30 Mei 2020

Proyek Drone Gantikan Pesawat R80 dan N245 dalam PSN

30 Mei 2020


Drone Elang Hitam (image : Tempo)

Jokowi Hapus Proyek Pesawat R80 Habibie, Fokus Pengembangan Drone

Pemerintah akan menindaklanjuti 89 proyek yang masuk dalam Program Strategis Nasional (PSN) di tahun 2020 hingga 2024. Jumlah proyek diambil berdasarkan usulan sebelumnya yang mencapai 245 PSN.

Menko Perekonomian Airlangga Hartarto menyebut 89 proyek tersebut diharapkan bisa segera terealisasi berdasarkan dukungan dari pihak-pihak terkait. Sejumlah proyek itu diklasifikasikan dapat membantu pertumbuhan ekonomi dalam negeri.

"Dari 245 proyek baru yang memenuhi kriteria sebanyak 89 proyek. Dengan demikian, 156 proyek belum direkomendasikan karena itu masih membutuhkan dukungan kementerian teknis dan perlu kelengkapan dan perlu memenuhi kriteria yang ditetapkan sebagai PSN di mana presiden harapkan ada dampak kepada masyarakat, terhadap pertumbuhan ekonomi dan terkait dengan pengembangan sosial ekonomi," kata Airlangga dalam konferensi persnya, Jumat (29/5).

Menariknya, dari 89 proyek tersebut salah satunya berkaitan dengan pengembangan drone yang secara otomatis menghapus rencana proyek pengembangan pesawat R80 dan N245.

Diketahui, dua proyek tersebut merupakan program pengadaan pesawat dalam negeri. R80 digarap PT Regio Aviasi Industri, milik mantan Presiden BJ Habibie dan putranya, Ilham Akbar Habibie. 

Sedangkan N245 digarap PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) bersama Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN).

"Kemudian terkait dengan 3 proyek drone. Di mana 3 proyek terkait pengembangan drone itu sebagai pengganti proyek yang dikeluarkan antara lain R80 dan N245," jelasnya.

Bukan tanpa sebab, Airlangga beralasan bahwa pengembangan drone dianggap lebih sesuai dengan keadaan saat ini ketimbang realisasi kedua proyek tersebut.

"Sehingga dialihkan menjadi teknologi drone yang dianggap lebih cocok dengan situasi saat sekarang dan pengembangannya sudah dimulai oleh PTDI," jelasnya.

Di sisi lain juga ada proyek seperti pembangunan infrastruktur di sejumlah daerah yang juga masuk dalam 89 PSN.

"Jadi yang 2020-2024, yang proyeknya yang terkait jalan-jembatan, bandara, kawasan industri, termasuk kawasan industri di Brebes, bendungan-irigasi, tanggul laut, program lahan untuk sawah," jelasnya. 

Sebelumnya, Presiden Jokowi meminta para menterinya meninjau kembali 245 usulan PSN. Dia ingin mereka bisa menyaring program-program yang dianggap bermanfaat dan memiliki prospek ke depan.

Jokowi mengkhusukan agar memilih proyek yang mampu membantu pemulihan perekonomian. Terlebih pasca munculnya dampak yang ditimbulkan akibat COVID-19.

"Terkait dengan usulan 245 PSN (Program Strategis Nasional baru saya minta untuk betul-betul dilihat di lapangan, dihitung dikalkulasi secara rinci mana yang direkomendasi dan mana yang tidak direkomendasi," kata Jokowi dalam sambutannya di ratas Evaluasi Proyek Strategis Nasional Untuk Pemulihan Ekonomi secara virtual, Jumat (29/5).

Smart Bombs, Guidance Kits for KF-X Fighter have Chosen

30 Mei 2020


KF-X fighter aircraft equipped with Meteor BVRAAMs, forward-looking infrared pods, and Joint Direct Attack Munitions (image : KAI)

South Korea selects smart bombs, guidance kits for KF-X fighter

South Korea has completed the selection process for the precision-guided munitions and guidance kits that it plans to integrate with its future Korean Fighter eXperimental (KF-X) multirole fighter aircraft.


Raytheon GBU-12 Paveway II (image : Turbosquid)

South Korean military officials told Janes on 28 May that Raytheon’s GBU-12 Paveway II, Boeing’s GBU-31/38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), GBU-54/56 Laser JDAM, and GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb1 (SDB1), as well as Textron’s Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) CBU‐105 had all been selected for integration with the KF-X, which is being developed by Korea Aerospace Industries, with PT Dirgantara Indonesia as KAI’s industry partner on the project.


Boeing GBU-31/38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) (photo : Amazon)

They said the integration process for the smart bombs and guidance kits, all of which are already in service with the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF), will start later this year, with full integration expected over the coming 6-7 years.


Boeing GBU-54/56 Laser JDAM (photo : USAF)

The move comes after MBDA Missile Systems announced in November 2019 that it had been awarded a contract for the integration of its Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) with the KF-X.


