Procurement: Red Wings Over Indonesia


August 25, 2007: Indonesia is buying six more jet fighters from Russia (three Su-30s and three Su-27s) for $50 million each. Indonesia already has four (two Su-30s and two Su-27s) of these aircraft. Western countries, especially the United States, won't sell warplanes to Indonesia because of human rights issues. Neighboring Malaysia is also buying Russian (MiG-29s), but all of the other neighbors have U.S. aircraft (mostly F-16s and F-18s).


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