Frankenthal class of Germany [Lurssen Defence] ☆
Indonesia has revised funding allocations for the acquisition of two new mine-countermeasure vessels. A variant of the German Navy’s Frankenthal class has been named as a frontrunner in the acquisition programme.
The Indonesian government has approved funds totalling USD204 million to replace the country’s fleet of ageing Pulau Rengat (Tripartite)-class mine-countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), an industry source close to the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI–AL) has confirmed to Jane’s.
The funds, which will be drawn from the country’s foreign defence credit programme, have been slightly reduced from the USD215 million that was initially approved in 2016.