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Corvettes: Diponegoro Class

Posted By Riko | Tuesday, July 08, 2008 |



The newest acquisition by the TNI-AL (Indonesian Navy). Built by the Royal Schelde Shipyard, Netherlands (www.schelde.com). A new breed of ships which use a modular system developed by Schelde known as SIGMA (Ship Integrated Geometrical Modularity Approach) by which several types of ships can be built from a single hull, from patrol ships to frigates.

Indonesian Navy order 4 of SIGMA 9113 (90 M) Corvettes from Schelde, the first two had been delivered last year, designated KRI Diponegoro (365) and KRI Hasanuddin (366) after two National heroes. The other two is taking shapes in Vlissingen and will be delivered until 2009.


KRI Diponegoro and KRI Hasanuddin was sighted in the 2008 Joint Exercise (LATGAB TNI) in June 2008 showing it's ability in front of the High Ranking Officials including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Technical Data :
Displacement: 1,700 tons
Dimensions : 90,71 x 13,02 x 3,60 meters / 297,62 x 47,72 x 11,81 feet
Propulsion : 2 shafts; 2 cruise diesels, 8,910 bhp, 28 knots;
Crew : 80
Combat System : Thales TACTICOS
Radar : MW 08 3D Radar
Sonar : Thales UMS 4132 Kingklip hull mounted
Fire Control :LIROD MK2 Tracking radar
ESM : Thales DR 3000
ECM : Racal Scorpion 2L
Aviation : aft helicopter deck
Armament : 4 MM40 Exocet SSM, 2 Mistral TETRAL SAM positions, 1 Oto Melara Super Rapid 76mm Dual Purpose, 2 Denel Vector 20 mm, 2 B 515 inch torpedo tubes.
Builders : Royal Schelde Shipbuilding, Vlissingen, Netherlands.

DE  Name
365 KRI Diponegoro (DPN)
366 KRI Hasanuddin (HSN)
367 KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (SIM)
368 KRI Frans Kaisiepo (FKO)
KRI Hasanuddin 366 is the second ships that bears the name, The first was an EX-Royal Navy Tribal Class Frigates KRI Hasanuddin 333 (ex HMS Tartar F133)
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