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All three Su-27SKM fighters delivered to Indonesia by Russia earlier this month have successfully passed flight tests at an airbase in the South Sulawesi province, a source at the base said on Wednesday.
The planes were delivered to Indonesia as the final part of an August 2007 $300 million deal for six of the Sukhoi fighters. That agreement followed on from the 2003 purchase by Indonesia of four fighter jets from Russia.
Indonesia's Air Force chief of staff Marshal Imam Sufaat said on Friday his country planned to buy six more Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, the Jakarta Post reported.
"The existing squadron of 10 Sukhois is insufficient for our vast air space," Imam told the Antara news agency.
He said the purchases had already been approved by the country's president, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
However he added that while the purchases would be on the Defense Ministry's long-term agenda, he was not sure when the deal would go ahead.
JAKARTA, September 22 (RIA Novosti)
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