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Indonesia chooses French Naval Group to support building of two submarines

2nd April 2024 - 12:40 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The French Naval Group’s Scorpene Evolved submarine will be built using Indonesian assets. (Photo: Naval Group)

Indonesia has signed a contract with Naval Group to support the construction of two Scorpene Evolved Full LIB submarines via technology transfer.

Indonesia has selected France’s Naval Group and Indonesian state-owned ship manufacturer PT PAL to build two Scorpene-class submarines. The submarines will be built in PT PAL’s shipyard in Indonesia and supported through know-how and technology transfer from Naval Group.

The Scorpene Evolved Full LIB submarines will form part of a cooperation between the two companies which was facilitated through a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) signed in 2022 and supported by a 2021 Defence Cooperation Agreement between France and Indonesia.

According to Naval Group, the Indonesian Scorpene-class submarines will be fitted with a full lithium-ion configuration used to enhance range and speed. The submarines can be used for anti-submarine warfare, special operations and intelligence gathering, Naval Group stated.

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In total, Naval Group has provided or has been working on 16 Scorpene-class submarines for navies worldwide including boats for Chile, Malaysia, Brazil and India.

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