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Indonesian navy receives first corvette from Netherlands
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16:51, July 04, 2007

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The Indonesian Navy has received the first of four corvettes it ordered from the Netherlands, local press said Wednesday.

Navy Chief Admiral Slamet Soebijanto visited the Royal Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen earlier this week to witness the handover ceremony and inaugurate Lie. Col. Arsyad Abdullah as the first commander of the corvette named KRI Diponegoro 365.

Indonesia put the order for four corvettes from Netherlands in 2002, each is priced 139 million Euros, reported leading news website Detikcom.

Soebijanto said the navy was hopeful that all four corvettes would be handed to Indonesia by March 2009.

The corvette can house surface-to-air missiles, surface-to- surface missiles, torpedoes, radar and sonar. The manufacturer claims it has developed stealth technology that makes the corvette uneasy for radar detection.

Source: Xinhua

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