Indonesia approves budget for two new naval hydrographic ships

KRI Spica, one of two Rigel-class hydrographic vessels in service with the Indonesian Navy Image: Indonesian Armed Forces Public Relations KRI Spica, one of two Rigel-class hydrographic vessels in service with the Indonesian Navy

The Indonesian Ministry of Finance has approved a budget of IDR2.04 trillion (US$143 million) for the procurement of two newbuild hydrographic survey ships for the country's navy.

The vessels will also be designed to be quickly modified for submarine rescue operations as needed.

Delivery of the two vessels is expected within the 2020-2024 timeframe.

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