Indonesian Air Force

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Su35 purchase is officially not happening then ?
Indeed, It seems, as translator gives:

The Indonesian Air Force makes sure to buy Rafale fighter planes and F-15 EX
(antaranews, Jakarta, dec.22)

The Indonesian Air Force has confirmed that it will buy 4.5 generation fighter aircraft, namely the Dassault Rafale made in France and the F-15 EX made in the United States.

"We want a generation 4.5 aircraft and want a 'heavy' or medium and above. Because we currently have the F-16, we already have the Russian-made Sukhoi," said Air Force Chief of Staff (Kasau) Marshal TNI Fadjar Prasetyo when talking with mass media at the Press Tour and Media Gathering, at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, East Jakarta, Wednesday.

Currently, he continued, the choice of purchasing fighter aircraft is narrowed to two aircraft, namely the French-made Rafale aircraft and the United States-made F-15 EX.

"This is also the result of thinking from the Ministry of Defense," said Marshal Fadjar.

Regarding the planned purchase of the Sukhoi Su-35, Fadjar said it would be abandoned.

"Sukhoi Su-35 with a heavy heart, yes, we have to leave the plan because we came back from the beginning, we mentioned that the development of air power is very dependent on the budget," explained Fadjar.



The presence of these fighter aircraft will increase the strength of the Indonesian Air Force in maintaining the sovereignty of Indonesian airspace from enemy threats.

"If there are two or three squadrons, God willing (more than 30 planes)," said Kasau.


According to Fadjar, Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto has given an explanation to the Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas regarding the budget for the procurement of fighter aircraft that will be used for the next 30-40 years.

"There is nothing in the strategic plan, this is indeed the opinion of the Minister of Defense with input from us as well," he said.

The former Pangkogabwilhan II admitted that the team from the F-15 EX had met him to discuss the plan to procure the fighter aircraft.

"This is a little information, the F-15 EX team has come to me. I asked if today we agreed on the first initial unit we will receive about when? The answer is yes, around 2027," said Marshal Fadjar.
 

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Indeed, It seems, as translator gives:

The Indonesian Air Force makes sure to buy Rafale fighter planes and F-15 EX
(antaranews, Jakarta, dec.22)

The Indonesian Air Force has confirmed that it will buy 4.5 generation fighter aircraft, namely the Dassault Rafale made in France and the F-15 EX made in the United States.

"We want a generation 4.5 aircraft and want a 'heavy' or medium and above. Because we currently have the F-16, we already have the Russian-made Sukhoi," said Air Force Chief of Staff (Kasau) Marshal TNI Fadjar Prasetyo when talking with mass media at the Press Tour and Media Gathering, at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, East Jakarta, Wednesday.

Currently, he continued, the choice of purchasing fighter aircraft is narrowed to two aircraft, namely the French-made Rafale aircraft and the United States-made F-15 EX.

"This is also the result of thinking from the Ministry of Defense," said Marshal Fadjar.

Regarding the planned purchase of the Sukhoi Su-35, Fadjar said it would be abandoned.

"Sukhoi Su-35 with a heavy heart, yes, we have to leave the plan because we came back from the beginning, we mentioned that the development of air power is very dependent on the budget," explained Fadjar.



The presence of these fighter aircraft will increase the strength of the Indonesian Air Force in maintaining the sovereignty of Indonesian airspace from enemy threats.

"If there are two or three squadrons, God willing (more than 30 planes)," said Kasau.


According to Fadjar, Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto has given an explanation to the Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas regarding the budget for the procurement of fighter aircraft that will be used for the next 30-40 years.

"There is nothing in the strategic plan, this is indeed the opinion of the Minister of Defense with input from us as well," he said.

The former Pangkogabwilhan II admitted that the team from the F-15 EX had met him to discuss the plan to procure the fighter aircraft.

"This is a little information, the F-15 EX team has come to me. I asked if today we agreed on the first initial unit we will receive about when? The answer is yes, around 2027," said Marshal Fadjar.
Seems there might be a role of sanctions threat from USA.
 

Amarante

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Indonesia gives up on Russian aircraft purchase, instead turning to US and French options​

By Mike Yeo Dec 22
MELBOURNE, Australia — Indonesia has admitted defeat in its attempt to buy Russian fighter jets and will now decide between the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II and the Dassault Rafale, according to the country’s Air Force chief of staff.

Speaking to media during a gathering at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base near the Indonesian capital Jakarta, Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo said the Southeast Asian nation is seeking a 4.5-generation mediumweight or heavyweight fighter.

He said the narrowing of the choices to the American F-15EX and the French Rafale was made together with the Defense Ministry, adding that Indonesia wants two to three squadrons’ worth of fighter jets, depending on the budget.

Prasetyo also confirmed that it was “with a heavy heart” that Indonesia would abandon its plan to acquire the Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E. The country had selected the Russian twin-engine, single-seat fighter in 2015 but never signed a contract for 11 aircraft following negotiations with Russia in 2018.

While Indonesia has not explicitly said so, it’s possible its reticence to conclude the Su-35 acquisition was due to concern the move could trigger U.S. sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The law was passed by Congress in 2017 and is meant to discourage governments or entities from acquiring weapons as well as military hardware and parts from American adversaries like Iran, North Korea and Russia.

Prasetyo noted that if Indonesia chooses the F-15EX, deliveries of the multirole fighter could start as early as 2027.

Any new fighter will serve alongside Indonesia’s existing fleet of refurbished Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcons and Russian Sukhoi Su-27/30 Flankers. The former were previously operated by the U.S. Air Force.

Indonesia is seeking the aircraft to meet its increasingly urgent air defense needs, but budgetary problems and a long list of defense requirements are stymieing efforts to fill the air defense gap of the country, which is made up of more than 17,000 islands that stretch from the eastern edge of the Indian Ocean to Papua New Guinea.

Indonesia previously expressed interest in buying Austria’s fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, which the European country was withdrawing from service prematurely due to cost and a corruption scandal.

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As you said, the CAATSA threat…

I wonder which « improvements » would « benefit » such TNI-AU s F-15export…
 
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