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D&S 2017: Indonesian Navy receives second SIGMA

31st October 2017 - 11:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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A second SIGMA 10514-class guided-missile frigate built in Indonesia was handed over to the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) on 30 October.

Defence Minister Ryamizard Rycacudu and TNI commander Gen Gatot Nurmantyo attended the handover ceremony for this 2,365t ship that will be called KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai when commissioned before the end of the year.

Launched in September 2016, the Martadinata-class frigate was constructed in modular fashion by PT PAL in Surabaya under a technology transfer deal with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in the Netherlands. Approximately 75 personnel were trained in the Netherlands.

For this second vessel, the majority

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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