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[*] posted on 20-7-2017 at 04:43 PM
Indonesian Navy, 2017 onwards


Indonesia completes installation of SATCOM systems across LPDs and surface combatants

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - IHS Jane's Navy International

19 July 2017

Key Points
- The Indonesian Navy has equipped a number of its ships with SATCOM systems
- Move will improve ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communications across the service

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut) has completed the installation of Ku-band stabilised parabolic antennas with radar domes, and associated satellite communication (SATCOM) systems on four of its landing platform dock ships, and across the Diponegoro (SIGMA) and Bung Tomo classes of surface combatants.


The TNI-AL's SIGMA-class frigate, KRI Sultan Hasanuddin, seen during the fleet review in Singapore in May 2017. (IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat)

According to information provided to Jane's by TNI-AL and industry sources, the installations were done between mid-2016 and early-2017 by PT Patra Telekomunikasi Indonesia, which is a subsidiary of majority state-owned Telkom Indonesia.

The SATCOM system allows the ships to receive and transmit of two-way data and voice traffic, which can be used for communication applications such as email, web browsing, and voice over internet protocol (VOIP).

Jane's understands that coverage for such services on the Ku-band are available at most of the maritime regions that the TNI-AL vessels are expected to operate in, although the band is more susceptible to rain fade than C-band systems.

The TNI-AL is expected to equip more of its ships with SATCOM systems, although no details on which vessels these may be are immediately available. This is in line with a wider effort by the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) to adopt more of such communication systems in the future.

The TNI currently relies on a satellite owned by Telkom Indonesia, for its satellite communication purposes. This satellite operates on both the Ku- and C-bands. There are also plans to further utilise a satellite owned by the People's Bank of Indonesia, known as BRIsat, which occupies the orbital slot of 150.5 degrees east longitude, once it is fully operational.

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Indonesia to acquire acoustic underwater monitors with eye on possible foreign submarine incursions

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International

02 August 2017

To deter foreign submarines from sailing undetected in Indonesian waters, the government is looking to install fixed underwater acoustic monitors at several locations across the archipelago, Rear Admiral Aan Kurnia, commander of the Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) Western Fleet, told local reporters on 31 July.

The monitors will be similar to the sound surveillance system (SOSUS) that utilises a chain of very-low-frequency (VLF) listening posts, said the admiral. A location that is being considered for a pilot project is the Sunda Strait, which runs between the main Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, he added.

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Indonesia to homeport newly commissioned Type 209/1400 submarine in Central Sulawesi

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International

03 August 2017

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- The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its first new submarine in 36 years
- The diesel-electric platform’s base in Central Sulawesi will give it better access to disputed maritime areas in the region

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) will homeport its newly commissioned Type 209/1400 diesel-electric submarine (SSK) at the Palu Naval Base in the Watusampu province of Central Sulawesi, a source from the service confirmed with Jane’s on 3 August.


<I>Nagapasa</I> , seen here during its launching ceremony in March 2016. (DSME)

The vessel, which has been named KRI Nagapasa with pennant number 403, was officially handed over to the TNI-AL by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) on 2 August, and commissioned on the same day by the TNI-AL.

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Indonesia eyes Black Shark torpedoes for Type 209/1400 submarines

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International

17 August 2017

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- Indonesia is looking to acquire the Black Shark torpedo for its Type 209/1400 submarines from South Korea
- Move will equip the new submarines with the same capability as regional submarine operators


A model of the Black Shark torpedo (IHS Markit/Patrick Allan)

Indonesia will acquire the Black Shark fibre optic wire-guided heavyweight torpedo for its fleet of three new Type 209/1400 diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), a senior official from the country’s Ministry of Defence has told a local media.

Comments on the possible acquisition were made by Vice Admiral Widodo, General Secretariat at the defence ministry, during a one-day exhibition on 13 August to showcase the products of indigenous defence companies in Jakarta. The exhibition is being done in conjunction with celebrations to mark Indonesia’s 52nd year of independence, which takes place on 17 August.

“There is a possibility that we will have [the Black Shark torpedo] by the end of this year,” said Vice Adm Widodo, as quoted in a news report on the website of Indonesian 24-hour news channel Metro TV. There was, however, no further elaboration on the weapon’s procurement process, or if a contract has materialised. Vice Adm Widodo was previously deputy chief-of-staff at the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia- Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) from 2015 to 2016.

