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Indonesia Commissions 4th Teluk Bintuni-Class LST

Indonesia Commissions 4th Teluk Bintuni-Class LST April 2, 2019

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) recently commissioned the fourth ship of the Teluk Bintuni-class Landing Ship Tank (LST), the KRI Teluk Lada (pennant no: 521).

The KRI Teluk Lada was built by Indonesian shipyard PT Daya Radar Utama based in Panjang, and was launched on 28 June 2018. The ship displaces at 2,350 tons, has a total length of 117 meters, a beam of 16.4 meters, and a depth of 7.8 meters.

It has a maximum speed of 16 knots with a maximum range of 6,240 nautical miles at 13 knots cruising speed.

It has a helicopter landing pad and hangar for two helicopters and can carry up to 10 Leopard 2 main battle tanks, which is the standard main battle tank of the Indonesian Army.

The ship will be assigned with the TNI-AL’s  3rd Fleet Command (KOARMADA III), in charge of naval operations on the eastern side of the country.

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