Tuesday, October 22, 2019

First steel cutting held for Indonesia’s two additional Teluk Bintuni-class Landing Ship Tank

The first ship of the class KRI Teluk Bintuni (520) during sea trials. Two more ships of the class had their first steel cutting recently. Photo c/o Navy Recognition.

The first steel cutting ceremony was held for the 8th and 9th unit of the Teluk Bintuni-class landing ship tank for the Indonesian Navy during ceremonies held on 18 October 2019 at Indonesian shipbuilder PT Bandar Abadi’s yard in Batam.

This is the first time PT Bandar Abadi has constructed the ships of the class, as earlier sisterships were built by another shipyard, PT Daya Radar Utama.

The two ships, temporarily designated as AT-8 and AT-9, were acquired as part of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Minimum Essential Force Strategic Plan for 2015 to 2019. 

The contract for the ships were signed on February 2019, and is expected to cost around IDR360 billion (US$25.6 million) and was financed through a domestic loan

It will be used for transporting equipment of the Indonesian Army {TNI-AD) including heavy tanks, and could also be used as a transport asset during peacetime operations.

The Teluk Bintuni-class landing ship tanks are 117 meters long, 16.4 meters wide, and has a draft of 3.0 meters. It has a maximum speed of 16 knots, and a maximum range of 6,240 nautical miles at 13 knots cruising speed.

[1] Kumparan
[2] Navy Recognition

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