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Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:52:00 AM »
Indonesia reportedly negotiating price of Russian Su-35 fighters | IHS Jane's 360 - 12 December 2016
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Indonesia and Russia are continuing to negotiate the terms of the Indonesian Air Force's (TNI-AU's) procurement of Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole combat aircraft, Indonesian defence minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has confirmed.

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Details about the localised production programme have not been revealed but are unlikely to feature the manufacture or assembly of the whole aircraft unless Indonesia commits to a purchase of a significant number of aircraft. Localised component manufacturing and support are the most likely first phases of collaboration.

In 2015 Ryacudu said the Indonesian Ministry of Defence had selected the Su-35 to replace the TNI-AU's Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters, which entered TNI-AU service in 1980 and are expected to be withdrawn from service by the end of the decade.

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Re: Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 05:53:08 AM »
Indonesia considers bartering rubber for Su-35 fighters | IHS Jane's 360 - 19 May 2017
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The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering bartering rubber as part of an offset programme that will support its proposed acquisition of Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole combat aircraft from Russia.

Indonesian trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita told reporters in Jakarta on 18 May that the rubber deal was one element of a range of offset activities that were being evaluated by government agencies including his ministry and the country’s attorney general’s office.

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Re: Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 09:15:05 PM »
Russia, Indonesia to sign Su-35 contract this year, report says | IHS Jane's 360 - 07 June 2017
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Moscow will sign a contract with Jakarta this year for the delivery of Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole fighter aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU), the Russian TASS news agency reported on 6 June.

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According to previous reports, the planned contract envisages the sale of 10 Su-35 jets to Indonesia.

A wide range of Russian weaponry and military equipment are in service with Indonesia’s armed forces, including Su-27 and Su-30 fighter jets. The country plans to purchase Su-35 aircraft to replace its outdated fleet of US-made F-5 Tiger aircraft that have been in service since 1980s.


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Re: Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 10:47:55 PM »
Confirmed: Indonesia to Buy 11 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia | The Diplomat - July 31, 2017
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Following two years of protracted negotiations, Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu confirmed on July 26 that Indonesia will procure 11 Russian-made Su-35S ‘Flanker-E’ multirole fighter jets for the Indonesia Air Force (TNI-AU) with the first aircraft slated for delivery in 2018.

“There will be 11 planes. After two years, it was finally finalized,” the minister told reporters last week. The defense minister’s Su-35 statement follows the Indonesian Air Force’s recent announcement of the beginning of the second phase of its 2014-2019 upgrade plan.

It remains unclear whether a Su-35 contract has already been signed by Moscow and Jakarta. The minister’s announcement was preceded by media reports that Indonesia and Russia have finally agreed to an offset obligation program including technology transfers in early July.

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Re: Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 10:55:23 PM »
Indonesia to barter palm oil, coffee for Russian fighter jets | Manila Times - August 8, 2017
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Indonesia and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighters for key commodities in Moscow last week, a spokesman for Indonesia’s trade ministry said.

“The idea was proposed last year and some people suggested Indonesia should trade the jets with our main commodities,” spokesman Marolop Nainggolan told Agence France-Presse.

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Re: Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 11:12:58 PM »
Indonesia, Russia Ink Defense Protocol Amid Fighter Jet Deal | The Diplomat - October 17, 2017

https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/indonesia-russia-ink-defense-protocol-amid-fighter-jet-deal/

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The military-technical agreement comes as both countries continue to make progress toward the inking of a long-mulled Indonesian purchase of Sukhoi Su-35 multirole combat aircraft. As I have noted repeatedly, the deal has faced repeated delays since Indonesian defense minister Ryamizard Ryacudu first announced Indonesia had decided to buy the aircraft in September 2015, including over procurement regulations (See: “Why is the Indonesia-Russia Fighter Jet Deal Still On Hold?”).

As of now, though Indonesia is not expected to build the aircraft or parts of it by itself, both sides have been working out the structure of the deal to include MRO, countertrade, and offset opportunities, including Indonesian export of commodities and defense products. Though specifics are still being negotiated, Indonesian officials have previously said that, within the $1.14 billion expected deal for 11 Sukhoi jets, around $570 million will be paid for in Indonesian commodity exports such as palm oil, tea, and coffee, with around $400 million sourced through an offset program, and the remaining paid for through cash.


