13 April 2017
Indonesia has added the Type 214 class to a list of submarine platforms it is now considering. Talks are in line with the Indonesian Navy’s strategy of diversifying the mix of its future submarine fleet (image : Turkish Navy)
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has received an offer from Golcük Shipyard to supply a variant of the Reis (Type 214)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK).
Multiple TNI-AL sources have confirmed with Jane’s that meetings and presentations on the Type 214 class were conducted from early 2017 by a team of Golcük Shipyard and TKMS officials at the TNI-AL headquarters in Cilangkap near Jakarta.
The meetings will be followed by a visit of TNI-AL officials to Golcük Shipyard’s facilities near Istanbul, where they will observe construction work on the Turkish Navy’s first Type 214 boat, Pirireis (S 330). This visit is currently scheduled to take place from 7 to 12 May 2017, in parallel to the IDEF 2017 exhibition.
The Turkish Navy is anticipating the delivery of six Type 214 submarines from Golcük Shipyard. The first of-class is slated for launch in 2019, and all six boats are expected to be commissioned by 2025.
According to Jane’s Fighting Ships , the Reis-class SSK features an overall length of 67.6 m, an overall beam of 6.3 m, and a hull draught of 6.0 m. The platform, which can accommodate a crew of 27 including five officers, has a top speed of 20 kt when dived, and 12 kt when surfaced.
The boat is equipped with bow, flank and towed array sonars, and eight tubes that can launch 533 mm torpedoes including the Raytheon Mk 48 Mod 6, and the Atlas Elektronik DM2A4.