Specifications of HMAS Perth 157, Australian Ship Conducting Military Exercise with KRI Bung Tomo 357

Specifications of HMAS Perth 157, Australian Ship Conducting Military Exercise with KRI Bung Tomo 357
Australian frigate HMAS Perth 157

Sydney - Relations between Indonesia and Australia are indeed going well, considering that recently both sides held joint military exercises. The exercise was also starred by the Navy ships of each country. With Indonesia appointing KRI Bung Tomo-357 while Australia, HMAS Perth-157.

Launching from Navy Recognition, HMAS Perth (FFH 157) is an Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This ship is the last ship of the class to be completed built by Tenix Defense and commissioned into RAN in 2006.

These Anzacs are based on the MEKO 200 PN (or Vasco da Gama class) frigate Blohm + Voss. Later, it was modified to meet Australian and New Zealand specifications. Each frigate has a full load displacement of 3,600 tonnes (3,500 long tonnes; 4,000 short tonnes).

The ships are 109 meters (358 ft) long at water level, and an overall length of 118 meters (387 ft), with a beam length of 14.8 meters (49 ft), and a full load of 4.35 meters (14.3 ft). foot).

The Combined Diesel or Gas (CODOG) propulsion engine layout is used with one 30,172-horsepower (22,499 kW) General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbine (22,499 kW) and two 8,840-horsepower (6,590 kW) MTU 12V1163 TB83 diesel engines driving two propeller ships. -Pitch-controlled propeller.

As for speed, it has a maximum speed of 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph) and a maximum range of over 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). This ship is carrying out the Passex Exercise with the Indonesian Navy which will be held in the Java Sea, Sunday, June 26, 2022.

The Commander of KRI Bungtomo-357, Marine Colonel (F) Rizky Prayudi, added that the Passing Exercise (Passex) is an exercise to welcome and deliver foreign ships that will enter or leave the Indonesian Territorial Sea.

Quoted from the Instagram account @koarmada_1, this Passing Exercise was carried out by the Indonesian Navy to deliver the Royal Australian Navy which was about to leave Indonesia. The series of exercises carried out included Tactical Maneuvering Exercises (Tactical Manuvres), Flag Exercises (Flag Exercises) and ended with Farewell Pass (Farewell).

This Passex exercise aims to improve good relations between the two countries, especially in the military field. In addition, this exercise can also maintain the ability and professionalism of soldiers in carrying out their duties.

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