KASAU Makes Sure the Sukhoi-35 Buying Contract is Still Running
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, January 26 2018 - 14:00 IWST
Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Udara (KSAU) Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna ) (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Air Force Chief of Staff (KSAU) Marshal Yuyu Sutisna confirmed, plan to buy fighter generation 4.5, Sukhoi-35 from the Russian Government is still ongoing.
"Sukhoi-35 is still running, there is no influence whatsoever, according to what was conveyed by TNI Chief of Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto," Yuyu said after the 2018 Air Force Leaders Meeting in Mabesau Cilangkap, East Jakarta, Friday. (1/26/2018)
KSAU said it was responding to pressure information from the US government for Indonesia not to buy aircraft from Russia when US Defense Secretary James Norman Mattis visited Indonesia.
"I did not hear that (I suspect the pressure from the US), I got the information from the media, but the contract will run," he said.
The former Commander of the Indonesian Air Force Operations Command (Pangkoopsau) I hope the signing of the Sukhoi-35 purchase contract will take place in February 2018.
"I hope that by the end of February 2018, the contract will be signed, and the contract will be signed next year," he said.