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Re: Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2018, 09:15:29 AM »
Indonesia-Russia Aircraft Deal to Be Signed in November
The Indonesian defense minister recently announced that a much anticipated defense deal will finally be concluded this November.

By Franz-Stefan Gady
October 04, 2017
     
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/indonesia-russia-aircraft-deal-to-be-signed-in-november/
 
Indonesia and Russia are expected to sign an agreement for the procurement of 11 Russian-made Su-35S ‘Flanker-E’ multirole fighter jets for the Indonesia Air Force (TNI-AU),  Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu announced on September 20, according to local media reports.

“The Sukhoi purchase has been finalized and will be signed this November,” the minister told reporters in Jakarta. The major obstacle during the negotiations, which kicked off over two years ago in November 2015 with the establishment of a joint military-technical cooperation commission, appears to have been details involving offset obligations and countertrade deals.

Indonesian law stipulates an offset value of at least 35 percent that includes the establishment of maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities (MRO) as part of a legal indigenization requirement, as well as countertrade that will consist of rubber, coffee, palm oil, tea, and other Indonesian commodities in exchange for the aircraft. Overall, Indonesia is slated to export commodities equal to 50 percent of the total US$1.14 billion contract, the defense minister said.

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Indonesian Sukhoi Su-35
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 12:25:01 AM »
Russia raises its head in Indonesia
Moscow aims to deepen strategic ties with Jakarta through arms sales, joint exercises and vocal diplomacy
By JOHN MCBETH JAKARTA, MARCH 31, 2018

http://www.atimes.com/article/russia-raises-head-indonesia/

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But in more recent years, Indonesia-Russia relations have warmed significantly, ironically because of a 15-year US arms embargo imposed on Jakarta after the killing of East Timor demonstrators in 1991 and the territory’s bloody separation from Indonesia eight years later.

While US president Barack Obama’s administration lifted the arms embargo in 2005 and the US has since delivered 24 refurbished F-16 fighters to add to nine older models, they now share the sky with 16 twin-engine Russian-made Sukhoi jets, which first entered service during the government of Megawati Sukarnoputri, Sukarno’s daughter.

The Su-27s and Su-30s are now being joined by another 11 Su-35 air-superiority fighters in a US$1.1 billion barter deal that was concluded in February, only weeks after Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto became the third airman to command the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI).

Two of the combat-ready Su-35s have already been delivered and another three are expected to land in August, giving the air force a greater ability to patrol its vast airspaces. As with the initial deal, part of the cost will be paid through Indonesian exports of palm oil, rubber and other commodities.

Although their engines have half the life of a US-made F-16, the Su-35 is suited to archipelagic operations with a superior range and a combat radius of 1,500 kilometers, three times that of the American fighter.

Indonesia is only the second overseas customer after China for the fourth-generation warplane, warding off what the Russians have claimed was heavy US pressure to stall Indonesia’s military technical cooperation with Moscow.

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Re: Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 12:29:23 AM »
Indonesia Places Firm Order for 11 Su-35 Multirole Fighters
by Vladimir Karnozov
 - February 20, 2018, 9:03 AM

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2018-02-20/indonesia-places-firm-order-11-su-35-multirole-fighters

Indonesia has followed China in acquiring the Sukhoi S-35S, the export version of Russia’s most capable operational fighter.

Indonesia and Russia have signed a contract for 11 Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighters. According to Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto, the $1.14 billion contract has been finalized. "Two units of Sukhoi jets will be delivered in August 2018," he added, noting that six more would be delivered 18 months after the contract becomes effective, and the remaining three would be delivered five months after that. The contract brings to an end a long-running procurement for an “F-5 replacement,” which drew competition from a number of Western types such as the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-16, and Saab Gripen.

Other details of the deal have yet to emerge, but it is already known that part of the cost will be paid with Indonesian traditional export items, such as palm oil and rubber. In addition, according to the recent Indonesian regulations, the deal should involve offset obligations on the exporter.

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