The final AS 565MBe Panther helicopter on order for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) is one of two aircraft that has been designated as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) airframe, an industry source close to the matter has confirmed with Jane’s.
The helicopter, which is currently undergoing fitting-out at PT Dirgantara’s facilities in Bandung, is also the final of 11 Panther helicopters ordered by the Indonesian government in 2014.
The TNI-AL has thus far taken delivery of 10 airframes in the contract. As Jane’s reported in June 2019, the service has designated two of the 11 helicopters for anti-submarine operations.
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