Indonesia has followed China in acquiring the Sukhoi S-35S, the export version of Russia's most capable operational fighter
Indonesia Places Firm Order for 11 Russian Su-35 Multirole Fighters
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by Vladimir Karnozov - February 20, 2018, 9:03 AM
Indonesia and Russia have signed a contract for 11 Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighters. According to Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto, the $1.14 billion contract has been finalized. "Two units of Sukhoi jets will be delivered in August 2018," he added, 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. The contract brings to an end a long-running procurement for an "F-5 replacement," which drew competition from a number of Western types such as the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-16, and Saab Gripen.
Other details of the deal have yet to emerge, but it is already known that...