Indonesian shipyard launches two tank landing ships

by Ridzwan Rahmat

Two Teluk Bintuni class LSTs, 526 and 527, moments before being launched at PT Bandar Abadi’s facilities in Batam on 27 February.  (Screenshot of livestream video provided by PT Bandar Abadi)

Two Teluk Bintuni class LSTs, 526 and 527, moments before being launched at PT Bandar Abadi’s facilities in Batam on 27 February. (Screenshot of livestream video provided by PT Bandar Abadi)

Indonesian shipbuilder PT Bandar Abadi has launched two Teluk Bintuni-class tank landing ships (LSTs) on order for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL).

The vessels took to the water on 27 February in a ceremony that was broadcast live over the company’s social media channels from Batam. Keels for both the vessels, which have since been given the pennant numbers 526 and 527, were laid down in December 2019.

An IDR360 billion (USD25.2 million) contract to build the ships was signed between PT Bandar Abadi and Indonesia’s defence ministry in April 2019. The LSTs seek to improve the mobility of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ (TNI’s) armoured vehicles.

The Teluk Bintuni class has an overall length of 120 m, beam of 18 m, and hull draught of 3 m. It is powered by two 8,810-hp diesel engines and can attain a top speed of 16 kt with a standard range of 7,200 n miles (16,300 km) at 12 kt. Each vessel is equipped with 12.7 mm machine guns for point defence and can also be equipped with up to two 40 mm naval gun systems on its foredeck.

In terms of payload, the LST can accommodate up to 15 BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles via a roll-on/roll-off ramp at its bow and deploy a 10-tonne helicopter from its flight deck. Each vessel can also accommodate up to four crane deployed landing craft for vehicle and personnel (LCVPs).

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