Indonesian Navy Launches New Warship

30 November 2009 (Last Updated November 30th, 2009 18:30)

The Indonesian Navy has launched a new landing platform dock (LPD) type warship named KRI Banjarmasin-592. The vessel has been initially designed by South Korean Dae Sun Shipbuilding (DSS) and assembled by Indonesia's PT PAL Surabaya shipyard. The 125m-long LPD can cruise a

The Indonesian Navy has launched a new landing platform dock (LPD) type warship named KRI Banjarmasin-592.

The vessel has been initially designed by South Korean Dae Sun Shipbuilding (DSS) and assembled by Indonesia's PT PAL Surabaya shipyard.

The 125m-long LPD can cruise at a maximum speed of 15.4kt and can accommodate 562 troops, 13 tanks, two landing craft vehicles and five helicopters.

The 9,000t KRI Banjarmasin has a stealthy design, which enables it to escape enemy radar. It is fitted with three machine guns of 67mm and 40mm calibre.