This week the Indonesian Navy received and commissioned its first attack submarine that was build @ Daewoo shipyard in South Korea. The commissioning ceremony was held on Geoje Island, and was attended by Indonesian Minister of Defense, Ryamizard Ryacudu.
Indonesia seeks to expand its abilities in underwater warfare. The government in Jakarta has ordered three Type 209/1400 Chang Bogo class diesel-electric attack submarines for the price $1.1 billion.
There are also plans for Indonesia to build a new submarine base on the largest island in the South China Sea’s archipelago, Natuna Island. The vessel underwent extensive sea and builder trails off the Korean coast.
However, the new submarine will be deployed @ Watusampu situated in the central Sulawesi province, and was given the name Kri Nagapasa with pennant number 403. With an operational range of approximately 10.000 nautical miles, the 1.400 ton multipurpose vessel are capable of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, along with special forces missions.
South Korea is now the 5th country in the world, to have exported a submarine, joining the ranks of Germany, Russia, France and the UK.
Sputnik / AA Magnum Analyst Blog Site News 2017.