07 November 2014

Naval Gun Support Hub Deal

07 November 2014


PT Lundin to establish a service and support hub in Indonesia for Bofors naval guns (photo : Jane's)

BAE Systems Bofors (Hall A, Stand AP301) of Sweden and Banyuwangi based PT Lundin (Hall D, Stand 025) have signed an industrial cooperation agreement that paves the way for PT Lundin to establish a service and support hub in Indonesia for Bofors naval guns.

Signed during a ceremony at Indo Defence on 6 November, the accord also opens the way for PT Lundin to manufacture composite subsystems and components for Bofors guns, and potentially support new sales into Indonesia. The Indonesian Navy currently has an inventory of 79 guns supplied by Bofors. These include the 57mm Mk 1, the 57mm Mk 2 and a number of 40mm/L70 mountings.

The start point for the industrial agreement with PT Lundin is the establishment of a facility enabling PT Lundin to support the Indonesian Navy’s installed base of Bofors guns. Beyond this, opportunities are being explored whereby BAE Systems Bofors would leverage PT Lundin’s composite manufacture expertise for its products.

“We have visited PT Lundin’s facility in Banyuwangi and were very impressed by the capability in composite design and production,” said Lena Gillström, president of BAE Systems Bofors AB. “Our intention is to have components and subsystems made in composite to be delivered for our naval guns, with the cupola being the obvious example.”

Speaking at the signing ceremony John Lundin, managing director of PT Lundin, said: “This joint cooperation will enable us to service Bofors guns, make components for the global market and potentially also supply new guns to the navy.”

(Jane's)

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