Viper-class patrol craft

Viper class is a Type PC-40 fiberglass patrol craft of the Indonesian Navy. It was commissioned from 20 October 2006 by Indonesian National Armed Forces Commander Marshal Djoko Suyanto.[2]

Name: Viper class
Namesake: Viperidae
Completed: 6
Decommissioned: 2
In service: 4
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Type PC-40 patrol craft
Tonnage: 100 tons
Length: 40 m (131 ft 3 in)
Beam: 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Endurance: 4 days
  • 25 mm (1 in) machine guns
  • 12.7 mm (0.50 in) machine guns

There are a total of six craft in this class, Viper, Piton, Weling, Matacora, Tedung Selar, Boiga.As 2018 four craft remained in service while two craft were decommissioned.[3]


The vessel is equipped with Russian-made 25 mm and 12.7 mm calibre machine guns. It also has a combat information room, a communication room and an ammunition store room.

Notable deploymentsEdit

KAL Viper helped recover some of the bodies from the ferry MV Levina 1.[4]


  1. ^ "Panglima TNI Resmikan Empat Kapal Perang Baru TNI AL ("TNI Commander Inaugurates Four New Navy Warships")". (in Indonesian). 19 October 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  2. ^[permanent dead link] Navy's Small Patrol Boats Effective Tools in Fighting Piracy: TNI Chief.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Combat Fleets Of The World: Future of the Indonesian Navy". 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  4. ^ 1 dead, 3 missing as gutted Indonesian ferry wreck sinks - Death toll from fire now 42 - - Obtained March 27, 2007. Archived February 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine