Turkey's STM has made a presentation on its Type 209 and Type 214 boats to the Indonesian Navy. The service has further requirements for at least four more submarines beyond 2024
A computer-generated image of the Type 214 submarine, one of two boat types discussed in STM's presentation to the Indonesian Navy in February 2019. [TKMS]⚓️
Turkish naval shipbuilder Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM) has made a formal presentation on its Type 214 and Type 209 submarine designs to senior Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) officials, with the intention of eventually offering the boats for Jakarta's further submarine requirements.
The presentation was made at the Neptunus Building within the TNI-AL's headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on 12 February 2019, according to de-classified meeting documents that have been provided to Jane's . Also present during the meeting were STM's local representative in Indonesia, PT Cipta Citra Perkasa, and the crew of Indonesia's second Nagapasa-class submarine, KRI Ardadedali (404).
Indonesia signed a contract for its first batch of three Type 209/1400 Nagapasa-class submarines with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in 2011. Two of the vessels acquired under this batch, KRI Nagapasa (403), and Ardadedali , have been commissioned, while a third boat, Alugoro (405), was launched on 11 April 2019.
A day later Jakarta signed a contract for a second batch of Type 209/1400 submarines with DSME. This batch will bring Indonesia's fleet of submarines to eight by 2024, when including its pair of German-built Cakra-class boats that were commissioned in the early 1980s. This fleet strength is line with the revised objectives found in the Indonesian Armed Forces' modernisation blueprint known as Minimum Essential Force (MEF).
However, beyond 2024 Indonesian naval planners maintain the requirement for a total submarine fleet strength of 12 to adequately defend its vast archipelago. This means Jakarta could eventually acquire up to four vessels under its third submarine acquisition programme.
For the Russian BMP-3FUOF-2T 100-mm Rounds for the Russian BMP-3F [Diana Mihailova]
In January 2019, Spetstekhnoexport, the Main Contingent Artillery, exported by sea to the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia a batch of 100-mm rounds UOF-2T for the Russian cannon 2A70 infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3F worth $ 349,440.
Goods in quantities of 273 pcs. delivered in a disassembled state in 137 wooden boxes with shots and 5 wooden boxes with fuses RGM-2M, packed on 8 wooden pallets. The total weight is 5088.17 kg.
High-explosive fragmentation shots of a 100-mm UOF-2T caliber are developed and produced by TASKO Corporation, Rubin-2017 LLC, affiliated with it, in cooperation with the State Research Institute of Chemical Products (Shostka) and the Shostkin governmental plant Zvezda »As a Ukrainian analogue of 3UOF17 shots with a Russian-made ZOF32 projectile for the BMP-3F previously assigned to the Marine Corps of the Indonesian Navy.
The equipment of the 3OF32 case, the manufacture of igniters and charges and the conduct of ballistic tests were carried out in the summer-autumn of 2018 under the agreement 1-59 / 2018-VGT in Shostka of the State Research Institute of HP and Zvezda.
“TASKO” corporation at the international exhibition “Arms and Security-2018”, which was held in Kiev from October 9 to 12, 2018, presented “100-mm high-explosive ordnance to the 2A70 cannon used by Soviet infantry fighting vehicles BMP- 3 Two types of such shells have been developed - an analogue of the old Soviet ammunition with a range of 4 km and a new one that can hit a target at a distance of up to 7 km.”
RGM-2M fuses are manufactured by KP Shostkinsky State Plant Impulse.
It is interesting that the Armed Forces do not have either BMP-3s or 2A70 artillery launchers, but this type of ammunition was one of the first to go into mass production with new equipment obtained as part of the state targeted program for the development of the ammunition industry.
✈️ Russia completes deliveries of Su-35 fighter jets to China✈️ Su-35/Flanker E [Ochevidets]
Russia has completed the deliveries of Sukhoi Su-35 generation 4++ fighter jets to China under a contract signed earlier, Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told TASS on Tuesday.
"In compliance with the contract, all the Su-35 planes have been delivered to the foreign customer," the Federal Service said.
China has been the first foreign buyer of Russian Su-35 fighter aircraft. The contract worth about $ 2.5 billion on the deliveries of 24 fighter jets to China was signed in 2015. The contract also stipulates the delivery of ground equipment and reserve engines.
Indonesia is the second foreign buyer of Russian Su-35 fighter jets. Reports emerged in early 2018 that Russia had signed a contract with Indonesia on the delivery of 11 fighters. Under the contract, Russia is due to deliver the first fighter jets to Indonesia this year. The fulfillment of the Indonesian contract ran across some difficulties related to US sanctions but a TASS source in military and diplomatic circles said these difficulties "are not critical" and should not affect the deliveries of fighter jets.
The Su-35S generation 4++ supersonic fighter jet performed its debut flight on February 19, 2008. The fighter jet is a derivative of the Su-27 plane. The Su-35S weighs 19 tonnes, has a service ceiling of 20,000 meters, can develop a maximum speed of 2,500 km/h and has a crew of one pilot. The fighter jet’s armament includes a 30mm aircraft gun, up to 8 tonnes of the weapon payload (missiles and bombs of various types) on 12 underwing hardpoints. The Su-35S has been in service with the Russian Army since 2015.