Russia and Indonesia are in discussions over loans for the delivery of Su-35 Flanker multirole fighters to Jakarta, state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Director General Alexander Mikheev told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He said the sides have agreed an offset obligation program, outlined the Su-35’s concept, as well as arranged delivery times and training programs.
“The theoretical work is completed. We are discussing the possibility of granting a loan,” Mikheev said.
The Su-35 fighter is a 4++ generation aircraft employing technologies of the fifth generation, designed by the Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company, which belongs to Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation. The first experimental Su-35 was first presented at Russia’s MAKS-2007 air show and was later introduced to a foreign audience at the 2013 Paris Air Show.
During operations against terrorists, Su-35S jets, as well as Su-30SM aircraft, provide air cover for Russian bombers.