The Indonesian government during the coming decade, plans to place orders for the construction of public facilities a few diesel-electric submarines for the Navy of the country.
According to the Minister of Defence Indonesia Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Diesel-electric submarines need to control and protect a broad exclusive maritime economic zone of the country.
At the current time in service with the Indonesian Navy has two diesel-electric submarines of class "Chakra" ("Tip-209/1300") constructed "Hovaldsverke-Deutsche Werft" in 1970. The contract for the construction of 3-class diesel-electric submarines, "Chang Bogo" ("Tip-209/1200") was signed with "Daewoo Shipbuilding End Marin engineering» (DSME) in December 2011. The first two submarines will be built the main contractor in the Republic of Korea, and the last Submarine — Indonesia's company «PT Pal."
According P.Yusgiantoro agency "Antara" shred the role of state industry in the program of construction Diesel-electric submarines will be uniformly increase, which will allow in the future without the help of others to build a submarine.
According to the Minister of disk imaging, the vast sea areas Indonesia require at armament about 10 submarines. Office of the Defense Ministry expects that «PT Pal" will be able in the future to design the necessary components for Diesel-electric submarines, that will allow in the future without the help of others to build submarine in Indonesia.
Development and delivery of additional diesel-electric submarines represents a specific control of the country in 2005 for the development of the concept of state industry and the formation of the so-called "Minimum necessary force» (minimum essential force — MEF). The purpose of MEF is the replacement and modernization of obsolete weapons and the establishment of military capability sufficient to deter external threats, border security, disaster response and energy security of the country.
One hundred percent planned to implement the concept in 2025. This will allow to counteract at least some potential danger in the region.