Russia’s An-124 will deliver two Su-27SKM fighters to Indonesia today and the last will be delivered on Sept. 16, an informed source said on Monday.
The An-124 transport plane is scheduled to deliver two Su fighter jets to the air base in the city of Makassar in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province. The other Su-27SKM plane will be delivered to the same base five days later.
Under a $300 million contract, signed in 2007, Russia is to complete the delivery of three Su-30MK2 and three Su-27SKM fighters to Jakarta by the end of 2010 in addition to two Su-27SK and two Su-30MK fighters purchased in 2003.
The third Su-30MK2 jet was delivered in January.
The planes will be sent to Indonesia earlier than scheduled following a request by the Indonesian military authorities, who would like the aircraft to take part in a military parade dedicated to Armed Forces Day on October 5, the source added.