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Indo Defence 2022: India secures first contract for naval guns with Indonesia

Models of the Teevra 40 naval gun system on display during Indo Defence 2022. (Janes/Ridzwan Rahmat)

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a contract to deliver 40 mm naval gun systems to the Indonesian Navy, which marks the first-ever export of the weapon system from India to Indonesia.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, two sources at the Indo Defence 2022 exhibition, being held in Jakarta, from 2 to 5 November, have confirmed with Janes that L&T will supply the company's Teevra 40 system and the weapon will go onboard one of the Indonesian Navy's Teluk Bintuni-class landing ships.

A contract for the weapons was signed with the Indonesian Navy on 14 October 2022, and it covers the delivery of two Teevra 40 units. L&T will work with Indonesian defence firm BTI Defence on the contract, and the latter will provide after-sales service for the weapon system while it is operational.

The sources are not able to name the exact ship that will receive these weapon systems.

The Teevra 40 is a naval gun system that has a maximum range of about 11,800 m. For surface targets, it has an effective range of about 3,500 m while for aerial targets, the effective range is about 4,500 m. It can fire various 40 mm/L70 standard NATO rounds.

The weapon features five firing modes, namely, the single-shot mode, the full auto mode, the three-shot burst, and the five-shot burst. In addition, the system also has a warning shot mode, which keeps the gun's targeting cross-hairs on the objective but firing projectiles away at a predetermined safe distance.

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