Indonesia to start construction of attack submarines with France

Indonesia to start construction of attack submarines with France

STATE-owned shipbuilder PT Pal Indonesia will partner with French defense company naval group for the construction of two Scorpene-evolved submarines.

Indonesia’s state-owned shipbuilder signed the contract with the French firm on the 28th of March, with a total cost of $2,16 billion.

The two attack submarines will be built in the country’s shipyard complex in Surabaya City East Java.

The French government also gave the signal for the Indonesian government to equip the military aircraft with submarine-launched missiles and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) hopes to receive the two attack submarines within eight years of the contract’s effective date.

The Scorpène Evolved submarines have a maximum diving capability of 80 days, an operational capability at sea of 240 days per year, and can be equipped with up to 18 missile and torpedo weapons,

The Indonesian navy has put forward a proposal to acquire four additional new submarines, scheduled for acquisition between 2025 to 2039.

 

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