Naval Weapons

Indonesia completes CIWS installation on second Martadinata frigate

04 February 2020

Key Points

  • Work to install weapon systems on Indonesia's second Martadinata-class frigate has begun
  • The vessel is expected to be fully operational for high-tempo operations by early 2021

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has completed installation of the Rheinmetall Oerlikon 35 mm Millennium Gun on the country's second Martadinata (SIGMA 10514)-class guided-missile frigate, KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai (332).

However, the vessel has yet to receive other weapons, including the VL MICA air defence missile system, for which it has been fitted, an industry source confirmed with Jane's on 3 February.

Like the first-of-class, Raden Eddy Martadinata (331), I Gusti Ngurah Rai was delivered to the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) in the 'fitted for but not with' (FFBNW) configuration for its major weapon systems, except for the Leonardo (Oto Melara) 76/62 Super Rapid gun.

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