Klewang Class

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  • Klewang Class

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    Overview
    Role: Fast Attack Craft, ASuW Patrol Craft
    Nation of Origin: Indonesia
    Designer: PT. Lundin
    Builder: PT. Lundin
    Built: 2010-
    In Service: 2023 (Expected)
    Number Built: 2 (1 Destroyed in fire
    1 under construction)
    Specifications
    Installed Power: Propulsion: 7200 kW
    Aux: 300 kW
    Propulsion: 4x MjP waterjets
    Range: 2000 [email protected] 16 Knots
    Speed: 28+ Knots
    Length: 65 meters
    Beam: 16 meters
    Draft: 1.2 meters
    Hull Material: Advanced composites
    Complement: 30
    Armament& Weapon systems
    Main armament: 1x cannon spot for non-intrusive guns:
    CIWS (Millenium Gun)
    Cannon (Bofors 57mm or
    Super rapid 76 mm)
    Secondary Armament/s: Machine gun mount points
    Sensors: 1x Sea Giraffe Radar
    1x Fire control radar
    Electronic Warfare & Decoys: N/A
    Features
    Aviation Capabilities: 1x landing pad above flat-deck:
    VERTEG
    VTOL UAV
    Tethered UAV
    Up to 6 tons helicopter operations
    Aircrafts carried: N/A (VTOL drone expected)
    Storage Capacity: 1x Stern ramp allowing:
    11 meters RHIB
    UUV/AUV
    Special Equipment:
    Special Crew: SOF team.

    Background​


    The Fast Attack Craft (FAC) employs a modern “Wave Piercing” trimaran design. This allows the vessel to cut-through waves rather than rise up and over them, and the increased beam provides inherent stability. This combination of features reduces both pitching and rolling, creating a stable weapons platform, and enabling the vessel to comfortably and safely maintain higher average speeds in adverse conditions.

    The FAC has “Stealth” design characteristics, and incorporate features that minimise detection by reducing Radar, Infra-Red, Acoustic and Magnetic signatures. Stealth properties are further improved as there are no reverse-angle bow overhangs to reflect radar signals, as seen on conventional hull forms. Weaponry, including missiles and naval guns, and the ships 11 m high-speed RHIB, are discreetly concealed or shaped to meld into the superstructure profile.

    The wide decks on the 63m FAC Trimaran also make it an ideal platform for carrying a helicopter, which extends the effective patrol range and capabilities of the vessel.

    Overview​

    The Indonesian Navy ordered the first of four for delivery starting in 2012. The first of these was named KRI Klewang and was launched on 29 August 2012; however, only four weeks later the ship caught fire on 28 September while undergoing fit-out in Banyuwangi, and was completely destroyed.

    It was assumed that fire has started from electrical circuits, equipment prior to build up composite residuals within the craft. PT Lundin has stated composition of the composite material will be revised and the new material will be resistant to flammation. A replacement, according to statement of PT Lundin, will be delivered in launched and delivered in 2021 for a fit-out by The Indonesian Navy.

    Variants​

    The platform is prone to be developed further into 74 / 85 meters hulls allowing for more equipments to be installed, with extended range operations with longer endurance and better seakeeping characteristics. The OPV variants also expected to have a dedicated helicopter platform and hangar for VTOL UAVs.
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    Gallery​

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