Indonesia to have 16 Su-27/30s by end of 2013

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Indonesia plans to have a full squadron of 16 Sukhoi Su-27/30 fighters by the end of 2013.

Jakarta received two Su-30MK2s in February 2013, and expects four more by the end of the year, says deputy defence minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin. These six were originally ordered in December 2011.

The Indonesian air force's current Sukhoi fleet comprises 12 aircraft: two Su-27SKs, three Su-27SKMs, two Su-30MKs, and five Su-30MK2s, with the latter including the two aircraft delivered earlier this year.

 

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The Indonesian air force will also obtain a simulator in 2014 to train its pilots. At present, Indonesian Sukhoi pilots undergo simulator training in China.