, the Indonesian military should get 18 Mi-17-V5. At the current time, the Air Force Indonesia is 12 combat units. When country receive the remaining helicopters are not yet clear. In addition to the Mi-17-V5 for Russian credit Indonesia also acquired a 5 attack Mi-35P and 20 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F.
In September 2010, Indonesia was accomplished delivery of Mi-35P, and in November the country were transferred to 17 BMP-3F. The Indonesian military department also wants to purchase from the Russian Federation two submarines of Project 877 "Halibut", but in July 2009 moved the purchase of submarines at a later date. It is possible that an agreement will be signed at the end of 2011.
Earlier, Indonesia has received from the RF 10 fighter-type "su". Under the agreement, signed in September 2003, the Air Force received 2 Sou-30MK and two Su-27SK. In 2007, the Indonesian Air Force have caught 6 more aircraft — to 3-27SKM Su and Su-30MK2. The last aircraft of the party arrived in the country in September 2010. The Indonesian military department is going in the coming 20 years to purchase another 180 Russian fighters. Presumably the Su-30MK2.