- Indonesia’s ambition to receive its first Su-35 aircraft by 2019 is facing obstacles in the form of a counter-trade disagreement
- Jakarta is pushing for the platform to arrive in time for the next Indonesian general elections
Indonesia’s plan to receive its first Sukhoi Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ multirole combat aircraft by 2019 is now at risk of being delayed unless the country can resolve a dispute over the list of commodities that are being offered to Russia as part of Indonesia’s counter-trade obligation.
Speaking to Jane’s at the Singapore Airshow 2018 exhibition, a senior Indonesian government official has identified rubber as the commodity that is stalling negotiations between Jakarta and Moscow.
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