Thales to supply mission suite for Indonesian PKR vessels
Thales announced the signing of a contract with the Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the delivery and installation of a full mission systems suite for the two PKR class vessels under construction for the Indonesian Navy.
Thales will supply the latest release of the TACTICOS Combat Management System; SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar; STIR 1.2 Mk2 EO fire control system; KINGKLIP sonar; LINK-Y datalink, as well as its naval communication and navigation systems. The first delivery is scheduled for the end of 2014. The programme is scheduled to end in 2017.
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Thales will also increase its existing industrial cooperation with the Republic of Indonesia, with PT LEN Industri developing part of the Combat Management System software suite. In addition to software development, Thales will continue to involve the local industry in service support and will continue to develop its long-term partnership with the Indonesian industry on future programmes in both the military and civil sectors.
Gerben Edelijn, CEO of Thales Nederland: “This agreement strengthens the decades-long relationship between the Indonesian Navy and Thales. It further highlights our ability and know-how to involve the local industry in the transfer of technology and be a supplier or choice to a demanding world-class Navy.”
This contract increases the number of SMART-S Mk2 radar systems sold to well over 50. With the first system under contract in 2003 and operational in 2006, this radar is the world-wide market leader in naval medium to long range surveillance radars.
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Source : Thales Group (Paris: HO.PA)
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