Indo Defence 2018: China’s CETC targets Indonesian Navy upgrade programmes

09 November 2018

The China Electronics Technology Group (CETC) is bidding to secure additional contracts to upgrade Indonesia's Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I) class corvettes following the completion earlier this year of a programme to modernise an initial two vessels in the class.

A CETC executive confirmed to Jane's at Indo Defence 2018 that CETC is currently trying to identify a local industry partner able to support the potentially expansive programme. The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) operates 14 ships in the class, which have been operational since the early 1980s.

"In 2018 we completed the upgrade of two ships," said the CETC executive.

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