What are the Indonesian government’s requirements for these future boats, and who are the contenders in the race to supply between five and seven more submarines, and its related subsystems, to the TNI-AL? What are the TNI-AL’s plans for vessels that are currently in service?
This report aims to provide the readers with a brief understanding of the Indonesian government’s submarine programmes, its requirements for industrial participation, and plans for the future.
Faced with an increasing spectrum of maritime threats, the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has embarked on an unprecedented modernisation effort. This report aims to summarise major acquisitions projects that are expected to be formalised soon.
Besides conventional adversaries, the TNI-AL is increasingly being shouldered with the responsibility to protect Indonesian waters from asymmetric threats including maritime piracy, irregular human migration, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), and seaborne terrorism.