According to First Admiral Untung Suropati, the KCR-40 boats will all be armed in 2014 with the C-705 missile imported from China. At a later stage, state aircraft maker PT Dirgantara Indonesia is expected to locally produce the C-705 missiles by 2017 or 2018.
If realized, Indonesia would be following in the footsteps of Iran, which is also producing Chinese missiles under license. Both the C-701 and C-704 are produced locally as the Kowsar and Nasr-1 respectively.
The C-705 family of cruise missiles can be launched from land, surface vessels and aircraft. It can be equipped with a modular seeker and is available in radar, television and imaging infrared versions.
The C-705 specifications depending on variant include:
- Weight: 320 kg
- Warhead: 110 kg
- Range: 140 km
- Cruise altitude: 12 m
- Seeker: radar, television, or imaging infrared
- Propulsion: turbojet with solid rocket booster
The anti-ship variant is marketed as a lighter and smaller alternative to the C-802 missile to target ships with a displacement of between 1500 and 3000 tons. The most recent version is the C-705KD.
Indonesia plans to continue with its ongoing naval modernisation with the acquisitions of major weapons systems, such as:
- maritime patrol aircraft
- Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopters
- light frigates
- guided missile destroyers
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