Indonesia finalises contract to procure Su-35 fighter aircraft

16 February 2018

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Russia to procure the Sukhoi Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ multirole combat aircraft, it has been confirmed. The contract was signed on 14 February and includes the acquisition of 11 aircraft.

The Indonesian MoD has made no official announcement about the contract but a Jane’s source in the MoD confirmed the development. The official spokesperson of the Indonesian Armed Forces (Tentara Nasional Indonesia:TNI) was also quoted in local media confirming the contract signing.

No details about the procurement contract have been revealed, although it is understood that Russia will be expected to deliver the first two aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara:TNI-AU) by October 2018 to take part in the Indonesian military’s annual parade.

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