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Naval Industry News - USA
 
 
 
Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL cuts first steel of new 60m Fast Missile Craft KCR-60M
 
On May 24th, Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL held the first steel cut ceremony for the head of a new class of Fast Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy called KCR-60M (Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Meter). Three ships of the class have been ordered.

According the shipyard, the vessel has the following specifications:

60 Meter Fast Missile Craft KCR-60M)
- Length Overall (LOA): 59.80 M
- Length waterline (LWL): 54.82 M
- Width: 8:10 M
- Height: 4.85 M
- Draft at full charge: 2.60 M
- Displacement: 460 Ton
     
On May 24th, Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL held the first steel cut ceremony for the head of a new class of Fast Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy called KCR-60M (Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Meter). Three ships of the class have been ordered.
Artist impression of KCR-60M Fast Missile Craft

(Picture: PT PAL)
     
Speed at Beaufort Scale Sea State 2 and 1:
- Maximum speed 28 knots
- Cruising Speed 20 knots
- Economical Speed 15 knots

Armament systems
1 X 57 mm cannon Home
2 X 20 mm guns
2 X 2 surface anti-ship missile launchers (SSM)
2 X Decoy Launcher

Navigation
Have the resilience to navigate in all weather up to Sea State 6

Endurance at sea: 9 days
Cruising range: 2,400 nm at a speed of 20 knots
Accommodation: 43 people

KCR 60m is designed by considering the eligibility criteria of the sea as follows:
Patrol duties until the sea state 3
Operation of the weapon up to sea state 4
 
On May 24th, Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL held the first steel cut ceremony for the head of a new class of Fast Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy called KCR-60M (Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Meter). Three ships of the class have been ordered.
 
------------------------- FLASH NEWS -------------------------
According to China Daily, China's aviation industry is working on the development of aircraft with short takeoff and vertical landing capabilities needed for an important role in the Chinese navy's future operations, military experts said. "Research and development on components of STOVL aircraft, such as the engine, have started," Wang Ya'nan, deputy editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, told China Daily. China's aviation industry is working on the development of STOVL naval jet needed for an important role in the Chinese navy's future operations.
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