Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Indonesia Eyeing Warship Markets in Malaysia, Africa

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  • TNI Navy officers seen waving at the KRI John Lie 358, one of the six warship that will patrol the Indonesian waters during the 60th commemoration of the Asian-African Conference. TEMPO/Dian Triyuli Handoko

    TNI Navy officers seen waving at the KRI John Lie 358, one of the six warship that will patrol the Indonesian waters during the 60th commemoration of the Asian-African Conference. TEMPO/Dian Triyuli Handoko

    TEMPO.CO, Nusa Dua - PT Penataran Angkatan Laut (PAL) Indonesia plans to export warships to countries in Southeast Asia and Africa in 2018 and 2019. The export income is expected to increase company revenues.

    "We have already listed in the tenders of several Southeast Asian nations like Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, as well as several African countries,” PAL Indonesia president director Budiman saleh said after a meeting of SOEs in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday, Feb. 9.

    Read: Indonesia Exports First Warship

    The company is waiting for the tender results at the end of 2018.

    During the meeting in Nusa Dua, SOE Minister Rini Soemarno conveyed her wishes for PT PAL Indonesia to be the best warship producer among ASEAN members. She hopes the same for aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia.

    This year, PT PAL is targeting a sales value of Rp2.4 trillion, doubling last year’s post of Rp1.2 trillion.

    ANTARA