Indonesian Submarine Programmes: Acquisitions & Upgrades

Sumit Dutta

Securing Indonesia’s Maritime Surveillance & Security

The Indonesian Navy is currently anticipating the delivery of three new Type 209/1400-class submarines from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

The service has also indicated aspirations to operate a fleet of either 10 or 12 underwater fighting platforms beyond 2024.

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 readers with a brief understanding of the Indonesian government’s submarine programmes, its requirements for industrial participation, and plans for the future.

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