Indonesia plans to buy 11 Su-35s, looking at Chinese drones

Indonesia’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu told reporters after a cabinet meeting on military procurement that Jakarta plans to buy 11 Su-35 fighters.

Sukhoi Su-35S (28333541172)
By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Sukhoi Su-35S) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ryacudu added that another topic being discussed at the meeting was the purchase of drones.

The Chief of the Defense Facilities Board Rear Admiral Leonardi was quoted in the same article as saying that China is willing to supply unmanned aerial vehicles to Indonesia. These drones will have attack capability and can be customized to Indonesia’s specifications.

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