DSNS to deliver Sigma-class frigate for Indonesian Navy

6 June 2012 (Last Updated June 6th, 2012 03:50)

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has received a contract from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to construct a Sigma 10514 guided missile frigate, Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR).

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has received a contract from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to construct a Sigma 10514 guided missile frigate, Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR).

Under the contract, DSNS will engineer, build and deliver PKR as a part of the Indonesian Navy's TNI AL plans to modernise its fleet and extend its patrol capabilities.

Similar to TNI AL's previously built four Sigma-class corvettes sequel, the PKR 10514 will be based on Sigma modular building strategy, while the modules will be developed locally at PT PAL in Surabaya Indonesia and also Europe.

In addition to performing traditional naval tasks and maritime security operations, the 105m-long PKR frigate will support humanitarian aid operations for the Indonesian Navy.

"In addition to performing traditional naval tasks and maritime security operations, the 105m-long PKR frigate will support humanitarian aid operations for the Indonesian Navy."

The 14m-wide new Sigma PKR 10514 frigate will have a displacement capacity of 2400t and features extensive air, surface and sub-surface surveillance capabilities and torpedo systems for anti-submarine warfare (AWS).

It will also feature guided missile systems and gun systems for anti-air warfare and anti-surface warfare (ASW), active and passive electronic warfare systems, as well as Tacticos combat management system.

An additional feature of the ship includes a combined diesel and electric (CODOE) propulsion system; the vessel is capable of carrying a crew of 120, as well as an organic helicopter.

The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2016, and the assembly and trials of the vessel will be carried out in and from Surabaya, Indonesia.

The company is also building Sigma-class frigates under a separate contract for the Moroccan and UAE navies.