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DSEI 2023: UK company to provide submarine rescue system to Indonesia in $100 million deal

12th September 2023 - 18:30 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


The SRV-F Mk3 is destined for service with Indonesia. (Photo: SMP)

UK company Submarine Manufacturing and Products (SMP) has secured a second contract for its submarine rescue system (SRS), a deal worth $100 million signed with Indonesia, which will be integrated onboard a host vessel with support from engineering consultancy Houlder and local company BTI Defence.

Using the system, SMP's SRV-F Mk3 submarine rescue vehicle (SRV) will be launched from a mothership which also has a transfer-under-pressure and diver decompression chamber and delivery is expected to occur within the next few years.

The contract follows a similar deal with Vietnam for a 66-person rescue system about five years ago and SMP managing director Ben Sharples, speaking to Shephard at DSEI, said it was countries in this region with small conventional submarines that were a key market.

‘The SRS is able to rescue up to 50 submariners at once and is optimal for use in regional waters with

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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