Danish firm Terma will provide C-Guard Decoy Launching Systems to the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) for one of the service’s multi-role light frigate (MRLF) and two additional KCR-60 fast attack craft. The latter follows the 2019 contract for the delivery of a complete C-Series Combat Suite (including C-Flex, SCANTER and C-Fire) for the new KCR-60 vessels being built by Indonesian shipbuilder, PT PAL.
Terma has been supplying C-Guard systems across the Asia-Pacific region for a wide variety of vessels from offshore patrol vessels to frigates to Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, and Indonesia. The C-Guard footprint is now enhanced even more in Indonesia with the supply of C-Guard launchers for additional KCR-60 vessels and for one of Indonesian Navy’s Multi-Role Light Frigates (MRLF).
“Our C-Guard Decoy Launching System is already installed and deployed onboard several of the Indonesian Navy’s vessels – including Fast Attack Crafts, Frigates and Corvettes. We are pleased to supply and support the Indonesian Navy with additional C-Guard equipment creating greater commonality across their fleet and offering a unique defence solution for both above and underwater threats,” says Terma’s Vice President for Asia-Pacific, Anupam Narain Mathur.
“Alongside getting additional C-Guard systems deployed in Indonesia, the end-user is now fully trained to independently perform base maintenance operations, which allows for higher system availability and cost-effectiveness for new and future deployments, also with an ease of maintenance in focus,” added Mathur.
The C-Guard decoy launching systems are planned to be delivered and deployed on the KCR-60s and the MRLF vessel next year, where Terma’s local office in Surabaya, Indonesia, will support and lead the overall execution of the program, as they have been doing with great success on other programs in Indonesia.
“With the establishment of our local offices in both Jakarta and Surabaya in 2020, it has proven nothing less than mission critical to have dedicated local presence and engineering capabilities to support timely execution of our Indonesian programs. This has strengthened our local partnerships and our customer relations greatly,” Anupam Narain Mathur explains. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: Terma)