Placed at TNI-AL Headquarters, Cilangkap, East Jakarta, July 20, 2020, a contract signing from the TNI-AL and PT. BTI Indo Tekno for the procurement of five new cannons Seahawk MSI-DS LW30M A1 30mm caliber, which will later be installed in the bow of the PC-40 class patrol boat.
The signing of the contract between BTI Defence with the TNI-AL delivering MSI-DS for the first time to get a contract in Indonesia independently. In the TNI-AL, MSI-DS was not a new name, since 6 units of the weapon system in the Bung Tomo Class corvette, the DS 30B REMSIG air defense cannon (PSU) were MSI-DS production that had been integrated with the ship
Peter Tjahjono as Director of PT. BTI Indo Tekno stated that the contract includes work on ship modification, installation, integration, testing and handover, as well as after-sales service and guarantees for the availability of spare parts until the end of their service life. He also added that according to the agreement, the cannons would be delivered in stages to Indonesia. "Three units will be installed in 2021 and the remaining two units will be installed in 2022," he said.
BTI Defence is an Authorized Partner of MSI Defense (MSI-DS), a British defense equipment manufacturer that has been a supplier to the Royal Navy since the 90s. MSI-DS is trusted by more than 40 navies in various countries with around 300 active Seahawk weapon systems installed in warship fleets worldwide.