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IMDEX 2019: Terma to supply Indonesia’s KCR-60M class with C-Series Combat Suite

14 May 2019
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The third-of-class KCR-60M-class fast attack craft, KRI Halasan, seen off Langkawi, Malaysia. Source: IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat

Key Points

  • Indonesia has awarded Terma a contract to supply the C-Series Combat Suite for the KCR-60M fast attack craft
  • Procurement marks a further evolution of combat systems found on the vessel type

Terma has received a contract to supply the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) KCR-60M fast attack craft with the C-Series Combat Suite.

Each vessel in the class will be equipped with Terma's C-Flex combat management system (CMS), the SCANTER 4603 X-band radar, the C-Guard decoy launching system, and the C-Fire electro-optical fire control system.

In addition to the three vessels already in fleet, and another awaiting commissioning, the system will also be installed on a further two KCR-60M vessels that will be delivered to the TNI-AL in the next few years. One of these is currently under construction at PT PAL's premises in Surabaya.

The contract represents Terma's first-ever sale of a complete combat system to Indonesia, a Terma representative told Jane's at the IMDEX 2019 defence and maritime exhibition in Singapore. The company is due to hold further meetings with a team of senior leaders at the event, with a view to expanding the collaboration further on other ship classes, the representative added.

The company has also downplayed concerns of compatibility with Chinese systems that have gone onboard lead vessel KRI Sampari (628), and second-of-class KRI Tombak (629), adding that the C-Series Combat Suite is agnostic towards weapons and sensors from other manufacturers.

Both vessels have undergone several modifications in recent years, and each have been equipped with a Chinese-made Type 630 close-in weapon system (CIWS) turret in the aft section. The weapon has been installed on a pedestal at the stern where a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) was previously positioned.

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