Indonesian Navy receives second PKR frigate KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai

KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai during the handover ceremony in Surabaya, Indonesia, Oct. 30, 2017. Photo: Indonesian defense ministry

The Indonesian Navy received its second Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigate KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai during a ceremony in Surabaya, Indonesia, on October 30.

Named after the Indonesian War of Independence hero who fought against the Dutch between 1945 and 1949, KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai is the second of two frigates built by Indonesian shipbuilder PT Pal and Dutch shipbuilder Damen through a transfer of technology agreement.

Based on Damen’s Sigma 10514 design, the vessels are built using a collaborative modular process operating simultaneously at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the Netherlands and PT PAL shipyard in Indonesia.

Each is made up of six modules, and for the first vessel four of these were built at PT PAL. The other two were built and fully tested at DSNS in the Netherlands before being shipped for final assembly at PT PAL.

The Indonesian Navy received its first PKR frigate KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata in January, 2017.

 

The 105-metre, 2,365 tonne PKR frigates are designed to undertake a range of missions in and around the waters of Indonesia. Their primary mission is anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. However, they are also equipped for maritime security, search and rescue, and humanitarian support tasks.

The propulsion system of the 105-meter PKR vessel utilises a combined diesel or electric (CODOE) which consists of two 10,000kW maximum continuous rating (MCR) diesel engines, two 1,300kW electric motors, two double input gearboxes and two 3.65 metre controllable pitch propellers. The vessel will be equipped with a sensor and weapon package to counter air, surface and sub-surface threats. It also carries two rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) for rescue and patrol operations.

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