According to Jane’s Weapons: Naval , the Black Shark torpedo is designed to be ejected from either surface vessels or submarines, in either ‘push out’ or ‘swim out launch’ configurations, and can prosecute any type of surface or underwater targets. The weapon features a standard diameter of 533 mm for NATO heavyweight torpedoes, and is thus compatible with most western-made tubes. The torpedo has a length of about 6 m, but this will vary depending on whether the round is meant for drills or active service.

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Newest Navy Submarine from Korea Arrives in Surabaya

(Source: Tempo.Co; posted Aug 28, 2017)

SURABAYA, Indonesia --- The newest Navy submarine fleet, KRI Nagapasa 403, from South Korea arrived in Surabaya today on Monday, August 28.

After a 15-day trip from the shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, it was welcomed by the Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Ade Supandi at the submarine dock of Koarmatim in Ujung.

The Indonesian Navy already has two submarine fleets since the 1980s that were produced by a German company. The addition of the new submarine is an attempt to rejuvenate the country’s national defense system that has actually been planned since early 2000.

The Navy has ordered three submarines that will be sent gradually together with a transfer technology scheme. The second and first submarine was built at the DSME in Okpo, but the third submarine will be built at a national shipyard of Indonesian company Penataran Angkatan Laut (PAL).

The second submarine is planned to be complete by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, meanwhile the third is expected to be complete within next year. In accordance with the Navy’s strategic plan, Indonesia will be equipped with a total of 12 submarines to strengthen its navy fleet.

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Indonesia allocates USD204 million for navy's minesweepers replacement programme

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International

11 September 2017

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- Indonesia has revised funding allocations for the acquisition of two new mine-countermeasure vessels
- A variant of the German Navy's Frankenthal class has been named as a frontrunner in the acquisition programme

The Indonesian government has approved funds totalling USD204 million to replace the country's fleet of ageing Pulau Rengat (Tripartite)-class mine-countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), an industry source close to the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI–AL) has confirmed to Jane's .

The funds, which will be drawn from the country's foreign defence credit programme, have been slightly reduced from the USD215 million that was initially approved in 2016.

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Indonesian Navy outlines specifications for seventh LPD

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International

18 September 2017

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- The Indonesian Navy is finalising parameters for a seventh landing platform dock ship
- Vessel is projected to be the most complex LPD yet, given its secondary role as a command ship

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) is in the process of outlining requirements for a seventh landing platform dock (LPD) ship, and is expected to request a sum of about USD72 million from the government for this acquisition, sources from the service’s headquarters in Cilangkap confirmed with Jane’s on 18 September.


KRI Banda Aceh, an Indonesian Navy LPD that was built in-country. The service is finalizing requirements for a seventh ship based on a similar design. (IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat)

This information has since been corroborated with an official from shipbuilder PT PAL in Surabaya, who confirmed that the company is in discussions with TNI-AL for a seventh LPD, but emphasised that a formal contract for the platform has yet to materialise. “The LPD is similar to the five vessels [already in fleet] and the one under construction, but it will be more complex”, the official told Jane’s , without giving further details.

PT PAL laid down the keel for the sixth vessel in Surabaya on 28 August. The platform is based on a design by South Korea's Dae Sun Shipbuilding and Engineering. The shipyard had previously constructed two similar platforms, KRI Banjarmasin (592) and KRI Banda Aceh (593), for the TNI–AL in-country.

Three earlier ships in the class, KRI Dr Soeharso (990), KRI Makassar (590), and KRI Surabaya (591), were built in Busan, South Korea by Dae Sun, with officials and engineers from PT PAL understudying the construction works under a knowledge transfer agreement. Dr Soeharso is currently operated by the TNI–AL as a hospital ship.

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Indonesia delays decommissioning of Ahmad Yani-class frigates amid South China Sea obligations

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International

19 October 2017


TNI-AL's Ahmad Yani-class frigate, KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma. Source: TNI-AL

Key Points
- The Indonesian Navy has delayed the planned retirement of its ex-Royal Netherlands Navy frigates
- Move to ensure that the service can fulfil operational requirements and deployment obligations, especially in the South China Sea

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut) has decided to postpone the retirement of its Ahmad Yani-class frigates amid operational requirements that necessitate continued service of the platforms for about one more year, the service has confirmed with Jane’s .

