Danish naval defence solutions introduced to Indonesia
by Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia • May 21, 2017
On 18 – 19 May 2017 Denmark’s Rear Admiral Frank Trojahn, visited Indonesia together with a delegation of Danish companies within the naval sector.
On the agenda was a meeting with the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Ade Supandi, who visited Denmark in October last year. This was followed by a small seminar, where the Danish companies had the chance to do presentations of Danish naval defence solutions.
Rear Admiral Trojahn and the Danish companies also met with the Indonesian Coastguard BAKAMLA and presented multi-purpose maritime solutions to the Indonesian needs.
On the second day the delegation went to Surabaya, the capital of East Java and an important seaport and centre of commerce for the eastern part of Indonesia. Here, the Chief of Naval Staff and the accompanying Danish companies visited the headquarters of the Eastern Indonesian Fleet and had lunch with representatives from the Surabaya administration office and maritime stakeholders, including the National Naval Design Centre.
After the lunch, the Danish company Odense Maritime Technology (OMT) signed a MoU with the Indonesian National Naval Design Centre on cooperation in naval ship designing.
In the afternoon, the delegation visited the PT PAL naval vessels shipyard. It was a great occasion for the Danish companies to see Indonesian naval defence facilities and present Danish naval technologies and solutions