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Indonesia resurrects its stealthy trimaran

24th August 2021 - 04:48 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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PT Lundin launched the wave-piercing trimaran KRI Golok for the Indonesian Navy in August. (TNI-AL)

The Indonesian Navy has vast needs for more modern vessels. More are being added all the time, and soon it will be the turn of a stealthy catamaran.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) is looking forward to receiving a fast missile attack trimaran, with the future KRI Golok launched in Indonesia by shipbuilder PT Lundin on 21 August.

A first version of the design, KRI Klewang (625), was destroyed by fire a month after being launched in August 2012, so the advent of Golok (with pennant number 688) marks a revival of this type that employs infused vinyl ester carbon fibre for the hull.

The sleek wave-piercing trimaran was launched at the shipyard of PT Lundin (also known as North Sea Boats) in Banyuwangi, East Java. Adm Yudo Margono, …

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