Yuri Slusar, CEO
Anatoliy Serdyukov, Chairman of the Board
Sukhoi manufacture sophisticated aircraft for combat and ‘counter-insurgency’ purposes. The company is owned by the state-run United Aircraft Corporation, which is in turn controlled by Rostec.
In 2002 the Indonesian Air Force TNI AU received two Sukhoi Su-27s and two Sukhoi Su-30s from Russia. In 2006, TNI AU ordered several more Sukhoi Su-27SKM and Su-30MK2 aircraft to make up a squadron.
In 2017 a barter deal was negotiated to supply TNI-AU with 11 further Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E combat aircraft, worth $1.14 billion, to be paid for in part with palm oil. The deal was arranged by Russian arms dealers Rostec with Indonesian trading company PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (PPI). Indonesia arranged to pay 50 percent of the acquisition cost ($570 million) by exporting a variety of products to Russia, primarily palm oil and coffee. Indonesian trade minister Enggar Lukita said of the deal that he hoped to persuade Russia to cease importing palm oil from any other country. In return, he said “I will persuade our defence minister not to look at defence equipment from other countries”.
Indonesia bought two Sukhoi SU27 and two SU30 aircraft in 2002.
In 2014 the Indonesian government said they intended to buy ten SU-35 (a variant of the SU-27) jets, but by December 2021 this plan was abandoned.
These planes can carry bombs of 500, 250 or 100-kg calibre cluster bombs, incendiary tanks, S-8 rockets, S-13 rockets and S-25-OFM rockets. The ‘weapons suite’ includes:
Fixed weapon: Single-barrel 30mm GSh-301 cannon (150 rounds)
External hardpoints :12 (2 tandem under the fuselage centerline; 2 under the air ducts; 6 under the wings; 2 on the wingtips
Air-to-air missiles: R-27 (AA-10 Alamo), R-73 (AA-11 Archer), R-77 (AA-12 Adder)
Air-to-surface missiles: Kh-29T, Kh-31P/A, Kh-59ME
Bomb: LGB: KAB-500Kr, KAB-1500Kr
Free-fall cluster bombs: 250kg, 500kg
Other: Unguided rocket launchers