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DSNS Delivers First SIGMA 10514 PKR Frigate to Indonesian Navy

 

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) delivered the first SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigate to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, Jan. 23, 2017, according to a DSNS press release. The frigate was handed over at the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya, where final assembly of the vessel took place. The ship, named the Raden Eddy Martadinata after one of the founders of the Indonesian Navy, was contracted in December 2012. She completed sea trials late in 2016.

The 105-meter (344.8-foot) 2400-ton multirole frigates are designed for a wide range of missions, primarily anti-air, anti-submarine, and anti-surface, but are also equipped for maritime security, search and rescue, and humanitarian aid/disaster relief.

The two vessels are being produced in collaboration. Four of Martadinata’s six modules were built at PT PAL in Indonesia, with the other two modules completed at DSNS in the Netherlands before being shipped to PT PAL for final assembly.

The SIGMA 10514 frigates employ a combined diesel or electric (CODOE) plant consisting of two 10,000kW maximum continuous rating (MCR) diesel engines, two 1,300kW electric motors, two double input gearboxes and two controllable-pitch propellers for a speed of more than 28 knots. The frigate can sail up to 5,000nm at 14 knots and has a stated endurance of at least 20 days at sea. The ships are fully air-conditioned, with accommodation for up to 122 crewmembers. The flight deck and hangar can operate and accommodate a helicopter up to 10 tons in weight. The vessel is also equipped with two rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) for rescue and patrol operations.

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KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (331) , the first of the Indonesian navy’s two SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigates, during sea trials. Damen Shipyard photo

Sensors include STIR 1.2 Mk2 electro-optical (EO) fire control systems, KINGKLIP hull-mounted sonars, and SMART-S Mk2 3D multibeam radars. The onboard Thales Tacticos combat management system integrates the ship’s sensors, weapons and other equipment. Armament is to include a 12-cell short range air defense (SHORAD) missile system (either MICA or ASTER), surface to surface missiles, a close-in weapon system, torpedoes, and a 76mm gun, as well as self-defense chaff and electronic support measures.

The two vessels are being produced in collaboration. Four of Martadinata’s six modules were built at PT PAL in Indonesia, with the other two modules completed at DSNS in the Netherlands before being shipped to PT PAL for final assembly.

Construction of the second frigate is well along, with sea trials expected to take place in May 2017, with delivery in October 2017.