“In March, I am going to Russia to sign a contract,” the minister said.
According to him, the parties "have agreed not only on the purchase, but also on the transfer of technology."
Ryachudu also noted that "Indonesian specialists who will operate and maintain the aircraft will receive training, most likely, in Russia."
The publication notes that “the Minister announced about the upcoming agreement after a meeting with the Russian delegation in Indonesia, headed by Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev.”
Currently, the Indonesian Air Force operates Su-27 and Su-30. Planned for the purchase of Su-35 should replace outdated American fighter F-5 Tiger.