The American fighters defeated the Russian "Dryers"
The threat of Washington's new sanctions against Moscow could lead to the termination of the contract for the purchase of Russian Su-35 Jakarta aircraft. This was stated by the official representative of the Indonesian Air Force Novyan Samiega.
According to Jane's portal today, if the United States imposes strict restrictive measures, Jakarta will have to look for a replacement for our winged combat vehicles.
the most suitable alternative are
American F-16, writes the edition.
Samegi, the decision of Indonesia will not play a special role, even the fact that the contract with Moscow has already been signed.
Indonesia signed an agreement with Russia for the supply of 11 super-manoeuvrable Su-35 multi-role fighter aircraft in February this year a few months after the adoption of the US law on the fight against US adversaries through the sanctions (CAATSA). The document proposes sanctions against Russian defense clients in response to the alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential elections in America and the "annexation" of Crimea.
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The publication remembers this
the US government has imposed penalties on Indonesia for most of
Years & # 90; up to 2005 due to human rights violations by the armed forces in East Timor.
Therefore, in Jakarta, they are trying to find a balance now.
Meanwhile, literally, last month
the country's defense minister, Riamizard Riachuda, said
that Indonesia does not intend to abandon the Russian fighters due to
pressure of states. He noted that the parties had started to implement the contract,
but the Ministry of Defense needs to settle a bit of internal space
payment problems. The minister stressed that the Indonesian
the military will have fighters "in the near future".