Friday, December 27, 2019

Indonesia laid down hull of 5th and 6th Sampari-class fast attack crafts

A KCR-60M Sampari-class FAC of the Indonesian Navy.

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has laid down the fifth and sixth Sampari-class (KCR-60M) missile-capable fast attack crafts intended for the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL).

The event was held on 20 December 2019 at PT PAL's shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. 

The same boats had their first steel cutting last August 2019, and are expected to be completed by mid 2020.

Reaching laying stage was considered as reaching 30% of the construction phase, and PT PAL reported that they are faster in reaching the stage compared to the construction of earlier ships of the class.

The Sampari-class fast attack craft has an overall length of 59.8 meters, a beam of 8.1 meters, and a hull draught of 2.6 meters. Propelled by two MTU 20V 4000 M73L diesel engines, it can reach a maximum speed of 28 knots, and has a maximum range of 2,400 nautical miles at 20 knots.

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