That is interesting, i thought they were visiting a shipbuilding company (and yes it were), turns out SMP Ltd was one of leading manufacturer for submarine and diving system, they had very complex range of specialty on their products, and not only that, their products is integrated, from the Sub Rescue Vehicle to Decompression Chamber.https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0uEUDycaNCakCJNBpn7sFXGtHB7fpAcp9W7HxRdk1mug3KfqjPQErLFRvVnUQqzPFl&id=181276675314017&eav=AfZIUz1ZGgxWqA0U7SynmYUzov-OpGzMyoYy_OEg7fTJSDGQlirSs0AbJB6rux2JB9c&m_entstream_source=timeline&paipv=0
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Indonesian Navy and MoD visit to Submarine rescue vessels factory in Britain
They finally standardize RCWS of that caliber? No more manually manned gun 20mm? Nice
Not standard at all, this RCWS use Oerlikon KAE cannon which is 20x128mm caliber, and the list of 20mm caliber used by the navy so far is:Not that standardized :
Yugoimport M71 = 20x110mm Hispano
Oerlikon KAB = 20x128mm
Denel GI-2/Oerlikon Skyranger =20x139mm
any idea what contracts are about ?Jurnalmetropol.com, Jakarta -- TNI Angkatan Laut (TNI AL) bertekad dan berkomitmen mendukung program pemerintah dalam menggalakkan Peningkatan Penggunaan Produk Dalam Negeri (P3DN), dengan memberikan pemahaman dan instruksi kepada segenap jajaran TNI AL untuk mempromosikan penggunaanjurnalmetropol.com
Laksanakan “Admiral Inspection”, Laksda TNI Irvansyah Didampingi Pangkoarmada III Laksda TNI Agus HariadiKatapop Sorong PW- Laksamana Muda TNI Irvansyah hari ini, Senin 30 Januari 2023, melakukan tradisi "Admiral Inspection", jika dalam bahasa Indonesia dapat diartikan "Pemeriksaan Laksamana". Dalam pelaksanaannya, Laksda TNI Irvansyah, didampingi Laksda TNI Agus Hariadi selaku Pangkoarmada III...peloporwiratama.co.id
Nope, only Denel GI-2 and Rheinmetall Rh202 with the same 20×139mm caliber is interchangeable, even the 20x110mm (Hispano) and 20x110mmRB has different neck and rim profile, they are not interchangeable with one and another.Does the ammo use on those 5 guns interchangeable?
In an apparent about-turn, the Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MoF) has approved a previously rejected proposal for the country to purchase ex-Republic of Korea Navy...www.janes.com
1 hull is not a 'stop gap measure'.
Indonesia approves proposal to procure ex-South Korean corvettes
The approval was confirmed in a notice issued by the MoF to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD) on 7 December. A copy of the notice was provided to Janes by a source close to the matter in late January 2023.
Janes first reported in October 2022 that the MoD had requested to procure at least one ex-RoKN Pohang-class corvette as a stopgap measure for the Indonesian Navy. The ministry had also proposed that the procurement be financed with funds from a foreign lender. This proposal was rejected by the MoF then, but no reasons were given.
Details provided in the 7 December notice indicate that this proposal was re-submitted by the MoD on 28 October, in addition to a list of other proposed procurements, such as shipborne munitions. The MoD has now cleared the MoF to take on up to USD21 million in foreign loans to fund the proposed acquisition of up to three Pohang-class corvettes.
Bold: I don't think that is the case though, the navy has been dealing with gas turbine propulsion since 1977. With Rolls-Royce Olympus TM-3B on 3 Fatahillah-class corvette and 1 Ki Hajar Dewantara-class Training Frigate, also General Electric-Fiat LM2500 on 4 Mandau-class FAC.1 hull is not a 'stop gap measure'.
Based on my earlier encounter, this is either a reverse engineering attempt that Korea is aware of, to learn about gas turbine maintenance or integration for future FACs, as a backup if negotiation and deal with Turkish shipbuilders (and alternatives) fails to proceed.