||Fast Attack Craft, ASuW Patrol Craft
|Nation of Origin:
||2 (1 Destroyed in fire
1 under construction)
||Propulsion: 7200 kW
Aux: 300 kW
||4x MjP waterjets
||2000 [email protected] 16 Knots
||1x cannon spot for non-intrusive guns:
CIWS (Millenium Gun)
Cannon (Bofors 57mm or
Super rapid 76 mm)
||Machine gun mount points
||1x Sea Giraffe Radar
1x Fire control radar
|Electronic Warfare & Decoys:
||1x landing pad above flat-deck:
Up to 6 tons helicopter operations
||N/A (VTOL drone expected)
||1x Stern ramp allowing:
11 meters RHIB
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.
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.
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.