06 Sep '12, 10am

KRI Klewang – First Stealthy Trimaran Patrol Vessel for the Indonesian Navy via Defense Update -

KRI Klewang – First Stealthy Trimaran Patrol Vessel for the Indonesian Navy via Defense Update -

The trimaran hull shape is intended to permit high speeds to be maintained and thus maximize crew operational capability in the short, steep seas characteristic of the coastline around the Indonesian Archipelago. North Sea Boats launched the first trimaran launched the first of four advanced, stealthy, 63 meter trimaran patrol boats for the Indonesian Navy on August 31, 2012. Following the completion, extensive sea trials and testing commencing next month, the KRI KLEWANG is is expected to be fully operational 2013. All four vessels are scheduled for delivery by 2014. The new vessel to be named KRI Klewang (after a traditional Indonesian single edged sword) was launched at Banyuwagni, in Indonesia. Following the official launching the vessel will be fitted with mission systems and weapons, including a remotely controlled gun turret and anti-ship missiles. The four vessels ...

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