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Thales Strengthens Relationship with PT Len in Indonesia


Thales Strengthens Relationship with PT Len in Indonesia
PR Newswire   PR NewswireApril 5, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Points

- Thales and PT Len extend MoU for further cooperation in combat management systems
- MoU paves the way for greater collaboration and transfer-of-technology on combat systems' integration
- Strengthened partnership and technology transfer is aligned with Indonesia's ambitions of developing local industrial expertise for maintenance of its defence equipment

State-owned electronics company PT Len reaffirms confidence in Thales with the extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for further cooperation in combat management systems in Indonesia.

A first MoU was signed on August 26, 2014 which covered transfer of knowledge on combat management system development as well as Combat System Integration.

The extension of the existing MoU will strengthen cooperation between the two parties in areas of collaboration that will include further research and development in combat management systems, as well as the specific transfer of technology for the Thales TACTICOS CMS and other combat systems' integration. This will enable PT Len to develop its own capabilities for the software maintenance of the system throughout its life cycle.

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--- Quote from: adroth on October 03, 2017, 12:16:21 AM ---Indo Defence 2016: Thales offers greater involvement of local industry in TACTICOS development
Ridzwan Rahmat, Jakarta - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
04 November 2016

Thales is offering greater participation of local industry in the development of a TACTICOS variant should the combat management system (CMS) be selected for future Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) frigates.

Speaking to IHS Jane's at the Indo Defence 2016 exhibition in Jakarta on 3 November, officials from Thales said that the TACTICOS variant onboard the first SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigate already features a number of sub-modules that have been developed by Indonesian defence electronics company PT Len.

The system successfully completed sea acceptance trials onboard the vessel in September 2016, and the same variant of the CMS will also be installed on the second SIGMA frigate, said the company.

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Inside the combat information centre of the Indonesian Navy's first SIGMA 10514 PKR frigate, which features a variant of the TACTICOS CMS, during its sea acceptance trials in September 2016. Source: Thales

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Multiple firsts for combat system [INDODEF16-D2]

02 November 2016

Thales Nederland (Hall A, Stand 020) has completed the ground-breaking supply and integration of a prepackaged mission system for KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata, the first of the Indonesian Navy’s (TNI-AL’s) new SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigates.

Under contract to PKR prime contractor Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), the company is supplying and integrating the core mission systems for the two PKR frigates. This includes the latest iteration of its TACTICOS combat management system (CMS), the SMART-S Mk 2 medium-range radar, the STIR 1.2 EO Mk 2 radar/optronic fire control system, and a Link Y datalink terminal.

Other Thales companies have provided the Kingklip hull-mounted sonar, and the internal/external communications suite. Thales Nederland additionally took on responsibility for the integration of the navigation subsystem (including gyro, log, and DGPS).

The PKR programme has marked a number of firsts, including an innovative modular build/ test/delivery scheme that saw most of the combat system installed, integrated and tested in a ship module built in the Netherlands prior to shipping to PT PAL in Surabaya.

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“Our TACTICOS system was integrated in the CIC, the radars installed on board the mast structures, and we performed approximately 80 per cent of the integration in the Netherlands over a six-month period from the start of 2015. The whole module was then shipped to Indonesia for consolidation with the remaining ship modules at PT PAL.

“We did the remaining 20 per cent integration in Indonesia. This included all the other equipment – such as the 76/62 Super Rapid gun and hull-mounted sonar – that was not fitted in module 5, various alignments and calibrations on the ship, followed by harbour and sea acceptance tests.”

One noteworthy aspect was that module 5 was shipped essentially intact, with both the SMART-S MK 2 and STIR 1.2 EO Mk 2 sensors fitted. “DSNS had originally intended that we would remove the two radars for the journey, and then re-install in Surabaya,” said Heuvelink.

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The PKR contract marks another milestone in that it represents the first embodiment of the latest generation TACTICOS CMS. Known internally as ‘Baseline 2’, this revised and updated configuration introduces new MOC Mk 4 multifunction consoles (each PKR has 10 MOC Mk 4 stations], a revised operator-centric human machine interface based on individual worksets, and a collaboration wall featuring three large screen displays.

Another important aspect to PKR was the industrial cooperation forged with Indonesian company PT LEN, which includes significant transfer of technology. Hennie Everlo, Thales naval marketing and sales director in Indonesia, explained: “Next to the extensive technology transfer, we have subcontracted PT Len for three specific software modules in TACTICOS. That means the company is now developing its skills on the basis of our CMS technology.”

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