Indonesian Navy takes delivery of first locally built submarine

Photo: DSME

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PAL delivered the third of a planned six Nagapasa-class diesel-electric submarines slated for the Indonesian Navy on Wednesday, March 17.

The future KRI Alugoro is the only vessel in the Nagapasa-class to be built entirely in Indonesia, making it the country’s first indigenously built submarine. Like its sisters, it is a variant of the Chang Bogo-class developed by DSME for the South Korean Navy.

The future Alugoro has an LOA of 61 metres, a displacement of 1,400 tonnes, a maximum submerged range of 18,520 kilometres, and space for 40 crewmembers.

The submarine has been named after the mythological club used as a weapon by Balarama, the Hindu god of agriculture.

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