- The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its second Sigma 10514 frigate
- Programme to acquire further vessels in the class is now expected to pick-up momentum
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has inducted its second Martadinata (Sigma 10514) class guided-missile frigate.
The vessel, which has been named I Gusti Ngurah Rai with pennant number 332, was commissioned on 10 January at Denpasar, Bali, in a ceremony officiated by TNI-AL Chief Admiral Ade Supandi.
The 105 m vessel is the last of two frigates jointly constructed by Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL and Damen. It was laid down in December 2014 and launched at PT PAL’s facilities in Surabaya on 29 September 2016.
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