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Indonesian Navy commissions CN-235 MPA, AS565 anti-submarine helicopters

09 January 2018

Key Points

  • Indonesia has inducted another CN-235-220 maritime patrol aircraft, and two more AS565 helicopters
  • Aircraft will enhance the service’s maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has received another CN-235-220 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), and two more AS565 MBe Panther helicopters from state-owned aeronautical company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI).

The aircraft were received on 9 January, and commissioned on the same day at an induction ceremony officiated by the country’s defence minister in Bandung. Also delivered and commissioned at the event were four AS550 Fennec helicopters destined for the Indonesian Army.

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