INDONESIA interested in Danish Iver Huitfeldt – class frigates (vid.)

A version of the Danish Navy’s Iver Huitfeldt multi-role frigate seems to have taken the lead in the Indonesian Navy’s competition to acquire two frigates.

The program’s budget amounts to $ 720 million, and according to Jane’s, Indonesian Ministry of Defense officials seem to be particularly interested in this frigate class.

In fact, Odense Maritime Technology from Denmark has recently signed a cooperation agreement with Indonesia’s Navy Design Center. The acquisition of two ships by Indonesia is part of the Navy’s 2015-2019 armament program. This particular ship is 138.7 meters long, 19.75 meters wide, 5.3 meters deep, and a displacement of 6,645 tonnes.

The ship has a propulsion suite comprising four MTU 8000 20V M70 diesel engines that allow the ship to develop a speed of 30 knots and 9,300 miles of autonomy at 18 knots.

The Iver Huitfeldt frigate is equipped with1 Thales Nederland SMART-L long-range air and surface surveillance radar, 1 Thales Nederland APAR air and surface search, tracking and guidance radar (I band), 1 1 Terma SCANTER 6000 surveillance and helicopter guidance radar, Atlas ASO 94 hull mounted sonar, 2 Saab CEROS 200 fire control radars, ES-3701 Tactical Radar Electronic Support Measures (ESM).

In addition, the ship has 8 × 6-barrelled Terma MK 137 130 mm decoy launchers and Seagnat Mark 36 SRBOC

In terms of armament, the Iver Huitfeldt frigate features 4 × Mk 41 VLS with up to 32 SM-2 IIIA surface-to-air missiles, 2 × Mk 56 VLS with up to 24 RIM-162 ESSM, 8–16 × Harpoon Block II SSM, 1 × Oerlikon Millennium 35 mm Naval Revolver Gun System CIWS, 2 × OTO Melara 76 mm, 2 × dual MU90 Impact ASW torpedo launchers