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Indonesian Navy to Continuously be Strengthened with More Submarines Featured

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Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy Admiral Ade Supandi Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy Admiral Ade Supandi VOI-Ahmad Faisal

VOI News - Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy Admiral Ade Supandi to Media on the sidelines of the Indonesian Navy Leadership Meeting 2018 at the Indonesian Navy Headquarters, Cilangkap, Jakarta, Friday (26/01), said observing the dynamics in the future, TNI AL target will be strengthened with eight submarines. According to Ade Supandi it is based on the Minimum Essential Force (MEF) plan in 2024. Ade explained in percentage, the Indonesian Navy’s MEF only reaches 30 to 40 percents from the Navy’s main weapon system. Actually according to Ade Supandi, the procurement of 12 submarines would ideally be equal to the strength of the Navy in the 1960s which had 12 submarines. But at least, the eight submarines will be able to strengthen the Indonesian Navy ////// (voinews / AF / edt ahm)

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