Russia rebuts claims that Indonesia has dropped Su-35 fighter procurement plans

The Indonesian Air Force’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU’s) planned procurement of Sukhoi Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ multirole combat aircraft from Russia is still “active”, Dmitry Shugayev, the director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS), said on 16 March, denying media reports that Jakarta, under US pressure, has dropped a deal to buy 11 of the Russian-made fighters.

Moscow said on 16 March that Indonesia’s planned procurement of Russian-made Su-35 fighter aircraft is “still active”.

“There is no official cancellation of the [Indonesian] order [for the Su-35s],” Shugayev told the Russia 24 news channel. “We haven’t received any papers regarding the issue and haven’t been told about it.”

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/2020/05/15/cf9e9327-3f74-4c34-a42e-9499333f2d30

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