17 November 2018

MoU PT RAI - PT Tehnika Ina Produksi Pesawat R80 Versi Militer

17 November 2018


R80 military transport aircraft (photo : Defense Studies)

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA - Langkah baru kembali diambil PT Regio Aviasi Industry (RAI) selaku perusahaan pembuat pesawat R80. Tak lama lagi, pesawat yang diinisiasi oleh Presiden RI ketiga, BJ Habibie ini akan punya versi militernya.

“Kita bekerjasama dengan PT Tehnika Ina dalam pengembangan dan pemasaran bersama pesawat R80 versi militer sebagai bagian dari industri pertahanan,” ujar Direktur Utama PT RAI, Agung Nugroho usai penandatanganan kerjasama dengan PT Tehnika Ina di sela-sela ajang Indo Defence Expo 2018 di Jakarta, Rabu (7/11/2018).

Dijelaskan Agung, dalam pengembangan versi militer ini, kedua pihak secara bersama akan merumuskan platform pengembangannya lebih lanjut.


R80 maritime patrol aircraft (photo : Defense Studies)


“Tehnika Ina juga akan membantu sosialisasi R80 di industri pertahanan serta mengindetifikasikan potensi pasar dan mitra untuk R80 versi militer,” ujar Agung yang didampingi Direktur Utama PT Tehnika Ina, Panca Tazakka.

Direktur Utama PT RAI, Agung Nugroho bersama saat penandatanganan kerjasama dengan Direktur Utama PT Tehnika Ina, Panca Tazakka di ajang Indo Defence Expo 2018.
Untuk diketahui, selain untuk pesawat angkut sipil, R80 dapat dikembangkan untuk kebutuhan militer. Salah satunya adalah bagi kebutuhan pesawat patroli maritim dan udara.

“Pesawat penumpang yang bisa menjadi ‘platform’ (dasar) untuk beberapa misi, bisa bikin full penumpang, full kargo, setengah penumpang dan setengah kargo. Bisa juga sebagai untuk patroli udara dan maritim. Jadi ‘submarrine killer’,” kata Agung.

(TribunNews)

Sathar 14 Depohar 10 Koharmatau Selesaikan Check D Pesawat Boeing 737 A-7307

17 November 2018


Pesawat Boeing 737 A-7307 TNI AU (photo : justsomewritings)

Penghargaan Kasau kepada Sathar 14 Depohar 10 Koharmatau

TNI AU.  Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Udara Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna, S.E., M.M.,  didampingi para pejabat teras TNI Angkatan Udara  memberikan penghargaan kepada Sathar 14 Depohar 10 Koharmatau atas prestasi  kinerja dalam pelaksanaan pemeliharaan berat Check D pesawat Boeing 737-500 A-7307 yang telah dilaksanakan mulai pada tanggal 23 Juli dan dapat diselesaikan pada tanggal 15 November 2018 (3 bulan lebih 3 minggu), yang artinya pelaksanaan Check  D  berjalan lebih cepat dari target waktu yang telah direncanakan yaitu empat bulan, dengan hasil yang sangat membanggakan bagi Koharmatau khususnya dan TNI Angkatan Udara pada umumnya yang dilaksanakan di Hanggar Sathar 14 Depohar 10 Bandung, Kamis (15/11).

Pelaksanaan pemeliharaan berat Boeing ini tidak terlepas dari berbagai kendala dan kekurangan ataupun keterbatasan baik berupa sucad, bit and pieces, personel, sarana prasarana, fasilitas dan dukungan lainnya, namun demikian dengan support yang tinggi dari Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Udara, pejabat terkait Mabesau, dan dukungan dari PT GMF Aero Asia sebagai supervisi yang membuat semangat dalam melaksanakan tugas ini dengan penuh percaya diri.  Demikian yang disampaikan Komandan Koharmatau Marsekal Muda TNI Dento Priyono dalam sambutannya

Karena atas ketulusan dan semangat pengabdian yang tinggi tandas Komandan Koharmatau, dan kepercayaan Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Udara  kepada Koharmatau khususnya para teknisi Sathar 14 Depohar 10, dalam melaksanakan tugas pemeliharaan berat pesawat Boeing 737-500 sebagai Pilot Project terhadap pesawat Boeing 737 series yang telah dioperasionalkan oleh TNI AU sejak tahun  1982 dapat diselesaikan dengan hasil yang sangat membanggakan bagi Koharmatau khususnya dan TNI Angkatan Udara pada umumnya.

