Landing platform dock UMS Moattama (1501)

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Classification

Type:
type: Amphibious transport dock

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Other
Operator:
Ordered:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
8400 t
Length:
122 m
Beam (overall):
22 m
Draught:
4.9 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * shafts, CODAD
  • 2 * MAN B&W 8L28/32A diesel rated at 2666 BHP(1960 kW)
Speed:
16 knots
Range:
10000 nmi

Crew

Ship's company:
126
Capacity:
518

Combat assets

Troops:
218
Capacity:
  • up to 40 infantry vehicles
Armament:
  • 1 * Bofors 40 mm SAK40/L70
  • 2 * 20 mm Oerlikon
  • 2 * Mistral Simbad
Aircraft:
  • up to 5 helicopters

Landing platform dock UMS Myanmar was built in South Korea by DAE SUN Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. A contract for the Moattama was likely signed in early 2018, but the construction of the vessel for Myanmar became publicly known only after it was launched in Busan in July 2019. It was delivered in September of this year. Its design is based on the South Korean-built Makassar-class of the Indonesian Navy but is visually closer to the Tarlak-class of the Philippine Navy. A total 10 ships of this type have been built so far for the navies of Indonesia, Peru, the Philippines, and now Myanmar.

The vessel has a length of about 122 meters, a width of 22 meters for a total displacement of 11,300 tons. The vessel has an endurance of 30 days at sea and a range of 8,600 nautical miles. It is now the largest vessels in the Myanmar Navy fleet. As any LPD, the Moattama is designed for amphibious operations, transportation of personnel as well as disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. It has a well deck and two helicopter spots with hangar.

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