Indonesia will sign a loan agreement with Russia on the purchase of six Sukhoi fighter
"According to the result of a meeting between the Defence Ministry, the Finance Ministry, the National Defense Force and the Air Force on Saturday, the loan agreement will be signed in September," Air Force chief Air Marshal Soebandrio said Sunday as quoted by Antara news agency.
He said that the six Sukhoi aircraft, which would arrive in stages in 2008 and 2009, were urgently needed to strengthen the Indonesian Air Force.
The Russian Sukhoi company announced last year the sale of six fighting aircraft to
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the procurement of the six Sukhoi planes was signed during the
Three units of SU-30MK2 type complete with the armament are scheduled to arrive in
The six Sukhoi fighters will replace the A-4 Skyhawk aircrafts of the Squadron 11 at the Hasanuddin airbase in
The purchase of the six Sukhoi aircraft was not included in the credit scheme given by the Russian government worth $1 billion in weapon systems for