16 April 2014
Kapitan Pattimura-class corvette (photo : Indian Navy)
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut - TNI-AL) has completed an upgrade of three Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvettes, including the mounting of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) equipment.
The completion was marked in a handover ceremony held at the headquarters of TNI-AL's Western Fleet in central Jakarta on 4 April.
The 75 m vessels, KRI Kapitan Pattimura , KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin and KRI Sutedi Senoputra, underwent upgrade works over a period of 234 days at a naval repair facility in Jakarta. The ex-German Democratic Republic boats, originally inducted into the East German Navy in the 1980s, were re-commissioned into the TNI-AL between 1993 and 1995.