Russia fulfilled its obligations under the contract of delivery of the Su-30 for Indonesia

  • Su-30MK2 Photo from knaapo.ru
  • Su-30MK2 Photo from knaapo.ru

September 25,AEX.RU— Final two Russian-made fighter supplied under the contract, officially handed over on Wednesday, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro of Indonesia during a ceremony at RAF Indonesia "Sultan Hasanuddin" in the province of South Sulawesi, reportsRIA Novostiwith reference to the Russian embassy. 

"Two of the Su-30MK2 transferred to the combat strength of the Indonesian Air Force, which resulted in the emergence of a full squadron composed of 16 military vehicles. This — new evidence of effective and specific military-technical cooperation between the two countries, which is an important part of the relationship between Russia and Indonesia as a whole, "- said by telephone the Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin.

Indonesian media called the completed contract for the supply of the "country of three thousand islands" six-winged machines the largest in the history of Russian-Indonesian military-technical cooperation and estimate its total cost (including not only the aircraft, but also spare aircraft engines and other technical property) of 470 million dollars .

In 2003, Indonesia was first purchased from Russia four Su, and in August 2007, the parties entered into a contract for the delivery of six more of these aircraft. Three Su-30MK2 Russian origin were formally handed over to the Indonesian side of the February 2, 2009, and the last of the three Su-27SKM under the second contract was delivered to Indonesia September 16, 2010. In the course of the 2011 third contract Indonesian Air Force received two more aircraft in February and May 2013.

All Russian-made fighter jets will be part of the 11th Squadron Indonesia, which, taking into account the last delivery, will have five single-Su 27SKM and 11th double Su-30MK2.

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