Indonesian firm PT Len Industri and Thales have inked a strategic partnership agreement for further collaboration on a wide array of defence-related topics including radars, military satellites, electronic warfare, UAVs and combat management systems.
The strategic agreement will explore the co-development of a national Combat Management System (CMS) based on Thales’ TACTICOS CMS, currently deployed on the KRI Usman-Harun Multi-Role Light Frigate (MRLF).
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Thales and explore collaboration in these new topics that will bring advanced technologies and greater value to the Indonesian armed forces. This strategic agreement will pave the way for the growth of Indonesian industrial capabilities, as we jointly develop solutions that meet the needs and expectations of our local end-users.” Bobby Rasyidin, President Director, PT Len Industri
PT Len and Thales will jointly explore and further develop solutions on topics including radars, Command & Control systems, military satellites, C5ISR, electronic warfare, UAVs and Combat Management Systems.
For radars, the collaboration will include the planned transfer of technology for military and civilian radars, including local MRO activities, and the co-development of a national Command & Control (C2) radar.
“Thales aligns closely with Indonesia’s vision of building indigenous capabilities in the defence sector. We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with PT Len over the last few decades and our expertise, together with PT Len’s leading role in driving Indonesia’s defence industry, makes this a winning partnership with a common vision to enhance Indonesia’s military ambitions. We look forward to working together on these renewed topics, to build local knowledge and expertise and by doing so, further reinforce our commitment to Indonesia.” Guy Bonassi Senior Vice-President, Asia, Eurasia & Latin America, Thales.
Thales has been the leading partner of the Indonesian Navy for the last forty years, supplying combat systems for all warships in service.
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