Leonardo has been chosen to provide its latest-generation Marlin 40 naval remote defence system for two future PC60 fast patrol boats of the Indonesian Navy.

The two PC60 vessels are currently under different stages of construction at PT Caputra Mitra Sejati shipyard in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The lightweight and compact Marlin 40 turret is an easy to integrate system that can be used with a wide range of naval vessels, both as a primary as well as a secondary defence system.

The fully digitised system can also be deployed to provide anti-surface and anti-air defence capabilities.

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations-free defence system offers a range of more than 4km and has the capability to work together with all the latest naval combat management systems.

According to the company, the latest deal will further strengthen its partnership with the Indonesian Navy.

Marlin 40 is presently in use with nearly 30 navies across the globe.

Last year, Leonardo was awarded a contract to deliver four Marlin 40 independent line of sight (ILOS) variants for the Indonesian Navy’s two Teluk Bintuni-class tank landing ships (LSTs) and first two PC60 patrol boats, named KRI Dorang (874) and KRI Bawal (875).

The ILOS variant is a precision-fire system available as a 40mm remotely controlled turret.

The company was also selected to supply naval gunnery systems for the Navy.

Leonardo claimed that around 38 of its weapon systems, including Marlin 30, Marlin 40 twin barrel and 76/62 SuperRapid gun mount system, are currently in use with the Indonesian Navy’s vessels.

In 2018, Thales completed the installation of its Kingklip hull-mounted sonar on the Indonesian Navy’s Diponegoro-class corvette.