Textron Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) CBU‐105 (photo : Defencyclopedia)

Also set for integration is the IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missile (SRAAM) by Germany’s Diehl Defence, with a contract expected to be signed in the near future.


Hanwha Systems active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar (photo : Yonhapnews)

The aircraft will feature terrain following/terrain avoidance (TF/TA) systems from Israel’s Elbit Systems.


Elbit Systems terrain following/terrain avoidance (TF/TA) systems (photo : Elbit)

The Haifa-based company announced 6 February that it had been awarded a contract by Hanwha Systems, which itself is working on an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the fighter, to equip the KF-X with its TF/TA systems under a USD43 million contract that is set to be fulfilled over a six-year period.

(Jane's)

29 Mei 2020

U.S., Singapore Navies Exercise Together in the South China Sea

29 Mei 2020


USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and RSS Steadfast (FFG 70) during exercise (photos : USN, RSN)

SOUTH CHINA SEA – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and the Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigate RSS Steadfast (FFS 70) conducted a bilateral exercise in the South China Sea, May 24-25.

The events were an opportunity for Gabrielle Giffords and Steadfast to practice and enhance bilateral interoperability between the two navies, with emphasis on the importance of communications and coordination while sailing together.

“Meeting our partners at sea gives our navies the opportunity to practice maritime proficiencies, and further strengthen the bond between both countries,” said Capt. Ann McCann, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7. “Engaging with our network of partners in the region is essential to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

The events included a publication exercise, flashing light exercise, maneuvering exercise, large and small caliber gun shoots, and a photo exercise. All events were planned with an emphasis on COVID-19 social distancing measures, resulting in a successful multi-event exercise, with no in-person planning.

“This was the first time that Gabrielle Giffords Blue Crew sailed alongside the Singapore Navy at sea, and they demonstrated high tactical proficiency throughout the exercise,” said Cmdr. Dustin Lonero, commanding officer of Gabrielle Giffords Blue Crew. “Working with Steadfast was an excellent learning opportunity and gave us the chance to strengthen bonds, and enhance our mutual maritime professionalism in the shared naval environment.”

Exercise Pacific Griffin, U.S.-Singapore’s most complex naval exercise to date, occurred near Guam in October 2019 and was the last time the two countries exercised at sea.



Commanding Officer of RSS Steadfast, Lieutenant Colonel Carlin Song highlighted the importance of conducting the exercise.

“This exercise at sea provides both navies the opportunity to continue to hone our professional competencies and interoperability,” Song said. “Due to COVID-19, we had to conduct the exercise planning virtually. We were able to do so and execute the evolutions smoothly because of the good understanding that we have built over the years.”

The U.S. and Republic of Singapore navies work together on a number of initiatives at sea such as ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX), Exercise Pacific Griffin, Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT), and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), as well as combined operations such as multi-national counter-piracy.

Attached to Destroyer Squadron 7, Gabrielle Giffords is on a rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.

U.S. 7th Fleet conducts forward-deployed naval operations in support of U.S. national interests in the Indo-Pacific area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest numbered fleet, 7th Fleet interacts with 35 other maritime nations to build partnerships that foster maritime security, promote stability, and prevent conflict.

(C7Fleet)

Thai Navy Uses Orbiter 3B UAV to Search for Illegal Fishing

29 Mei 2020


Orbiter 3B UAV of the Royal Thai Navy (all photos : RTN)

Royal Thai Naval Air Division, Royal Thai Fleet, Royal Thai Navy's Israeli Aeronautics Defense Systems Orbiter 3 Small Tactical UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are used for Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing search operations in the Andaman Sea.

Center Preserve the interests of the nation by sea Region 3 (Chorn Buri) adds new abilities with added unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the Orbiter 3B, enhancing the efficiency of IUU fishing in the Andaman Sea.



Capability of the UAV with ORBITER 3B :
- operating distance of 50 nautical miles 
- operating time of 4 hours 
- able to operate day and night 
- accuracy in identifying surface targets by searching for targets at the specified coordinates
- able to identify fishing boats with visibility ship's mark or boat's name or boat's characteristics such as boat shade, fishing equipment on board clearly 

Increasing of Orbiter 3B UAV make tackling illegal fishing in the Andaman Sea is even more effective.


Earlier in early November In 2019, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Orbiter 3B, was posted in the Royal Thai Navy. The MECC (Maritime Enforcement Command Center) Chon Buri, Region 3, responsible for the Andaman Sea area, has been used to search for illegal fishing.


Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing is an important problem for marine resources around the world. In Thailand, which is part of the global community, it has to be responsible for correcting according to international standards that international acceptance
of the UAV to enhance the efficiency of the Thai Navy is part of the ongoing effort of the Thai Armed Forces and Thai government agencies. Until causing Thailand to cancel the yellow card status from the European Union (EU: European Union) in the end.

