Defence Minister KRI Development Review Latest Sigma type

5:33:00 PM
SURABAYA, -- Secretary of Defense (Defense Minister) Ryamizard Ryacudu review the shipyard PT PAL Indonesia in Surabaya, which is a manufacturer of warships and commercial vessels. During the visit, Defence Minister saw first hand the process of manufacture and assembly of a warship (KRI) Missile Destroyer Escort (PKR) Sigma-type ordered by the Navy (TNI AL).

Director of PT PAL, M. Firmansyah Arifin explained that the ship will be KRI art owned by the Navy. "This vessel measuring 105 meters PKR who were we made to the Navy. KRI will be the most advanced ship that belongs to the Navy. Weapons and missiles are deliberately not we said now," he said at the shipyard PT PAL Indonesia in Surabaya, East Java, on Thursday (13/8).

According to Firmansyah, the ship was equipped with sophisticated weaponry under the water that can be used to destroy submarines. "It is also equipped with modern equipment on it, so as to strengthen our national maritime weaponry," he added.

Cooperation with Damen Schelde Naval `Shipbuilding` (DSNs) - Netherlands in making fast battleship, said Firmansyah, is expected to bring substantial benefits related to technology transfer to the national shipbuilding experts, especially those in PT PAL.

"This cooperation is carried out with high-tech, so hopefully we will be able to build their own ships like," he added. Meanwhile, Ryamizard appreciate industrinalutsista made in the country. According to PT PAL should improve the quality of their products in order to continue to be trusted by the military.

"This is great. My message is that PT PAL is maintaining quality and consumer trust. Moreover, the ship was already booked by other countries," he added.

PKR 10514 numbered series are planned to be completed in January 2017, the latest sigma-type vessel that will add to previous similar such KRI KRI Diponegoro, KRI Frans Kaisepo, and KRI Sultan Hasanuddin.

NOTE: News information was translated via Google.

Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) second SIGMA Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) 10514 guided-missile frigate.

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