(TNI AU)

At Least 13 States Mull Buying Russia’s S-400 Despite US Sanctions - Reports

17 September 2018


S-400 air defence missile system (photo : SputnikNews)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 13 countries have expressed their interest in purchasing the Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems instead of US equipment despite the likelihood of provoking Washington’s sanctions, media reported citing people with first-hand knowledge of a US intelligence assessment.

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam were among the countries that had already engaged in talks on buying the Russian missile systems, the CNBC broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

Washington expected that several countries would yield to the US pressure and abandon their plans to purchase the Russian equipment, the outlet added.

Another source noted that S-400 had been more powerful, in terms of capability, than the US most capable Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

Sanctions over the purchase of the Russian military equipment could be triggered under the US Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which came into force in 2017 and is set to punish Moscow for it alleged meddling in the US 2016 presidential election, something vehemently denied by Russia.

In September, Washington imposed sanctions on China over its purchase of Su-35 fighter jets in 2017 and S-400 system-related equipment in 2018.

Apart from China, India and Turkey have also reached agreements on the purchases of the missile systems from Russia. Turkey’s plans have, particularly, been a point of concern for the United States since Ankara is Washington’s NATO ally.

The Saudi authorities have also been openly engaged in talks with Russia on the missile system purchase.

S-400 is the next-generation mobile missile system which can carry three different types of missiles capable of destroying a variety of aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range, from reconnaissance aircraft to ballistic missiles.

(SputnikNews)

Panser Badak Pindad Segera Masuk Jalur Produksi

17 November 2018


Panser Badak dengan turret (kubah senjata) buatan CMI Defence Belgia jenis CSE90LP (Low Pressure) dengan kanon 90mm akan menggantikan peran panser Alvis FV-601 Saladin 6x6 dengan kanon 76mm (all photos : BMPD)

Kontrak pengadaan panser kanon Badak akan segera dijalankan. Produksi akan dimulai tahun 2019 hingga 2020 dalam dua batch, jumlahnya berkurang hingga menjadi kisaran 14 unit saja. Namun demikian panser kanon badak yang akan diproduksi spesifikasinya terutama level proteksinya jauh lebih baik dari purwarupa sebelumnya yang telah lulus sertifikasi dari Dislitbang AD.



Badak baru akan mendapatkan baju zirah rangkap (add-on) yang menjadikannya tahan terhadap peluru senapan mesin kaliber 12,7 dan 14,5 mm. Selain itu juga tahan terhadap hantaman serpihan munisi artileri.



Untuk penanggulangan terhadap ranjau, meskipun belum diuji coba langsung di lapangan, digadang panser kanon Badak dapat menghadapi ranjau darat hingga tingkat ledakan dibawah 6 kg TNT.

See full article Angkasa Review

16 November 2018

General Atomics Reaper Selected for Australia's First Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

16 November 2018

Reaper UCAV (photo : General Atomics)

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, today announced the selection of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper variant as the system which best meets the capability requirements for Australia’s first armed remotely piloted aircraft system.

Minister Pyne said the medium altitude long endurance aircraft can be integrated within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and would be fully interoperable with our allies.

“These new aircraft will provide enhanced firepower and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to a range of missions,” Minister Pyne said.

“Medium altitude, long endurance, remotely piloted aircraft have a far greater range than smaller remotely piloted aircraft and can continuously observe an area of interest for much longer than manned reconnaissance aircraft.” 

The aircraft will be used to watch and protect ADF and coalition land forces, and provide reconnaissance support for search and rescue, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

“Remotely piloted aircraft allow military commanders to make more informed decisions faster whilst providing the option to conduct strike and reconnaissance operations without risking the safety of aircrew.”

“The aircraft will be operated under the same laws of armed conflict, international human rights law and rules of engagement as manned aircraft”, Minister Pyne said.

Minister Ciobo said the project provides opportunities for Australian industry with associated infrastructure development and sustainment activities.

“General Atomics, as the original equipment manufacturer of the Reaper, has partnered with a large number of Australian companies who provide a range of innovative sensor, communication, manufacturing and life-cycle support capabilities,” Minister Ciobo said. 

“This is a great opportunity for Australian industry and demonstrates Australia’s world-class capability to support cutting-edge technologies.”

The Government will now request pricing and availability data from the United States on Reaper variants to support future decision-making on the acquisition.

(Aus DoD)

Ukraine Sees Opportunities in Indonesia after CAATSA

16 November 2018


Ukrainian jammer pod for electronic warfare (photo : Gardenia)

New prospect of cooperation and Development in Indonesia

"Ukroboronprom" presented the latest developments and capabilities of the Ukrainian defense industry at the international exhibition of defense technologies Indo Defense 2018, which ended on November 10. Taking into account the new prospects on the South East Asian market, in view of US sanctions on Russian arms purchasers (CAATSA), a number of key meetings with heads of foreign companies and defense departments took place during the exhibition, during which agreements were reached on the significant expansion of military-technical cooperation.


