Delivery of the ship to the customer is scheduled for the end of May of this year. The contract for the construction of the 2-DKD was signed at the beginning of 2014. Its cost is about $ 91 million.
“PT PAL Indonesia won an international tender held by the Philippines for a ship project, which is, in fact, a reduced modification of the Makassar-class DKD built for the Indonesian Navy under the project of the South Korean corporation Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract for the construction of two SSV ships for the Philippines was the most significant export success of the Indonesian shipbuilding industry in the entire history"- said the blogger, with reference to the Philippine media.
After launching the lead ship into the water, the shipyard began cutting steel for the 2 DDC.
Help bmpd: "The DKD under construction for the Philippine Navy has a total displacement of about 7000 tons, a length of 123 m and a width of 21,8 m. The power plant includes two B&W 9L38 / 32A medium-speed diesel engines with 3000 hp each, providing a speed of up to 16 knots. The ship has a dock chamber for basing two LCU-23M landing boats, a cargo hold and is capable of carrying up to 520 airborne troops and 2800 tons of cargo. The flight deck has two landing pads for Sikorsky UH-60 class helicopters. The armament of the ship, at the request of the Philippines, should include one medium-caliber universal artillery mount (presumably 76-mm Oto Melara Compact) and two 30-mm artillery mounts. "