Batam, Riau Islands (gokepri.com) – Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) announce a cooperating with a domestic shipbuilding company for building two warships and a 40-meter fast patrol boat.
The two warships are being built in the dockyard of PT Citra Shipyard in Batam, Riau Islands, the naval chief of staff’s assistant for planning and budgeting Rear Admiral Irwan Isnurwanto, noted in a official statement on Wednesday,
“Manufacturing of the fast patrol boat PC 40 and warships KAL 28 that use domestic components is not merely aimed at improving TNI AL’s capability but also at reflecting the concrete step and commitment of TNI AL in ensuring the success of the government’s program in developing self-reliance in the defense industry and the utilization of domestic products,” he noted.
He said PT Citra Shipyard is one of the several domestic shipbuilders appointed by TNI AL to produce warships in the 2022-2023 budget year.
Manufacturing of the ships is the realization of Naval Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono’s priority program to increase TNI AL’s fleet, he remarked.
“It is an essential part of the program to modernize alutsista (primary weapons system) that is one of the priorities in the development of TNI AL,” he stated.
“The physical construction of PC 40m and KAL 28 kicked off today to become the essential component of TNI AL in the future and meet the demand, mandate, and expectation of the state and nation to realize defense and security and protect the marine interests of the nation and state,” he remarked.
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