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Indonesia buys second batch of South Korean submarines

12th April 2019 - 10:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


As expected, the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) turned to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to help build a second batch of three Type 209/1400 diesel-electric submarines.

According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea, a contract worth $1.02 billion was signed in Bandung, Indonesia on 12 April. Seoul is providing a loan via the Export-Import Bank of South Korea.

DAPA chief Wang Jung-hong commented, ‘We believe it is meaningful that the two countries again carried out this mutually beneficial defence cooperation project. The [Seoul] government will actively support the smooth implementation of the project.’

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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