Indonesia to receive Su-35 multi-role fighter jets
- February 23, 2018
Indonesia has signed a $1.14bn deal with Russia for 11 Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighter jets on February 14.
Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto said, “Two units of Sukhoi jets will be delivered in August 2018, noting that six more would be delivered 18 months after the contract becomes effective, and the remaining three would be delivered five months after that”.
Half of the deal will be paid in Indonesian commodities such as palm oil, tea and coffee; the other half, in cash. This deal will enable the Asian country to replace its ageing F-5 Tiger planes.