The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has commissioned its third Teluk Bintuni-class landing ship tank (LST), KRI Teluk Youtefa, on July 12, 2021.
The Teluk Bintuni class, Indonesian designation AT-117M is a class of tank landing ships that is being built indigenously for the Indonesian Navy by various Indonesian local shipyards.
KRI Teluk Youtefa-522 is one of the five domestically produced Tank Transport (AT) ship from the PT. Daya Radar Utama (DRU) shipyard. She was laid down on 21 April 2017 and launched on 15 May 2019. KRI Teluk Youtefa has now joined first-of-class Teluk Bintuni and KRI Teluk Lada and will serve as part of the TNI-AL’s strategic sealift command.
It was announced that the Indonesian Navy intends to acquire a total of twelve vessels of the same class with some modifications from the lead ship to improve the ship’s capability.
KRI Teluk Youtefa
|Length||120 m (393 ft 8 in)|
|Beam||18 m (59 ft 1 in)|
|Height||11 m (36 ft 1 in)|
|Draft||3 m (9 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion||2 x 3,285 kW (4,405 hp) main engines|
|Speed||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|Range||7,200 nmi (13,300 km; 8,300 mi)|
|Boats & landing|
|Capacity||10 Leopard 2 main battle tanks or14 BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles or 45 troop transport vehicles|
|Complement||113 ship crew|
6 helicopter crew
|Armament||1 x Bofors 40 mm/L70 guns|
1 x 20 mm cannon
2 x 12.7 mm machine guns
|Aircraft carried||2 x helicopters|
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