North Sea Boats (PT. Lundin) and SAAB Working on an Improved 63m FMPV Trimaran

22 April 2014

The new design of North Sea Boat’s 63m FMPV Trimaran as shown on SAAB booth during DSA 2014 (photo : Navy Recognition)

At DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Indonesian shipyard North Sea Boats (PT. Lundin) and SAAB are showing an updated model of the 63m FMPV Trimaran design ordered by the Indonesian Navy.
   
At DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Indonesian shipyard North Sea Boats (PT. Lundin) and Saab are showing an updated model of the 63m FMPV Trimaran design ordered by the Indonesian navy. 
   

This could be the first export case for the new BAE Systems Bofors 40Mk4 naval gun system (photo : Navy Recognition)

Talking to Navy Recognition during DSA 2014, a SAAB representative explained that the Swedish company is planning to fit its new Sea Giraffe 1X 3D radar higher up in the mast for better radar coverage and less limitation because of the curvature of the Earth. This is possible because the new radar is only 150 kilograms. This explains the quite unique shape of the newly designed mast onboard the FMPV (Fast Missile Patrol Vessel) Trimaran. The mast would integrate the radar, the ESM and the communication systems.

Following the accidental destruction of the first-of-class ship KRI Klewang shortly after its launch in 2012, SAAB and North Sea Boats have now signed a partnership for the project. SAAB is planning to offer this turnkey solution to both TNI AL (Indonesian Navy) and for export under the name “Stealth FAC” (Stealth Fast Attack Craft).
   

The lighter Sea Giraffe 1X 3D radar allowed naval architects to design a higher mast to improve radar performance. (photo : Navy Recognition)

At DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Indonesian shipyard North Sea Boats (PT. Lundin) and Saab are showing an updated model of the 63m FMPV Trimaran design ordered by the Indonesian navy. 
   
According to the SAAB representative, the new FMPV Trimaran would be fitted with 
– 4x RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles
– 1x BAE Systems 40Mk4 gun under a stealth cupola
– A stern ramp to deploy a 12 meters RIB
– SAAB’s 9LV combat management system
– SAAB’s Ceros 200 radar and optronic tracking system
– SAAB’s TactiCall Integrated Communications System

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