Thales forms joint venture with Indonesian PT Len

JV agreement to strengthen Indonesia defence & manufacturing in Indonesia

Defence & Aerospace

June 3, 2024

/ By / Paris

Thales forms joint venture with Indonesian PT Len

Thales will establish a unique centre of excellence to address the Indonesian Air Force’s requirements in air operations

Leading electronics and defence systems manufacture Thales has signed a joint venture agreement with Indonesian defence firm PT Len Industri to strengthen Indonesian Defence.

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Indonesia’s defence capabilities received a significant boost with the signing of agreements between Thales, a key player in defence and electronics, and PT Len Industri to establish a joint venture.

In a press statement, Thales said that this joint venture aligns with the Indonesian government’s long-term “Made-in-Indonesia strategy, and will enhance its sovereign capabilities.

It adds that the joint venture will support Defence industry of Indonesia objective of boosting the utilisation of locally-manufactured components within the industry, thereby enabling Indonesia to export its capabilities worldwide.

Thales says that it will establish a unique centre of excellence to address the Indonesian Air Force’s requirements in air operations and will contribute its extensive expertise in radar technology, facilitating knowledge transfer.

Bobby Rasyidin

“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Thales and explore further collaboration on these new topics that will bring advanced technology and greater value to the Indonesian defence industry. Through this JV, we can bring PT LEN products to compete in the global market. In the future, PT LEN and Thales will develop defence products and solutions that meet the needs and expectations of our local end users,” says Bobby Rasyidin, President Director, PT Len Industry (Persero) Holding.

Pascale Sourisse

“I am pleased that the partnership between PT LEN and Thales has grown from strength to strength, resulting in today’s important milestone that entrenches Thales’ role in the defence ecosystem of Indonesia. We are establishing our Indonesian roots and driving change through training and transfer of knowledge. This joint venture will bring the best of both worlds, from Thales’ technological expertise, to PT LEN’s acumen and knowledge of local defence needs and challenges of our Indonesian end users. I have no doubt that this will help Indonesia strengthen its indigenous capabilities in the defence sector and is the start of many fruitful collaboration opportunities to come in other domains,” says  Pascale Sourisse, President & CEO, Thales International.



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