Russia and Indonesia agreed on the sale of 11 of the latest Su-35 fighter jets, Rostec (Russian State Corporation) reported. Negotiations that lasted three years culminated with the conclusion of a barter transaction.
According to Enggartiasto Lukita, the head of the Indonesian Ministry of Trade, the aircraft closest to the fifth generation among Russian machines will be exchanged for primarily palm oil, Interfax reports.
The negotiations took a long time, primarily because of financial issues, a source close to Rosoboronexport told Vedomosti. This kind of payment assisted the negotiations because Indonesia refused to pay for the jets in foreign exchange cash.
Tea, coffee, and rubber crumb will go to the Russian Federation under barter as well.