Military Capabilities

Singapore Airshow 2020: Indonesian Navy submits USD375 million request for eight attack helicopters

11 February 2020

Key Points

  • The Indonesian Navy has established a requirement for eight more anti-surface, anti-submarine capable helicopters
  • A request to fund the requirement has been submitted to the country's finance ministry

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has submitted a request to the country's finance ministry for the acquisition eight more naval helicopters with anti-surface, anti-submarine warfare capabilities.

A recently declassified copy of the request was provided to Jane's by a military source on the side lines of the Singapore Airshow, which is taking place from 11-16 February.

According to figures indicated in the request, the TNI-AL has requested for a total sum of IDR5,191 trillion (USD375 million) for the acquisition. It has been proposed that the funds be sourced from the country's defence budgets for the years 2020-24.

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