Im really glad that the procurement of the Type 206 submarines, Project 1174 Nosorog large landing ship, Project 877 submarines, F122 Class fregat Lübeck and Austrian EF2000s didn't become reality...It could and it should. That's the logical step to do. That's what previous administration try to do with DSME. Doing step by step learning curve for PAL. They are doing that with Daesun for LPD, they should done that on other projects.
However Indonesian procurement more drive by Politics. Try to satisfied different political interest and getting various international partners, and that's make it not entirely logical. Frigates should be focused on Arrowheads 140. Submarine should be focus on one class, thus maximizing learning curve.
Personally that's what I'm hoping for, then again this presents administration got more 'surprises' move then previous ones. There are not entirely logical also. So, I'm just preparing my self for more Political drama.
Perhaps no one at CNBC has any knowledge about defence, so for them the Oracle on Twitter is one of the greatest defence experts ever,...... like those people of GFP.Just wondering if CNBC Indonesia that still put his BS is not behind some factions that support his sales lobby.
The survey ship design from Abeking&Rasmussen is indeed another project. Reading the Navalnews article, the one from Houlder will be 92,5 meters long, such a size is really necessary, besides the SMP SRV-F Mk3, the ship will also get some large cranes.batampos - Galangan kapal di Batam kembali dipercaya membangun kapal negara. Adalah PT Palindo Marine yang berlokasi di Seilekop, Sagulung dipercaya membangunmetro.batampos.co.id
This survey vessels build in Batam, is also talk going to be mother ship of the DSRV. The talk with Abeking Rasmussen is for design partner for underwater survey design and equipment. Still the design give space to be integrated with other equipment including DSRV.
Although it is possible there will be another mother ship going to be build in local shipyard by UK Boulder group design. As part of agreement with SMP. This is line with SMP design that capable to be integrated on different ships.
|"Indonesia has signed a memorandum of understanding for the potential purchase of the HISAR surface-to-air missile system from Turkish defense company Roketsan. "|
The talk on equipment for Red-White Frigates is not reach final yet. Especially for weapons. I put the link from MinDef Inspectorate General when giving assesment on Frigate progress.
Like ussual manufacturing project assesment , they call for contigency/recovery plan. This is general on new project to make in case some misshap or incidents happen. However on the equipment they put three things:
1. For PAL making coordination with MinDef and TNI Technical Bureau for finalising choices on Armaments choices. They emphasize on "proven" choices,
2. Make ammendment on contracts for some equipment that need to be changes,
3. Finalise procurement contracts for Electronics and Sensors equipment.
French Salesman already complaining and b**ching for some time in his tweets, on the "Turkification" of Red-White Frigates and OPV90. However he is also the ones that saying MBDA will not be allowed to sell Aster to this Frigates because it is not French/Italian projects. As saying that since Babcock that being choose instead NG as partner, then Indonesian Mindef has to face consequences of not getting Aster.
This is just part of some salesman/lobbyists battle. Perhaps MinDef want a packages. If Havelsan win then Roketsan got the deal on Missiles. While if Thales won, MinDef demand MBDA packages deal.
TNI-AL on other hand is long term user for Thales and MBDA. So not surprising they prefer that. In the end it will (as usual in Indonesian defense procurement) weight on who can better packages offer. Roketsan and Havelsan already got the deal on TNI-AD Mid-Long Range Trisula area defense missile system. So they do also have precedent to bag TNI-AL area defense system.