On the opening day of IndoDefence 2022, Thales bolstered its dedication to the Republic of Indonesia’s defence forces, signing a number of agreements with its long-term accomplice, native State Owned Enterprise (SOE), PT Len Industri, witnessed by Minister of Defence, Prabowo Subianto. Working with DEFEND ID, Indonesia’s defence business holding firm led by PT Len, these agreements verify Thales’ place to assist Indonesia’s navy ambitions. In April 2022, President Widodo outlined Indonesia’s goal to have DEFEND ID be part of the record of the world’s prime fifty defence corporations by 2024 and to extend the usage of locally-manufactured parts inside the business. Thales’ capabilities and options in naval and air defence will strongly contribute to those plans.

Thales signed a contract with PT Len to undertake the refurbishment of the built-in mission programs for 4 Diponegoro-class ships. The contract was signed by Mr. Bobby RASYIDIN, President Director for PT Len Industri and Mr. Erik-Jan RAATGERINK, Gross sales Director, Thales Netherlands. Delivered within the early 2000s, these ships will quickly be refurbished with an Built-in Missions System together with the TACTICOS Fight Administration System, in addition to the most recent in software-driven radar know-how in a position to fight the best degree of threats. The modernisation programme will prolong over the subsequent 5 years with post-sales assist supplied by educated groups at Thales’ Naval Service Centre in Surabaya. This newest improve follows an analogous programme undertaken for the KRI Usman-Harun Multi-Position Gentle Frigate (MRLF) in 2020.


Thales has signed a contract to refurbish the mission system of 4 Diponegoro-class ships, with the most recent know-how in fight administration programs and sensors to increase their operational efficiency. (Picture by Thales)

“Thales is proud to have made robust progress along with PT Len over the previous couple of months for the reason that inception of DEFEND ID. The contract to refurbish the Diponegoro-class ships underscores the belief that the Indonesian Navy has in Thales’ confirmed mission-critical options. From a humble partnership courting again 40 years, we’re delighted to now take it a step additional with PT Len by means of this upcoming three way partnership. By working intently with native SOEs underneath DEFEND ID, we’re in an excellent stronger place to innovate and co-develop native options, switch know-how, and construct native indigenous capabilities inside Indonesia and to take the nation a step additional in its defence ambitions,” Olivier RABOURDIN, President Director, PT Thales Indonesia mentioned.

The Diponegoro class of guided-missile corvettes of the Indonesian Navy are SIGMA 9113 forms of the Netherlands-designed Sigma household of modular naval vessels, named after Indonesian Prince Diponegoro. At present there are 4 Diponegoro-class corvette in service. The Indonesian variant relies on the Sigma 9113 design. Work on the primary of the category, KRI Diponegoro, started with the primary metal chopping performed in October 2004. The ship was christened on 16 September 2006 and commissioned on 2 July 2007 by Admiral Slamet Soebijanto, Indonesian Navy Chief of Employees. Choices for 2 different items had been exercised in January 2006 with the primary metal lower commenced on 3 April 2006 in Damen’s Schelde Naval Shipbuilding yard, Vlissingen-Oost yard and never in Surabaya said earlier.