16 Sukhoi SU-35 To Secure Air Sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia

10:23:00 PM
JAKARTA, -- Indonesia strengthen the power of the air combat fleet. In this month the government through the Ministry of Defence (Ministry of Defense) has decided to buy one squadron (16 units) Sukhoi Su-35 Russian-made replacing the F-5 Tiger to maintain air sovereignty of Indonesia.

Sukhoi SU-35, which earned the nickname Super Flanker has just entered a period operating in the Russian Air Force but friendly countries of Russia has been attracted to soon have it too.

Sukhoi SU-35 can be regarded as a fighter jet of Russia's most advanced that has Full Operational, its emergence as fill in the blanks simultaneously bridging the main heading 5th generation who is still in the test phase try the Sukhoi T-50 PAKFA (Perspektivny Aviatsionny Frontovoy Complex Aviatsii / Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation),

Sukhoi SU-35 is a 4 ++ generation aircraft where technically ability SU-35s is above the fourth generation aircraft such as Rafale, F18, F16 -Sukhoi SU-35 is not easy to sniff radar opponents, although SU-35 is not a stealth aircraft or like a completely stealth 5th generation like Raptor F22 or F35 Lightning II.

Reach Super Flanker radars belonging to the second generation pesawatpesawat further than 4 or 4+ allows SU-35s action-First Look First Shoot-First Kill before pilot opponent look super flanker, pilot SU-35S aircraft could be used to bring down the opponent.

In the machinery sector belonging to the SU-35s is much more powerful, dual engine 117S very stun superior and efficient than other fighter jets, F16, for example.

The advantages of the  Su-35-plane multirole with high maneuverability

Have avionics systems and the most sophisticated electronic
further with the introduction of radar multitarget

Machines double-117S with vectoring system
Sulit sniff radar (semi-stealth)

Able to fire missiles in rearward-firing (shooting backwards)
power transport weapons (tonnage and number) is high with 12 hard points

Machines have a longer service life than the previous Flanker
Most low vulnerability to the embargo

Can harness / carrying supplies weapons Flanker previous generation

Able to operate from short runways thanks to machines equipped TVC (thrust vectoring control)

Disadvantages Su-35

Only available in single-seat variant, as a result of combat training or conversion process can only be done in the simulator.

The operational cost per hour is fairly highest, there is a mention Sukhoi as 'ATM fly.' Citing information from defence.pk, operating costs per hour (cost of flying per hours) SU-27 / SU-30 reaches USD7.000, while for the Su-35 operating costs per hour could reach USD14.000. For comparison the operational cost per hour F-16 only USD3.600

There is no clarity to detail scheme TOT (Transfer of Technology) is offered to the PT Dirgantara Indonesia.

NOTE: News information was translated via Google.

The Sukho Su-35S second prototype B/N (902) multirole fighter aircraft. 


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