Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo accepting NG CEO. Indicating their submarine project with PAL getting more traction. Well personally I just hope some finalisation on this Submarine procurement saga.
While his deputy in Abeking-Rasmussen to officially accept two MCMV.
really confusing on what's really effective as a contract - meaning things are getting built - vs what's on paper.
Yes, seems hopefully it will shown what end result one way or another before election time. Submarine seems will go to NG. There's enough sign that Indonesian MinDef and TNI quite convince with Frenchie and NG commitment to give Indonesia the Brazilian models. We can say also Brazilian and Indian models.
DSME seems going to involve only on effort to rectify whatever problem on those 3 DSME 1400 209. DSME seems still try to get that 2nd batch with rumours that they will offer even their latest KSS3 model. However seems NG now got commanding leads not only against DSME but also TKMS.
Mind you this is just base on rumours and unofficial leads. However official media news like those from MinDef FB pages, indicating that rumours might be true.
While you may be able to get favourable deals up front to build them, it will cost a lot more in the long run to operate them, with 4 Frigate types from 4 different countries, 4 very different designs, each unique in its own way, requiring separate Trg streams in many areas.
The previous plan seems work on two models, one Damen light frigates (Sigma 10514) and full size frigates from Odense (now Arrowhead 140). The talk on FREMM and Mogami are coming latter on seems due to the need for more Frigates sooner base on Geopolitical situations.
Indonesia long term planning logics always being toss apart by political whims. Just above pictures from my previous posts on Type 52D that coming from nowhere being push by one large political factions.
Looking on Submarine, seems in the end it will narrowing to one choices hopefully. However doesn't means some political compromise need, could be going to push some awkward choices in the end. There's going to be few awkward assets, among the main back bone assets.