Damen Lays Keel for Indonesian Naval Frigate
In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keel laying ceremony has taken place on April 16, 2014 at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. The construction of the four modules that are going to be built at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard Surabaya and the two modules that are being built in Vlissingen, are proceeding according to schedule.
The construction and testing of the modules simultaneously at two different locations signifies the unique Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding modular building strategy that is unparalleled in the naval shipbuilding industry. All modules will be assembled at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard under main contractorship of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding followed by Harbor Acceptance Tests and Sea Acceptance Trials.
Furthermore, the progress for the second SIGMA 10514 PKR frigate, for which the contract was signed February 14, 2013, proceeds as scheduled and construction is foreseen to start in approximately three months.
The acquisition of the SIGMA 10514 PKR Frigate is part of the further modernization and expansion of the Indonesian Navy, TNI-AL. The main missions and tasks of the SIGMA PKR 10514 will be in the domains of naval warfare as well as Maritime Security missions and tasks. Also, the ship may be used for humanitarian support tasks.
The main characteristics of the SIGMA PKR 10514 Frigate are:
Length: 105 meters
Width: 14 meters
Displacement: approx. 2,400 tons
Propulsion: Combined Diesel and Electric (CODOE)
Crew: 100 + 20 spare accommodation
•Extensive Air, Surface and Sub-Surface Surveillance capabilities.
•Guided missile Systems and gun systems for Anti-Air Warfare and Anti-Surface Warfare
•Torpedo systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare
•Active and Passive Electronic Warfare Systems
•Tacticos Combat Management System
•Also, the SIGMA PKR 10514 Frigate will be able to carry an organic helicopter.