Italy and Indonesia Broker Naval Deal for Two Offshore Vessels

A 1.273 billion USD (1.18 billion Euro) deal was reached between Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the Indonesian Ministry of Defense for two multipurpose offshore Italian-made vessels yesterday, March 28th.

The ships in this deal are the Italian Thaon di Revel class, or ‘Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessel). They require a crew of 170 officers and sailors, powered by combined diesel or gas (CODAG), and are around 475 feet (145 m).

These vessels can serve many functions, including patrolling, rescue operations, civil defense, and offensive operations.

Initially, these ships were made for the Italian Navy; however, they have been designated for Indonesia instead, causing delays.