The Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto’s plan to purchase 15 used Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets owned by the Austrian Air Forces continues to draw criticism. The ruling party PDIP has joined the chorus. Prabowo, who is also the chairman of Gerindra Party, has been urged to cancel the said controversial plan. Typhoon controversy aside, the Indonesian Ambassador for Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi gave the assurance that the deal with Russia over the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighters was still ongoing. The Vice Minister of Defense Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, meanwhile, talked about the plan to purchase F-35 stealth fighters from the United States (US).
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