dinsdag 5 juni 2012

Indonesia: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signs contract for a SIGMA 10514 Guided Missile Frigate

The Ministry of Defence of Indonesia and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, The Netherlands today signed a contract for the engineering, build and delivery of a SIGMA 10514 Guided Missile Frigate, PKR - Perusak Kawal Rudal.

The PKR will be built for the Indonesian Navy, TNI AL, and is to be delivered in 2016. The acquisition of this ship is part of the further modernization and expansion of the Indonesian Navy, TNI-AL.

The main missions and tasks of the SIGMA PKR 10514 will be in the domains of naval warfare as well as Maritime Security missions and tasks. Also, the ship may be used for humanitarian support tasks.

The main characteristics of the SIGMA PKR 10514 are:
Length: 105 mtr
Width: 14 mtrs
Displacement: approx 2400 tons
Propulsion: Combined Diesel and Electric(CODOE)
Crew: 100 + 20 spare accommodation
Combat System:
Extensive Air, Surface and Sub-Surface Surveillance capabilities.
Guided missile Systems and gun systems for Anti-Air Warfare and Anti-Surface Warfare
Torpedo systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare
Active and Passive Electronic Warfare Systems
Tacticos Combat Management System
Also, the SIGMA PKR 10514 will be able to carry an organic helicopter.

The ship will be built according to the successful SIGMA modular building strategy, as a sequel to the earlier built four SIGMA Corvettes for TNI AL. This means that modules of the frigate will be built in Europe as well as locally at PT PAL in Surabaya Indonesia. The assembly and trials of SIGMA PKR 10514 will take place in and from Surabaya, Indonesia.

(Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, 5 June 2012)

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