He made the statement during the 2015 Le Bourget Airshow, which is currently underway near Paris, France.
"We are waiting for the tender, and we are going to participate in it", he said, stressing the necessity of developing the export potential of the Su-35 fighters.
Representatives of Indonesia have repeatedly expressed interest in buying the Su-35s. In February, Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Vice Marshal Agus Supriatna signaled his readiness to replace the country's outdated US F-5 fighters, which are currently in service, for the sophisticated Su-35s. Even so, purchase agreements have yet to be signed.
Developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau (part of United Aircraft Corporation), the Su-35 Flanker-E is a "4++"-generation super-maneuverable multi-role fighter. The fifth-generation technology being used during the development of this plane grants it superiority over other fighters of this class.
Last year, the US magazine National Interest heaped praise on the aircraft's advanced avionics, which the magazine said "makes the Su-35 an extremely dangerous foe to any US fighter, with the exception of the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor."