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Indo Defence 2016: Lundin rises from the ashes

3rd November 2016 - 07:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Jakarta

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Shipbuilder PT Lundin is on track to deliver a replacement vessel for the Indonesian Navy’s KRI Klewang that was completely destroyed in a fire four years ago, the company’s CEO has confirmed.

John Lundin told Shephard that his company was still on schedule to deliver a new 63m trimaran-hull vessel ‘late next year’, with build progress now over 30% complete at its facility in Banyuwangi, East Java.

Built with modern composite materials, KRI Klewang was planned to be a nimble fast attack craft – incorporating four to eight anti-ship missiles – with stealth features that reduced radar and thermal signatures. …

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