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Indonesia takes delivery of two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII ordered from Russia 2602132

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World Air Force News - Indonesia
 
 
Indonesia takes delivery of two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII ordered from Russia.
 

Indonesian air forces recently received two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII fighter jets it ordered from Russia, lifting its Sukhoi family aircrafts in operation to 12. The delivery of the two Su-30 MKIIs was conducted late last week, and the fighters arrived in Indonesia's Hasanuddin air force base in Makassar, South Sulawesi province on Friday, February 22, 2013, evening.

     
Indonesian air forces recently received two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII fighter jets it ordered from Russia, lifting its Sukhoi family aircrafts in operation to 12. The delivery of the two Su-30 MKIIs was conducted late last week, and the fighters arrived in Indonesia's Hasanuddin air force base in Makassar, South Sulawesi province on Friday, February 22, 2013, evening.
Su-30 MKII Sukhoi fighter aircraft of Indonesian Air Force
     

Those planes, delivered in unassembled form and transported by Russian strategic transport plane Antonov 124 Ruslan, arrived in Makassar along with 17 crews from Sukhoi plant Komsomolsk-na Amure Aircraft Production Association (KNAPO) tasked to assemble the fighter jets in the Indonesian air force base.

Hasanuddin air force base spokesperson, Muliadi, said the delivery of the two planes was part of Indonesia's order on six Su- 30 MKII planes from Russia. He added that the remaining four jets would arrive in the middle of this year.

The Su-30 MKII is a twin-engine, two-seater fighter jet with flight range of 3,000 km and a payload of eight tons of armaments.

However, due to budget constraint, Indonesia did not order missiles and other armaments suitable for the fighter jets. The plane's weapons were only the internal cannons attached to their original specifications.

The initial delivery of Sukhoi fighter jets to Indonesia commenced in 2003, with the first type arriving in Iswahyudi air force base in Madiun, East Java, turning out to be Sukhoi 27 SKM, which was codenamed by western military as the Flanker.