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New fighter jets land in RI

  • Andi Hajramurni,

    The Jakarta Post,

Makassar, South Sulawesi   /   Sat, December 27 2008   /  10:55 am

XMAS PRESENT FOR TNI: Indonesian Air Force personnel steer a Sukhoi jet fighter at the Sultan Hasanuddin Air Force base in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Friday. Two Sukhois recently arrived and will join the existing four others at the base. (JP/Andi Hajramurni) Two Sukhoi fighter jets arrived in Indonesia on Friday from Russia, the first out of a total order of six for the country, defense officials said. Russian cargo plane Antonov AH-124-100, which carried the two Sukhoi jets, landed at the Sultan Hasanuddin Air Force base in Makassar, South Sulawesi, at around 10:30 a.m. Air force base commander First Marshall Ida Bagus Putu Dunia told the press the two jet fighters would be ready for service by the end of January 2009. "The jet fighters will be assembled by Russian technicians, which will take about 10 days. After that, there will be test flights of t...