Sunday, February 5, 2012

RI Navy's Submarine Returning From S Korea After Repair

KRI Nanggala-402. (Photo: Kaskus)

February 5 2012, Jakarta: The Indonesian Navy's submarine "KRI Nanggala-402" has arrived in Indonesian waters after undergoing a comprehensive repair for two years in South Korea, an navy officer said.

"KRI Nanggala which is expected to dock at Ujung Surabaya pier of the Navy's Eastern Fleet Command on Monday has probably arrived in Java Sea," the Navy's Spokesman Commodore Untung Soropati said here on Sunday.

He said KRI Nanggala will officially be welcomed by Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Soeparno and Chairman of the House of Representatives (DPR)'s Commission I Mahfudz Siddiq.

Like 'KRI Cakra-401', KRI Nanggala also underwent a total repair at South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Okpo.

The return of KRI Nanggala-402, a German made submarine, type U-209/1300 built in 1981, will reinforce the combat fleet of the country's Navy as a submarine arsenal along with KRI Cakri-401.

Source: Antara Bali

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