MOSCOW, August 17. (ARMS-TASS). South Korea intends to send a proposal to sell two Indonesian Navy NSA as soon as the Government has announced dates of the project, which is estimated to cost 1 billion dollars, said Jane Defense Industry ", with reference to a source in Jakarta.
Although the commencement of the process of acquisition, is likely to be postponed to a later date because of the difficult economic situation in the country, the commander of the Navy Admiral Teddzho Edhay Purdidzhatno 10 August, state media reported that the preference for shipbuilding companies from South Korea and Russia, who are ahead of competitors from France and Germany.
Russia proposes DEPL class "Kilo". South Korean unit Daewoo shipbilding end merin Engineering intends to provide technical documentation of Indonesia for the supply of two 1400 ton DEPL German Project Type-209.
As the source of "Jane", was originally planned that the NSA Type-209 will be presented to the German company, but with a great deal of probability, a proposal for their construction would come from South Korea. The company submitting the project NSA Type-209 receives a slight advantage, because now armed with the Navy in Indonesia are already two submarines of this class. Submarine-type 209/1300 "Chakra" and "Nanggala" were built in Germany by Deutsche Hovaldsverke-Verft in 1980. Home DEPL class "Chakra" was adopted in May 1981.
Home DEPL class "Chakra" was upgraded by Daewoo in the period from 2004 to April 2006. In April of this year, Daewoo signed a contract for the modernization Refurbished and second DEPL "Nanggala.
Indonesia plans to increase its submarine fleet related to the increasing number of modern submarines in the region. In particular, in the Malaysian Navy in 2002 signed a contract worth 1.2 billion dollars next year will be second-class submarine "Scorpio". First DEPL was in January of this year. In May of this year, Vietnam announced that it is close to signing an agreement with Russia worth 1.8 billion dollars to supply six DEPL class "Kilo".
As the commander of the Navy, the specification of procured submarines have already been identified, based on the assumption that their characteristics must be greater than those of submarines of other countries of the region. In case the applicants would not be able to ensure that their projects NSA to the Indonesian Navy, the tender will be canceled.
According to the source, one of the key parameters in the evaluation of proposals applicants will offset the amount of and conditions for technology transfer.
As planned, the first submarine and a large part of the second will be built in the company winning the tender. However, equipping and installation of equipment submarines second boat to be held in Indonesia.
The pre-planned that the new submarines will be taken to adopt, by 2015, but now these dates will be rescheduled.
Financing of construction will be carried out at the expense of the defense budget, which in 2010 will be increased by 21% - up to 40.6 trillion rupees (4.08 billion dollars), and loans from foreign banks.
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