Fighters brand Su will join the Indonesian Air Force


Indonesian armed forces are going to have to buy Russian fighter jets marks another 6 "Su". Marshal of the Indonesian armed forces Ismonov Vidzhayanto said this at a press conference in the city of Makassar during the celebration of the 66th anniversary of the country’s armed forces. Indonesia, the Air Force is already 10 fighter "Su": five-27SKM Su and Su-30MK2, says Indonesian newspaper Tribun-Timur.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the celebrations in Jakarta said the allocation of substantial budgetary allocation for large-scale modernization of material and technical base of the Indonesian armed forces. In a military parade in the capital of Indonesia participated fighter "Su" Indonesian Air Force, according to the Indonesian newspaper 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, the Russian Knight awards.

"Indonesian Minister received this award due to the great personal contribution to the development and strengthening of military and military-technical cooperation (MTC) between his country and Russia", — said at the Russian Ambassador in Jakarta, Alexander Ivanov, who presented the medal on behalf of the Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov .

Issues of military-technical cooperation in Indonesia directly oversees the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, and his head personally makes all key decisions. According to Alexander Ivanov, the Russian military-technical cooperation is developing dynamically and Indonesia. Earlier, Russia handed over to the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia through a 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 contract, the Indonesian military should get 18 Mi-17-V5. Currently, the Air Force of Indonesia is 12 combat units. When the country will receive the remaining helicopters, is still unknown. In addition to the Mi-17-B5 on the Russian loan, Indonesia has also acquired five drums Mi-35P and 20 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F.

In September 2010, Indonesia took delivery of Mi-35P, and in November the country were transferred to 17 BMP-3F. The Indonesian Defense Ministry also intends to purchase from Russia two submarines of Project 877 "Turbot", but in July 2009 moved the purchase of submarines at a later date. It is possible that the contract will be signed at the end of 2011.

Earlier, Indonesia has received from Russia 10 fighter brand "Su". Under the contract signed in September 2003, the Air Force received two Su-30MK and two Su-27SK. In 2007, the Indonesian Air Force has purchased six 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 next 20 years to buy 180 more Russian fighters. Presumably the Su-30MK2.

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