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Indonesia purchased an additional batch of six Su-30MK2 fighters
Russian Aviaton » Wednesday February 13, 2013 18:10 MSK

Indonesia purchased an additional batch of six Su-30MK2 fighters ,  Lenta.ru reports with reference to the CEO of Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Isaykin.
The contract also assumes delivery of additional engines and materiel. Anatoly Isaykin did not unveil other details of this contract.

It was reported in autumn 2010 that Indonesia is going to purchase another six Su fighters (the fleet of Indonesian air forces already includes 10 Sukhoi fighters). The total value of the potential contract was assessed at $470 million. The Minister of Defense of Indonesia,  Purnomo Yusgiantoro , stated that Djakarta is going to purchase a total of 180 Sukhoi fighters over the next 20 years . It was planned to form 10 squadrons of Su fighters.

Rosoboronexport and Indonesian Ministry of Defense negotiated in December 2011 on delivery of additional batch of Su-30MK2 fighters. It was reported that the main parameters of the contract have already been approved by the parties and Indonesia just has to define the jet’s configuration.

However,  Defense Department Secretary General  Errys Heryanto declared in August 2012 that Indonesia will not purchase Russian fighters . He explained this decision by sufficient number of aircraft in the fleet of tactical aviation and shortage of funds in the defense budget, which is hardly enough for renewal of the country’s fleet of military-transport aircraft.

Vnesheconombank and Indonesian Ministry of Defense signed an agreement in December 2012 on provision of the export credit to the amount of $399,5 million for the term of 7 years to Djakarta. It was reported that Indonesia will be able to finance the contract with Rosoboronexport using these funds.

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