The Indonesian govt stated the bartering of eight Indonesian-made CN-235-220 maritime patrol aircraft with two South Korean-made 1.300 ton attack submarines is still on negotiation process stage between the two countries. The counter-purchase deal has not been finalized, but last July news circulated internationally saying the $ 1 billion deal has been sealed.
“It’s still not yet been sealed. We are still on the negotiation process” said Defence Minister, Juwono Sudarsono during an interview with Angkasa on the subject Sept, 11.
The news of Indonesia to trade eight CN-235 MPAs with two Korean-made Changbogo class submarines was widely circulated in the industry. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering produced the submarines in the technical cooperation with Germany’s Howldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) for the South Korean naval force with currently operates nine Changbogos.
A reliable sourced said, under the deal, Indonesia wants to build the Korean diesel HDW 209 “Changbogo” submarine under license as part of offset contract and in return South Korea also will receive contract to build a submarine repair dock from Indonesia.
The Indonesian Navy currently operates two German-made HDW 209 submarines. The Korean Air Force operates 12 Spanish-made CN 235-100s and eight Indonesia-made CN 235-2000s. The Eight counter-purchase Cn-235 MPAs, a product of PT Dirgantara Indonesia, will be operated by the South Maritime Police.
Source: Angkasa Magazine