German shipbuilder Abeking and Rasmussen has signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence for the design and construction of two mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs).
The new vessels will be modified versions of the Frankenthal-class minesweepers currently serving with the navies of Germany, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.
Each MCMV will have a length of 62 metres and the ability to launch and recover one rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) as well as minehunting unmanned vehicles.
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