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KRI Arun-903

Pembekalan Di Laut [literally Marine Supply or Provisioning at Sea], also called Underway Replenishment or Replenishment at Sea, is a way of delivery/logistics and personnel either charging from ship to ship, which was carried out while sailing in the shortest time - simply and safely. UNREP / RASEX (Underway Replenishment / Replenisment At Sea Exercise) is a method for an element in a marine force to enable an element or task force to remain at sea for long periods of time to support the implementation of an operation. RAS practice among Navies around the world is one of serial exercise interesting and quite challenging given the nature of the briefing held at sea by the ship's condition grantor (delivering ship) and receiver (receiving ship) in a running state (underway) and thus require a skill level of seamanship and teamwork, both the ship and the ship's internal counterpart.

In a combat mission and long-range patrols are common when there are tankers in the convoy accompaniment. The existence of the tanker is absolutely necessary as a supporting element for the fuel logistics and other warships, like corvettes, frigates, LST (landing ship tank) and submarines. With the tanker, which makes the element warships were conducting operations do not need to go back to the base to meet the needs of logistics and fuel.

The situation at the time of supply (weather, wind, sea state, as well as the possibility of attack, determine the direction, speed and distance as well as the time of supply must be taken into account. The equipment supply, especially for the giver (Delivering Ship) should be equipped with equipment supply (Replenishment Gears) sepraktis possible, so that can be removed quickly and easily at any time when necessary. The Safe Approach: manovra approaching should be exactly right/well so as not to cause danger of impingement. Station Keeping must be able to maintain most positions at the time of execution of the supply. Navop officer and Interpreter on the boat must have a good cooperation, in order not to shift directions and frequent changes of distance.

KRI Arun size is somewhat larger than other types of warships. KRI Arun started to strengthen the Navy since 1992, previously was named KRI Arun RFA Green Rover with hull number A268. RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) is a tanker unit of the British royal navy. RFA Green Rover made by Swan Hunter shipyard in 1969 for the Royal Navy. But the tanker class, KRI Arun included in the lightweight class tankers. Duties that deliver fuel, lubricants, fresh water, food and ammunition. KRI Arun holds up to 22,000 cubic meters of diesel fuel and 3,800 cubic mater Avtur fuel for airplanes and helicopters. The vessel is capable of refueling at sea drove directly to the two warships.

Another hallmark of reliability KRI Arun helipad that has a foundation that is large enough. Weight class helicopter Super Puma and Sea King certainly capable of landing on the ship, but unfortunately there is no facility for the hangar. So big helipad, once a Harrier plane took off from RFA Green Rover. This type of tanker total made up of five units for the Royal Navy. Along modernization, some Rovel Class also sold, including for Navy Portugal.

In addition to famous in every patrol and combat missions, KRI Arun is also often used as a "base ship" during the combat exercise. With complete facilities and adequate, KRI Arun in May of 2000 was used by former President Abdurrahman Wahid when wading the waters around Lampung and Chebeague Thousand for 17 hours. So in addition to acting as a tanker, KRI Arun is also worthy of the title VVIP ship.

Displacement 11,520 tons
Length 140.6 m
Width 19.2 m
Engine 2 Pielstick 16-cylinder diesels, 15,300 shp
Kecepataan 17 knots
Range 15,000 nm (15 knots)
Weapons 2 x 40 mm cannons, 2 x 20 mm cannon
Crew 47

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