PT DI Delivers Third CN-235 to Korean Coast Guard

27 December, 2011 | Source: ANTARA News

Bandung, West Java (ANTARA News) - PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) delivered the third of four CN-235 aircraft ordered by Korean Coast Guard (KCG) at a cost of around US$94 million on Friday.

"The plane has undergone several tests before being flown to South Korea," the state-owned company`s director of aircraft integration, Budi Saleh, said to ANTARA News.

He said the delivery of the maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) showed that the trust in PTDI remained high.

"This must be maintained so that PTDI would get more contracts not only from South Korea but also from other customers who need CN-235 class aircraft," he said.

Budiman said the first and second aircraft were delivered in May, 2011 while the fourth would be done in the first quarter of 2012.

The CN-235 MPA KCG is completed with search radar, Flir, ESM, IFF interrogator, tactical navigation, tactical computer system, camera, bubble and window with double CT7-9C engines each having 1750 horse power (Shp).

Budiman said business restructuring in PTDI still continued to improve the company`s economic value.

Under the program PTDI continued developing and maintaining the CN-235 line, aircraft services and manufacturing services.

PTDI also continued seeking strategic partners for N250, NC-212, Helicopter and Engineering Services lines while the defense and security and advanced technology education center business lines are expected to be self-sustaining.

South Korea has since 1994 used two squadrons of CN-235 to strengthen its airforce.


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stated that according to US News and World Report survey results, Indonesia was in the second place among the world`s two most attractive countries for investment destination.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) thanked the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for funding several Indonesia`s infrastructure projects.
President Joko Widodo expressed congratulations to mothers and women on the occasion of the International Women`s Day in front of the recipients of Smart Indonesia Card, Hope Family Program, and Social Rice (Rastra) assistance.
Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko received the visit of the American ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R Donovan Jr, at his office in Jakarta on Monday, to discuss a number of bilateral cooperation, including joint military training.
The Kazakh government is interested to learn the Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT)′s soft approaches to deal with terrorism, BNPT Chief Commissioner General Police Suhardi Alius said in a press statement released on Sunday.
Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita revealed that the country`s exports in 2017 had reached US$168.7 billion, a year-on-year increase of 19.8 percent.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669