Indonesian Army (TNI AD) unveils its new "KMC Komando" Fast Assault Craft

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Naval Forces News - Indonesia
 
 
 
Indonesian Army (TNI AD) unveils its new "KMC Komando" Fast Assault Craft
 
On April 29th 2014, the Indonesian Army unveiled a new model of Fast Assault Craft known as the Kapal Motor Cepat (KMC) Komando, manufactured by local shipbuilder PT Tesco Indomaritimin in collaboration with a group of technicians and experts from local universities. The KMC Komando shares several design attributes with Swedish built CB90-class fast assault craft.
     
On April 29th 2014, the Indonesian Army unveiled a new model of Fast Assault Craft known as the Kapal Motor Cepat (KMC) Komando, manufactured by local shipbuilder PT Tesco Indomaritimin in collaboration with a group of technicians and experts from local universities. The KMC Komando shares several design attributes with Swedish built CB90-class fast assault craft.
Indonesian Army (TNI AD) unveiled the KMC Komando Fast Assault Craft
Picture: TNI AD
     
Indonesian Army chief of staff Gen. Budiman said that as of now, the Army and its partners had built two of the Fast Assault Craft, but planned to have another eight this year. He said that one of the boats cost Rp 12 billion (about 1 Million USD) which is cheaper than buying from abroad.

“Finland manufactures the same type of speedboat and it costs Rp 24 billion, so it’s far cheaper if we build them by ourselves,” he said.

Budiman said the Army would use the speedboats to patrol border areas such as Natuna, Bangka Belitung, Aceh and East Nusa Tenggara.
     
On April 29th 2014, the Indonesian Army unveiled a new model of Fast Assault Craft known as the Kapal Motor Cepat (KMC) Komando, manufactured by local shipbuilder PT Tesco Indomaritimin in collaboration with a group of technicians and experts from local universities. The KMC Komando shares several design attributes with Swedish built CB90-class fast assault craft.
The KMC Komando Fast Assault Craft may deploy 31 equipped soldiers on beaches
Picture: TNI AD

     
The “Komando” speedboats can be operated on the high sea, coastlines, rivers and swamp areas, and have a capacity of 31 passengers and three crewmembers. “Currently, the boats can only reach a maximum of 35 knots, but we are developing newer ones that can reach 45 knots,” he added.

KMC Komando is fitted with one 12.7 mm remote weapon station. It is manned by a crew of three and has the capacity for 31 embarked personnel.
 

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