Citing a TNI-AL source from the service’s Western Fleet (KOARMABAR), Jane’s reported in February 2016 that the country will start to retire the first of its six Ahmad Yani-class frigates in 2017. This decision was made at the 2016 iteration of an annual naval technical and logistics work plan meeting, and the intention then was to retire the class at a rate of one ship a year from 2017 to 2022.

However, given current progress of the Martadinata (SIGMA 10514)-class’ induction, and ongoing service obligations, this schedule has since been delayed by about one more year to ensure that there are no operational gaps in the fleet’s deployment capacity especially in the Natuna Sea where there is now an increasing number of unregulated fishing cases, said the TNI-AL.

Indonesia commissioned its first Martadinata-class frigate, KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (331), in April 2017. The second-of-class, which will be known as KRI IGusti Ngurah Rai with pennant number 332 once it is in service, was launched by state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL in September 2016. The country is expected to acquire follow-on ships in this class, but a formal procurement process for this has yet to begin.

The TNI-AL’s Ahmad Yani-class ships were formerly in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) as the Van Speijk class. After being in service for about 20 years, the ships were transferred to Indonesia between 1986 and 1989.

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[*] posted on 22-10-2017 at 09:11 AM


They are tired old ships, the youngest is 50 years old next year :(





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PAL Indonesia Successfully Completes Technology Development Ship (PKR 10514 - # 2)

(Source: PAL Indonesia; issued Oct 30, 2017)

(Issued in Indonesian; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)


I Gusti Ngurah Rai, the second missile frigate built in Indonesia with components provided by Dutch shipyard Damen Group, was handed over to the Indonesian navy in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Oct. 30, 2017. (Indonesia MoD photo)

The cooperation between Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) Netherlands with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) embodies the Nation's pride product to defend the nation's sovereignty to its final stage by submitting the second Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate. The ship has been named I Gusti Ngurah Rai.

Having previously handed over the first vessel earlier this year, DNSN - PAL handed over the technologically advanced ship on Monday afternoon (30/10). Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryaccudu directly received the ship that was produced by the two shipyards together through the technology transfer process.

The ship, with the development project number W000294, went through a series of stages of the process as well as testing. Beginning with the First Steel Cutting on September 17, 2014 followed by Keel-Laying on January 18, 2016 and launch on September 29, 2016, and has conducted various series of sea trials before the ship is handed over.

The first warship that was built in Indonesia with the “Modular System" development system.

The second PKR ship is divided into 6 modules. One module is made in the Netherlands while the five other modules are made by PAL Insan Indonesia.

Carrying “One Team One Goal " the two shipyards of the two countries are united to break through all the challenges and obstacles into a potential success for the realization of reliable and quality products.

It has a length of 105.11 meters, a width of 14.2 meters, a speed of 28 knots, can sail for up to 5,000 nm and endurance reaches 20 days. It is equipped with modern armament and equipment integrated in the Weapon Control Sensor system (Sewaco). In addition, the stealth design made possible by low radar cross section, low infrared signature, low noise signature makes the PKR ships difficult to detect by radar. PKR vessels are also capable of conducting sea, air, underwater and electronic warfare operations.

The PKR shipbuilding program with transfer of technology occupied approximately 200 Indonesian PAL employees from various scientific disciplines, of which 75 were trained at Damen Schelde main facility in Vlisingen, the Netherlands. In addition to the TOT, PT PAL also improved its production capability in accordance with the requirements for the success of this PKR development.

General Specification of PKR
-- Length Overall: 105,11 m
-- Bream: 14.02 m
-- Design Draft: 3.7 m
-- Displacement: 2365 tonnes
-- Range: 5000 nm @ 14 knots
-- Crew: 100 + 20 pax
-- Speed (trial): 28 knots
-- Class: Lloyd Register

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[*] posted on 31-10-2017 at 11:33 PM


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They are tired old ships, the youngest is 50 years old next year


True BUT the Indonesians will finally retire them once the Damen-designed frigates above are all in place. Eventual class of six warships, possibly more.................
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[*] posted on 1-11-2017 at 05:58 AM


Even the Indons seem to have learned that a series of modern ships, while expensive, are a better bet than second hand orphans.



