Jakarta, November 2022
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has successfully secured a weapon system contract, 2 units of 40 mm naval gun system for the Indonesian Navy during 2022 Indo Defence exhibition. The naval gun system in question is the Teevra 40 weapon system, with PT BTI Indo Tekno as its supplier, which will also provide after-sales support services when this weapon is installed on warships owned by the Indonesian Navy. The Teevra 40 weapon system will be installed on the Teluk Bintuni class LST, increasing the ship's capability to defend itself from enemy attacks and at the same time can also function as a fairly deadly offensive weapon.
Teevra 40 is a modern, Indian-made naval weapon system, that can be used as main or secondary weapon system to support the readiness of Indonesian Navy naval vessel. This weapon system is directly developed from the Sudarshan Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), making it a proven naval gun platform. Teevra 40 is equipped with a 40 mm automatic cannon that can fire a variety of NATO-standard 40mm/L70 ammunition, hence the ease of commonality within Indonesian Navy logistic.
With the range of 11.8 km against surface targets and 3.5 km against aerial targets, the Teevra 40 also has options for 5 different firing modes. Depending on the situation at the time, the Teevra 40 can be fired in single-shot, fully-automatic, 3-round burst, 5-round burst and warning shot modes. The warning shot option allows the automatic cannon to deliver a warning shot, which will land close to the target, but at a safe distance so that it won't cause any damage to the target.