Russia Ready To Buy Natural Rubber From Indonesia Under Contract On Su-35 Fighters -Rostec

15 February 2019 Russia is interested in purchasing natural rubber and other agricultural and industrial goods from Indonesia as part of the contract on the supply of Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 multirole combat aircraft to the Southeast Asian country, Viktor Kladov, the director of international cooperation and regional policy at Russian state-owned corporation Rostec, said in an interview with Sputnik.
The contract, which envisages the sales of 11 Russian aircraft, was signed last February. Half of the value of the over $1 billion contract is set to be covered through supplies of Indonesian commodities.
"We did not define [the commodities in the contract], it would have tied our hands.
We have set up a working group that will be determining each time the goods that Indonesia would like to export and that would be beneficial for us to buy. This can be caoutchouc, for instance. We are interested in [buying] high-quality caoutchouc to produce sports rubber," Kladov said, adding that a whole series of other agricultural and industrial goods could be a part of the deal.
The Su-35 aircraft is a forth-generation highly-maneuverable fighter, capable of flying at a maximum speed of around 2,500 (1,553 miles) kilometers per hour. The aircraft is equipped with a 30-milimeter gun and has 12 hardpoints.