Clurit-class fast attack craft

The Clurit class fast attack craft are a class of domestically designed and built warships operated by the Indonesian Navy. Vessels of this class are named after indigenous weapons and swords used in Indonesia.

KRI Clurit
Class overview
Builders:

PT Palindo Maritime Indonesia

PT Citra
Operators: Indonesian Navy
Cost: Rp 75 billion / ~ USD 5 million in 2018 (per ship)
Planned: 16
Completed: 8
Active: 8
General characteristics
Class and type: Missile boat
Displacement: 250 tons
Length: 44 m (144 ft 4 in)
Beam: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 3 × MAN V12 total power 1.800hp
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)[1]
Complement: 35[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Sewaco CMS
  • TR-47C Tracking Radar
  • SR-47AG Searching Radar
  • EID ICCS internal communications systems [2]
Armament:

History

The Clurit was built by PT Palindo Marine Industries, Tanjunguncang, Batam. PT Palindo also worked with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering's Daesun Shipyard in South Korea on the design and construction of four Makassar class landing platform docks. The Clurit is named after a curved blade weapon native to the Madurese people of East Java.

Another ship with the same specifications was commissioned by the Indonesian Navy in February 2012, named KRI Kujang 642.[3] Two more had been commissioned by the end of 2013, with a total of nine planned by the end of 2014.[1] Three of the new vessels are being constructed by PT Palindo, with nearby PT Citra working on the fourth.[1]

Design

The Clurit prioritizes the element of surprise, rapid strike, destroying multiple targets at once and avoidance. She has a crew of 35.[1]

The first four of the class were originally armed with just a Denel (Vektor) 20mm cannon and two 12.7 mm machine guns.[1] In May 2014 the Clurit and Kujang were fitted with a Chinese made six-barrelled NG-18 30mm CIWS and two of the new C-705 SSM, although Jane's states that they can each carry four such missiles.[1] Indonesia hopes to licence-build the C-705, which is a derivative of the Chinese C-704 anti-shipping missile with a turbojet to extend the range to 120 kilometres (65 nmi).[4] Although the first C-705 have been fitted, it is not clear when they will become operational.[1][5]

Ships of Class

 Number   Pennant Number   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Remarks 
1 641 Clurit PT Palindo, Batam, Indonesia 25-Apr-2011[6] Clurit or sickle, a curved bladed weapon found commonly in Madura.[7]
2 642 Kujang PT Palindo, Batam, Indonesia 16-Feb-2012[8] Kujang, a bladed weapon native to the Sundanese people of Western Java.
3 643 Beladau PT Palindo, Batam, Indonesia 25-Jan-2013[9] Beladau or dagger, a common weapon found in the Sumatra region.
4 644 Alamang PT Palindo, Batam, Indonesia 20-Dec-2013[10] Alamang, a sword or cutlass used by the Bugis and Makassarese people in the Sulawesi region.
5 645 Surik PT Citra, Batam, Indonesia 27-Sep-2014[11] Surik, a traditional sword from Timor.
6 646 Siwar PT Citra, Batam, Indonesia 27-Sep-2014[11] Siwar, a traditional knife.
7 647 Parang PT Citra, Batam, Indonesia 27-Sep-2014[11] Parang, a long knife typically used as a machete.
8 648 Terapang PT Citra, Batam, Indonesia 27-Sep-2014[11] Terapang, a kris made of precious metals such as gold or silver.

See also

References

  1. Rahmat, Ridzwan (20 July 2014). "Indonesian shipbuilders begin building KCR-40-class missile craft". IHS Jane's Navy International. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2019-06-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Navy launches second locally made guided-missile boat". The Jakarta Post. 2012-02-17. Archived from the original on 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  4. Aritonang, Margareth S.; Santosa, Novan Iman (27 July 2012). "China, RI begin missile talks". Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  5. "Indonesian attack craft complete test of C-705 missile system". August 1, 2014. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  6. "Defense minister launches Indonesian-made warship". Antara News. Indonesia. Archived from the original on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-28. Retrieved 2019-06-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. "Navy launches second locally made guided-missile boat". Jakarta Post. Indonesia. Archived from the original on 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  9. "Third locally made missile ship delivered". Jakarta Post. Indonesia. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  10. Fadli. "Minister lauds planned export of warships". Jakarta Post. Indonesia. Archived from the original on 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  11. Ade Marboen, ed. (27 Sep 2014). "Lima kapal perang buatan Indonesia diresmikan" [Five warships made in Indonesia inaugurated]. Anatara News (in Indonesian). Indonesia. Archived from the original on 28 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
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