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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