Indonesia To Get 11 Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther Rotorcraft: IndoDefence 2014

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Indonesia To Get 11 Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther Rotorcraft: IndoDefence 2014
Indonesia To Get 11 Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther Rotorcraft: IndoDefense 2014

Indonesia has ordered 11 rotorcraft from Airbus DS to be used in naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions, it was announced at IndoDefense 2014 today.

Scheduled for deliveries within three years, the AS565 MBe helicopters will be supplied by Airbus Helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia.

Through the strategic industrial agreement between these two partners, PT Dirgantara Indonesia will be outfitting these rotorcraft in-country with mission equipment before delivery to the Indonesian Navy, according to an official statement.

The mission equipment include the Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS) dipping sonar and torpedo launching system – providing a truly effective mission system for operations from land bases and ships.

“The Panther now becomes one of the world’s most capable light/medium anti-submarine warfare platforms, with an advanced ASW suite and the capability to operate from corvettes or small frigates,” said Philippe Monteux, Head of Region South East Asia & Pacific at Airbus Helicopters.

The President of PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Budi Santoso explained, “This latest contract demonstrates the strength and efficiency of our commercial and industrial partnership with Airbus Helicopters. Together, we are able to identify and deliver the most modern and cost-effective solutions for the Indonesian Government and at the same time associate the significant involvement of the Indonesian industry.”

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