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Singapore Introduces New Naval Craft For NDU

Yulian Ardiansyah - : Dec 14, 2021 - : 9:06 am

The Singapore Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has published an official fact sheet about a new naval craft, currently in the process of operationalizing by the country’s Navy’s Naval Diving Unit (NDU).

Known as Combatant Craft Large (CCL), the 26 meter-long vessel will be used to increase the unit’s capability to perform maritime security roles, in addition to its underwater and special operation tasks.

The development of the CCL first came into public view in 2018 but this is the first time that the craft specification and pictures are being officially published. The CCL is a joint project between Singapore’s Defence Science & Technology Agency and ST Engineering.

Designed to be fast and highly maneuverable, the CCL is powered by two MTU diesel engines of unknown model, driving two Rolls Royce Kamewa Waterjets. It has a maximum speed of more than 35 knots and a maximum range of 400 nautical miles.

The craft is crewed by four personnel and equipped with radar, advanced electro-optical sensors and a comprehensive communication suite. The CCL is also armed with a single 12,7 mm caliber heavy machine gun mounted inside a remote controlled weapon station.

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