Thank you for sharing.
My comments on this video:
It is remarkable that John Lundin wasn't at the hand-over ceremony, he was probably sick. And yes they made some very daring claims.
- "High destructive power" (just a manual operated 20 mm gun)
- "The second country in the world capable of building stealth warships..."
Anyway, lets discuss this article, this is about the same event of Ananda's video.
|"The discussion focused on three primary topics: upgrading the new trimaran fast attack craft, the KRI Golok, acquiring fast missile boats, and procuring NSM."|
|" Kongsberg representatives stated that the maximum range of the missile, which can extend to 250 km, will increase the firepower and effectiveness of the Indonesian Navy. "|
|" The Indonesian Navy reportedly intends to acquire roughly 120 fast boats. Additionally, Admiral Yudo is reportedly interested in deploying NSM aboard KRI Golok in order to evaluate the missile’s capabilities and compatibility with their ambitions and needs."|
It is remarkable that they stated that the maximum range of the NSM is 250 km, officially until now it is just 185 km, slightly more than the Exocet MM40 Block 3.
We also find here the plans of the Indonesian Navy:
1. Using the single X63 Trimaran as a test platform for the Kongsberg NSM.
2. The wish/plan to have up to 120 small fast missile boats.
3. No intention to order more X63 Trimarans from PT Lundin.
The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) is planning to procure fast missile boats armed with Naval Strike Missile (NSM). The information was shared by several local media.
But it would indeed be nice if they install the NSM into the KRI Golok 688 (including advanced sensors and CMS), just equipping such advanced 63,5 meter long stealth trimaran with a single Yugoimport 20 mm M71/08 and two machine guns is such a waste.