KRI Teluk Palu-523, which was inaugurated some time ago by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Yudo Margono, as the defense system for the Indonesian Navy, which had just arrived at Mako Kolinlamil Pier, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Monday (28/3).
The Republic of Indonesia warships with the type of tank transport (AT) 6 produced by the nation’s children at the PT Daya Radar Utama shipyard, Lampung will further strengthen the KRI element under the guidance of the Military Sea Crossing Command which is operationally included in the ranks of the 1st Military Sea Crossing Unit. KRI with commander First Marine Lieutenant Colonel (P) Siswandony has a capacity of 360 soldiers, 115 KRI crew members and 6 Helly crew. In addition, this ship has a length of 120 meters, a width of 18 meters, a draft of 3 meters (full load) and a weight of 4,508 tons. The ship also has a maximum speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 14.8 knots and an economical speed of 13.6 knots, and is equipped with 2 units of 40 mm cannon and 2 units of 12.7 mm cannon for defense.
Commander of the Military Seaborne Command Rear Admiral TNI Erwin S. Aldedharma responded to the arrival of KRI Teluk Palu-523 with the hope that the presence of the warship in the ranks of the Kolinlamil would strengthen the existing defense equipment so as to increase preparedness in the context of supporting military sea transportation and other assignments carried out. by Kolinlamil.
The presence of KRI Teluk Palu-523 in the ranks of the Indonesian Navy, especially Kolinlamil, is a form of commitment from the Navy Leaders in the context of modernizing the KRI, aircraft and combat materials to a ready-to-operate force. Where the development of strength by modernizing the defense equipment and technology is one of the priority programs of the Navy.