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Indo Defence 2018: Luerssen offers variant of Frankenthal class for Indonesia’s MCMV replacement programme

08 November 2018

Key Points

  • Luerssen has offered a variant of the Frankenthal-class minehunter that is currently in service with the German Navy to Indonesia
  • Company has indicated its commitment to build the ships in-country, in collaboration with a local shipyard

Luerssen has offered a variant of the Frankenthal class for Indonesia’s Pulau Rengat (Tripartite)-class mine-countermeasure vessel (MCMV) replacement programme, a representative from the company confirmed with Jane’s at the Indo Defence exhibition in Jakarta.

Like the Frankenthal class, which has been in service with the German Navy since the early 1990s, the variant that is being offered for the Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI–AL’s) requirements also features non-magnetisable hull, and the ability to launch remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), said Peter Kneipp, regional director of sales for Luerssen Asia.

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