According to the report, although Indonesia once owned a powerful submarine force, it bought 12 whale - class submarines from the Soviet Union in 1960s and 70s, but now it is badly equipped, only two German - built 209 submarines and 3 South Korean submarines originally ordered in 2012. Although there are 3 Korean submarines, the 209 submarines are expected to be decommissioned soon. Indonesian officials say the country needs 12 submarines to patrol its waters, and the number is still far behind. Although several other orders have been completed, the focus remains on the progress related to South Korean submarines, whether in terms of capacity itself or in the broader sense of the promotion of a special strategic partnership during the visit of the president of South Korea last November to Indonesia. One of the 3 submarines was received from Korea last year, the other was delivered this year, and the remaining one will be built in Indonesia. In the early April, Indonesias South Korea - made submarine became the focus of media attention again, when Hadi Jayanto, the Indonesian military leader, led a delegation to visit South Koreas Daewoo shipbuilding and shipping engineering company, where submarines were being built. During his visit, Second Korean submarines were confirmed to be heading for Indonesia soon. In April 25th, Indonesia held a handover ceremony at Dapu port to receive second Korean submarines. Indonesian defense minister Yamizard Yakudu and other senior defense officials of the country attended the ceremony. Indonesian media say the submarine is expected to arrive at the Indonesian naval base in Surabaya within two or three weeks of leaving South Korea. Rya Koudou is not only welcoming the delivery of the submarine itself, as well as the enhancement of Indonesian capabilities, but also welcoming the technical expertise that Indonesia will gradually acquire, which will enable the country to eventually produce its own submarines. Although this ultimate goal must be driven by Indonesia, there is indeed a challenge to achieve this goal. This includes not only the construction of ships, but also the operation and maintenance of ships in the best way. Rya Koudou also mentioned this in his speech at the reception ceremony. (compiling / flooding) South Korea made submarines for Indonesia. The source of this article: Reference News Editor: ye Zhi FA _NBJS6073 South Korea made submarines for Indonesia.