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ADECS 2019: Indonesia pursues trio of additional submarines

22nd January 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) is currently negotiating with South Korea over a possible purchase of a batch of three additional Type 209/1400 (known in South Korea as the Chang Bogo class, pictured) diesel-electric submarines, which will help meet the MoD’s target for a Minimum Essential Force (MEF).

Discussions by Indonesia’s MoD are centred upon PT Pal and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) over respective workshare portions and technology transfers.

According to the Committee for Defense Industry Policy (KKIP), Indonesia had considered other submarine types to extend its fleet, but commonality with existing 1,400t Nagapasa-class submarines and ease of

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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