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United Arab Emirates to purchase an Indonesian Landing Platform Dock.

| 2022

According to information published by Menpan on July 4, 2022, a contract for the purchase of a Landing Platform Dock (LPD) between PT PAL Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates Navy has been signed. The Landing Platform Dock (LPD) would be a variant of the Makassar-class landing platform dock.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Signature of the contract between the president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, and the president of the UAE, Mohammed bin Zayed. (Picture source: Menpan)

The ships of the Makassar-class, have relatively compact dimensions - a standard displacement of 7,300 tons and a maximum displacement of 11,390 tons.

The class of ship's length is 122 meters, width 22 meters, and draft 4.9 meters. The power plant consists of two diesel engines MAN B & W 9L28 / 32A with a capacity of 3000 hp, providing a speed of up to 16.5 knots. The range of navigation is up to 14,000 miles.

The Makassar class has a small well deck, where two 23-meter LCU landing crafts may take place, and on the cargo deck - up to 14 LAV II type armored vehicles. She has a flight deck with two landing spots for Sikorsky UH-3 / SH-3D class helicopters and a hangar for the permanent deployment of one such helicopter.

The LPD accommodates 157 crew members (including 14 officers and air group personnel) and up to 400 marines. The ship can be used as a supply vessel, having the capacity to receive 636 tons of fuel, 600 tons of fresh water, 360 cubic meters of dry cargo, and 136 cubic meters of food.

The armament should include one BAE Systems 40Mk4 40 mm anti-aircraft artillery unit, two Rafael Typhoon 30mm RWS, and four Rafael Mini Typhoon 12.7 mm remote-controlled units.

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