Skip to comments.Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) orders a new Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel Trimaran
Posted on 03/23/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
According to Indonesian media JakartaGreater, citing the Chief of Indonesian Navy, a new 63 meters Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) trimaran will be ordered from shipbuilder North Sea Boats (PT Lundin). The first vessel, KRI Klewang-625, was destroyed in a fire in September 2012 shortly after its launch.
The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundins shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java.
In 2009 PT Lundin signed a contract to build a one of the most advanced stealth warships for TNI-AL (Indonesian Navy). This was the result of an intensive Research and Development programme conducted by PT Lundin Industry Invest (North Sea Boats) and TNI-AL that commenced in 2007. Construction commenced in early 2010 and the trimaran was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundins shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java.
The new 63 metre long vessel is a cutting edge trimaran design that is considered to be the most advanced naval vessel of its type ever built in South East Asia. (picture: North Sea Boats)
The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) employs a modern Wave Piercing trimaran design. This allows the vessel to cut-through waves rather than rise up and over them, and the increased beam provides inherent stability. This combination of features reduces both pitching and rolling, creating a stable weapons platform, and enabling the vessel to comfortably and safely maintain higher average speeds in adverse conditions.
The FMPV has Stealth design characteristics, and incorporate features that minimise detection by reducing Radar, Infra-Red, Acoustic and Magnetic signatures. Stealth properties are further improved as there are no reverse-angle bow overhangs to reflect radar signals, as seen on conventional hull forms. Weaponry, including missiles and naval guns, and the ships 11 m high-speed RHIB, are discreetly concealed or shaped to meld into the superstructure profile.
Might come in handy when Malaysia learns that its missing 777 has been hangered in Indonesia for the last two weeks.
I did not even know Indonesia had a Navy. How many ships do they have?
It seems the Carbon Composite construction makes it a little burny-wurney....
29 Sep 2012:
A fire destroyed the Indonesian Navy’s KRI Klewang-625 at the naval port in Banyuwangi, East Java on Friday just weeks after its official launch ceremony. The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundins shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java.
No casualties have been reported but the brand new vessel worth $12 million USD appears to be lost. The incident reportedly happened during maintenance. Indonesian Navy already announced that they would deploy a team to investigate the exact cause of the fire which lead to the loss of the trimaran vessel.
Another interesting note about this boat:
” the KRI Klewang was the big sister of Earthrace, the boat that holds the record of the fastest trip around the world by a powerboat.
Earthrace was renamed Ady Gil and now sits at the bottom of the Southern Ocean after being rammed by the Japanese Whalers vessel, the Shonan Maru, whilst sailing on a Sea Shepherd voyage, aka Whale Wars”
Remember that one?