19 April 2014
Amur 1650 diesel electric submarine (photo : One half 3544)
Indonesian Navy Command interested Russian diesel-electric submarines of the "Amur-1650". On this, as reported by ITAR-TASS news agency , said the director of "Rosoboronexport" roving Nicholas Dimidyuk. According to him, the Indonesian delegation announced its interest during the inspection of the Russian exposition at the international exhibition DSA-2014 in Malaysia.
Do you plan to Indonesian military to begin negotiations for the purchase of ships, is not specified. Earlier, the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia led negotiations with Russia on the purchase of second-hand submarines of Project 877 "Halibut". These ships Russia has offered the Indonesian military in August 2013. Later Indonesia declared refusal from the purchase of submarines since the military did not satisfy their technical condition.
If Indonesia decides to purchase new Russian submarines, they will be supplied as part of an export credit of one billion dollars, issued by Moscow Jakarta in 2007. On the resources of the loan, Indonesia planned to buy Mi-17, Mi-35M, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F and submarines of Project 877 "Halibut". Part of the equipment was purchased by Jakarta, but the contract for the supply of submarines has not been signed.