Specifications Alugoro-405, Indonesian Submarine that Gets Zero Defect Predicate

Specifications Alugoro-405, Indonesian Submarine that Gets Zero Defect Predicate
The Submarine KRI ALUGORO-405 Indonesia

Jakarta - The submarine KRI Alugoro-405 is one of the ships that received the Zero Defect title. As is known, the Alugoro submarine is the third submarine of the First Batch of submarine development cooperation between PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

During the development process, of course this ship underwent various tests. One of them is the Nominal Diving Depth (NDD) stage in the northern waters of the island of Bali.

Quoted from pal.co.id, NDD is part of the 53 items Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) for the Alugoro Submarine. The NDD stage was declared successful, the Alugoro Submarine managed to dive to a depth of 250 meters.

This successful construction of submarines makes Indonesia the only country in the Southeast Asia region capable of building submarines. Not only that, in the joint section work, PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) managed to finish with the Zero Defect predicate.

For specifications, KRI Alugoro-405 has a length specification of 61.3 meters, a maximum speed of 21 knots when diving, and a maximum speed of 12 knots on the surface. The successful development of domestic submarines seems to have attracted the attention of the global market.

It is known that the Philippines has twice bought ships to PT PAL Indonesia. PT PAL Indonesia and the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) have succeeded in finding an agreement regarding the export of the Landing Dock to the Philippines.

The agreement was held at the Philippine Department of National Defense on Friday, June 24, 2022. Launching @ptpal_indonesia, this is the second time that PT PAL Indonesia has won the ASEAN market in the export of Landing Platform Dock (LPD) vessels to the Philippines.

The choice of PT PAL Indonesia was partly due to the satisfaction of the Philippine Government and the Philippine Navy with the Indonesian-made defense equipment. As is known, the country previously ordered 2 Landing Dock or Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) units which were handed over by PAL several years ago.

Quoted from pal.co.id, the Landing Dock Ship is a support ship or support in carrying out military operations. In naval warfare, the Landing Dock has a very strategic value. This is because the ship is able to present a shock or sudden effect on the enemy.

In addition, based on the TNI Law no. 34 of 2004, in the OMSP mission, BRS ships can carry out operational tasks to help cope with the effects of natural disasters. This includes evacuation to the provision of humanitarian assistance as well as assisting in search and rescue in accidents (search and rescue).

Not limited to that scope, the Landing Dock Ship also has the task of carrying out international diplomatic missions. The Landing Dock ship is capable of carrying 35 vehicles such as personnel transport trucks, light battle tanks, and other tactical vehicles.

In addition, the ship can accommodate and deploy 507 soldiers with combat equipment, and 126 crew members. Each is equipped with two 23-meter personnel landing craft (LCVP) to deploy combat landing troops in enemy coastal areas.

The quality, durability and toughness of the Landing Dock ship produced by PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) has been tested. Some of the Indonesian Navy's operational missions involve the Landing Dock Ship produced by PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) such as the Operation for the Liberation of MV Sinar Kudus which was held hostage in Somali waters in 2012.

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