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Indonesian Navy continues to modernise

26th December 2019 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) continues to modernise and build up its diverse fleet, and one of its latest projects aims to gain a new class of OPV.

Indeed, the TNI-AL has requested a total of IDR4.8 trillion ($340 million) to design and build these new OPVs. A graphic of the new design released by the Defence Industry Policy Committee (KKIP) showed an OPV that is 96.5m long, has a beam of 12.7m and displaces 1,950t. The crew is listed as 103 personnel.

Armaments on the steel-hulled vessel include a bow-mounted 57mm main gun and two 20mm cannons. Two

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

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