DSNS, Ministry of Defence of Indonesia Sign SIGMA 10514 Contract

DSNS, Ministry of Defence of Indonesia Sign SIGMA 10514 Contract

The Ministry of Defence of Indonesia and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), the Netherlands today signed a contract for the engineering, build and delivery of a SIGMA 10514 Guided Missile Frigate, PKR – Perusak Kawal Ruda.

The PKR will be built for the Indonesian Navy, TNI AL, and is to be delivered in 2016.

The acquisition of this ship 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 are:

Length: 105 mtr

Width: 14 mtrs

Displacement: approx 2400 tons

Propulsion: Combined Diesel and Electric (CODOE)

Crew: 100 + 20 spare accommodation

Combat System:

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 will be able to carry an organic helicopter.

The ship will be built according to the successful SIGMA modular building strategy, as a sequel to the earlier built four SIGMA Corvettes for TNI AL. This means that modules of the frigate will be built in Europe as well as locally at PT PAL in Surabaya Indonesia. The assembly and trials of SIGMA PKR 10514 will take place in and from Surabaya, Indonesia.

Naval Today Staff, June 5, 2012; Image: Damen