15 April 2014
PT Lundin Klewang class FAC-M (photo : Audrey)
The Indonesian Navy’s (TNI-AL’s) new 63 m Klewang-class missile patrol craft will feature radar with wider coverage, missiles with longer range and a hull made from a new composite material.
The information was revealed by Peter Carlqvist, head of Saab Indonesia, in an interview with IHS Jane’s at the DSA 2014 exhibition on 15 April. The company recently secured an exclusive agreement with Indonesian shipbuilder PT Lundin (North Sea Boats) to jointly build a replacement for the first-of-class KRI Klewang , which was destroyed in a September 2012 fire.
The wave-piercing trimaran will feature Saab’s new Sea Giraffe 1X 3D compact radar that will be installed higher on the vessel’s mast to increase coverage.
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