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Indonesian shipyard launches two Teluk Bintuni-Class LSTs

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Indonesian shipbuilder PT Bandar Abadi has launched two Teluk Bintuni-class tank landing ships (LSTs) on order for the Indonesian Navy. The ships, which have been given the pennant numbers 526 and 527, were launched in Batam, Riau Islands on 27 February 2021.

USD25.2 million contracts to build the ships was signed between the Indonesian Ministry of Defense and PT Bandar Abadi in April 2019. Keels for both vessels were laid down in December 2019.

Indonesian Navy intends to acquire a total of twelve new tank landing ships of the same class with some modifications from the lead ship to improve the ship’s capability. The Teluk Bintuni class, Indonesian designation AT-117M is a class of tank landing ships that is being built indigenously for the Indonesian Navy by various Indonesian local shipyards.

Teluk Bintuni Class Lst (Source: Pt Bandar Abadi)

Teluk Bintuni-class Tank Landing Ships

The Teluk Bintuni class, Indonesian designation AT-117M is a class of tank landing ships that is being built indigenously for the Indonesian Navy by various Indonesian local shipyards. It was announced that the Indonesian Navy intends to acquire a total of twelve vessels of the same class with some modifications from the lead ship to improve the ship’s capability.

Specifications

Displacement:2,300 tons
Length:117–120 m (383 ft 10 in–393 ft 8 in)
Beam:16–18 m (52 ft 6 in–59 ft 1 in)
Height:11 m (36 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:2 x 3,285 kW (4,405 hp) main engines
Speed:16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Range:6,240 nmi (11,560 km; 7,180 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Capacity:10 unit Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks or 15 unit BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles
4 unit LCVPs
1 unit RIB 10 m rubber boat
2 unit RIB 7 m rubber boat
Troops:361
Complement:119 total
Armament:117 meters variant:
2 x Bofors 40 mm/L70 guns
2 x 12.7 mm machine guns
Aircraft carried:2 x 10-ton helicopter

The Names of the Launched Ships:

Teluk Weda 526

Teluk Wondama 527

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