28.2.2020

Indonesia approves plan to receive ScanEagle UAVs

Indonesia approves plan to receive ScanEagle UAVs, helicopter upgrades from US – link

Source: Jane’s

Article Headlines

  • The Indonesian House of Representatives’ commission on defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs (Komisi I) has approved a plan for the navy to receive up to 14 ScanEagle UAVs
  • The approval, which is part of an Indonesian government formality for foreign-sourced defense-related grants, was approved by the Komisi I on 26 February
  • Washington is providing the UAVs to Indonesia as part of a capacity-building program for Southeast Asian navies known as the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI)

Overview & Comments

  • In 2018 Indonesia received its first ScanEagle system operated by the navy
  • On the 29th of March 2019 Insitu was awarded $9,919,602 for modification P00002 to firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2532 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0001). This modification procures one ScanEagle system, consisting of six ScanEagle air vehicles, technical services and related support equipment for the Government of Indonesia 
  • Additional UAS activity in the country includes revealing its indigenously developed MALE platform – See “Indonesia unveils prototype of indigenously developed strike-capable UAV” 
  • On the 5th of October 2019 the recently acquired, Chinese built, CH-4 MALE UAS was first showcased in a military parade
  • Other systems operated are UMS Skeldar’s V-200 & F-330 as well as Aeronautics’ Aerostar

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