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DSEI 2021: Babcock secures first Arrowhead 140 export

16th September 2021 - 17:14 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


Babcock CEO David Lockwood (L) and PAL CEO Kaharuddin Djenod (R) sign contract on board HMS Argyll. (Photo: Babcock)

The deal is the first win for the frigate design developed with the export market in mind.

Babcock has secured the first export contract for the Arrowhead 140 frigate design, known in the UK as the Inspiration-class Type 31, under a design license agreement with Indonesia.

The deal marks a significant success for the export-oriented frigate design and comes two years after the UK RN chose Arrowhead 140 for its Type 31 programme at DSEI in 2019.

The design will allow PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned shipbuilder, to locally build two Arrowhead 140 frigates modified to meet Indonesian Navy requirements.

Babcock CEO and PAL CEO Kaharuddin Djenod signed the agreement on 16 September onboard RN Duke-class

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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