JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) has the main tool for a new weapon system (alutsista), namely the Republic of Indonesia Warship (KRI) Golok-688. The KRI was launched at the PT Lundin Industry Invest Shipyard, Banyuwangi, East Java, Saturday (21/8/2021).
The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy (KSAL) Admiral Yudo Margono said the Trimaran missile speed boat (KCR) was an important manifestation of the fulfillment of the Navy’s defense equipment system.
“The philosophical meaning of naming this ship is that KRI Golok-688 should be used to carry out any given operational tasks, both military operations for war (OMP) and military operations other than war (OMSP),” said Yudo, quoted from the broadcast of the Service Office. Information from the Indonesian Navy, Saturday.
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KRI Golok-688 is the first ship made of carbon fiber composite material, so it has high specific strength, is lighter, and has excellent corrosion resistance and resistance.
KRI Golok-688 has a total length specification of 62.53 meters, a width of 16 meters, a ship height of 18.7 meters from a draft and a weight of 53.1 tons.
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The ship produced by PT Lundin Industry Invest has a maximum speed of 28 knots, a cruising speed of 16 knots, this warship is also armed with a 30 mm cannon and a 12.7 mm gun and is capable of carrying 25 crew members.
“With its high speed and high destructive power, it is hoped that this ship will be able to carry out missile fast ship tactics, namely hit and run, “kata Yudo.
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Yudo added that the construction of the KCR Trimaran ship has strategic significance for PT Lundin Industry Invest as one of the national defense industries.
The development of the domestic technology industry is expected to reduce dependence on other countries regarding the procurement of the Navy’s defense equipment.
Quoted from Kompas.id, safter launch, the ship will be tested hard and shut for its stage of perfection.
After being declared 100% perfect, the ship will be sent to the Indonesian Navy. Delivery target in October.
According to Yudo, KRI Golok-688 will be placed in a strategically vulnerable area to protect Indonesian territory.
“We will place and operate in areas that are strategically vulnerable. According to the plan, it could be in the border areas of Natuna and Ambalat,” said Yudo.