The Jakarta Post
Piece by piece: Employees of state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia work on the fourth 60-meter-long fast missile boat (FMB), KCR60M, in Surabaya on Thursday. The vessel was ordered by the Indonesian Navy.(JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)Rear Admiral Leonardi, the Defense Ministry’s chief of the procurement center, firmly pushed the button, turning on the laser cutting machine that immediately started cutting a Krakatau Steel-produced steel sheet with perfect precision.
The act, which took place at the assembly hall of state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL in Surabaya, marked the commencement of the construction of the 60 meter-long Fast Missile Boat (FMB), also known as KCR60M, which was ordered by the Indonesian Navy.
“Since PT PAL has constructed the previous three FMBs, we expect that the flaws found on those boats would be corrected and improved upon on the fourth boat so it w...