Thus, Indonesia will not purchase 11 Russian aircraft. It is reported that the reason for this decision is the lack of budgetary funds. At the same time, Praseto noted that Indonesia with a “heavy heart” is forced to abandon Russian fighters.
However, instead of the Su-35, Indonesia will purchase 36 French Rafale fighters and eight American F-15EX. In addition, the country’s Air Force will receive Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft and long-range medium-altitude strike drones. It is noted that Indonesia conducted negotiations on the purchase of a batch of French fighters throughout 2021.