Indonesian Navy Received Locally Built LST

30, Jun 2015 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

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On 17 June 2015 the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) received an indigenously produced landing ship tank (LST) vessel from the shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama (PT DRU) in a handover ceremony held by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD). The vessel, KRI Teluk Bintuni (520), had been commissioned earlier into the TNI-AL’s Military Sea Lift Command (Kolinlamil) but was returned to the shipbuilder after commissioning ceremony for further works.

According to specifications provided by the shipbuilder, Teluk Bintuni has a top speed of 16 kt and can accommodate up to 120 crews. The 5,200-tonne LST has a length of 120 m, a beam of 18 m, and a draft of 3 m. It is powered by two South Korean-built STX MAN 9L27/38 engines, each rated at 3,285 kW at 800 rpm.

Its payload is around 2,300 tonnes, which translates to 18 Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks, one armoured bridgelaying vehicle, and a transporter; alternatively, this payload capacity enables the LST to carry 15 BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles instead. The LST has a 90-tonne turntable to facilitate rapid vehicle loading and unloading, made by state-owned military equipments manufacturer PT Pindad, which has also supplied other deck equipment such as cranes.

The LST can carry around 350 troops, apart from its crew. The ship also can embark one medium helicopter, according to PT DRU. It is armed with a single 40 mm Bofors L70 gun, a 20 mm cannon, and two heavy machine guns.

Source: IHS Jane’s Navy International – 24 June 2015;

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