Janes reported that Turkish defence systems company Havelsan is working with Thales Nederland to equip Indonesia Navys new class of two 90 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) with its combat sensors. The OPVs will be the first Indonesian Navy vessels to be equipped with a Turkish CMS. Havelsan has received the primary contract to equip these vessels with its Advent combat management system (CMS) and associated sensors, it is subcontracting the hardware component to Thales. However, the final configuration for the combat sensors is yet to be decided.
Indonesian Navy has conceived the need for a new class of offshore patrol vessels to fulfil operational gaps that exist between the service’s patrol boats and its larger surface combatants. A contract for two vessels in the new class was eventually awarded to privately owned Indonesian shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama (PT DRU). Each vessel will displace 1,800 tonnes at standard load, and 2,100 tonnes at full load. It will have a top speed of 28 kt, an economical speed of 15 kt, and a cruising speed of 20 kt. It can operate at up to Sea State 5 and survive up to Sea State 6.
Shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama (DRU) has carried out a first steel-cutting ceremony for two new 90 m offshore patrol vessels (OPV) that will be operated by the Indonesian Navy. The Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on the same day that the steel was for two vessels, which are designated “OPV” and “OPV 90 meter”. These OPVs are meant to strengthen Indonesian naval power and to fullfill a gap in the patrol boats segment. The steel sections were cut on 26 August at PT DRU’s facilities in Lampung. Lampung province became the first region to be invested considering the area’s great potential.