Indonesian shipyard company showcases advanced ships at defense expo

The Indonesian shipyard company, PT PAL Indonesia showcases several advanced ships at the biggest defense industry fair of Indodefence 2016 in Jakarta on October 2 – 5.

PALs spokesperson Bayu Witjaksono in a press statement received by Antara here on Tuesday said that the companys innovative works are Fast Missile Boat (KCR-60), Destroyer Escort (PKR-105), and Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV-123).

“The KCR-60 is developed from Fast Patrol Boat, and is a breakthrough product with a length of 60 meters and a speed of 28 knots, and is a reliable vessel for short and medium haul operations,” he noted.

Bayu added the ship which manufactured with standard design is able to be operated in low waters of up to 5 meters with full weight of 460 tons.

Meanwhile, the Missile Destroyer Escort (PKR) is the first frigate type boat built in Indonesia which is in collaboration with DSNs Netherlands Shipyard.

“That battleship with advanced technology can make four types of warfares on land, sea, above water and underwater and is equipped a combat helicopter as one of the supporting weapon,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) is developed from a freighter type boat of Landing Platform Dock (LPD) with a length of 123 meters, a width of 21.8 meters, a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising endurance of 30 days.

“We also showcase MSV (Medical Support Vessel) ship, and MRSS (Multi Role Suport Ship) that will be marketed to Asia and the Middle East,” he said.

Source: Antara News