Indonesian Navy – Turnkey Not Smorgasbord

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.

Indonesian Navy – Dear US Navy: The Futuristic X3K Is What Littoral Combat Ships Should Be

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.