Indonesia cancels deal with Russia

Indonesia cancels deal with Russia 14 March, 2020

Bloomberg is reporting that Indonesia has walked away from the purchase of 11 Su-35 fighters after pressure from the United States.
The deal between Indonesia and Russia has been in negotiations since 2017, and a contract was signed in February 2018 for the sale of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighters for the Indonesian Air Force. An anonymous Indonesian official told Bloomberg that Washington had warned Jakarta that buying the Russian fighters will risk the South East Asian country being penalized under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The U.S. offered the F-16 to Indonesia in return but Jakarta is keener on buying the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter instead.

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