A second batch of four locally built KCR- 40 missile-armed patrol craft has been introduced to service with the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL).
Delivered by PT Palindo Marine, KRI Surik (645), KRI Siwar (646), KRI Parang (647) and KRI Terapang (648) are designed to strengthen the TNI-AL’s capability to counter piracy, smuggling and maritime terrorism. All four vessels were commissioned on 27 September in a ceremony presided over by defence minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.
Surik, Siwar and Parang were built by PT Palindo Marine (Hall D, Stand 128), while Terapang was constructed at the facilities of affiliate yard PT Citra. Both companies are based on the Riau Province island of Batam.
Marrying a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the 44m KCR-40 design can reach a top speed of 30kts and accommodates a crew of 35.
The four new vessels join four earlier KCR-40 craft, also built by PT Palindo, commissioned between April 2011 and December 2013.