Indonesia to replace fleet of American F-5 with Russian Su-35 aircraft


January 25 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

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Vesti Finance – by Inessa Sinchougova

Indonesian crew of the Su-30, already part of Indonesia’s air force

The Su-35 will replace the obsolete American F-5 Tiger aircraft, which the Indonesian military has been using since 1980. Rostech, the aircraft manufacturer, has stated that it received a commercial offer from Indonesia, for 11 aircraft. 

The Su-35 is a Russian multipurpose super maneuverable fighter jet of the “4 ++” generation, equipped with an on-board radar station with a phased array antenna, as well as engines with a controlled thrust vector. The aircraft can fly at a speed of up to 2,5 thousand km / h, the flight range reaches 3,4 thousand km, the combat radius is about 1,6 thousand km. The jet is armed with a 30 mm cannon and has 12 suspension points for bombs and missiles.

Russia is also negotiating with Indonesia for the delivery of floating armored personnel carriers (BTR) BT-3F, said the Deputy Director of Rosoboronexport, Sergei Goreslavsky. 

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