18 Desember 2018

Panglima Resmikan Satuan TNI Terintegrasi di Natuna Berikut Dermaga Kapal Selam

18 Desember 2018

Panglima TNI Marsekal meresmikan Pelabuhan Kapal Selam di Natuna. (photo : Antara)

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Demi memperkuat penjagaan kedaulatan wilayah Indonesia, Panglima TNI Marsekal Hadi Tjahjanto meresmikan satuan pertahanan terintegrasi di Natuna, Kepulauan Riau, Selasa (18/12).

Hadi menerangkan peresmian Satuan TNI Terintegrasi Natuna ini merupakan langkah finalisasi, salah satu program perencanaan strategis (renstra) jangka menengah untuk membangun kekuatan TNI yang diharapkan mampu memberikan daya tangkal (detterence effect) terhadap ancaman khususnya di perbatasan.

Dalam peresmian itu hadir pula KSAD Jenderal Andika Perkasa, KSAL Laksamana Siwi Sukma Adji, dan KSAU Marsekal Yuyu Sutisna.

Satuan TNI Terintegrasi (photo : Okezone)

"Peresmian Satuan TNI Terintegrasi Natuna ini, juga merupakan perwujudan kontinuitas gagasan, di mana perencanaannya melibatkan para perwira-perwira TNI lintas generasi, dari Mabes TNI maupun Mabes Angkatan. Pembangunan Satuan TNI Terintegrasi akan terus dilanjutkan di pulau-pulau strategis lainnya sesuai tahapan pembangunan di renstra berikutnya," tutur Hadi dalam sambutan peresmian Satuan Terintegrasi Natuna di Pelabuhan Faslabuh TNI AL, Selat Lampa, Natuna, Provinsi Kepulauan Riau (Kepri) seperti dikutip dari rilis Puspen TNI.

Hadi menerangkan, ke depan Satuan TNI Terintegrasi direncanakan akan menjadi bagian dari Komando Gabungan Wilayah Pertahanan yang akan segera dibentuk.  Satuan TNI Terintegrasi saat ini masih berupa embrio yang terdiri atas satuan-satuan TNI AD yakni Batalyon Komposit yang diperkuat oleh Kompi Zeni Tempur, Baterai Rudal Artileri Pertahan Udara dan Baterai Artileri Medan.

Sementara itu, dari Satuan TNI AL selain Pangkalan TNI AL juga terdapat Kompi Komposit Marinir dan fasilitas pelabuhan untuk mendukung operasional kapal perang TNI AL, yang beroperasi di sekitar perairan Natuna. 

Satuan TNI Terintegrasi (photo : Okezone)

Sedangkan pangkalan udara TNI AU dilengkapi berbagai fasilitas, seperti Hanggar Integratif dan Hanggar Skuadron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) untuk mendukung operasional pesawat udara TNI.

"Selain itu juga dilengkapi dengan mess dan Rumah Sakit Integratif, untuk memberikan pelayanan kesehatan bagi seluruh prajurit TNI di Natuna," kata Hadi.

Hadi mengatakan Satuan TNI Terintegrasi Natuna masih akan terus berkembang, sesuai peningkatan eskalasi ancaman. Menurut dia, perencanaan ke depan dimungkinkan untuk menyempurnakan Satuan TNI Terintegrasi menjadi organisasi permanen dan terintegrasi dalam satu komando dan dilengkapi dengan sistem kendali operasi berbasis kemampuan network centric warfare.

Satuan TNI Terintegrasi (photo : Detik)

Pada kesempatan tersebut, Hadi pun melayangkan instruksi kepada para pejabat TNI : Pertama, para Kepala Staf Angkatan agar terus melanjutkan pembinaan satuan, personel, dan material Satuan TNI Integratif Natuna sehingga setiap saat siap dikerahkan untuk melaksanakan operasi militer. 

Kedua, kepada para pejabat staf umum Mabes TNI agar terus mengevaluasi dinamika perkembangan ancaman, konsep operasi yang relevan, mekanisme dukungan logistik terpadu dan kemampuan sistem kendali operasi serta evaluasi organisatoris untuk melihat perlunya validasi Satuan TNI Terintegrasi di masa mendatang.

(CNN)

Singapore’s New Stealth Combatant Craft Breaks Cover

17 Desember 2018


Singapore Army's Very Slender Vessel (photos : Alert5)


The Singapore Armed Forces is testing a stealthy new combatant craft that appears to be optimised for special operations. The combatant craft could be a replacement for the Singapore Army's Very Slender Vessel.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is quietly testing a stealthy new high-speed combatant craft that appears to be designed specifically for commando infiltration/extraction and special operations, according to open source imagery reviewed by Jane's in early December.



The images depict a light gray, twin-step planing monohull watercraft - evidently designed to optimise efficiency and stability at high speeds - with a length and beam of approximately 18 m and 4 m respectively, featuring a low-profile but fully enclosed crew cabin with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) ensign painted amidships on the port and starboard sides, and an open aft-working deck.

