Indonesian Air Force is Expecting 3 Su-27 SKM Fighters in September

The Indonesian Air Force is expecting the arrival of three new Russian fighter jets Sukhoi SU-27SKM on early September.

Air Force chief of staff Vice Marshall Imam Sufaat told Antara news agency that two of the jets would arrive in early September and another in the third week of the month.

Imam said that the jets would arrive in Hasanuddin Air Force Base in Makassar, South Sulawesi to be assembled and tested there.

The jets are among six Sukhoi fighters jets bought in 2007. Three Sukhoi SU-30MK2 fighters already arrived in 2008 and 2009.

The six will bring the total number of Indonesia's Sukhoi fleet to 10.

Russia has provided Indonesia with a US$1 billion-credit scheme to finance this and other military purchases from the European military giant, including 22 helicopters, 20 amphibious tanks and two submarines.


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