The Jakarta Post reports chief of staff Marshal Imam Sufaat as saying that the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) plans to order a further six Sukhoi fighters so that it can form a full squadron of 16 aircraft.
“The existing squadron of Sukhois remains insufficient to give a deterrent effect given our vast territory,” he said on September 17, adding that the proposal had already been approved by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Indonesia bought three Su-27s and three Su-30MKs in 2005, and a further six Sukhois were delivered this year.
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