Well..this speculations is based on publish MEF2 budget that I attach in my post #658. Cause they did already seperated budget for PKR USD 220 mio (thus only fit for 1 PKR) and another USD 780 mio for 'Frigate' budget. This come frm 'Kontan' newspaper which Kontan is quaite reluable source on things financial.
I also read November edition on International Fleet Review Warships, where there's article stating 6 Van Speijk do planned to be replace by 6 Sigma (PKR), where 2 already build, and another 2 will be build soon. Thus seems indicating the next batch of PKR contract will be for 2 vessels as some in local forum indicating.
Thus the 2nd PKR frm 2nd batch should used money frm USD 780 mio budget since the 1st PKR frm 2nd batch already allocated USD 220 mio. All 1st batch of 2 PKR (existing build) should already used budget frm MEF1 (under SBY administration).
Assuming the 2nd batch of 2 PKR will used USD 440 mio (deducting USD 220 mio of 'frigate' USD 780 mio budget to add USD 220 mio that already allocated for PKR), then that left USD 560 mio left to be used for this 'frigate'.
Just see Kiwi Rob post in NZ Navy thread that showing article frm 'frontline'. 2143-Warship-Design| FrontLine Defence
On this the basic platform of Iver Huitfeldt class last vessel Niels Juel cost USD 150mio, and overall cost to build according to Dane's is USD 395 mio (which I do believe it's still not fully armed since the Danes do add additional weapon modules later)...Thus based on this USD 560 mio still sufficient to get relatively armed Iver Huitfeldt thus meet the ambition on some people in Navy and current administration to have AAW Frigate (which meet NATO standard)...While in other hand still keep the PKR project on track to replace all Van Speijk (as the 3rd batch of 2 thus ship no 5 and 6 must be financed through MEF3 anyway)..
Again my speculation based on indication on the budget that the navy and mindef planner did seems try to have another type of hull besides PKR as Frigates..this related to rumours that I heard where Jokowi's administration think PKR is SBY plan..thus they want another bigger Frigate that can be claimed as their plan and not just finishing SBY plan. On other word there is 'political ego' factor that also play in.
Never say this is the ideal one..but only speculating if the real amount of budget do materiliase as plan in paper..they do have room to procured a 'full size' Frigate while in same time still on track with PKR.
Anyway..PKR already used Sylver VLS (A35 if not mistaken)..thus if this 'frigate' do materiliase..Sylver VLS A50 logically will be used instead MK41 being used by Danes in Iver..wondering which one really more economical though..
Just add..Sri Mulyani as Finance Minister already indicating that the economy of this year growth is around 5% +/- at best..thus still relatively weak (despite some in the administration boasting that Indonesia economic growth still one of the highest in the world)..Sri Mulyani is the only one in cabinet that I relatively trusted..where much of the rest in current administration full of dreamers with very questionable competency (this comment will get some Jokowow furrious as before
) ..perhaps because she's the only one that come frm previous administration..and supervise Indonesian Economy during 2008 global recession.
In short the budget of MEF2 still not guarantee will be implemented all as plan, since 2017 will still be challanging year.