Leonardo Provides Marlin 40 Naval Defence System to Indonesia
Leonardo’s press release shows that the company’s Marlin 40 naval remote weapon system will be integrated into two PC60 FAB currently under construction at PT Caputra Mitra Sejati Shipyard. This order follows the procurement in 2021 of four Marlin 40 systems for two PC60 vessels and two Teluk Bintuni-class tank landing ships (LSTs).
The Marlin 40 turret is a digital system designed for anti-air and anti-surface defence missions. It has a range of more than four kilometres and is ITAR-free.
The Indonesian Navy chose an ILOS variant of the Marlin 40, a precision-fire system that can operate autonomously via a local control console. This combines and processes targeting data from the turret’s dedicated electro-optical system, external fire control systems, and ship data, ensuring precision while incorporating redundancy. The electro-optical director can rotate independently of the line of fire to provide panoramic surveillance using a high-precision sensor suite that includes a daylight camera, an infrared (IR) camera, and a laser range finder.