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Indonesia launches fourth Teluk Bintuni-class landing ship

02 June 2019
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  • An Indonesian shipbuilder has launched the country’s fourth Teluk Bintuni-class landing ship
  • The vessel will further improve mobility of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ armoured vehicles

Indonesian shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama (DRU) has launched another landing ship tank (LST) on order for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL).

The vessel, which will be in service as KRI Teluk Palu (523) once commissioned, took to the water on 1 June at PT DRU’s facilities in Lampung, South Sumatra.

Teluk Palu is part of a contract for three landing vessels that was awarded to PT DRU in January 2017.

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