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Indonesia prepares to launch third Nagapasa-class submarine

10 April 2019
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Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL will launch the country's third Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) on 11 April.

According to details provided in an invitation card of the event that was forwarded to Jane's, the vessel, Alugoro (405), will be launched at 1000 h local time in Surabaya, Indonesia on that day.

The vessel was initially scheduled to be launched on 12 April, but the date has been brought forward to accommodate the schedule of VIPs who will be present at the event, an industry source has informed Jane's.

Alugoro is the first-ever submarine to be assembled locally at PT PAL's facilities in Surabaya.

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