On February 10 th 2022, Pierre Eric Pommellet, Naval Group’s Chief Executive Officer and Kaharuddin Djenod, PT PAL’s Chief Executive Officer signed a Memorandum of Understanding in presence of General Prabowo Subianto, Indonesian Minister of Defence and Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces. Naval Group and PT PAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding seeking to leverage the capabilities of both partners to meet the growing requirements of the Indonesian Navy.
During the signature, Dr. Kaharuddin Djenod, CEO of PT PAL said that “it is an important history for the two countries. The French government is very serious in supporting Indonesia’s capabilities development of defense equipment. And we, PT PAL are proud to be an important part of this historic moment”.
Pierre Eric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group said “we welcome the declarations of the Minister of Defence of Indonesia to engage cooperation in the submarine domain between PT Pal and Naval Group. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for that purpose and are looking forward to working together on the submarine program to meet the needs of the Indonesian Navy and to strengthen the Indonesian naval and defence industry.”
The signing comes after a visit by Naval Group’s CEO to the local shipyard PT PAL Indonesia. Both companies are leaders in their markets and confirm their willingness to further increase their cooperation to provide solutions to meet the needs of the Indonesian Navy but also by opening a joint R&D center involving other Indonesian companies. According to local local sources the MoU covers the purchase of two Scorpene type submarines along with support, weapons, and training.