South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) has confirmed that Indonesian Ministry of Defence would sign a agreement worth $1.1 billion for the construction and delivery of three 1,400-ton Chang Bogo class Type 209 diesel-electric attack submarines.
DSME’s Communication Director Jeong Seong-dae said has said, “We have launched talks to sign a submarine contract with Indonesia’s defence ministry and [Navy]” and “Both sides have long-discussed the sale of Korean-built submarines, and now we are in the final stage of fine-tuning detailed requirements and contract terms.”
South Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has already sold 16 T-50 Golden Eagle fighter jet trainers at cost of $400 million to the Indonesian Air Force.
Chang Bogo class Type 209 will be produced by the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering with help from the German Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW).
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has already refurbished Indonesian Type 209/1300 KRI Cakra submarine in 2004-05 and refurbishing of the KRI Nanggala submarine will be completed by July 2011.
1,180 t surfaced
1,285 t submerged
Length: 55.9 m
Beam: 6.4 m
Draft: 5.9 m
Propulsion: 4 MTU Type 12V493 diesel engines with single Siemens electric motor
Speed: 11 knots surfaced and 21 knots when submerged
Range: 11,300 NM surfaced at 4 knots
Endurance: 50 days, Can Remain submerged for about two weeks
Armament: 8 × 533 mm torpedo tubes