As part of mission Jeanne D'Arc, French Mistral class LHD Dixmude and it's escort Lafayette of the namesake class Frigate, visit Jakarta since last week. By end of their visit at 30th, they conduct joint exercise with TNI-AL Corvette and Patrol Boats. Seems those two TNI-AL ships taking opportunity conduct exercise, while escort them sail past Indonesian water.
During their stay in Jakarta Tanjung Priok Naval Base, Dixmude hosting French MIC delegations presentation session. Presentation photo got from Semar Sentinel sites, this is the company where Tweeter Salesman belong to.
One presentation that got much attention on Indonesian enthusiasts is PAL roadmap for Submarine. PAL team up with NG on submarine presentation, shown even though no official selection on next batch of submarine project, NG already got support from PAL.
PAL presentor even say in media there's more beneficial package for tech transfer that NG offer compare to what DAME offer before. NG claim that there'll be minimum cost needed to modified PAL facilities and tools(that tune for 209/DSME 209) for Scorpene. Seems the presentation shown NG offering similar deal and specs with Brazilian ones to Indonesia.
However one thing to consider, DSME is USD 1bio+ for three submarine, while this one being rumours of USD 1bio for one submarine. Off course Brazilian Riachuaelo based Scorpene is more capable SSK then DSME 209. However is it have same capability for two or even three DSME 209 ? Something to consider upon, in my opinion.