Naval Group, PT PAL Strengthen Cooperation

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JAKARTA/PARIS: Naval Group and PT PAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, seeking to leverage the capabilities of both partners to meet the growing requirements of the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL).

The MOU was signed by Naval Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Eric Pommellet, and PT PAL’s Chief Executive Officer, Kaharuddin Djenod, in the presence of Indonesian Minister of Defence, General Prabowo Subianto and French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly.

During the signing ceremony, Dr. Kaharuddin Djenod, CEO of PT PAL said that “it is an important history for the two countries. The French government is very serious in supporting Indonesia’s capabilities development of defense equipment. And we, PT PAL are proud to be an important part of this historic moment”.

Pierre Eric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group said “we welcome the declarations of the Minister of Defence of Indonesia to engage cooperation in the submarine domain between PT PAL and Naval Group. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for that purpose and are looking forward to working together on the submarine program to meet the needs of the Indonesian Navy and to strengthen the Indonesian naval and defence industry.”

Both companies confirm their willingness to further increase their cooperation to provide solutions to meet the needs of the Indonesian Navy but also by opening a joint R&D center involving other Indonesian companies.

Naval Group has been equipping the world’s navies with its range of surface vessels and submarines. In the Asia-Pacific, the company’s Scorpene-class submarines have been employed in the services of the naval forces of India and Malaysia. The Republic of Singapore Navy employs the company’s Formidable-class frigates in its service. –shp/nvlgroup/aaa (Photo: Naval Group)