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Ministry to develop two 50-metre fisheries surveillance ships​

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Ministry to develop two 50-metre fisheries surveillance ships

Illustration: A marine surveillance ship. (ANTARA/HO-KKP).

Jakarta (ANTARA) - An official of the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries confirmed that the ministry would develop two 50-metre fisheries surveillance ships equipped with anti-illegal fishing technology that would enhance fisheries monitoring activities in Indonesia.

The ministry's Director General of Marine and Fisheries Resources Monitoring Rear Admiral Adin Nurawaluddin said that the two surveillance ships would be equipped with sophisticated equipment.

"The (ship) technology will be developed to enhance illegal fishing monitoring, this includes the fitting of a rope cutter that can cut the fishnet to disrupt illegal fishing practices," Nurawaluddin said in his statement received here on Sunday.

Some features that will be fitted on the ships are a 360° overview wheelhouse to allow the ship captain to monitor all sides around the ship, a water cannon, a sea rider that is able to accommodate up to five people, as well a fin stabiliser and interceptors that will make ship cruise more stable, he revealed.

Related news: Indonesia, Australia agree to eradicate illegal fishing

The director general said that the class II surveillance ship development will be carried out in collaboration with the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), and the ship model had been earlier tested at the agency's Hydrodynamic Technology Research Centre in Surabaya, East Java.

"The ship will be faster and more stable than earlier ships with the same class," Nurawaluddin remarked.

The two ships will be constructed by Batam-based PT Palindo Marine shipyard and are expected to be completed in 2023, he said.

The Police's Directorate of Corruption Crimes, the Attorney General Office, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Finance and Development Monitoring Agency (BPKP), the Government Goods and Services Procurement Policy Agency (LKPP), and the Ministry of Industry will be involved to supervise the surveillance ship development, the director general noted.

"The provision of the two surveillance ships will be supervised (by relevant agencies) to ensure adherence to prevailing laws," Nurawaluddin said.

Earlier, Minister of Marine and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono affirmed the ministry's commitment to enhancing surveillance technology for marine resources monitoring.

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AMX Tank Upgrade Program

AMX 13/105 upgrade by PT PINDAD

Pindad made Rifle

Soldiers from Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, practice close quarter battle at Cicalengka, Indonesia, March 12, 2022. Integrated platoons practiced close quarter battle while being shown the technique that the U.S. Army used to clear buildings. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Proper, 25th Infantry Division)

(Pindad SS2 V5)

Pindad SS2 V2


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Indonesia Secures $15b Investment for Electric Battery Industry​

APRIL 19, 2022


This 2019 file photo shows two electric cars waiting for their turn at a charging station operated by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) in South Tangerang, Banten. (Antara Photo/Muhammad Iqbal)

Jakarta. Industri Baterai Indonesia, an electric battery joint venture of state-owned miners and energy companies, announced two-part investments from Chinese and South Korean companies worth $15 billion to develop an electric vehicle battery ecosystem in the country.

The company, also known as Indonesia Battery Corporation (IBC), is a subsidiary of the state mining holding company Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Mind ID), utility firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), state energy company Pertamina, and state miner Antam.

The first part of the investment concerns one of the company's parent companies Antam with a Chinese corporation, Ningbo Contemporary Brunp Lygend (CBL), for the integrated electric vehicle battery project initiative. The second partnership is with LG Energy Solution, a South Korean company.

IBC President Director Toto Nugroho said the strategic partnership would accelerate the development of a sustainable electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia.

"With this integrated battery industry, it is hoped that it can accelerate the growth of the electric vehicle ecosystem," Toto said in a statement on Monday.

"This is expected to accelerate the growth of the electric vehicle ecosystem, create new jobs, increase the use of domestic raw materials, and increase the use of batteries for other needs," he said.

Antam President Director Nico Kanter said the partnership is the first step to developing Indonesia's electric vehicle battery ecosystem.

