08 Agustus 2016

Indonesia Allocates USD215 Million for New Minesweepers

08 Agustus 2016

TNI AL operated 2 Tripartite class minehunter : KRI Pulau Rengat-711 and KRI Pulau Rupat-712 (photo : TNI AL)

The Indonesian government has approved a sum of USD215 million for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) bid to acquire new mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) and associated systems.

The approval covers the 2015-19 timeframe and will be funded through the country's foreign defence credit programme.

Indonesia currently operates a fleet of nine Type 89 (Kondor II)-class and two Pulau Rengat (Tripartite)-class MCMVs. The vessels were commissioned between the early 1970s and the mid-1980s.

TNI-AL chief of staff, Admiral Ade Supandi, told reports in February 2015 that the service is seeking to replace its two Pulau Rengat boats, KRI Pulau Rengat and KRI Pulau Rupat .


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