Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has been selected to carry out maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) work on the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) lead Cakra (Type 209/1300)-class diesel-electric submarine, industry sources confirmed with Jane's on 11 July.
The South Korean company will partner with Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL as joint lead contractors in the project, which seeks to overhaul KRI Cakra 's machinery, and see the installation of new electro-optical and GPS components on the boat's periscope mast.
The contract also includes general hull rehabilitation works, and a replacement of the submarine's combat management system (CMS). These works are expected to involve a number of other sub-contractors, but the names are not immediately available.
Jane's first reported in November 2015 that the Indonesian government has received proposals from DSME and DCNS for the USD40 million project, which seeks to extend the service life of Cakra till at least 2024. Jane 's understands that DSME was selected due its technology transfer proposals, which were deemed to be more beneficial for the local shipbuilding industry.