Air Platforms

Indo Defence 2018: Indonesian Navy prepares to receive final Panther ASW helicopters

11 November 2018

Key Points

  • Work on Indonesia’s final AS565 MBe Panther helicopters has been completed, and the airframes are ready to be delivered
  • Aircraft will significantly bolster the Indonesian Navy’s embarked anti-submarine warfare capabilities

Indonesian state-owned aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has completed outfitting the final six AS565 MBe Panther airframes on order for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL), an official from the company confirmed with Jane’s at the Indo Defence exhibition in Jakarta.

The helicopters are currently awaiting delivery at Bandung, and PTDI is co-ordinating with the TNI-AL to finalise details of the handover ceremony, which is expected to take place before the end of 2018, the official added.

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