Indonesia Finalized Su-35 Order

Indonesia Finalized Su-35 Order 22 February, 2018

Indonesia has placed a firm order to Russia for 11 Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighters. The country revealed its intentions for this acquisition in 2016. A $1,14 billion contract was signed recently, finalizing the order. Two units of Sukhoi jets will be delivered in August 2018 and six more would be delivered 18 months after the contract becomes effective, and the remaining three would be delivered five months after that. 

Su-35S was selected in a competition with Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-16, and Saab Gripen to replace Indonesian F-5s. With this order, Indonesia becomes the second overseas customer for Russia’s “4++” generation supersonic fighter. 

Su-35 is a multirole fighter equipped with an airborne radar and a phased array antenna, as well as thrust vector control engines. It can achieve a speed of up to 2.5 thousand km/h, its flying range is 3.4 thousand km, and combat radius is about 1.6 thousand km. The fighter is equipped with a 30mm gun and has 12 mounting points for bombs and rockets. 

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