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Indonesian Navy commissions third Teluk Bintuni-class vessel


According to information published by the Indonesian Navy on July 12, 2021, the Indonesian Navy commissioned the third Teluk-Bintuni class, KRI Teluk Youtefa (522) at Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Teluk Bintuni-class KRI Teluk Youtefa Landing Ship Tank 522 (Picture source: Indonesian Navy)


Teluk Bintuni-class has a length of 120 metres (393 ft 8 in), a beam measuring 18 metres (59 ft 1 in), and a height of 7.8 metres (25 ft 7 in) with a draft of 3 metres (9 ft 10 in). The class can carry Leopard tanks and amphibious tanks.

She has a capacity of 476 passengers, including crew, alongside 10 Leopard main battle tanks and a helicopter. Teluk Bintuni-class was designed to be able to stay at sea for 20 days. With a crew of 119, consisting of 113 sailors and 6 helicopter crew, she has a displacement of 2,300 tonnes and has a maximum speed of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph).

The class is armed with light defensive weapons in form of a Bofors 40 mm gun and two 12.7 mm heavy machine guns. She could also carry four LCVP boats, and is equipped with a crane for cargo loading and offloading.

The L/70 is an anti-aircraft gun 40mm caliber designed and manufactured by the Swedish Company Bofors. The new L/70 gun has also been used in various naval mounts.