PT PAL gets $250 million to build Type 209 class submarines for Indonesia
Navy (TNI AL)
Indonesia State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL will get up to US$250 million
in state capital injection (PMN) under a multi-year project for the
development of 3 Type 209 class submarines according to Jakarta Post.
of Korea Submarine Chang Bogo - SSK 61.
The 3 submarines for Indonesia will be a custom version of this Type
(picture: US Navy)
South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
signed a contract in 2011 to build three submarines for the Indonesian
navy. The contract calls for DSME in collaboration with PT PAL to build
three 1,400-ton submarines for the Indonesian navy for a total of $1.1
billion, making the contract the largest single defense contract to
be awarded to a Korean firm.
According to DSME, the vessels will be of 61.3 meters in length, and
will be capable of carrying a crew of 40 sailors. The submarines will
be fitted with eight weapon tubes for torpedoes and other weapons.
The company plans to complete the contract by the first half of 2018.