"Antam supports the government's initiatives for developing electric vehicle batteries to develop an integrated battery downstream industry and increase the added value of Indonesia's mineral commodities in a more strategic direction," Nico said.

Mind ID President Director Hendi Prio Santoso also expressed his appreciation for the historical moment of downstream mining at Mind ID Group and thanked the various parties who have worked hard to realize this partnership.

"Antam, IBC, with CBL and LGES can continue cooperation to a more implementable level and bring benefits to all," Hendi said.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said this was a good step for Indonesia to become a significant electric vehicle battery industry player. "This is an important step for Indonesia to become one of the largest battery industry players in the world," Luhut said.

Pahala Nugraha Mansury, a deputy minister of state-owned enterprises, said the partnership is one of the ministry's most strategic initiatives. "The development of the electric vehicle battery ecosystem initiative allows Indonesia to enter the global supply chain of the battery industry which is very important for people around the world," said Pahala.


Defend ID Aims to Join World's Top 50 Defense Companies by 2024​

APRIL 20, 2022


President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, State-Owned Enterprise Minister Erick Thohir at Defense ID launch in Surabaya on April 20, 2022.

Jakarta. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently launched Defend ID, a state-owned defense holding company that has already set its sights on several ambitious goals, including being on the list of the top 50 defense companies in the world by 2024.

“I have taken a note of [Defend ID’s] promises. The first is for Defend ID to enter the world’s top 50 defense companies. The second is to boost our domestic component use and lower defense equipment imports,” Jokowi said when launching Defend ID in Surabaya on Wednesday.
Jokowi expressed his hope that Defend ID could increase domestic component use in flagship defense products from the current 41 percent to 100 percent. The president also called for Defend ID to become part of the global defense supply chain. But the state-owned holding should prioritize meeting the domestic demand first before trying to capture the global market.

"We should build a self-reliant defense industry at once. And drive the domestic defense industry to become fully prepared to enter a new era of competition, and able to meet the main defense needs to protect our sovereignty," Jokowi said.

Electronics maker Len Industri becomes the holding company to Defend ID, which encompasses four other state-owned enterprises, namely arms producer Pindad, aircraft maker Dirgantara Indonesia, naval shipbuilder PAL Indonesia, and explosives manufacturer Dahana.

At the sidelines of the event, Defend ID president director Bobby Rasyidin reiterated the holding's goal to be among the world's top 50 defense companies by 2024. Indonesia's defense industry, however, has even yet to crack the Top 100.

"In 2024, the domestic component used for our key technologies will exceed 50 percent. Hopefully, by that year, we will have a self-reliant defense industry," Bobby said.

Bobby said Defend ID's launch could attract both domestic and foreign investment into the country's defense sector, which investors did not take much notice of.

"But if we take a look at the conflicts abroad, the defense budget has skyrocketed by 200-300 percent. So this industry makes an attractive investment," he added.

During the event, there are several announcement of new contracts and cooperation as well :

The launch of DEFEND ID

1. Contract of 13 GCI radar with Defense ID (PT LEN Industry)
2. Contract of small ammunition production with PT Pindad
3. Contract of MRO work for 12 C 130 Hercules with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesia Aerospace)
4. MOU with PT PAL Indonesia for MRO, upgrade, and modernization of 41 Indonesian Navy warships ( value is 1.1 billion USD )
5. Cooperation agreement between PT LEN Industry with Thales (France)
6. MOU between PT Pindad and FNSS (Turkey) for AAV vehicles production.
7. The launch of 3 missile boats 60 meter (KCR 60) by PT PAL Indonesia
8. Inaguration of Elemented Detonator factory operation (PT Dahana)

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Current programs that could propel Defense ID into top 50 defense companies in the world I would say in majority own by Indonesia Aerospace

1. KF21/IFX


2. MALE UCAV Elang Hitam


3. N 219


4. Rhan 122 B rocket. Defense Ministry only order small quantity of the rocket every year despite Indonesian Aerospace has capacity to produce it in very large quantity every year.

