“But more importantly, the public should comply with Covid-19 health protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and washing hands.” Indonesia has experienced the current increased of Covid-19 cases following the Eid al-Fitr or Idul Fitri Islamic holidays,.
Indonesia to Be the Recipient of Eight Frigates From Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has announced that it struck a deal with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense to provide eight frigates for the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL).
The agreement is in line with Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto’s efforts to modernize the Indonesian Armed Forces or TNI’s weapons systems.
“Fincantieri…and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia, have signed a contract for the supply of 6 FREMM class frigates, [as well as] the modernization and sale of 2 Maestrale class frigates,” claimed Fincantieri.
According to Kompas.id, the FREMM class frigate is a joint Italian-French project for their navies. The 144-meter long vessels weighs 6,500 tons and has a top speed of 27 knots.
The FREMM class frigates’ capabilities included sonar detection and a variety of weapons, among them 127/64 volcano guns. The ships also carries rigid hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) and two helicopter hangars.
Fincantieri manufactured eight Maestrale frigates for the Italian Navy in the 1980’s.