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Indonesia allocates USD204 million for navy's minesweepers replacement programme

12 September 2017

Key Points

  • Indonesia has revised funding allocations for the acquisition of two new mine-countermeasure vessels
  • A variant of the German Navy's Frankenthal class has been named as a frontrunner in the acquisition programme

The Indonesian government has approved funds totalling USD204 million to replace the country's fleet of ageing Pulau Rengat (Tripartite)-class mine-countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), an industry source close to the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI–AL) has confirmed to Jane's .

The funds, which will be drawn from the country's foreign defence credit programme, have been slightly reduced from the USD215 million that was initially approved in 2016.

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