Indonesia starts construction of 3rd of 5 PC-60 patrol boats ordered in 2021


The PC-60 patrol boat. Photo c/o PT Caputra Mitra Sejati.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) has ordered five new fast patrol boats based on the indigenous PC-60 design.

These new boats are expected to be assigned with the TNI-AL's Fleet 1 protecting the country's western region.

The first two boats have been awarded to PT Caputra Mitra Sejati based in Banten, and are expected to be launched in August 2022.

The third boat of the batch was awarded to Indonesian shipbuilder PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati based in Batam, and held its 1st Steel Cutting Ceremony on 04 March 2022.

Two more are still yet to be awarded to shipbuilders.

According to TNI-AL Deputy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Ahmad Heri Purwanto, the patrol boats are an important element in the TNI-AL's fleet, and also has strategic implications for the overall national defense posture.

He also stressed the economic value of the construction of these boats by local shipyards, which helps provide jobs for the shipyards and its workers.

The PC-60 is a derivative of the KCR-60 design but will only be armed with guns. 

It has a length of 60 meters, a draught of 2.72 meters and a beam of 8.5 meters. Powered by two MTU 20V400M73 diesel engines with an output of 3,200 kilowatts, the boat reaches a top speed of 24 knots and an endurance of 8 days at 17 knots cruising speed..

The PC-60 has a standard crew of 55 sailors and officers.

The boat is armed with a 40mm Oto Melara naval gun, and two 12.7mm FN Herstal heavy machine guns. It also has a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) that can be used for visit, boat and search operations at sea.

[1] TV One News Indonesia
[2] GBP Aerospace & Defence
[3] Navy Recognition

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