Agree. One NGO even reject the idea of purchasing Nakhoda Ragam class due to "it tilted when turning" which a junior high school students could explain based on centrifugal and centripetal force. A very basic physic theory we experience daily during riding motorcycle. C`mon, They should make better arguments )The truth is, most of those so called 'defense' experts now in Indonesia, did not even posses legitimate defense back ground. Mostly come out from Political back ground, thus produce what the 'political order' that come to them. Well that's how they make their living this days, producing rubbish comment hoping to produce some kind of 'public' controversy which in the end just to 'stir-up' political back-deal in the parliament.
Anyway, Ananda what about this article: Indonesia Says
And some gossips that US offer more F-16 for TNI-AU according to Dephan?
It seems TNI AU has stopped the plan to purchase Sukhoi-except if PDIP win 2014 election- F-16 seems will be the backbone of TNI AU until the planned KFX being inducted.
Suddenly I doubt about the willingness of TNI AU to equip the Sukhois, considering until now, no picture on their weapons in public.
All the money planned for the Russian weapon may be go to US instead. If the F-16 addition come true, just wait for another saga in Senayan.