– Aviation Week – In the competition for the most futuristic looking vessel at the Euronaval show being held this week in Paris I would put the clear front runner as the Fast Attack Craft (FAC) on the Saab stand. Designed for naval patrol, anti-piracy and surveillance missions in peace time the ship would be a missile ship to launch Saab’s RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles in war time. And for added interest the vessel has a fascinating design history.
– Foxtrot Alpha – The X3K was built by Indonesian-based Swedish boat builder North Sea Boats, and designed in part by renowned exotic boat builder LOMOcean Design LTD. The goal was to build a very stealthy, high-speed, multi-role missile boat that could dominate the complex littorals around Indonesia while still being affordable to procure and operate.
Antara News – Navy to equip patrol ships with guided missiles
Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno said on Monday the Navy plans to equip its patrol ships with guided missiles to increase their deterrent capability.
Aviation Week – Indonesia is planning to expand its current fleet of 120 patrol-capable ships to a ìminimum fleet size of 274 units by 2024.
BBC – An Indonesian warship has opened fire on a Chinese fishing boat, killing a member of its crew and wounding two others.
Radio Singapore International – Indonesia’s naval commander says piracy in the Malacca Straits has decreased as a result of three-nation patrols which began in the waterway last month.