Babcock sells first new frigate design licence to Indonesia

We are delighted to have secured the first export contract for our Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design licence agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero). Page Content

PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) is a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use from its facilities in Surabaya, Indonesia.  

The design licence will enable PAL to build two Arrowhead 140 frigates in Indonesia with bespoke design modifications for the Indonesian Navy.

The agreement was signed at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021 event in London, on board HM Argyll, by David Lockwood, CEO Babcock and Kaharuddin Djenod, CEO PAL. And was witnessed by the Defence Minister of Indonesia, Prabowo Subianto and UK Defence Secretary, RT. Hon Ben Wallace MP.