French company Thales and Indonesia's Len Industri have signed an agreement to modernize combat management systems and radars of the Indonesian Navy's KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigate’s mission system.
"On 10 March in Jakarta, Len Industri and Thales signed a contract for the complete modernisation of the KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigate’s mission system," Thales said in a statement Tuesday.
Len Industri is the systems integrator for the KRI Usman-Harun’s Mid Life Modernisation (MLM) programme. The KRI Usman-Harun frigate has more than 15 years of service under its belt.
The contract will see the two companies install the TACTICOS Combat Management System, the SMART-S Mk2 air and surface surveillance radar, the STIR EO Mk2 radar and EO fire control system and the Vigile Mk2 tactical multi-purpose R-ESM system. These systems are currently also installed on the Indonesian Navy’s new Raden Eddy Martadinata class frigates.
This upgrade for the KRI Usman-Harun is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.