Celebrating the first of two frigates for the Indonesian Navy

We were delighted to join PT PAL in Indonesia recently at the keel laying ceremony for the first of two new frigates for the Indonesian Navy, which are based on our Arrowhead 140 design.

The ceremony took place at PT PAL in Surabaya, Indonesia where the ships are being built by a local workforce. Working with PT PAL, we are sharing our engineering know-how and ship-build experience – supporting the construction of the frigate in their facilities.

We secured the first export contract for the Arrowhead 140 frigate through a design license agreement with PT PAL Indonesia, a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use, in 2021.

CEO, David Lockwood said: “We congratulate PT PAL on this significant milestone of keel laying for the first of their new frigates. This is also an exciting time for Babcock and our Arrowhead 140 export programme as we proudly see our design coming to fruition.

“Our customers, and the mission we share, inspire us each and every day to strive for excellence – we look forward to seeing this programme develop in Indonesia.”