• Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Indonesia will acquire 11 Su-35 Flanker-E fighters from Russia

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  1. Arsalan

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    Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu announced that Jakarta will purchase 11 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E multi-role fighters from Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

    The statement was made following a cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office on July 26. Ryacudu added that negotiations with Moscow took two years (via state-owned Antara News)

    Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence announced that it would pursue a squadron of Su-35s in September 2015 to supplant its legacy Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs. Defence Minister Ryacudo confirmed in December 2016 that talks for the fighters with co-production and technology-transfer benefits.

    In June, Rostec’s Director of International Cooperation and Regional Policy Viktor Kladov told the Russian News Agency TASS that Jakarta and Moscow had concluded a contract for eight Su-35s.

    Indonesia will be the Su-35’s second overseas buyer following China. The Su-35s will join the Indonesian Air Force’s (TNI-AU) Su-30MKK/MK2 and Su-27 Flankers. Ryacudu added that Jakarta was also planning to acquire new armed drones. As per Indonesian officials, these will come from China.

    The Su-35 Flanker-E is the latest variant of the Sukhoi Flanker-series of heavyweight twin-engine fighter aircraft. It is powered by two 117S turbofan engines with thrust-vectoring nozzles.

    With the Irbis-E passive electronically-scanned array radar, the Su-35 can detect targets (with radar cross-sections of 3m2) up to 400 km away. The fighter has 12 external hardpoints, enabling a payload of 8,000 kg. It can carry a wide range of air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions.

    Since its introduction, the Su-35 has garnered international interest from Russia’s traditional armament buyers and prospective customers. In April, the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov reportedly told TASS that the United Arab Emirates was interested in “several dozen” Su-35s.

    Pakistan has also been slotted as a potential Su-35 customer, especially following Washington’s refusal to subsidize a sale of eight Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block-52 in May 2016. Pakistani officials responded to the matter by stating they would seek alternatives from China or Russia.

    In September 2016, Rosonboronexport said that it was not negotiating with Islamabad for the Su-35.

    In April, the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman stated in an interview with Bol Narratives that the PAF “has to induct new aircraft” and that it has “some of the leading options both in China and Russia.” This was the first instance of the PAF officially confirming the possibility of acquiring Russian platforms, though the CAS did not specify the Su-35.

    UAC is also pitching its Su-30SME and MiG-35 Fulcum-F to the world market. The latter is being positioned as an affordable high-tech solution for developing world air forces.
     
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    the su35 aint going to be cheap but a awesome fighter :) congrats to Indonesia
     
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    @Zarvan O bhai Indonesia ne le liye he....Pak ne kia karna he?
     
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    lgta he indonesia wale Pak k hi le gaye he :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    On a serious note...i think the procurement strategy of pak is not good. look they have placed order for just 11 planes now...and they can simply build on numbers with time..these 11 planes won't cost much as compared to buying 40 of theses plane(which Pak needs at th minimum)...but still theses will add huge capability.
    Another example is Su30 procurement by india..in the beginning they had ordered very few of them but now look at their numbers.

    I think pak should follow the same strategy add new platforms in less numbers..it will be less burden on budget and still u will be inducting new capability..n with time not only you will learn the platform but build on it...

    but pak approach is very flawed unless we have money for all 40 we won't even place an order....that leaves us far behind the enemy both in quality and quantity
     
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    Our strategy is good we are looking for new things some deals would have been signed few months ago but this Panama issue got pace and things got delayed now things will get settle down and you would start hearing various defense news. Small number things doesn't work for us because have one big active enemy unlike Indonesia and others
     
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    Well your good news has become an equivalant of Acche Din by Modi...but still hope u r right
    With small budget..we need to focus on getting in small numbers n then build on it with time...not remain limited to that small number.
    India procured SU30 in the same strategy they also have 2 active enemies
     
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    Indonesia should build some parts on their own, at least some parts.
     
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    Just with 11 aircraft on order, I don't think Russia would allow Indonesia to build any parts on their own. It may happen if a follow on order is placed.
     
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    Not like many other countries Indonesia always buy aircraft in small numbers, maybe it's just our military strategy or because our limited money...
     
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    More f-16s it seems
     
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    paf chief recent interview clearly states 5th gen fighter, focus on thunders, and if possible f16s
     
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    He never tells everything in interviews
     
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