Ahoy, Indonesia's new submarine arrives from South Korea

Indonesia's new submarine, the KRI Nagapasa 403, arriving in Surabaya yesterday. It was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. The South Korea firm handed over the 1,400-ton submarine on Aug 2, reported Yonhap news agency. It is the fir
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Indonesia's new submarine, the KRI Nagapasa 403, arriving in Surabaya yesterday. It was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. The South Korea firm handed over the 1,400-ton submarine on Aug 2, reported Yonhap news agency. It is the first of three submarines Indonesia ordered from South Korea under a 2011 deal worth US$1.1 billion (S$1.4 billion). Indonesia's navy now operates two German-made submarines, which were built in the 1980s.

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