Indonesian Navy to Send New Corvette to Lebanon

20 January 2010 (Last Updated January 20th, 2010 18:30)

A Sigma Class corvette will be deployed by the Indonesian Navy to support peace missions of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in April 2010. Indonesian Navy chief of staff Vice-Admiral Agus Suhartono said the warship KRI Frans Kasiepo-368, would be officially inaugurated before j

A Sigma Class corvette will be deployed by the Indonesian Navy to support peace missions of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in April 2010.

Indonesian Navy chief of staff Vice-Admiral Agus Suhartono said the warship KRI Frans Kasiepo-368, would be officially inaugurated before joining the maritime task force (MTF) in Lebanon, according to Antara News.

"We are inaugurating the Dutch-made Sigma Class corvette as the part of the Indonesian warship fleet in February before backing the mission," he said.

"It would leave for Lebanese waters in March and would arrive there in April 2010."

The Indonesian Navy has already deployed the KRI-Diponegoro-365, which had been in the region for almost a year in support of the Garuda XCXVIII-A mission.