Consequently, this "maritime medium-ness" makes it imperative to build a greenwater navy by 2024, an ambition that was outlined in a ten-year naval development plan, entitled Cetak Biru TNI-AL 2013 [Navy Blueprint for 2013] released in 2002.
The TNI-AL presently exhibits some greenwater characteristics because of its "out-of-area" experience, most notably as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon since 2009.
The TNI-AL's envisioned force structure revolves around a three-dimensional Integrated Navy Fleet System [Sistem Armada Terpadu or SSAT) concept--comprising vessels as the basic asset, together with aircraft, marines and naval bases.
Though far from an "ideal" greenwater navy, the blueprint is designed to allow the TNI-AL to accomplish various types of operations ranging from low (naval military operations other than war, such as counter-illegal fishing) to high-intensity (naval military operations for war, such as repelling foreign military aggression) that align with Indonesia's diverse threat perceptions.
This is not uncommon for the TNI-AL. For example, many World War Two vintage US-built landing vessels remained in service past 2010 before they were finally discarded.
In 2007, when the TNI-AL received its first Dutch-built Sigma corvette, there was optimism that as many as forty such ships could be acquired by 2015.
Recalibrating MEF Specifications to Meet the TNI-AL's Greenwater Ambitions
In order for the TNI-AL to align Renstra II and III with its eventual greenwater goal, it may become necessary to recalibrate the original specifications for certain alutsista categories.