Indonesia’s Strategic Partnership with Naval Group and PT PAL – locally built Scorpène® Evolved Full LiB submarines

Naval Group x PT PAL
Scorpene Evolved contract signing ceremony. (Naval Group x PT PAL)

Indonesia has chosen Naval Group and PT PAL to build two Scorpène® Evolved Full Lithium-Ion battery (LiB) submarines in Indonesia.

The partnership is part of the Defence Cooperation Agreement signed between France and Indonesia in August 2021.

The contract includes the delivery of the submarines and the reuse of 100% of PT PAL assets.

Naval Group is honoured to be part of this new chapter in the strategic alliance between Indonesia and France and supporting the Indonesian defense industry in preparing the future of naval warfare.

The partnership aims to strengthen the Indonesian naval and defence industry, ensuring the country’s autonomy and creating thousands of long-term high skills jobs.

The Scorpène® Evolved submarine is a modern, high-performant, and stealthy submarine designed for various missions, including anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, special operations, and intelligence gathering.

The submarine is equipped with the latest generation of combat system, SUBTICS®, addressing the growing challenges of modern submarine missions in blue and shallow waters.

Scorpne at sea
Scorpène at sea

Indonesian Scorpène® Submarines: Advanced Energy System

  • Equipped with full lithium-ion configuration for high security and safety.
  • Offers higher range of useful energy, improved indiscretion rate, and reduced charging time.
  • Increases submarine tactical mobility.
  • 14 other units designed and adapted by Naval Group for export market: 2 for Chilean Navy, 2 for Malaysian Navy, 4 for Brazilian Navy, 6 for Indian Navy.

Scorpène® Evolved main characteristics:

  • Surfaced displacement: 1,600 – 2,000 tons
  • Length, overall: 72 m
  • Submerged speed: >20 knots
  • Diving depth: >300 m
  • Autonomy: >78 days on a 80 days mission
  • Submerged autonomy: >12 days
  • Crew: 31
  • Weapons total payload: 18
  • Weapon tubes: 6
  • SUBTICS combat management system
  • Operational availability at sea: >240 days per year