Indonesian Navy Commissions 9th Bintuni-Class Landing Ship Tank KRI Teluk Calang (524)
The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its ninth and closing indigenously constructed Teluk Bintuni-class touchdown ship, tank (LST) vessel. Named KRI Teluk Calang (Calang Bay) with pennant quantity 524, the 120 m-long ship entered service in a ceremony held on 12 July on the naval base at Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. The occasion was attended by many officers from the shipyard PT Daya Radar Utama and the Indonesian Navy, together with Admiral Yudo Margono, the top of the Indonesian Navy.
KRI Teluk Calang was constructed by an Indonesian shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama (DRU), Bandar Lampung. The ship was ordered from DRU as a part of a three-ship order of the Teluk Bintuni-class ships (AT-117 sort LST program) in January 2017, with yard variety of AT-7. The ship was laid down on 10 July 2017, together with two different ships, AT-5 and AT-6. She was launched and formally named on 19 August 2019. The ship was commissioned on 8 August 2022.
The Teluk Bintuni class, Indonesian designation AT-117M is a category of tank touchdown ships that’s being constructed indigenously for the Indonesian Navy by numerous Indonesian native shipyards. Teluk Calang has a size of 117 metres (383 ft 10 in), a beam measuring 16.4 metres (53 ft 10 in), and a top of seven.8 metres (25 ft 7 in) with a draft of three metres (9 ft 10 in). The ship was designed to have the ability to keep at sea for 20 days.
She has a capability of 476 passengers, together with crew, alongside 10 Leopard most important battle tanks and a helicopter. With a crew of 119, consisting of 113 sailors and 6 helicopter crew, she has a displacement of two,300 tonnes and has a most pace of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph). The ship is armed with mild defensive weapons in type of a Bofors 40 mm gun and two 12.7 mm heavy machine weapons. The vessel might additionally carry 4 LCVP boats, and is provided with a crane for cargo loading and offloading.
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