Indonesia - A sophisticated warship for the Philippines are now taking shape as PT PAL shipbuilder are continuously building and working on these two types of “strategic Sea-lift vessel (SSV)” for the Philippine Navy.
Production Director of PT PAL Indonesia, Edy Widarto said “two warships are required to finish on time and one is set to launch in December 2015.”
He wished every stage in each work unit can be solved exactly, so the solution can be in accordance with the specified time. Associated with several components of the vessel to be ordered from abroad, Edy claimed to have ready and available, so just attach the component to the ship.
He explains, material and composition of the warships order for the Philippines is a combination of local and foreign components, because some components could not be recognized in their country.
“Indeed, in the future we should be able to make all the components, so the reliance on outside parties can be released slowly, and in the future we hope that all the components of the ship originated from the country or domestically,” he said.
The warships, worth $90 million dollars and Edy Widarto is optimistic that they will be on time. It can already be submitted in May 2016 to the Philippines for them to strengthen the country’s defense equipment.
PT PAL Indonesia implements separate strategies in six points, and each point has its own targets, so the manufacturing process can be faster and fit the specified target.PT PAL Indonesia implement separate strategies in six points, and each point has its own targets, so the manufacturing process can be faster and fit the specified target.
SSV is a product warships with the main weaponry system, though it is a defense platform type. It is the first successful overseas export by Indonesia.
The vessel is designed with a length of 123 meters, a width of 21.8 meters and is capable of transporting 500 troops and a weight of up to 10,300 tons, which can go for 30 days at a distance of 9,360 sea mile with a maximum speed of 16 knots
Moreover, domestically-made vessel is also capable of carrying two helicopters, and a transport vessel “Landing Craft Utility” (LCU), and tanks to military trucks, as well as with advanced technology capable of being brought into a shallow sea, making it very suitable for the island nation.
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By Jason E.
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