- The Indonesian Navy has received another five anti-submarine helicopters and one more maritime patrol aircraft from PT Dirgantara Indonesia
- Inductions will further enhance the service’s maritime surveillance, and ASW capabilities
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: or TNI-AL) has received another CN-235-220 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and five more AS565 MBe Panther anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters from state-owned aeronautical company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI).
The aircraft were received on 24 January and commissioned the same day at an induction ceremony held within PTDI’s facilities in Bandung.
The Panther helicopters, which bear the serial numbers 7021, 7042, 7043, 7046, and 7047, are part of a contract for 11 airframes acquired in 2014 to improve the TNI-AL’s embarked aviation and ASW capabilities.
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