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LG-led consortium pushing for US$9 bln battery supply chain project in Indonesia​

All News 11:29 April 18, 2022

SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean consortium led by LG has signed an initial agreement with Indonesia's state-run companies to push for a project worth around US$9 billion to establish an electric vehicle battery supply chain in the Southeast Asian country, a LG unit said Monday.

The nonbinding framework agreement was signed between the consortium, consisting of LG Energy Solution Ltd. (LGES), LG Chem Ltd., LX International Corp. and others, and an Indonesia mining company, PT Aneka Tambang, better known as Antam, and the Indonesia Battery Corp. (IBC) in Indonesia on Thursday, LGES said in a release.

Indonesian government officials from the Ministry of Investment and the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises also attended the signing event.

The project seeks to establish an "end-to-end value chain" for EV batteries encompassing the procurement of raw materials, producing key components, such as precursors and cathode materials and manufacturing of battery cells, LGES said.

Indonesia is the world's largest producer of nickel, a key battery material in terms of reserves and output.

The announcement also comes at a time when battery makers are scurrying to secure the supply of key materials for lithium-ion batteries, primarily nickel whose content level determines battery performance, amid a price surge in raw materials.

"With this project, we expect to be able to enhance the battery business capabilities and profitability by stably securing competitive raw materials," LGES said.

21 APRIL 2022

Naval Group offers to build two AIP submarines in Surabaya​

by Ridzwan Rahmat

French shipbuilder Naval Group has offered to build two air-independent propulsion (AIP)-capable diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) in Surabaya for the Indonesian Navy.

According to presentation documents that have been provided to Janes by an industry source, the vessels offered are a derivative of the Scorpene SSK, and Naval Group has offered to construct both submarines wholly in-country at PT PAL's facilities.

The Indonesian Navy operates a fleet of three South Korean-built Nagapasa-class SSKs that were commissioned between 2017 and 2021, and one German-made Cakra-class submarine that was inducted in 1981. A second Cakra-class submarine, KRI Nanggala , was lost at sea in 2021.

The country also signed a contract for three more SSKs with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in 2019.

In addition to the vessels that have been ordered or are in service, the Indonesian Navy has an outstanding requirement for at least one more vessel as stipulated in the Indonesian NationalArmed Forces modernisation blueprint known as Minimum Essential Force (MEF). None of the submarines, which are ordered or are in service, feature AIP capabilities.

“Although AIP systems are presented as the non-nuclear solution to increase the submerged autonomy of conventional submarines, their origin is associated with navies that operate in restricted maritime spaces and without major oceanic ambitions,” said Naval Group in the presentation documents forwarded to Janes .

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PT INKA start delivering order coming from Madiun local administration


PT Len, Thales partner to advance Indonesia's C5ISR capabilities​

22 APRIL 2022

by Oishee Majumdar

Bandung-based state-owned defence electronics firm PT Len Industri has signed an agreement with Thales to strengthen collaboration in defence technology developments to support Indonesia's defence modernisation plans.

In a joint media release on 21 April, the companies said they “will jointly explore and further develop solutions on topics including radars, command-and-control systems (C2), military satellites, C5ISR (command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), electronic warfare (EW), UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), and combat management systems (CMS)”.

The companies said the collaboration will involve transfer of technology for military and civilian radars. This includes local maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities, and the co-development of a national C2 radar.

Under the agreement, the companies intend to co-develop a ‘national' CMS based on Thales' TACTICOS CMS that is deployed on the Indonesian Navy's KRI Usman-Harun multirole light frigate (MRLF), the companies added.

Quite lot defense cooperation with French companies due to the implementation of strategic cooperation between Indonesian government and France government.

