29 Agustus 2016
Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker E (image : wallpapercave)
MOSCOW -. RIA Novosti the Indonesian Ambassador to Russia supriyadi Waheed told RIA Novosti that he hoped to sign a contract for the purchase of Russian multi-role fighters Su-35 before the end of this year.
"Now there is a discussion, but we are still very interested in buying the Su-35, is discussed between the relevant ministries hope that the contract will be signed before the end of the year." - Said the diplomat.
He noted that the Russian-Indonesian relations are developing in many areas. "Earlier, the Indonesian delegation visited Russia to discuss the whole spectrum of issues the memorandum of cooperation in the sphere of defense It was not only the purchase of aircraft, but also of combating extremism and terrorism, the exchange of information." - Added supriyadi.
Earlier, the ambassador said that Indonesia intends to purchase from eight Russian Su-35 fighters. According to him, the country's laws also provide for the transfer of technology. In late April, the state corporation "Rostec" stated that the decision in principle to supply Su-35 Indonesia has adopted and is now being discussed details of the upcoming agreement.
Late last year, the defense minister said that he had received from the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo direct instruction to buy the Su-35 to replace the obsolete American fighters F-5, the Tiger, whose age has reached 40 years.