German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) have signed a goodwill agreement for Indonesia's submarine project during IDEF 2017.
Indonesian Navy New Submarine Project, which will be undertaken jointly by STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. and TKMS, is based on the future Turkish-configuration Type 214 diesel-electric submarine (SSK) currently being built by Gölcük Naval Shipyard in Kocaeli for the Turkish Navy. Six Type 214TN submarines have been ordered.
One or two submarines are planned to be built in Turkey, while others in Indonesia under the Project.
The Type 214 SSK is developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW). It features diesel propulsion with an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system using Siemens polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cells. The Type 214 submarine is derived from the Type 212.
Type 214 submarines have a length of 65 m., a beam of 6.3 m, a draught of 6 m. and are capable of diving to a depth of 400 m. Their crew is comprised of 40 sailors. Their weapons include mines, torpedoes and anti-ship missiles which are launched from eight 533 mm. tubes.