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Indonesia completes diving trials on first locally assembled submarine

22 January 2020
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Indonesia's first indigenously assembled Nagapasa-class diesel-electric submarine, Alugoro (405) , has successfully completed the nominal diving depth (NDD) phase of its sea trials.

The trial phase was conducted on 20 January in waters off Banyuwangi in East Java and in the Bali Sea, according to Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL. The vessel is expected to be handed over to the Indonesian Navy in several months.

"During the NDD phase the submarine Alugoro was able to dive to a depth of 250 m," said PT PAL in a statement, adding that the contract is about 90% concluded.

Alugoro is the third of three Nagapasa-class submarines ordered from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in March 2011.

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