Indonesia launches first locally-built electric submarine

After repeated postponements, Indonesian shipyard PAL in Surabaya has launched the first Indonesian-built electric submarine.

The construction of KRI Alugoro was assisted by the South Korean company Daewoo under its US$1.1 billion project DSME1400.

That contract has produced two other submarines; KRI Nagapasa was commissioned in 2017 and KRI Ardadedali was transferred to the Indonesian navy in 2018.