South Korea launches second Indonesian submarine
The Jakarta Post
Korean defense company Daewoo Shipbuilding and marine Engineering (DSME) launched the second submarine ordered by Indonesia in Okpo, Geoje Island, South Korea, on Monday.
The first submarine was launched in March 24 in the same place.
The Defense Ministry’s secretary-general,vice Admiral Widodo, and the Navy’s vice chief of staff Vice Admiral Arie Sembiring attended the launch, the Navy said in a statement.
Indonesia has ordered three types of 209/1400 Chang Bogo-class diesel attack submarines.
Based on the contract, the two submarines will be developed in DSME while the third will be built at state shipbuilding company PT PAL.
The third submarine is scheduled to commence development at PAL by December through joint section cooperation with DSME.
The Navy currently operates two German-made submarines, the KRI Cakra ( 401 ) and KRI Nenggala ( 402 ), which were built in the 1980s. The boats are due to be decommissioned in 2020. (dmr)
You might also like :
- Here are 10 of the most populated cities in the world
- Jakarta sinking fast: Experts
- Of legs and Pancasila: Two petitions battle it out over BLACKPINK ad
- Lotte Chemical Indonesia begins construction of plant in Cilegon
- Don’t panic: Indonesian ‘cendol’ different from Singaporean ‘cendol’
- Jokowi stresses tolerance at cultural congress conclusion
- Prabowo answers all your burning questions in his little blue book
- Low deficits and fiscal prudence
- Indonesia’s e-commerce sales predicted to reach US$65b in 2022
- TNI denies explosive use during rescue after Papua shootings