Second warship for Philippines to be launched in September

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SURABAYA, -- A warship, the type of "Strategic Sealift Vessel" (SSV) ordered by the Philippines defense ministry would be launched in September 2016 at the shipyard of PT PAL Indonesia in Tanjung Perak, East Java.

Currently the ship is in the process of installation of its part blocks, M Firmansyah Arifin, the president director of the state owned shipbuilding company said here on Tuesday.

It is the second of two units of SSV warship ordered by the Philippine, Arifin said.

The first unit was launched in January, 2016, and was christened Tarlac by the Philippines defense ministry, he said.

It is to be delivered in May, 2016 after the final touch on the ships hold, he added.

Arifin said SSV is a high technology type of ship in the class of "Lloyd Register", adding it is the first type of warship exported by Indonesia.

SSV is an advanced type of "Landing Platform Dock" (LPD) designed with a length of 123 meters, width of 21.8 meters, and a speed of 16 knots and sailing endurance of 30 days in open sea.
The ship could carry two units of helicopter and transport "landing craft utility" (LCU) and a number of tanks and military trucks.

The Philippine Navy BRP Tarlac (LD-601), strategic sealift vessels (SSVs) at PT PAL Indonesia shipyard in Surabaya.

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