Thales has a leading position in the naval defence segment, having been the appointed supplier of combat systems for all warships in service with the Indonesian Navy for close to 40 years. Thales has supplied and integrated the naval combat electronics for four Sigma-class corvettes and is also the supplier and integrator of the navel mission systems for the current Indonesian PKR Frigate program.
In maritime surveillance and patrol, Thales was selected by the Indonesian Air Force and Navy to supply its integrated Amascos systems for CN-235 and NC-212 aircraft.
Thales is an established supplier to the Indonesian Army for comint systems and thermal cameras.
In November 2013, Thales signed a contract for the delivery and installation of a full mission systems suite for the two PKR class vessels under construction by the Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Indonesian Navy.
Thales has a strong position in air defence and has long been the appointed supplier of surveillance radars to the Indonesian Air Force.
In January 2014, Thales signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence for ForceSHIELD, Thales’s integrated Advanced Air Defence system. In addition to the supply of STARStreak short-range air defence missiles, the system comprises CONTROLMaster200 radar and weapon coordination systems, RAPIDRanger mobile weapon systems and Lightweight Multiple Launchers (LML), as well as associated communications, training and support equipment.
In June 2016, a first Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Thales and local Indonesian partners, PT LEN and PT Pindad, to jointly design an Indonesian military vehicle mission system aimed at reinforcing the operational capabilities of armoured vehicles for the Indonesian armed forces. Thales is also collaborating closely with PT Pindad as they develop Indonesia’s first Mine-Resistant Armoured Vehicle, known as Sanca, based on the Thales Bushmaster design.