Indonesia prepares for potential contract to build a new Iver Huitfedlt-variant frigate

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MOD) has started preparations for the potential construction of a new large frigate, signing a preamble contract with proponents involved in the project for the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL).

The preamble contract was signed with state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL, and Indonesian agent for Danish shipbuilder Odennse Maritime Technology (OMT) PT Sinar Kokoh Persada.

OMT has promoted their Ivan Huitfeldt-class frigate as the basis for Indonesian’s new large frigate requirements, with the Indonesian MOD agreeing it to be the best solution among several choices considered.