Thursday, December 12, 2019

Indonesia receives 10 new locally-made fast patrol boats, to receive 2 more soon

A KAL-28m-class and a Combat Boat 18m-class patrol boats during handover to TNI-AL. Photo c/o PT Bureau Veritas Indonesia. 

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) formally received 10 new fast patrol boats built by local shipyards, divided into 2 different classes, while also expects to receive 2 more fast patrol boats before yearend.

The handover of the 10 patrol boats to the TNI-AL was held on 9 December 2019, which will then be distributed by the TNI-AL to different naval commands nationwide.

The boats are composed of 4 units of KAL 28m-class patrol boats which are 28 meters long and has a maximum speed of 28 knots, and 6 units of Combat Boat 18m-class assault boats which are 18 meters long and has a maximum speed of 45 knots powered by waterjets. 

In addition, local shipbuilder PT Caputra Mitra Sejati is also preparing to hand-over 2 new Pari-class Batch II 40-meter patrol boats, which are expected to be done in a few weeks time. The ships, named KRI Bubara (868) and KRI Gulamah (869), are 40 meters long and are similar to the KCR-40 missile boats in hull design and features but without the anti-ship missile capability.

Construction of both patrol boats started on June 2019, and took around 6 months to complete.

[1] PT Bureau Veritas Indonesia

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