(Jane's)

Growing Australia's Defence Exports

18 Desember 2018


A Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard ship (image : Austal)

A major milestone has been reached on Australia’s journey to become a top ten global defence exporter.

Today we announce the Defence Export Facility will support the export of sophisticated Australian radar systems and patrol boats.

This support for Australian defence industry will help create and support Australian jobs.

A key initiative of the Liberal National Government’s Defence Export Strategy, the Defence Export Facility was established to grow Australia’s defence exports by helping overcome difficulties in accessing private sector finance for exports.

CEA Technologies will use a $90 million loan from the Defence Export Facility to finance the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Canberra to help grow their exports and meet Australian Defence Force demand for their world-class phased array radars.

The expansion of CEA’s facilities is expected to create 200 jobs and further high-tech jobs in its Australian supply chain.

GBAD radar with AESA by CEA (photo : ADBR)

Thanks to the Defence Export Facility Austal is in negotiations to build two patrol boats for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT). The export facility loan of up to $80 million will directly support Australian jobs on the program. Austal is still in contract negotiations with the GORTT but has concluded an interim Schedule Protection Agreement to allow work to commence at Austal’s Henderson, Western Australia centre for excellence in Maritime design to support the sale.

The Austal order shows how the Defence Export Facility is helping Australian exporters sell more of their Australian products to the world, helping drive economic growth and create new Australian jobs.

The Liberal National Government is backing Australian businesses so they can grow and prosper by exporting their expertise to world.

Exports will help strengthen Australia’s defence industry and build the nation’s sovereign defence capability, critical to keeping Australia safe and secure.

The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) will administer loans under the Defence Export Facility.

(Aus DoD)

Myanmar Reported has Increased the Order for the Purchase of JF-17 to 16 Aircraft

18 Desember 2018


JF-17M, ATR 72-600 and Z-9 helicopter enters the service in Myanmar Air Force (all photos : BMPD)

On December 15, 2018 at the airfield of the flight school of the Myanmar Air Force in Maithila (near Mandalay) celebrations took place in honor of the 71st anniversary of the Myanmar (Burmese) military aircraft. During the ceremony, the first four JF-17M light fighters received from China were solemnly introduced into the Myanmar Air Force, as well as the ATR 72-600 turboprop transport and passenger aircraft and a Chinese-made multi-purpose Z-9 helicopter.



Myanmar has become the first foreign ordered and recipient of a lightweight JF-17 (FC-1) Thunder fighter jointly produced by China and Pakistan. Earlier it was reported that the contract for the purchase of six JF-17M fighter jets (export version of the JF-17 Block 2 aircraft) was concluded by Myanmar with Pakistan in March 2015, the cost of the contract was, as it was then claimed, 129 million euros.



Aircraft must be assembled in Pakistan at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) aircraft company in Kamra. However, the implementation of the contract was delayed due to tensions between Pakistan and Myanmar due to the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. Therefore, the developer of this aircraft, the Chinese aircraft manufacturer Chengdu Aircraft Industries Company (Group) (CAC) in Chengdu, assembling Myanmar aircraft, and the Myanmar aircraft produced only airframe constructors for the Myanmar aircraft became the lead contractor for the supply of JF-17 fighters to Myanmar. On a contract basis like all JF-17, Myanmar fighters are equipped with engines Rossi-RD-93 production. 

The first made for Myanmar JF-17M fighter committed the first flight to Chengdu in June 2017, and, as reported, all six fighters were delivered to Myanmar from the China in the autumn of 2018. Now the first four of them (body numbers from "1701" to "1704") officially entered the Myanmar Air Force.



According to some reports, Myanmar has increased the order for the purchase of JF-17 to 16 aircraft and conducted preliminary negotiations on the partial localization of the assembly of these aircraft in Myanmar.

(BMPD)

Rusia Minta Indonesia Tunggu Produksi Pesawat Sukhoi-35

18 Desember 2018


Pesawat tempur Su-35 (photo : canacopegdl)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Duta Besar Rusia untuk Indonesia Lyudmila Vorobieva meminta Indonesia untuk menunggu proses produksi pesawat Sukhoi-35. Sebelumnya, Indonesia telah menandatangani kontrak perundingan pembelian pesawat tempur Sukhoi-35 dengan Rusia.

"Saya tidak dapat memastikan kapan pesawat itu akan tiba di Indonesia karena perlu diproduksi lebih dulu. Akan tetapi semoga kontraknya dapat dipenuhi," kata Dubes Vorobieva di Jakarta, Senin (17/12).

Perundingan untuk membeli 11 pesawat tempur Sukhoi-35 dari Rusia telah selesai dan kontraknya ditandatangani kedua belah pihak pada Februari 2018. Dubes Vorobieva mengatakan ada beberapa masalah teknis yang menjadi kendala, namun kedua belah pihak sepakat hal itu dapat diselesaikan pada 2019.

