Thales Group to Modernize Indonesian Frigate with Radars, Missiles

The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has asked Thales Group to modernize KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigate.

In March 2020, Indonesia’s defence ministry formally launched the modernization, signing an agreement with lead contractor, PT Len, and Thales, to upgrade KRI Usman-Harun – with completion expected by 2023, Thales said in a release September 1.

The project will cover equipping the corvette with latest-generation TACTICOS Combat Management System, SMART-S Mk2 3D and STIR 1.2 EO Mk2 radars, a Vigile Mk2 ESM, and two new tactical data links – Link Y Mk2 and a tactical data link that will be wholly delivered by PT Len, providing connectivity to Indonesia’s military communications network and enabling the corvette to play its full part in wider naval task forces. Existing weaponry will also be fully integrated, and a new VL MICA surface-to-air missile system added.

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