We expect that in August we will receive at least one aircraft, since at this time we are celebrating Independence Day.- said Supriyadi. The ambassador noted that the upcoming contract involves the supply of 11 aircraft.
The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia said they did not comment on the progress of negotiations on the Su-35.
Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Yu Sutisna expressed the hope that the contract for the supply of Su-11 fighter jets from the Russian Federation 35 will be signed during January, Indonesian media 18 reported in January.
Earlier it was reported that Jakarta wants to acquire 10 Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets. They should replace the outdated American F-5 Tiger aircraft, which have been used by the Indonesian military since 1980. Later, Rostec reported that Indonesia had been presented with a commercial offer, which dealt with 11 aircraft.
Su-35 is a Russian multipurpose super-maneuverable fighter of the 4 ++ generation, equipped with an onboard radar with a phased antenna array, as well as thrust vector-controlled engines. It can reach speeds of up to 2,5 thousand km / h, its range reaches 3,4 thousand km, the combat radius is about 1,6 thousand km. The fighter is armed with a 30 caliber mm gun and has 12 suspension points for bombs and missiles.