Indonesia Looking at Iver Huitfeldt-class Frigate to Boost TNI-AL’s Blue Water Force
Indonesia Looking at Iver Huitfeldt-Class Frigate to Boost TNI-AL’s Blue Water Force
Following the Natuna standoff with China back in January this year (in which dozens of Chinese vessels were fishing in Indonesia’s Exclusive Economic Zone), Indonesia recognizes the lack of oceangoing vessels for TNI-AL and BAKAMLA (the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency). As a consequence, plans were mooted for the procurement of large displacement vessels based on Danish designs. Local media makes mention of this, quoting a Defense Minister statement made as early as January 17.