Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Reported Sukhoi-SU35 Purchase Plan to the President
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, September 22 2017 - 22:30 IWST
Ilustrasi pesawat tempur Sukhoi SU-35 (Foto Ist)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto reported to President Joko Widodo regarding plans to purchase Sukhoi SU-35 fighter from Russia.
"I also reported to the President about the purchase of Sukhoi SU-35 aircraft," said Wiranto after facing the President at the Presidential Palace Jakarta, Friday (22/09/2017)
According to him, Indonesia has planned to equip the main tool of defense system (alutsista), although the possibility of war is thin, but to keep the sovereign territory need strengthening of defense equipment. Including for strengthening "bargaining" in international diplomacy.
"Alutsista needs reinforcement, the experience of our time to seize West Irian, it also we need a great force for 'bargaining position' of political diplomacy," he said.
The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs revealed that Indonesia has already purchased eight Sukhoi SU-35 aircraft and is now planning to buy another 11 aircraft.
"It's been an old plan, but we are tightening the conditions, we are tightening the terms, the sellers so that ngak sell without any benefit from us." Many things we can get," said Wiranto.