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South Korea's DSME Delivered the 2nd Type 209/1200 Submarine to Indonesia (TNI AL)

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) delivered the second of three DSME1400 class submarines on order for the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL).  The delivery ceremony took place on April 25, 2018 at the DSME Okpo Shipyard. It is expected that by the end of May the submarine, nammed KRI Ardadedali (hull number 404), will sail to Indonesia.

South Koreas DSME Delivered the 2nd Type 2091200 Submarine to Indonesia TNI AL Delivery ceremony of KRI Ardadedali (hull number 404) submarine

The 1,400-ton submarine measures 61m in length, capable of accommodating 40 crews and long range operations up to 10,000 nautical miles. It can undertake various missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, operations by special forces and mine laying.

South Korea's DSME signed a contract in 2011 that calls for the construction of three 1,400-ton submarines (in collaboration with local shipyard PT PAL) for the Indonesian Navy for a total of $1.1 billion. The contract marked Korea's largest single export defense contract and the first submarine export contract as well.

DSME built the first two submarines, KRI Nagabanda (hull number 403) and KRI Ardadedali (404) in South Korea while PT PAL should built the third hull KRI Nagarangsang (405) in Indonesia. PT PAL could also build follow-on hulls in the future. The first submarine was delivered in 2017. Ardadedali's keel was laid in 2014 and the submarine was launched on October 24, 2016.