OUR N E W   W E B   S I T E   "WORLD AIR FORCE NEWS"
 
  
 
 

WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  HOME > ASIAN AIR FORCE NEWS >

Indonesia Says ‘No, Thanks’ to More Sukhoi Fighters

Indonesia Says ‘No, Thanks’ to More Sukhoi Fighters

Indonesia will buy no more Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, opting instead for U.S. F-16s, Air Marshal Eris Herryanto told Flightglobal aviation news portal on Thursday.

The Indonesian Air Force has 10 Su-30 and Su-27s with six additional fighters on the way.

Money is being made available to accelerate the refurbishment of its existing fleet of 15 Lockheed Martin C-130s, as well as buy four C-130Hs from Australia and upgrade them, and purchase more Indonesia Aerospace CN-295 transports, said Herryanto, who is secretary general of the Indonesian Defense Ministry.

"We are waiting for 24 F-16s from the USA. With those, we will have enough aircraft in our fighter inventory for the next 20 years. And that means we have enough Sukhoi fighters for now," he said.

"Indonesia has also invested in South Korea's K-FX program, which will produce fighters to replace aircraft like the [Northrop] F-5s and F-16s. We aim to buy enough K-FX fighters for three squadrons of 16-22 aircraft each. That will cover our long-term requirements."

Sukhoi’s press service said they were not aware of Indonesia’s plans.

A source at United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) who spoke on condition of anonymity said he was not surprised by Indonesia’s decision, as there has been no discussion with Jakarta for any more Sukhoi sales.

Indonesia recently bought six Su-30 fighters to be delivered within the next three years (two a year).

The country’s Air Force will thus have a total of 16 Sukhois, which require spare parts, servicing, maintenance, etc, he said.

Any joint aircraft project with South Korea is unlikely to materialize soon, the source said.


Source: MOSCOW | Press Agency News - 12 August 2012

Photo: Indonesian Air Force Su-30 fighter aircraft. (Photo by Eddy Februanto Putra)

(12.8.2012)


 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• Indian Air Force to equip 40 Su-30 MKIs with BrahMos cruise missile in next 3 years

(3.6.2019)
"As for the plans, the serial production has been launched and rearmament will be carried out, as our Indian colleagues have promised on many occasions. About 40 planes as the firs...>>

• Russian upgraded Su-25 attack aircraft to get sighting system with artificial intelligence

(14.5.2019)
The target acquisition system with artificial intelligence will be able to independently identify hostile targets, keep them in sight and guide missiles....>>

• Indian Air Force Gets Its First AH-64E (I) Apache Attack Helicopter At Boeing Plant In US

(12.5.2019)
IAF Boeing AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian is an advanced attack helicopter that can engage both air and ground targets with relative stealth using low-altitude obstacles like trees and...>>

• China's third and largest aircraft carrier (Satellite imagery)

(8.5.2019)
Construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is well under way, according to satellite images obtained and analyzed by a U.S. think tank....>>

• People’s Liberation Army-Navy Declares Chinese Carrier Liaoning a ‘Combat Ship

(26.4.2019)
Following a six-month retrofit, China’s sole active aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has been declared a “combat ship” by the People’s Liberation Army-Navy....>>

• Indian Government Justifies Higher Cost of Locally-Developed Su-30s

(1.2.2019)
Disagreeing with the opposition's interpretation of an audit report that found that Su-30 fighter jets supplied to the Indian Air Force by the local firm HAL are costlier that thos...>>

• First S. Korean A330MRTT lands in Busan for acceptance tests

(13.11.2018)
The first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has landed in Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea for its acceptance...>>

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,