Indonesian shipbuilder PT Caputra Mitra Sejati has launched the country’s seventh PC-40 class patrol vessel.
The 248-tonne platform, which will be known in service as KRI Albakora with pennant number 867 once it is commissioned, was launched on 26 March at the shipbuilder’s facilities at Banten in West Java.
The PC-40 class is a lighter armed variant of the Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut’s, or TNI-AL’s) KCR-40 class missile attack craft.
Each vessel has been built with weight considerations for a 30 mm calibre naval gun in the primary position, and two 12.7 mm machine guns in the aft section.
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