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Navy launches second locally made guided-missile boat

  • The Jakarta Post

Batam   /   Fri, February 17 2012   /  10:24 am

The Indonesian Navy accepted delivery of its second locally made KCR-40 guided-missile fast boat at a handover ceremony at Batu Ampar Port in Batam, Riau Islands, on Thursday.

The KRI Kujang, made in Indonesia by PT Palindo Marindo, will join the KRI Clurit, the first KCR-40 that the private shipyard made for the Navy.

Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Adm. Agus Suhartono, Navy chief Adm. Soeparno and lawmakers Mahfudz Siddiq and Max Sopacua from House Commission I overseeing defense attended the ceremony.

“The new fast boat is the answer for Indonesia’s vast territorial seas,” Purnomo said.

Agus said the Navy would use the boats for amphibious operations, to patrol the nation’s maritime borders and for law enforcement.

The shipyard took about a year to build the Kujang, which cost Rp 73 billion (US$7.98 milli...