PT Citra Shipyard Batam Trusted to Work on TNI Warship Project
Batam, Batamnews - In addition, and fulfilment of the Navy's armada, one of the priority programs of KASAL Admiral Yudo Margono is the manufacture of warships using domestic products.
This matter was conveyed directly by Arena Kasal Rear Admiral Irwan Isnurwanto at the First Cutting and Keel laying event of PC 40 and KAL 28 Shipbuilding at PT Citra Shipyard Batam, Riau Islands, last Tuesday (29/11/2022).
"It is an important part of the defense equipment modernization program, which is one of the Navy's development priorities, the 40-meter fast patrol boat and Kal 28 which today began its physical construction so that it can become an important component of the Navy in the future to meet the demands of the mandate and expectations of the nation and state in carrying out defense, security and protecting the interests of the nation and state by sea," he said.
Arena Kasal also added the construction of PC 40 and Kal 28 ships that utilize domestic industries is not only to improve the capabilities of the Navy but also as a concrete step and their commitment to the success of government programs in building the independence of the defense industry and the use of domestic products.
It is known that PT Citra Shipyard is one of the domestic companies appointed by the Indonesian Navy the manufacture Indonesian warships for the 2022/2023 budget year.
The shipbuilding process is also supervised by the PC 40 Task Force and the KAL 28 Task Force, which is supported by the relevant intelligence centers to ensure that the PC 40 and Kal 28 ship procurement projects can run smoothly and be completed on time.