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June 22, 2021, 08.00 AM

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Indonesian Navy Aviation Activates Anti-Submarine and UAV Squadrons

The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) is taking strides to improve its aerial capabilities with the formation of two new squadrons for anti-submarine patrols, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), respectively.

"The Indonesian Navy has decided to bolster its capabilities in unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as fixed wing and rotary aircraft,” said Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono in a written statement Monday.

Yudo unveiled the 100th Anti-Submarine Air Squadron and the 700th Unmanned Aerial Squadron during the 65th anniversary of the Indonesian Navy’s Naval Aviation Corps in Surabaya, East Java.

“We hope [the new units] will enable [the Indonesian Navy] to keep up with the rapidly changing defense technologies of the 21st century. We are prompted to use unmanned vehicles, automated systems and artificial intelligence due to quantum techonology and the 4.0 industrial revolution.”

The Indonesian Navy has improved its defense capabilities, following the loss of the submarine KRI Nanggala-402 off Bali last April and its 53-man crew last April. These include the acquisition of eight frigates from Italian naval shipbuilder Fincantieri earlier this month.


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