Nov 5, 2014
Indonesia orders 11 AS565 ASW helicopters
The aircraft will be delivered in a green condition to PT Dirgintara Indonesia, which will then install the mission systems before the aircraft are delivered to the navy.
Deliveries will commence in three years.
In Indonesian service the mission package will include a dipping active sonar array as well as torpedoes. The aircraft will be able to operate from both warships and land bases.
The acquisition will greatly enhance the capabilities of the Indonesian navy to counter regional submarine threats.