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[*] posted on 1-11-2017 at 02:13 PM


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Even the Indons seem to have learned that a series of modern ships, while expensive, are a better bet than second hand orphans.


Same in the Philippines. The LPD's are new builds. The two new frigates to be built in Korea are to be decided this month, November............HHI may have stuffed this one up by not adhering to the Navy's wishes (which may not be possible considering the budget?) BUT are pushing a totally-Korean solution when the Navy doesn't want it........it could be cancelled irrespective of whether the DoD has agreed or not, the Navy has final approval.

The new corvettes will NOT be built in Korea IF this happens, and to be perfectly honest, there is no reason why they should. Someone like DAMEN or BMT could lead one of the current Filipino yards to build first-class designs, not Korean shove-down-your-throat cheapo offer.

They have a requirement for a further three LPD's. ALL will almost certainly be built in Indonesia, at the same yard as previously. One will be a dedicated Hospital Ship, and partly funded for HADR tasking.

The common thread for both Indonesian and PN are new builds, not 60's or 70's hand-me-downs.................in the case of the PN they have a couple of WW2 ships still in operation.
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[*] posted on 20-12-2017 at 08:19 PM


Indonesia reduces submarine requirements from 12 to 8 in revised modernisation plan

Ridzwan Rahmat - Jane's Navy International

19 December 2017

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- Indonesia has revised its ambitions to operate a class of 12 submarines by 2024
- Emphasis now shifts towards acquisition of more large surface platforms that can perform ‘on-station’ tasks in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zones

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has reduced the number of submarines it will require under the Minimum Essential Force (MEF) armed forces modernisation blueprint.


Indonesia's second Cakra (Type 209/1300)-class submarine, KRI Nanggala. (TNI-AL)

Multiple sources from within the service’s headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, who are privy to details of these discussions that took place at the flag officers level, have confirmed with Jane’s that the original requirement for 12 submarines by 2024 as stipulated under the MEF blueprint has now been reduced to eight.

Given the revised requirements, Indonesia now needs to acquire just three more boats by the deadline set under the MEF.

The TNI-AL currently operates a fleet of two German-built Cakra (Type 209/1300)-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) that were commissioned in 1981, and one Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class boat, which was built by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), and inducted in August 2017.

The service is currently anticipating the delivery of two more Nagapasa SSKs from DSME, the last of which is scheduled for commissioning in 2021, and is now in the process of establishing final requirements that will subsequently lead to an acquisition programme for further boats.

As reported by Jane’s since April 2017, the TNI-AL has also received a pitch from Turkey’s Gölcük Shipyard to supply a variant of the Reis (Type 214)-class SSK with air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology.

Other options considered by the country include the ‘Kilo’ class from Russia, and a variant of the Scorpene 1000 from France’s Naval Group.

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Indonesia’s lead KCR-60M craft loses missile attack capabilities

Ridzwan Rahmat - Jane's Navy International

09 January 2018

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- The Indonesian Navy has removed missile launchers from its lead KCR-60M fast attack craft
- The move is the latest in a series of plans to equip the smaller Indonesian naval vessels with Chinese weapons

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has removed missile launchers from its lead KCR-60M boat, KRI Sampari (628) as part of wider plans to reconstitute the class of fast attack craft.


The third-of-class KCR-60M-class fast attack craft, KRI <I>Halasan</I> , seen off Langkawi, Malaysia, during the LIMA 2015 exhibition. The lead ship in this class has had its missile launchers removed, and is now installed with a Type 630 weapon at stern. (IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat)

The vessel, which was floated out by Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL on 21 December 2017 after refurbishment works, has now been installed with a Chinese-made Type 630 close-in weapon system (CIWS) turret on a pedestal at the stern position where a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) used to be positioned. The weapon is a Chinese version of the Russian-developed 30 mm AK-630, and is being marketed by China Shipbuilding Trading Co.

Accordingly, Sampari’ s RHIB has now been repositioned slightly forward to occupy the space that was previously installed with diagonally mounted missile launchers. These launchers were meant to have provided the vessel with anti-ship missile capabilities, and are capable of deploying weapons such as the Chinese made C-705.

