Indonesia will buy two 90 meter ocean going hydrographic vessels in near future. The Indonesian Ministry of Finance has approved a budget of IDR2.04 trillion (US$143 million) for the procurement of two newbuild hydrographic survey ships for the country’s navy.
The vessels will also be designed to be quickly modified for submarine rescue operations as needed.
Delivery of the two vessels is expected within the 2020-2024 timeframe.
Indonesian plan to buy ocean going hydrographic vessels had been stated in its defense planning since a few years ago. The original idea had raised about 10 year ago. Today operated only three hydrographic vessels, Indonesia have to replace former RN Hecla class with new one.