Indonesian Navy takes delivery of 1st locally built submarine
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has handed over KRI Aluguro (405), a new 1,400-ton diesel-electric submarine, to the Indonesian Navy.
The delivery ceremony was held at the state-owned PT. PAL shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 17 March 2021, the navy and the shipbuilder said in separate statements.
Launched in 2019, the 61-meter-long unit is based on DSME’s first-built submarine, the Jangbogo.
KRI Aluguro is the third Nagapasa-class submarine assembled in Indonesia under a transfer of technology agreement with DSME worth $1 billion.
In 2019, DSME also signed a contract with Indonesia worth an estimated $1 billion to construct an additional three 1,400-ton submarines in the class.
The newbuild was built in pieces at DSME’s Okpo shipyard in Korea and assembled at PT PAL shipyard in Indonesia.
The Nagapasa-class submarines are operated by a crew of 40 sailors. The Indonesian Navy vessels have an operating range of approximately 10,000 nautical miles and can reach a speed of 21 knots while submerged.