19 Februari 2016
Klewang class trimaran (image : Lundin)
Indonesia has indefinitely suspended a stealth trimaran programme known as the Klewang class. Halt may signal a shift in acquisition priorities for the new navy chief who assumed command in December 2014
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has suspended the 63m stealth fast attack craft programme known as the Klewang class and will not be making further acquisitions beyond the single vessel that is currently under construction.
Vice-president and head of Saab Indonesia, Peter Carlqvist, told IHS Jane's at the 2016 Singapore Airshow that the company's weapons and systems will now also not be fitted onboard the vessel that is under construction at Indonesian shipbuilder PT Lundin's premises in Banyuwangi, East Java.