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Indonesian Navy receives second SIGMA 10514-class frigate

30 October 2017

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has received its second Martadinata (SIGMA 10514)-class guided-missile frigate, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The vessel, which will be the future KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai (with pennant number 332), was handed over by state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL on 30 October in a ceremony presided over by Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu and TNI Chief Gatot Nurmantyo at the company's premises in Surabaya.

The 105 m frigate, which was jointly constructed by Dutch shipbuilding company Damen and PT PAL under the Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) programme, was launched in September 2016 and is expected to be commissioned later this year.

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