Indonesian shipyard PT PAL has planned to launch a Guided Missile Frigate PKR-105 being built through a technology transfer from the Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS).
The construction of the ship is aimed at strengthening the country’s national weaponry system. PKR-105 uses modular system, and is designed for use in war on land, water surfaces and under water with maritime security systems, along with being equipped for search and rescue and humanitarian missions.
Being tested on September 7, 2016, the PKR 105 ship is scheduled to be handed over in October 2017, Antara News reported Monday.
The PKR-105 is 105.11 meters long and 14.02 meters wide, weighing 2,365 tons and is able to accommodate 120 people. It sails at a maximum speed of 28 knots and belongs to the Llyod Register Class.
Besides, the shipyard company will also launch two war ships of the Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) class that were ordered by the Philippine Defense Ministry.
The launching of these two war ships bring this ship building project to completion, President Director of PAL Indonesia, M.Firmansyah Arifin, said Thursday.
The building of second SSV was completed faster than the expected deadline of May 2017, and will be handed over to the Philippine ministry in March 2017.
"The manufacturing of the SSV-2 is an international project, and PAL had competed with other countries in winning the tender," Firmansyah said.
"SSV-2 is a ship developed by Insan PAL Indonesia, built after the first SSV, named BRP Tarlac 601, was sent to the Philippines in May 2016," Firmansyah said. SSV is 123.0 meters long and 21.8 meters wide, weighing 7,200 tons.It is able to accommodate 621 people and operates at a maximum speed of 16 knots and is included in the Llyod Register Class.