Indonesia's PTDI looks to expand presence in Saudi Arabia Jon Grevatt, Bangkok - IHS Jane's Defence | World Defense

Indonesia's PTDI looks to expand presence in Saudi Arabia Jon Grevatt, Bangkok - IHS Jane's Defence


Nov 27, 2014
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Indonesia's PTDI looks to expand presence in Saudi Arabia
Jon Grevatt, Bangkok - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

Indonesia and Saudi Arabia are discussing the terms of a collaborative programme that could support military aerospace exports from Indonesia and related industrial assistance.

A CN235, seen here in Cameroonian colours. (Airbus Military/S-Flores)

An official from Indonesia's state-owned aerospace prime, PT Dirgantara (PTDI), told IHS Jane's on 29 November that the collaborative project was being progressed as a government-level agreement but details are not yet finalised.

Despite this, it was confirmed that collaboration is expected to support PTDI sales of military aerospace products to Saudi Arabia as well as the Indonesian company's provision of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for PTDI products in operation in the country. Collaboration in aerospace manufacturing was also an opportunity, the official noted.

"These discussions are a starting point for collaboration. The details are not finalised but through a government-to-government agreement we could provide assistance to Saudi Arabian industry in areas including production and maintenance. But this would only apply to PTDI products in the country."

Major PTDI platforms that the company would look to support in Saudi Arabia include the CN235 medium-range transport aircraft and its variations, which the Indonesian company produces under licence from Airbus. The Royal Saudi Air Force has operated four CN235 aircraft since the late 1980s.

Other fixed-wing products that PTDI is looking to export to the Saudi Arabia market include the Airbus NC212 light transport aircraft and the indigenous N-219 light utility transport aircraft, which is under development.



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Yes brother, this is a good JV and a win win for both country at the same time will consolidate our strategic partnership.
Actually this agreement act as a folow up to our defense cooperation agreement which is already signed in January 2014.

Transfer of technology also will be the key point of this agreement.


But for starts I think PT.DI will be focused on maintenance repair and overhaul related to Bell and Airbus military product in Saudi Arabia Armed Forces inventory.

Such as ..

Bell 412 EP
Bell 412 Saudi_IVAO.jpg

AS 532 Cougar
AS 332 Super Puma
Cougar Saudi_Giovanni Colla.png

AS 365 Dauphin
Dauphin Saudi_IVAO.jpg

CN235 Saudi_Javier F Bobadilla.jpg

This type of aircraft which already been built at PT.DI as part of Airbus military product for asia pacific market.

By the time when Saudi Govt. decide to buy aircraft from PT.DI like CN-235 NG220 mpa. Then we can move this cooperation to the next level if Saudi Govt. want to build and assembled locally.
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