INDODEFENCE 2014

Ranai naval base being upgraded [ID14D1]

05 November 2014

The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has begun upgrading its naval base at Ranai in Riau Islands to support a planned increase in ship numbers in the region.

Speaking on 14 August in Jakarta, TNI-AL Chief of Staff for the Western Fleet (KOARMABAR) Commodore Amarulla Octavian described the upgrades as consisting primarily of logistics support facilities, including the building of fuel depots, that will enable the TNI-AL to sustain deployments in the area. “The logistics facilities are being [upgraded] to support the TNI-AL’s increasing presence in the region so that we may safeguard the country’s maritime territories from any hostile forces should they pose a threat,” he said, without making specific reference to any particular country.



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