Thales to Provide Full Mission Suite for Indonesian PKR Vessels
Thales has signed a contract with the Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the delivery and installation of a full mission systems suite for the 2 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.
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.
This contract brings the number of SMART-S Mk2 radars systems up to well over 50.
Press Release, November 19, 2013; Image: Thales