During G20 summit in Italia, November 2022

France Defense Minister visited Jakarta, February 2022

France Foreign Minister visit Jakarta, 5 months ago

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20 APR 2022
  • PT Len Industri and Thales have signed a strategic partnership agreement for further collaboration on a wide array of defence-related topics including radars, military satellites, electronic warfare, UAVs and combat management systems.
  • The agreement was signed between both organisations on 20th April 2022 in Surabaya on the launch occasion of Indonesia’s defence modernisation plan, in the presence of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Minister of Defence, Prabowo Subianto.
  • The joint collaboration on these topics aligns with Indonesia’s drive to modernise and restructure its defence capabilities in an increasingly complex threat environment.
Indonesia has outlined an ambitious military modernisation plan through to the mid 2040s. The challenges of defending a vast archipelago amidst global threats support the country’s needs to focus more resources on strengthening its overall defence capabilities.

In support of Indonesia’s strong military ambitions, PT Len Industri and Thales have signed a strategic agreement for deeper collaboration in multiple defence topics. The agreement was signed in Surabaya on 20th April 2022, by Mr. Bobby Rasyidin, President Director for PT Len Industri and Mr. Guy Bonassi, Senior Vice-President, Asia, Eurasia and Latin America for Thales, with the event graced by President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo; Minister of Defence, Prabowo Subianto and other dignitaries.

In the frame of this agreement, PT Len and Thales will jointly explore and further develop solutions on topics including radars, Command & Control systems, military satellites, C5ISR, electronic warfare, UAVs and Combat Management Systems. For radars, the collaboration will include the planned transfer of technology for military and civilian radars, including local MRO activities, and the co-development of a national Command & Control (C2) radar.

Thales has been the leading partner of the Indonesian Navy for the last forty years, supplying combat systems for all warships in service. The strategic agreement will explore the co-development of a national Combat Management System (CMS) based on Thales’ TACTICOS CMS, currently deployed on the KRI Usman-Harun Multi-Role Light Frigate (MRLF).

With its strong credentials in radar technology and naval modernisation programmes, this agreement strengthens Thales’ industrial footprint in Indonesia, as a strategic partner to help the country reinforce its armed forces and defences across increasingly complex air and maritime domains. The agreement also affirms Thales’ commitment to building local expertise and growing its industrial footprint in Indonesia.

We are delighted to extend our partnership with Thales and explore collaboration in these new topics that will bring advanced technologies and greater value to the Indonesian armed forces. This strategic agreement will pave the way for the growth of Indonesian industrial capabilities, as we jointly develop solutions that meet the needs and expectations of our local end-users.

Bobby RASYIDIN, President Director,
PT Len Industri​

Thales aligns closely with Indonesia’s vision of building indigenous capabilities in the defence sector. We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with PT Len over the last few decades and our expertise, together with PT Len’s leading role in driving Indonesia’s defence industry, makes this a winning partnership with a common vision to enhance Indonesia’s military ambitions. We look forward to working together on these renewed topics, to build local knowledge and expertise and by doing so, further reinforce our commitment to Indonesia

Guy BONASSI, Senior Vice-President,
Asia, Eurasia & Latin America, Thales​


KRAS Will Increase Ownership in Krakatau Posco to 50%​

MARKET - Monica Wareza, CNBC Indonesia
21 January 2022 10:10

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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - State-owned steel producer PT Krakatau Steel Tbk (KRAS) will increase its ownership in a joint venture (JV) with Posco, PT Krakatau Posco (PTKP) to 50%. This increase in ownership will be carried out by adding capital to the company.

Based on the disclosure of information released by the company, the capital to be added is in the form of land and a hot strip mill (HSM) 2 factory and all equipment, facilities, infrastructure or other things standing on the land.

After this transaction, Krakatau Steel's ownership in PTKP will increase to 50% non-controlling, from the current 30% ownership position and 70% ownership in Posco.

The company with Posco and PTKP have signed a Memorandum of In-Kind Transaction Procedure Agreement (MITPA) on December 31, 2021 for the proposed transaction.

