The first of two SIGMA 10514 PKR naval frigates for the Indonesian Navy has successfully completed its sea trials as of 7 September. This is a major milestone on a project for which the first steel was cut in January 2014.
The assessment phase began with seven days of basin trials to ensure that the propulsion and safety systems were fully operational before the vessel made the challenging passage from the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya to the open waters of the Java Sea. There then followed two weeks of sea trials that included tests of a weapons system and the combat radar and commissioning of the sonar. Noise measurements and cavitation observations were also carried out.
The trials were successful, with almost all the systems passing their assessments first time around. Some elements, such as the accommodation, require minor modifications and these will be undertaken prior to three days of final tests at the end of September.
The 105-metre/344.5-foot, 2,365 tonne PKR frigates are designed to undertake a wide range of missions in and around the waters of Indonesia. Their primary mission is anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. However, they are also equipped for maritime security, search and rescue, and humanitarian support tasks.
The two vessels have been/are being been built using a collaborative modular process operating simultaneously at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the Netherlands and PT PAL shipyard in Indonesia. Each is made up of six modules, and for the first vessel four of these were built at PT PAL. The other two were built and fully tested at DSNS in the Netherlands before being shipped for final assembly at PT PAL.
The success of the programme rested on the two yards working together with the end client operating almost as a single unit. The strong relationship also allowed the massive technology-transfer programme to proceed smoothly, both in Indonesia and in the Netherlands.
The first Sigma 10514 is on schedule for delivery at the end of January 2017 following the completion of three months of crew training. Meanwhile, work is currently proceeding in both the Netherlands and Indonesia on the second vessel in the contract.
The first of up to two SIGMA 10514 PKR naval frigates for the Indonesian Navy has successfully completed its sea trials as of 7 September. This is a major milestone for a project for which the first steel was cut in January 2014
|Basic functions||Naval Patrol Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), deterrence, Search and Rescue (SAR), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASW), Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASUW), Electronic Warfare (EW)|
|Hull material||Steel grade A/AH36|
|Standards||Naval/Commercial, naval intact/damaged stability, noise reduced, moderate shock|
|Classification||Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (supervision) 100 A1 SSC Mono Patrol, G6, LMC UMS|
|Length overall (o.a.)||345 feet/105.11 m|
|Beam Moulded (mld)||46.6 feet/14.2 m|
|Depth no.1 deck||28.7 feet/8.75 m|
|Draught (dwl)||12.1 feet/3.7 m|
|Displacement (dwl)||2,365 tonnes|
|Speed (Maximum power)||28 knots/32 mph/52 km/h|
|Range at 14 knots/16 mph/26 km/h||5,000 NM/5,754 miles/9,260 km|
|Endurance||20 days at sea|
|Propulsion type||Combined Diesel or Electric (CODOE)|
|Diesel engines||2 × 10,000 kW Maximum Continuous Rating (MCR) Propulsion type|
|Electric motors||2 × 1300 kW|
|Gearbox||2 × double input input/single output|
|Propellers||2 × Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) diameter 12 feet/3.65 m|
|Generator sets||6 × 715 kWE|
|Emergency gen. set||1 × 180 kWE|
|Chilled water system||2 × units, redundant distribution|
|Fire fighting||4 × main pumps +1 x service pump|
|Helicopter deck||Max. 10 tons helicopter, with lashing points|
|Helicopter operations||day/night with refueling system|
|RAS||on helicopter deck PS&SB, astern fueling|
|Boats||2 × Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)|
|Fully air-conditioned accommodation for 120 persons|
|Chief Petty Officers||10|
|Provisions for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) citadel/decontamination|
|WEAPON & SENSOR SUITE|
|3D-Surveillance & target indication radar & Friend or Foe Identification (IFF)|
|Radar/electro optical fire control|
|Hull Mounted Sonar|
|Combat management system|
|Medium calibre gun 76-mm|
|1 × Close In Weapon System (CIWS)|
|2 × Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) launcher|
|12 cell Vertical Launching (VL) Short Range Air Defense (SHORADS)|
|2 × triple Torpedo launcher|
|Electronic Support Measures (ESM) & Electronic CounterMeasures (ECM)|
|2 × Decoys/chaff|
|Integrated internal & external communication system|
|Integrated bridge console, 2 × Radar, Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS), Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS-A3), reference gyro|