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    Indonesian ambassador to Russia said that Indonesian government is considering the purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 jets under a bidding process expected to be announced soon.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Indonesian government is considering the purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E) jets under a bidding process expected to be announced soon, the Indonesian ambassador to Russia said on Thursday.

    "The interest was voiced at the highest level. It is known that the budget for the purchase of aircraft has already been formed for 2015-2016," Djauhari Oratmangun told RIA Novosti.

    According to the diplomat, a decision concerning the purchase will be made by the end of 2016. The quantity of jets will depend on the tender results, he added.

    The Su-35 jets are modern and well-equipped aircraft, Oratmangun said, stressing that these characteristics are important to Indonesia.

    In June, Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport announced plans to participate in the Indonesian Air Force's bidding for multifunctional fighter jets, offering the Su-35.

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