Jakarta, Gatra.com – The Chief of Naval Staff (KSAL), Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, said the Republic of Indonesia Warship (KRI) Golok-688 has a large destructive power.
“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,” said Yudo, quoted from the Indonesian Navy website, Sunday (22/8).
According to KSAL, this is the first ship product made of composite material which has the advantages of high specific strength, lighter weight, and has excellent fatigue resistance and corrosion resistance.
He also considered that the ship could be used as a development design as a prototype for a trimaran type ship. The ship produced by PT Lundin Industry Invest was launched by Yudo at the PT Lundin Industry Invest Shipyard, Banyuwangi, East Java, during the Shipnaming event on Saturday (21/8).
The ship adds to the strength of the battleship (striking force) Indonesian Navy (AL). The construction of the Trimaran Fast Missile Ship (KCR) ship is an important manifestation of meeting the needs of the Indonesian Navy’s main weapon system (Alutsista) in accordance with existing strategic plans, including the vast area of Indonesian waters that needs to be protected.