Indonesian navy submarine launched in S Korea

A Diesel Electric DSME-209 (H.7713) submarine ordered by the Indonesian Navy has been officially launched from DSME shipyard, Geoje Island, South Korea on Monday.

DSME-209 is the second submarine of the three submarines ordered by the Indonesian government.

The first submarine, DSME-209 (H.7712) was launched on March 24, 2016 from the same location attended by Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Ade Supandi.

Indonesia orders three Diesel Electric (KSDE) submarines, Changbogo class from South Korea from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard with technology transfer process.

The two submarines are fully manufactured at DSME, while the other one will be completed by the Indonesian shipyard company, PT PAL.

On May 2016, an initial construction stage has been completed and the submarine will be sent to Indonesia on December this year.

The Indonesian experts will finish the construction at PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya, East Java.

The submarine procurement is a priority in the Navys Minimum Essential Force (MEF) 2015-2019 in order to build an armament system to support a vision to be a World Class Navy.

Source: Antara News