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Indonesia receives two minehunters and makes progresses on two Arrowhead 140 frigates

5th September 2023 - 04:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Indonesian Navy has received its two German-built mine countermeasures vessels. (Photo: TNI-AL)

Two German-built minehunters have been accepted into the Indonesian navy, while PT PAL is busy building two new frigates for the Indonesian Navy.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) commissioned two 62m-long mine countermeasures vessels (MCMV) – KRI Pulau Fani (731) and KRI Pulau Fanildo (732) – in Surabaya on 14 August.

At their induction ceremony, the MCMVs participated in a sail-past alongside five KCR-60M fast attack craft and the trimaran KRI Golok. They had been transported by sea from Bremerhaven, Germany, to Indonesia via the heavy load carrier Combi Dock I.

The new vessels have been allocated to the minesweeper unit of the 2nd Fleet Command, headquartered in Surabaya, East Java.

The boats had been ordered from Abeking & Rasmussen under a

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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