Makassar-class landing platform dock

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Ship measurements

11,394 t
125 m
22 m


Propulsion system:
  • 2 * MAN B&W 8L28/32A diesels rated at 2666 BHP(1960 kW)
  • 2 * shafts
16 knots
10 000 nmi



Combat assets

  • 1 * Bofors 40mm SAK40/L70
  • 2 * 20mm Oerlikon
  • 2 * Mistral Simbad
  • Up to 5 helicopters

The Makassar class is a class of South Korean-designed and built Landing Platform Dock. The ships were designed by Daesun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. based on their earlier design of Tanjung Dalpele class that was sold to the Indonesian Navy.

Indonesia signed a US$150 million contract in December 2004 and the first two units were built in Busan, South Korea. The remaining two were built at Indonesia's PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya with assistance from Daesun.The contract for the 3rd and 4th LPD to be built in Indonesia was signed with PT PAL on March 28, 2005. The 5th ship ordered by Indonesian navy on January 11, 2017. First steel cutting ceremony for said ship was conducted on April 28, 2017. The ship's keel was laid on August 28. 2017.

The Philippine Navy selected a variant of the Makassar class design from PT PAL, called the Tarlac-class for its Strategic Sealift Vessel programme following competitive bidding in 2013, and the contract for two units was signed on 23 January 2014. The first unit was laid down at Surabaya on 22 January 2015.

The Peruvian Navy selected the Makassar class for the Buque Multipropósito program from Dae Sun Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. in 2012. First ship of the class was laid down in the SIMA Callao shipyard on July 12, 2013; A second unit is also planned.

During Indo Defence 2016, a MoU was signed between Indonesia's PT PAL and Malaysia's Boustead Naval Shipyard to collaborate on the Royal Malaysian Navy's multirole support ship requirements, based on an enlarged Makassar LPD of more than 150 metres.

In 2019, South Korea company, Dae Sun Shipbuilding launched Myanmar Navy LPD named UMS Moattama. Its reported that Myanmar Navy ordered this ship in 2018 from South Korea.

In 2019 the Peruvian Navy, offered a new Peruvian build Makassar, for a cost around US$170m, in exchange for 2 used U209 Brazilian submarines. On October 24, Brazilian in-exercise president Hamilton Mour√£o, signed a Declaration of Intent with the Peruvian government about this deal.


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