Dubes yang menyerahkan surat kepercayaan pada Presiden Jokowi pertengahan 2018 itu juga optimistis kerja sama pertahanan kedua negara akan semakin kuat dan Rusia berkomitmen menjadi mitra yang setia bagi Indonesia. "Rusia memproduksi berbagai perlengkapan pertahanan yang apa pun Indonesia butuhkan akan kami sediakan dengan kualitas produk pertahanan Rusia sudah dikenal dunia," kata dia.

Rusia juga mendukung peran Indonesia untuk menjaga stabilitas dan perdamaian dunia yang ditunjukkan dengan memberikan suara bagi Indonesia dalam pemilihan anggota tidak tetap Dewan Keamanan PBB (UNSC) 2019-2020 pada Juni 2018.

Terkait hal itu, secara khusus Menteri Luar Negeri RI Retno Marsudi menyampaikan kampanye Indonesia sebagai anggota UNSC dalam kunjungan ke Rusia pada Maret 2018. "Saya yakin hubungan kita berkembang ke arah yang baik dan kita dapat melakukan lebih banyak lagi untuk meningkatkannya," kata Vorobieva.

(Republika)

17 Desember 2018

Singapore and Indonesia Successfully Conclude 20th Edition of Bilateral Air Exercise

17 Desember 2018

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s F-16C and the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU)'s F-16A/B and Hawk 109/209 flying in formation during Exercise Elang Indopura 2018. (all photos : Sing Mindef)

Chief of Air Force Major-General (MG) Mervyn Tan and Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Yuyu Sutisna co-officiated at the closing ceremony of Exercise Elang Indopura at Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force Base, Pekanbaru, Indonesia earlier today.

The exercise comprised two phases – a Command Post Exercise, which was held at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore, from 7 to 9 November 2018 and an Air Manoeuvring Exercise, which was conducted at Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force Base from 4 to 17 December 2018. More than 150 personnel from both air forces participated in the exercise, along with a total of 16 fighter aircraft including the RSAF's F-16C and the TNI AU's F-16A/B and Hawk 109/209.



MG Mervyn Tan commented on the significance of the exercise, saying "This year marks the 20th edition of Exercise Elang Indopura since it was inaugurated in 1980. Over this period, we have gone from flying the F-86 Sabre and Hawker Hunter fighter aircraft in simple missions to employing our Hawks and F-16s together in complex scenarios. It is truly heartening to see how much we have grown together and how far we have come."

Exercise Elang Indopura serves as an excellent platform to enhance the professionalism and interoperability between the two Air Forces. This bilateral exercise underscores the close and long-standing bilateral defence relations between Singapore and Indonesia. In addition to bilateral exercises, the RSAF and TNI AU also engage regularly in a broad spectrum of activities, which include cross-attendance of courses, professional exchanges and reciprocal visits.

(Sing Mindef)

Peruntukan Belanjawan 2019 Kementerian Pertahanan Ditambah kepada RM15 Bilion

17 Desember 2018


Kendaraan AV8 Gempita (photo : GokcelerMakina)

KUALA LUMPUR – Peruntukan Belanjawan 2019 bagi Kementerian Pertahanan kini ditambah selepas Kementerian Kewangan menyalur peruntukan tambahan di bawah Belanjawan Mengurus sebanyak RM1.45 bilion.

Dengan penambahan itu, peruntukan Belanjawan 2019 bagi Kementerian Pertahanan kini berjumlah RM15.37 bilion.

Menurut kenyataan Kementerian Pertahanan semalam, pertambahan peruntukan ini sepertimana diumum Menteri Pertahanan Mohamad Sabu pada 19 November  lepas.

Ini bermakna perbezaan Belanjawan 2019 berbanding 2018 yang memperuntukkan sebanyak RM15.49 bilion adalah satu peratus secara keseluruhan.

“Kementerian Pertahanan akan menyusun semula keutamaan perbelanjaan dengan beberapa langkah seperti mengkaji semula skop dan kos kontrak serta mengamalkan perbelanjaan berhemah tanpa memberi kopromi kepada isu-isu keselamatan, kesiapsiagaan aset ketenteraan, kebajikan dan kesejahteraan warga ATM termasuk keluarga mereka dan veteran,” menurut kenyataan itu.

Menurut kenyataan lagi adalah bagi mengulas pertanyaan Senator Datuk Razali Idris pada sesi soal jawab Dewan Negara pada Khamis lepas, serta keraguan sesetengah pihak bahawa peruntukan belanjawan bagi Kementerian Pertahanan telah menurun berbanding tahun 2018.

Peruntukan asal Kementerian Pertahanan berdasarkan Buku Anggaran Perbelanjaan Persekutuan 2019 adalah berjumlah RM13.918 bilion, iaitu sebanyak RM10.27 bilion bagi Belanja Mengurus dan RM3.64 bilion bagi Belanja Pembangunan.

(MalaysiaKini)