SEA is introducing its world-class defence capabilities to the Indonesian market at the Indo Defence Expo & Forum.
Part of the Cohort Group, the parent company for six innovative, agile, and responsive businesses, SEA is well placed to provide advanced defence solutions to the Indonesian armed forces with its ship and fleet protection, and undersea surveillance systems already in-service across the globe. These capabilities are engineered to protect, and designed to provide a rapid response to threats, while ensuring system reliability, accuracy, and interoperation.
As part of the UK Government’s wider strategy to support a strong and competitive Indonesian defence market, SEA will be highlighting its intelligent Torpedo Launcher System (TLS), which plays a crucial role in multi-layered ship and fleet protection. The preferred system of the UK Royal Navy, the TLS is also in service with a range of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. Earlier this year, SEA was appointed to supply the TLS to Hyundai Heavy Industries for two new Philippine Navy corvettes following a successful delivery of the system for the Philippine Navy’s frigates.
SEA was recently contracted to provide the UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates with an upgrade to its torpedo launcher and countermeasures systems. As part of this contract, and as the legacy design authority for the countermeasures technical refresh, SEA will upgrade the ships’ countermeasure capability with a new fixed barrel system to provide an effective response to modern naval threats. SEA is now bringing this next generation capability to the export market.
David Hinds, Vice President Strategic Accounts at SEA, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing our leading capabilities to Indonesia. To ensure its ongoing security, it’s important for the Indonesian armed forces to have access to the latest innovative maritime solutions like our TLS. The system is in service across the entire UK Type 23 Royal Navy Class, and its countermeasures system across the Type 23, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Albion, and Type 45 Classes, and we look forward to introducing our leading capability to the Indonesian defence market.”
Alongside the TLS, SEA will also be highlighting its unmanned Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability, KraitSense. Key to securing operational advantage in a congested underwater battlespace, SEA will be discussing how unmanned platforms can work in tandem with manned vessels to cover a large surface area to enhance submarine detection. SEA’s maritime capabilities are underpinned by innovative integrated communications and training and simulation solutions.
“The threats to navies are complex and ever-changing. Our systems offer the flexibility to address these evolving challenges and provide protection for their fleets,” added David Hinds. “We hope to supply the Indonesian Navy with the latest capabilities to meet these operational threats. In particular our flexible and modular KraitSense is well suited to the shallow Southeast Asian seas, and we see significant potential for this technology in the region.”
To learn more about SEA’s innovative protective maritime applications and speak to domain experts, please visit stand A215 where they are exhibiting alongside three other Cohort subsidiaries – Chess Dynamics, EID and ELAC SONAR.