The Indonesian Navy has ordered 5 new quick patrol boats based mostly on the indigenous PC-60 Patrol Boat design. The PC-60 is a spinoff of the KCR-60 additionally recognized Sampari-class quick missile boat design however will solely be armed with naval weapons. The boat is armed with a 40mm Oto Melara naval gun, and two 12.7mm FN Herstal heavy machine weapons. It has a size of 60 meters, a draught of two.72 meters and a beam of 8.5 meters. Powered by two MTU 20V400M73 diesel engines with an output of three,200 kilowatts, the boat reaches a prime pace of 24 knots and an endurance of 8 days at 17 knots cruising pace. It additionally has a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) that can be utilized for go to, boat and search operations at sea. The PC-60 has a regular crew of 55 sailors and officers.

These new patrol boats are anticipated to be assigned with the Indonesian Navy’s 1st Fleet Command defending the Malacca strait to discourage piracy and to extend the safety for the ships passing by means of that space.. The primary two boats have been awarded to PT Caputra Mitra Sejati based mostly in Banten, and are anticipated to be launched in August 2022. The third boat of the batch was awarded to Indonesian shipbuilder PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati based mostly in Batam, and held its 1st Metal Chopping Ceremony on 04 March 2022. Two extra are nonetheless but to be awarded to shipbuilders. As a part of a multi-year contract for 5 PC 60 patrol craft price USD13.9 million signed on October 28, 2021, the third PC 60 is anticipated to be launched in August 2023.


First Metal Chopping Ceremony for Indonesian Navy PC-60 Patrol Boat

Along with these patrol boats, the Indonesian Navy can be constructing numerous PC-60 Patrol Boats. These have been underneath development since August 2021. The PC-40 class is a flippantly armed variant of the KCR-40 additionally recognized Clurit-class quick missile boat. It has an general size of 46.5 m, an general beam of seven.9 m, and a hull draught of 1.7 m. The boat can accommodate a crew of 35 and might carry one inflexible hull inflatable boat (RHIB) on the stern. There are plans to equip the vessels with the Marlin-WS 30 mm gun system from Leonardo. The vessels have additionally been outfitted with two positions for 12.7 mm machine weapons.

Indonesia has massive numbers of small islands, and requires massive numbers of small vessels to patrol and supply presence. Indonesian naval procurement continues to be break up between a small variety of ‘high-end’ war-fighting vessels and huge numbers of comparatively patrol ships of assorted styles and sizes for constabulary roles. The long-term goal of attaining a 274- robust fleet – together with over 100 combatants – by 2024 that was first introduced within the Minimal Important Forces modernisation programme initiated in 2009, appears set to be considerably scaled again. In impact, new deliveries are nearly matching the tempo of withdrawals.

Indonesia Navy Sampari-class KCR-60 Fast Missile Craft
Indonesia Navy Sampari-class KCR-60 Quick Missile Craft