23 Januari 2014

Indonesia's PT PAL Looks to Foreign Partner for Submarine Repair

23 Januari 2014

KRI Cakra 401 (photo : the jakarta post)

State-run naval shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia is planning to collaborate with a foreign counterpart to carry out the repair and overhaul of one of Indonesia's two ageing Cakra Type 209/1300 attack submarines, it has been announced.

A PT PAL official told IHS Jane's on 22 January that KRI Cakra (401) is scheduled later in 2014 to undergo a programme of maintenance and repair to address what was described as extensive corrosion.

He added that a group of nominated foreign companies had been approached to undertake the work in collaboration with PT PAL. IHS Jane's understands that Germany's Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), whose subsidiary Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) built the Cakra submarines in the late 1970s, is regarded as the partner of choice.


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