Indonesia operates a fleet of three KCR-60M boats that were commissioned between May and September 2014, and is currently anticipating its fourth vessel from PT PAL. The 59.8 m platform is powered by two MTU 20V 4000M73L diesel engines, and can reach a top speed of 28 kt and a standard range of 2,400 n miles (4,444 km) at 20 kt.

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Indonesia commissions second Martadinata-class frigate

Ridzwan Rahmat - Jane's Navy International

10 January 2018

Key Points

- The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its second Sigma 10514 frigate
- Programme to acquire further vessels in the class is now expected to pick-up momentum

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has inducted its second Martadinata (Sigma 10514) class guided-missile frigate.

The vessel, which has been named I Gusti Ngurah Rai with pennant number 332, was commissioned on 10 January at Denpasar, Bali, in a ceremony officiated by TNI-AL Chief Admiral Ade Supandi.

The 105 m vessel is the last of two frigates jointly constructed by Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL and Damen. It was laid down in December 2014 and launched at PT PAL’s facilities in Surabaya on 29 September 2016.

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Indonesia disbands patrol boat units of Eastern, Western fleets

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International

15 January 2018

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- The Indonesian Navy is reorganising the deployment and reporting structure of its patrol boat units
- Move aimed at improving maritime security, especially in the country’s more remote waters

In a bid to further improve naval presence across its vast archipelago, the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) will disband patrol boat units from the Eastern and Western fleets, a source close to the decision told Jane’s on 15 January.

Vessels under the strength of these units, which are referred to by the TNI-AL as SATROL ARMATIM and SATROL ARMABAR respectively according to Indonesian abbreviations, will now be re-distributed across 14 main naval bases (LANTAMALs) across the Indonesian archipelago.

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Indonesia acquires 57 mm naval gun for KCR-60M vessel

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International

01 February 2018

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- The Indonesian Navy is awaiting delivery of a 57 mm gun for its lead KCR-60M vessel
- Service is also considering acquisition of Russian-made A-220M cannons for further boats in the class

Indonesia has acquired a new Bofors 57 Mk 3 naval gun system from BAE Systems for its first KCR-60M missile attack craft, KRI Sampari (628).

The naval gun will be installed on the platform in the primary position, a TNI-AL source informed Jane’s in late-January 2018. This information has since been corroborated with officials from state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL in Surabaya, who are involved in the weapon’s procurement.


The third-of-class KCR-60M-class fast attack craft, KRI Halasan. (IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat)

The 57 mm gun will replace a 40 mm cannon from Bofors. This weapon type is currently installed across all three ships in the KCR-60M class. The older weapons were salvaged from the decommissioned landing ship tank (LST) vessel, KRI Teluk Semangka , as an interim measure to provide the KCR-60M class with a naval gunfire support capability.

Indonesia currently operates a fleet of three KCR-60M vessels that were commissioned between May and September 2014, and is anticipating its fourth vessel from PT PAL. The 59.8 m boat has been designed with weight considerations for a 57 mm naval gun in the forward position, but a lack of funds has hampered the procurement of this intended weapon system since 2014.

The KCR-60M is powered by two MTU 20V 4000M73L diesel engines, and can reach a top speed of 28 kt and a standard range of 2,400 n miles (4,444 km) at 20 kt. In 2017, Sampari underwent modifications that included the removal of its missile launchers at aft, although this weapon system is still present on the two other sister ships.

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Indonesian Navy submits reorganisation plans, proposals for third fleet to President Widodo

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International

21 February 2018

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- Indonesia has finalised details for the creation of a third fleet, and submitted these proposals to the country’s president
- Plans for the reorganisation are long-standing, but have been given urgency under the leadership of Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has finalised a set of proposals that will see the service reorganised into three geographical fleets, and submitted them to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for his approval.

The TNI-AL is currently divided into two geographical commands: the Western Fleet (Komando Armada Republik Indonesia Kawasan Barat: KOARMABAR), which is headquartered in Jakarta, and the Eastern fleet (Komando Armada Republik Indonesia Kawasan Timur: KOARMATIM), which is headquartered in Surabaya.

