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Russia planning series of defense contracts with Indonesia on Su-35 fighter jets

A military contract on helicopters may follow as well

LANGKAWI (Malaysia), March 22. /TASS/. A contract to deliver Su-35 multirole fighter jets to Indonesia will be the first in a series of planned defense deals with this country, the director for international cooperation and regional policy at Russia's defense industry conglomerate Rostec said Wednesday.

"Once the Su-35 deal is complete, we plan to engage in naval projects with the Indonesian side," Viktor Kladov, who heads the joint delegation of Rostec and state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, told reporters at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia.

A contract on helicopters may follow, the official said, adding that Indonesia also showed interest in Russia’s Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft to tackle wildfires.

"Indonesia is interested in purchasing two or three aircraft of this kind," he said.