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The Indonesian authorities do not refuse from purchasing Russian su-35, the delay of the transaction associated with the pandemic coronavirus and US sanctions. It is reported TASS with reference to the newspaper “Jakarta post”.
It is noted that despite the lack of progress on the procurement of fighters, about the level of cooperation between Moscow and Jakarta, in particular, says the visit of the Minister of defence of Indonesia, a Prabowo Subianto as a guest of honor at the Victory parade.
According to experts at the defense industry from the University of binus Curie Maharani, Prabowo may lobby for the liberation of Indonesia from the list of countries at risk of consequences for violations of the law “On combating the enemies of America through sanctions.” Also the Indonesian leadership can renew the deal after the US presidential election and the arrival of the new administration.
That the supply of Russian su-35 Indonesia is delayed because of us sanctions, announced in October 2019 “Kommersant”. According to sources, the US has not given Indonesia assurances not to enforce against it the restrictive measures because of cooperation with Russia.
Agreement for the supply of 11 fighters of Russia and Indonesia was signed in February 2018. The contract value was estimated at 1.14 billion dollars, and half of the amount — $ 570 million — Indonesia will be able to pay for commodity supplies. To start the transfer of aircraft was planned in 2019.
Su-35 — multi-role fighter of the 4++ generation. The last military plane built on the platform T-10C, which became the basis for the fighters of family su-27/su-30 and their modifications. The purchased aircraft of the Russian air force (two contracts for 98 machines) and in the version of the su-35СК sold to China (24 aircraft, the first passed in December 2016).
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