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Indonesia receives first indigenously assembled submarine

17th March 2021 - 21:48 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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KRI Alugoro, constructed for the Indonesian Navy, is the first submarine to be assembled in Southeast Asia.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) took receipt of its third Nagapasa-class submarine on 17 March. Significantly, based on the improved South Korean Chang Bogo class, the boat is the first to be assembled in Indonesia.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) announced that KRI Alugoro (pennant number 405) was handed over at the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya. While it may be the first submarine assembled in Southeast Asia, its completion lagged nearly three years behind the original schedule.

PT PAL launched the 61.2m-long Alugoro on 11 April 2019, after modules constructed in South Korea were shipped to PT PAL for

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

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