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Indonesian Navy submits reorganisation plans, proposals for third fleet to President Widodo

21 February 2018

Key Points

  • Indonesia has finalised details for the creation of a third fleet, and submitted these proposals to the country’s president
  • Plans for the reorganisation are long-standing, but have been given urgency under the leadership of Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has finalised a set of proposals that will see the service reorganised into three geographical fleets, and submitted them to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for his approval.

The TNI-AL is currently divided into two geographical commands: the Western Fleet (Komando Armada Republik Indonesia Kawasan Barat: KOARMABAR), which is headquartered in Jakarta, and the Eastern fleet (Komando Armada Republik Indonesia Kawasan Timur: KOARMATIM), which is headquartered in Surabaya.

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