The total value for this proposed transaction is US$ 265 million or around Rp. 3.78 trillion (assuming an exchange rate of Rp. 14,300/US$). Later, Krakatau Steel will acquire 422,800 new Series B shares with a nominal value of US$ 166 with a total value of US$ 70.18 million.

In this asset transfer, KRAS will also transfer its debts worth US$ 246.98 million or Rp. 3.53 trillion to PTKP. Because currently the HSM2 facility is being pledged as collateral to Commerzbank-AKA.

With this transaction, the company will benefit from a decrease in the value of liabilities and an increase in share ownership as well as additional income from this joint venture.

In addition, PTKP will also receive cash compensation of US$ 90 million (Rp 1.28 trillion) which will be used for restructuring and supporting working capital as well as obtaining non-cash compensation in the form of eliminating derivative obligations in article 3.4 of the Cooperation Agreement (JVA).

Completion of this transaction will wait for a number of requirements, starting from the approval of the Krakatau Steel, POSCO and PTKP corporations, approval of Krakatau Steel and PTKP creditors, PTKP's due diligence on the HSM #2 Facility, and JVA amendments.

Sales Increase, Krakatau Steel Earns Rp 384.23 Billion Profit in First Quarter-2022​




Martha Warta Silaban​

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 19:30 WIB

TEMPO.CO , Jakarta - State-owned company PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk. (KRAS) achieved a net profit of IDR 384.23 billion in the first quarter of 2022 thanks to export sales.

Citing the company's official statement, KRAS reported that in the first quarter of 2022, it recorded an increase in performance by pocketing a profit of Rp. 384.23 billion. The profit grew 15.02 percent compared to the same period last year.

Growth was also reported in the company's revenue achievement which increased 39.6 percent to Rp 9.78 trillion. Meanwhile, in the same period in the previous year, it recorded revenue of Rp. 7 trillion.

The Corporate Secretary of Krakatau Steel Pria Utama explained that in terms of tonnage, sales in the first three months of 2022 increased by 7.5 percent from the original 492kT to 529kT. Likewise, the production side increased by 9.5 percent from the first quarter of 2021, which was 483KT to 529KT in 2022.

"In this period, Krakatau Steel Steel also recorded a record export sales achievement in March 2022 which reached 116,406 tons," wrote Pria Utama in an official statement, quoted Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

In addition, Pria said that domestic steel sales also increased with a record domestic steel shipment which reached 245,000 tons in March 2022. Furthermore, the company said that Pria achieved EBITDA realization until March 2022 of Rp.772.26 billion.

“In 2022, we will continue to focus on the continuation of the company's restructuring and transformation program. With the achievement of good performance in early 2022, we believe that in 2022 Krakatau Steel will be better than 2021," said Silmy Karim, President Director of Krakatau Steel in an official statement.

Previously, Silmy in a hearing meeting with Commission IV of the DPR, Monday, April 11, 2022, said that with the condition of the world's steel supply receding due to the Russia-Ukraine war, the export rate in the first three months of this year was flowing fast. Last month alone Krakatau Steel's exports reached 116,406 tons, the highest monthly achievement so far. Meanwhile, last January, this state-owned steel producer shipped 63,731 tons of steel, bringing total exports in the first quarter of 2022 to 180,137 tons.

"With the current world development situation, there is an opportunity and we have penetrated the European market, this is a strengthening of KS' customer base," he said.

Meanwhile, in the development of downstream industries, Krakatau Steel cooperates with a number of partner manufacturers who have so far received supplies of raw materials to develop downstream products. Silmy called this effort a sharing economy , which is to utilize unused downstream industrial capacity utilities to generate added value for downstream products.

This has previously been realized with the collaboration between Krakatau Steel and PT Tata Metal Lestari in the development of residential building products made from modern steel construction.

"If we build a factory while our money is limited, then KS will have difficulty realizing downstream products. Finally we get an idea why we don't increase the installed capacity which is not yet maximized so that they are more efficient," he said.

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