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Indonesia launches fourth KCR-60M vessel

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International

28 February 2018

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- Indonesia has launched a fourth KCR-60M fast attack craft
- Country is expected to bolster its fleet with similar vessels in the coming years

State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has launched the fourth KCR-60M vessel on order for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut).

The vessel, which will be known in service as KRI Kerambit with pennant number 627 once commissioned, was launched on 27 February at PT PAL’s facilities in Surabaya. First steel for the platform was cut at the same location in February 2017.

Jane’s first reported in March 2016 that PT PAL has received an order from the Indonesian government to construct the vessel.

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Indonesian Navy Rover-class tanker lists after failed replenishment operation

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International

21 March 2018


KRI is currently listing towards it starboard side after a failed replenishment operation. Source: TNI-AL source

Key Points

- An Indonesian Navy tanker has been taken out of service after a failed replenishment operation
- Incident likely to renew attention on the country’s naval replenishment capabilities

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) sole Rover-class replenishment tanker, KRI Arun (903) is currently listing towards its starboard side after a failed replenishment-at-sea operation.

The incident took place off Ujung, Surabaya on 19 March at about 1830 h local time. According to a TNI-AL source who forwarded the image of Arun to Jane’s after the incident, the 140 m ship started to heel as it was replenishing the multipurpose hospital ship, KRI Dr Soeharso (990).

Arun was subsequently towed back to the Eastern Fleet’s (KOARMATIM’s) Semampir pier at Surabaya in its listed state by two TNI-AL coastal tugboats, TD Anjasmoro and TD Merbabu . No casualties have been reported.

The cause of the incident has not been ascertained, but Jane’s understands that initial indications point to a ballast pump failure on board Arun . The tanker will be temporarily taken out of service in lieu of damage assessments by TNI-AL personnel.

Arun was formerly in service with the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary as RFA Green Rover with pennant number A268. The ship, which was launched in 1968, was transferred over to the TNI-AL in 1992 after a refit. The vessel can replenish ships at sea with fuel, fresh water, and limited dry cargo while under way.

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[*] posted on 22-3-2018 at 02:53 PM


Perhaps Indonesia may wish to look at replacing their 50-year old replenishment tanker as part of their fleet renewal process?

God knows it's not what anyone would call an efficient, state-of-the-art capability.




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[*] posted on 22-3-2018 at 03:25 PM


Bloody nice little AOR's in their day, but that stopped 20 years ago.................
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[*] posted on 22-3-2018 at 05:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bug2  
Bloody nice little AOR's in their day, but that stopped 20 years ago.................


A future for Sirius perhaps? Probably more than they need.
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Indonesia selects electronic, anti-submarine warfare suite from Thales for Martadinata frigates

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International

08 April 2018


Indonesia's first SIGMA 10514 guided-missile frigate, Raden Eddy Martadinata, seen here during its sea trials. Source: Damen

Key Points

- Indonesia has selected electronic and anti-submarine warfare sensors from Thales for its SIGMA 10514 warships
- Equipment will bolster the platform’s role as an all-round major surface combatant

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) Martadinata-class frigates have been equipped with the Scorpion 2, and the Vigile 100 radar electronic countermeasure, and support systems from Thales as part of its electronic warfare suite.

The TNI-AL currently operates a fleet of two ships in the class, which has been built according to Damen Schelde’s SIGMA 10514 design. Lead ship KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (331) was commissioned in April 2017 while its sister vessel, KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai (332) was inducted in January 2018.

The Scorpion 2 has been designed to counter target acquisition radars and missiles with active radar homing guidance methods. The system employs a steerable dual-head transmitter unit, and operates in the 7.5 to 18 GHz frequency. According to a product literature from Thales, the system can handle up to two threats simultaneously.

Meanwhile the Vigile 100 employs between four and six direction-finding antennas around the platform’s mast to locate and identify potential hazards. The system operates in the 2–18 GHz range, and works in tandem with the Scorpion 2 system to provide the platform with area and self-defence capabilities against radar and electronic threats.

Besides the radar electronic warfare equipment, Jane’s has also received confirmation from an Indonesian industry source that the Martadanita frigates have been equipped with the CAPTAS-2/UMS 4229 variable depth sonar (VDS) from Thales. This is in addition to the Kingklip/UMS 4132 hull-mounted sonar from the same company.

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