State-owned plane producer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has delivered a CN-235 MPA (Maritime Patrol Plane) and two AS565 MBe Panther ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) helicopters to the Indonesian Ministry of Protection on 15 June. These plane had been then handed over to the Indonesian Navy because the operator to strengthen its reconnaissance and anti-submarine functionality. Global Business Press reported that the AS565 ASW helicopters are a results of a collaboration between PTDI and Airbus, the place Airbus constructed the rotorcraft and PTDI performed ASW system growth, integration, and testing. Indonesian Navy is now working 4 CN-235 MPA from the deliberate acquisition of 11 plane that was introduced in 2018.

“Along with the power to hold out maritime patrol operations, CN-235 MPA can also be the primary PTDI plane that has been modified and upgraded all of its avionic programs by utilizing the most recent full glass cockpit expertise and built-in digital show, which is for the composition of the native content material itself has reached 42.56%. These ASW helicopters have undergone a sequence of checks, together with flight efficiency, flying qualities, affected system take a look at, and torpedo and sonar preliminary take a look at to make sure that all put in programs don’t considerably change the helicopter’s flying traits and that each one operations might be carried out safely,” mentioned Gita Amperiawan, PTDI President Director.


The Indonesian Navy acquired a CN-235 MPA (Maritime Patrol Plane) and a couple of Panther ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) helicopters from PTDI

The CASA/IPTN CN-235 is a medium-range twin-engined transport plane that was collectively developed by CASA of Spain and Indonesian producer PTDI, as a regional airliner and navy transport. Its main navy roles embody maritime patrol, surveillance, and air transport. One CN-235 MPA plane was delivered by Indonesian Aerospace to the Indonesian defence ministry in June 2008. The CN235 MPA is in service with the Indonesian Navy. The platform has an general size of 21.4 m, a wingspan of 25.81 m, and an endurance of 8.5 hours. Along with maritime patrol and search-and-rescue operations, the Indonesian Navy additionally utilises the plane for anti-submarine warfare operations.

Indonesia ordered 11 new AS565 MBe Panther helicopters in 2014 as a part of efforts to enhance the Indonesian Navy’s embarked aviation and ASW capabilities. In response to info supplied by Airbus Helicopters, the Panther variant that has been equipped to the Indonesian Navy has an elevated most take-off weight over its predecessors, at 4,500 kg, in contrast with 4,300 kg for earlier variations of the AS 565. The plane is supplied with two Safran Arriel 2N engines which have been optimised for ‘sizzling and excessive’ circumstances, and allows the helicopter to succeed in a prime pace of 165 kt and a variety of 780 km. The plane can also be outfitted with Airbus Helicopter’s latest-generation tail rotor and a four-axis autopilot to assist cut back crew workload.

CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and Panther ASW Helicopter
Indonesian Navy CN-235 Maritime Patrol Plane (MPA) and AS565 MBe Panther ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Helicopter