Indonesia configures 90 m OPVs for anti-submarine, anti-ship operations

by Ridzwan Rahmat

A computer-generated image of Indonesia's 90 m OPVs that are being built by PT Daya Radar Utama. (PT Daya Radar Utama)

The Indonesian Navy is equipping its new class of two 90 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) with a Turkish combat management system (CMS) and weapons for anti-submarine and anti-ship operations.

Schematic diagrams and other official documents forwarded to Janes by an industry source confirm that the Indonesian Navy has selected the Advent combat system from Turkish software company Havelsan.

The system will be supplied with five operator consoles on a vessel combat network that has one electro-optical (EO) targeting system turret, a combined radar and EO-based fire-control system, a navigation radar, and a surveillance radar integrated with an identification friend-or-foe system.

The CMS will also be linked to a 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) naval gun – presumably from Italian defence company Leonardo – with provisions for a 35 mm naval gun system, two 20 mm cannons, anti-surface missiles, a variable-depth sonar system, decoy launchers, and an electronic warfare radar.

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Indonesia, TKMS discuss HDW Class 209, 214 submarines for navy's requirements

by Ridzwan Rahmat

A Portuguese Navy Tridente (Type 214)-class submarine. Indonesia has held another round of talks with TKMS for the latest variant of this submarine type. (TKMS)

Officials from the Indonesian Navy and the Ministry of Defence have held another meeting with German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS).

This time, it was to discuss the HDW Class 209/1400mod submarine for Jakarta's underwater warfare requirements. The meeting was held virtually on 12 January, a source close to the discussions has informed Janes.

The matters that were discussed include the HDW Class 209/1400mod's mission profiles and if it can undertake missions required of the Indonesian Navy including conventional submarine warfare, and other operations such as intelligence gathering and special forces insertion.

The HDW Class 209/1400mod is the most recent version of TKMS' 209 family of diesel-electrically powered submarines. The vessel has an overall length of 62 m, a pressure hull diameter of 6.2 m, and it displaces about 1,450 tonnes when surfaced. The vessel is equipped with eight weapon tubes and can accommodate a crew of 30.

Also rediscussed during the meeting was TKMS' Class 214 family, which can be equipped with air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems.

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Rolls-Royce to supply IPMS, conditioning monitoring systems for German Type 126 frigates

by Kate Tringham

The German Navy's new Type 127 frigates will be equipped with Power Systems' evolved mtu NautIQ Master IPMS and its mtu NautIQ Foresight equipment health management system. (Damen)

Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems has been awarded a contract by Damen to supply its latest-generation integrated platform management system (IPMS) and a condition monitoring system (CMS) to equip the German Navy's future Type 126 frigates.

Under the contract, announced on 25 January, Rolls Royce Power Systems will deliver its mtu NautIQ Master IPMS and mtu NautIQ Foresight equipment health management system – both of which form part of its extended automation solutions portfolio.

Rolls-Royce acquired Servowatch, a supplier of integrated marine automation solutions, in 2020, and said the mtu NautIQ extended automation series combines the advantages of proven mtu and Servowatch technologies under one brand. The evolved mtu NautIQ Master “offers the same base functionalities as the previous version with enhanced features on a much more flexible and future-proof platform”, it said.

The scope of the contract also includes the fire alarm, personnel locator, and CCTV systems.

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Royal Thai Navy proposes to upgrade to Pattani-class OPVs, procure more vessels

by Ridzwan Rahmat

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has proposed separate programmes to upgrade the service's two Pattani-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and procure at least three additional assets.

These proposals were outlined by the RTN in a video clip uploaded onto the service's official Facebook page on 21 January. The video clip has since been deleted.

The first proposal was the procurement of two additional gun patrol boats for the service. The RTN presentation did not give specific details of what it was proposing to acquire, but an image accompanying the presentation in the video clip suggests that it is considering the M36-class patrol vessel built by local shipyard Marsun.

The M36 class has an overall length of 36 m, an overall beam of 7.6 m, and a hull draught of 1.75 m. It has a top speed of 27 kt, a standard range of 1,200 n miles at 12 kt, and can be armed with either a Vekto G12 20 mm cannon or a 30 mm gun mounted on a stabilised remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) in the primary position.

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