After Ordering 11 Su-35s, Indonesia Probably Wants More

Credit: Yan Siming/International Aviation
The Indonesian Air Force prefers to assign 16 fighters to each combat squadron. So a contract signed on Feb. 14 for 11 Sukhoi Su-35s is likely to be followed by another for five more of the big Russian fighters within a few years. Beyond that, the country is in talks with Western manufacturers about...
Marhalim Abas

Marhalim Abas, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, covers Southeast Asian defense. He has worked as a journalist specializing in Southeast Asia defense and security since 1994, initially with the New Straits Times newspaper.

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