Numbers will eventually reach close to 30 - nice number.
21/03/13 INDONESIA WILL BUY MORE FIGHTER "SUKHOI"
"Military Parity" . Indonesia plans to buy an additional batch of Russian fighters "Dry" and their own patrol boats built in the 15 billion dollar five-year plan to modernize the armed forces, said on Wednesday in the military of the country.
Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro (Purnomo Yusgiantoro) said that Indonesia intends to buy a squadron of "dry" and patrol boats.
He also warned the military delegates of the conference that the rapid increase in military spending and military build-up in the region could sow distrust and competition for energy resources.
"If it is not accompanied by greater transparency, which will increase the trust and confidence that it can turn into an arms race, which has a negative impact on peace and stability," he said.
Another official Indonesian military spokesman said that there are still plans to purchase 16 fighters "dry", 17 patrol boats, three light frigates and an unspecified number of tanks and missiles.
Indonesia also plans to upgrade the squadron of F -16 U.S. production. Indonesia already has more than 10 fighters "dry."
Last October, the Defense Ministry announced that planned to purchase 130 Leopard 2 tanks, the German company Rheinmetall AG for a total of $ 280 million.
Indonesia, a country of islands with key shipping routes and 54,700 km (34,000 miles) Coastlines also ordered three South Korean submarines to increase its fleet of submarines to five units.
Spending on national defense in 2012 amounted to 72.5 trillion rupees (7.54 billion dollars), which is 30% more than in 2011. It is expected that in 2013, the military budget will rise to 77.7 trillion rupiah.