New 3D radar 80K6T air surveilance and counter battery AESA radar (photo : UkrOboronProm)

Thus, in the framework of the international forum, Pavlo Bukin, Director General of the Ukroboronprom, had talks with Air Marshal Hadiyan Sumintaatmadja, Secretary General Ministry of Defence of Indonesia. The sides discussed the current state of development of bilateral relations in the field of military-technical cooperation. During the meeting, the Indonesian Ministry of Defense emphasized the need for further strengthening of military-technical cooperation between Kyev and Jakarta.


Indonesia plans to purchase Ukrainian WAC-47 assault rifles (photo : Ukroboronprom)

State Company Ukrspetsexport, part of the State Enterprise "Ukroboronprom", has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with one of the leading Indonesian companies on cooperation on the promotion of armored personnel carriers in the South Asian region. The document was signed in the presence of the representative of the Naval Forces of the Republic of Indonesia.


K-3 Corsar anti tank missile (photo : Wiki)

Ukrinmash, a participating company of the Concern, met with the command of the defense departments of Indonesia, during which the Indonesian side announced the plan to buy a batch of Ukrainian assault rifles, and also expressed interest in radars, in particular counter-battery, UAV, and air assets of electronic warfare.


BTR-4M armored vehicle (photo : UkrOboronProm)

In the framework of the Indo Defense 2018, a meeting was also held with Commander of the Naval Forces of Indonesia Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji. In particular, it spoke about the prospects of localization of the production of armored vehicles and anti-tank missile systems in the territory of the Republic of Indonesia.

Ukrainian version of R-27 and R-73 Missile at IndoDefence 2018 (photo : Defense Studies)

In turn, during negotiations with the representatives of the Air Forces of Indonesia, issues of repair of aircraft engines, supplies of aviation armament and military transport aircraft produced by the Antonov State Air Company were discussed. In addition, the Indonesian side expressed its interest in continuing cooperation on the maintenance of aircraft Su-27/30.

(UkrOboronProm)

OPV Construction Commences

16 November 2018


Australia names OPV project as Arafura class (graphic : Aus DoD)

In a momentous day for Australia’s national shipbuilding endeavor, construction has commenced on the Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels at Osborne in South Australia.

The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the multi-billion dollar project will see 12 OPVs delivered.

The OPVs will have an important role protecting our borders and will provide greater range and endurance than the existing patrol boat fleet.

“The OPV project is expected to create up to 1000 direct and indirect jobs,” said Minister Pyne.

The first two vessels will be built at Osborne before Civmec starts constructing the next 10 at Henderson in Western Australia.

Minister Pyne said ASC Shipbuilding will use its expertise gained through the Air Warfare Destroyer program to build the first two OPVs.

“These new vessels are being built in Australian facilities, with Australian steel, and by Australian workers.”

“Only a year ago we announced L├╝rssen was the preferred tenderer.”

“It’s a fantastic achievement to start construction on time and on budget and I’d like to thank everyone involved in the project.”

The Government’s $90 billion dollar continuous naval shipbuilding program is the largest and most ambitious capital investment ever undertaken in Australia.

“This investment is about more than building ships, submarines and shipyards because it will establish an Australian sovereign capability.”

“The continuous shipbuilding program will act as a catalyst for industry growth which will secure thousands of Australian jobs for decades.”

“This is truly a national endeavour, with the Federal Government laying the foundations for an Australia-wide sovereign naval shipbuilding enterprise.”

The OPVs will be built using Australian steel, creating Australian jobs. The steel used today in construction is from the same batch cut by the Prime Minister in Henderson just a few weeks ago, demonstrating the Government’s commitment to the naval shipbuilding program and Australian jobs.

“Our commitment ends the boom-bust cycle which has afflicted the Australian naval shipbuilding and sustainment industry in the past.”

The Minister for Finance and the Public Service, Mathias Cormann said that ASC’s shipbuilding capacity has continued to grow from strength to strength since the Government initiated the Air Warfare Destroyer reform program in 2014.

“Over the past few years ASC has demonstrated its capacity to deliver high quality vessels for the Royal Australian Navy.

“ASC’s workforce has already delivered two state-of-the-art Air Warfare Destroyers, with a third due next year. They are also exceeding their performance benchmarks in support of our Collins Class submarine fleet.”

“We look forward to ASC continuing their strong work on the first two Offshore Patrol Vessels that begin construction today.”

(Aus DoD)