Indonesian Navy commissions second Sigma frigate

The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its second Sigma 10514 guided-missile frigate KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai at Benoa Harbour.

The vessel was delivered to the Indonesian Navy by shipbuilder PAL, which worked with Damen under a transfer of technology agreement.

The 105-metre, 2,365-tonne PKR frigates are designed to undertake a range of missions in and beyond Indonesian waters.

Primarily used for anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, they are also equipped for maritime security, search and rescue, and humanitarian support tasks.

Sigma frigates are also referred to as Perusak Kawal Rudal-class guided-missile frigates.

Two rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) will be aboard for rescue and patrol operations.

The vessel’s propulsion system is a combined diesel or electric (CODOE) configuration consisting of two 10,000kW diesel engines, two 1,300kW electric motors, two double input gearboxes and two 3.65-metre controllable pitch propellers.

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