Ministry of National Defense, intends to participate in the search for submarines in Indonesia
[아시아경제 양낙규 군사전문기자]The Ministry of Defense announced its intention to participate in the search for a submarine in Indonesia where a distress accident occurred.
On the 22nd, the Ministry of Defense said, “Indonesia is a major national defense and defense cooperation country based on a special strategic partnership.” .
In this regard, the Ministry of Defense informed the Indonesian Ministry of Defense through diplomatic channels immediately after it was aware of the occurrence of a submarine distress accident in Indonesia the day before. The Indonesian side, considering the urgency of the rescue, first requested assistance from neighboring countries such as Singapore, and the Indonesian military decided to inform the Korean side after an internal review of its intention to support, the Ministry of Defense said.
The Indonesian Navy said that the naval submarine’Nanggala’ (402), which had 53 people on board, disappeared from the waters near Bali at 3 am the day before.
Indonesian military authorities are concerned about a “catastrophe” by revealing that the Nangala, with a maximum diving depth of about 200m, was last detected from 600 to 700m below the sea level, which has 53 Indonesian Navy soldiers on board and is currently searching for it. . Indonesia has also called for help in Australia and Singapore.
The Indonesian Navy estimates that the submarine sank into the sea at a depth of 600 to 700 meters. The 1400t KRI Nangala 402 was built in 1977 by the German shipbuilder Hawaltzberge-Deutsche Werft (HDW) and delivered to the Indonesian Navy in 1981. The submarine is 59.5 m long, 7.3 m wide, and maneuvering at a top speed of 40 km/h and has been engaged in underwater operations. The submarine was remodeled in 2009-2012 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and the performance of equipment such as radar, sonar, and combat systems was significantly enhanced.
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