Rapid Fire | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Indonesian Navy has decided to select a stern mounted Chinese Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS) to be fitted on two missile attack craft. The two ships, KRI Sampari (628) and KRI Tombak (629), will undergo refits later this year when the systems will be integrated. China will also integrate its own combat management system (CMS) to link the warships’ other weapons together.
DSA 2016: Indonesia selects Type 730 CIWS for KCR-60M attack craft
Type 730 CIWS
Ridzwan Rahmat, Kuala Lumpur – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 18 April 2016
- Indonesia has selected a Chinese-made close-in weapon system for two of its three KCR-60M-class ships
- Contract signals a growing adoption of Chinese-made weapons on Indonesian naval platforms
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has selected the Chinese-developed Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS) for the first two of three KCR-60M-class missile attack craft, an industry source told IHS Jane’s at the DSA 2016 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on 18 April and this was corroborated with TNI-AL contacts that are close to the matter.
The vessels, KRI Sampari (628) and KRI Tombak (629) will each be fitted with one stern-facing Type 730 turret that will replace two 20 mm guns currently mounted on the platforms. Sampari and Tombak are currently scheduled to undergo a refit, which will include the installation of these weapons, at PT PAL’s premises in Surabaya in September 2016.
The Type 730 CIWS is a radar-guided, seven-barrelled Gatling gun-style system that provides a defensive capability against anti-ship missiles and precision-guided munitions. Variants of the weapons are currently in use with a number of People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warships including the Type 051C (Luzhou), Type 052B (Luyang I), and Type 052C (Luyang II) destroyer classes, and the Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided-missile frigates.
Also scheduled for the refit in September is the installation of a Chinese-developed combat management system (CMS) that will be linked to the platform’s 57 mm main gun, CIWS and missile launcher systems. The TNI-AL has decided to deploy the Chinese-made C-705 surface-to-surface missiles on the service’s KCR-60M platform. @janes.com
What China considers to be the second generations of CIWS is the Type 730 (H/PJ12). While close in appearance to the Thales Goalkeeper CIWS, Type 730 is actually reported to be based on the French SAMOS design, which was tested but not selected by the French Navy. China ended-up acquiring the prototype. Consisting in a seven-barrelled 30 mm gatling gun with a firing rate of 4,200 rounds per minute.
H/PJ-14 (also called Type 1130)
The new H/PJ-14 (also called Type 1130) appears to be an evolution of Type 730. It is equipped with a new 11-barrelled gun with an increased rate of fire (local media have reported a 10,000 rounds per minute firing rate). Probably because of this very high rate of fire, H/PJ-14 is fitted with two ammunition drums, one on each side (as opposed to a single ammunition drum on Type 730). @navyrecognition.com
KCR-60M Kapal Cepat Rudal (KCR – Fast Missile Boat)
One major indigenous program is the Kapal Cepat Rudal (KCR – Fast Missile Boat) program, consisting of three designs, the 40m KCR-40 built by PT Palindo, the 60m KCR-60 built by PT PAL and the 63m Stealth Trimaran KCR built by PT Lundin. Both the KCR 40 and KCR 60 designs carry the Chinese C-705 missile, with Indonesia having discussed with China licensed manufacturing the C-705 for domestic use. A target of 14 KCRs by 2014 and 44 by 2024 to meet the 2008 – Minimum Essential Force (MEF) had been set. The KCR 60 m has the ability to operate in high motion, agile and capable of firing positions in conducting avoidance of the opponent’s counter-attack. @globalsecurity.org
|Length Overall (LOA)||59.80m|
|Length of waterline (LWL)||54.82 M|
|Height in the middle of the ship (T)||4.85 M|
|Laden full draft (Dd)||2.60 M|
|Displacement Full Load||460 tons|
|Endurance at sea||9 days|
|Cruising range||2,400 nautical miles at a speed of 20 knots|
|ship Stability standard||· IMO criteria A (749)
· Task patrol up to sea state 3
· ability of operating weapons up to sea state 4
|Armament||· 1 x 57mm AK-257 DP
· 2 X 20 mm AA Guns
· 2 X 2 launchers, anti-ship missiles (SSM)
· 2 X Motion Decoy Launcher
|Range / Endurance||2400nm @ 20kts|
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