Orbiter 3 is a small tactical UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) developed by Aeronautics Defense Systems Israel and received back by spreading the parachute to the groun. From the set, you can see the control stations installed with IVECO trucks, Italy, which earlier that year 2014 (Aeronautics Defense Systems Israel) has brought many UAV systems to demonstrate to the Thai Navy.


The Orbiter 3B UAV unmanned aircraft was put into service at 104 Squadron, Wing 1, Naval Aviation Division. Battle Squadron (104 Air Squadron, Wing 1, Royal Thai Naval Air Division, Royal Thai Fleet).

The original squadron 104 the Royal Thai Air Force had served with 18 attack aircraft, the A-7E Corsair II, which served in the US Navy during the year 1996-2009. Currently, the squadron 104 was converted into an unmanned aircraft squadron.


The UAV unmanned aircraft system from Aeronautics Israel has been commissioned into the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). Previously, many types have been used to tackle illegal fishing. IUU Fishing too, such as the Aerostar tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the Orbiter II small unmanned aircraft and the Dominator mid-range unmanned aircraft that is stationed at 404 Squadron 4 Takhli.

(AAG)

Babcock Offers Bell 429 for Army Special Ops Helo

29 Mei 2020


Bell 429 special operation version (all photos : Babcock)

Babcock Selects Bell for Special Forces Helicopter Bid

Babcock has down selected the Bell 429 aircraft in its bid for the LAND 2097 Phase 4 Project to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations helicopter capability.
As one of the world’s largest and most experienced helicopter operators, and the largest commercial operator in Australia, Babcock completed a comprehensive assessment of the platforms available in order to provide the most capable, low risk solution.

Babcock Australasia’s Managing Director – Land, Graeme Nayler, said the Bell 429 Global Ranger was assessed to be the most suitable helicopter in response to the evolving needs of the ADF.

“The Bell 429 has a relatively new paramilitary design, with high levels of safety, role flexibility and performance that will meet the demands of Australian Special Forces,” he said. “Working together, Babcock and Bell draw on a global track record of successful helicopter operations to deliver a trusted solution.”

“Babcock has put the customer first in selecting a reliable, adaptable solution that will remain responsive to the needs of our Special Forces.”

“The Australian Defence Force requires absolute confidence in its Special Operations helicopters capability together with cost-effective customisation and ongoing sustainment. Our solution is trusted to deliver.”

Bell is an iconic American helicopter manufacturer with over 80 years’ experience supporting the US military and other Defence forces throughout the world.



Bell’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific, David Sale, said Bell has a well-earned reputation for ruggedness and reliability.

“As one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, Bell is in a strong position to offer reliable, cost-effective global support for the ongoing maintenance and sustainment of the ADF’s Special Operations helicopter fleet,” he said.

“The Bell 429 is rugged and reliable. It is operationally robust and favoured by pilots and crew throughout the world with more than 330 aircraft exceeding 330,000 hours of operation.”

“With an open architecture system and global support in place, the Bell 429 Global Ranger has the capacity to perform consistently and adapt rapidly to new technologies and evolving requirements.”

The Bell 429 Global Ranger will be customised to meet the specific requirements of Australian Special Forces, using Babcock’s proven low risk approach to systems integration.

“Babcock’s success as a Defence Prime is attributed to its ability to offer capability-focussed solutions that select the best products and services tailored to the specific needs of the customer,” said Graeme Nayler.

“Babcock operates helicopters from all of the major manufacturers and understands the relative advantages of each system and provider.”

“Babcock’s selection of Bell and the Global Ranger also offers closer ties to US Defence industry, and an opportunity to improve interoperability with US and other contemporary military capabilities.”

(Babcock)

28 Mei 2020

Chimera - Kendaraan Intai Amfibi Baru dari Belarusia

28 Mei 2020

Chimera kendaraan intai amfibi 4x4 Belarus (photo : Altair)

Belarus telah mulai melakukan produksi kendaraan beroda empat baru untuk melakukan diagnosis kontaminasi chemical, biological, radiological dan nuclear (CBRN). Platform untuk pengembangan ini adalah kendaraan angkut multiguna lapis baja beroda empat - Cayman.

Cayman dirancang sebagai reinkarnasi dari BRDM-2 ex-Soviet yang telah ketinggalan zaman, namun di pabrik perbaikan kendaraan tempur No. 2 (no 2 repair plant) di Borisów, wilayah Minsk konstruktornya adalah seorang wanita - Eng 0lga Piotrowa. 

Cayman dengan bobot 6-ton dapat menampung total 6 tentara, dilengkapi dengan pelat baja setebal 14 mm dan kaca lapis baja anti peluru. Kendaraan ini didukung oleh mesin diesel D-245 dengan 130-tenaga kuda. Ia dapat melaju hingga 100 km/jam di jalan dan memiliki jangkauan dengan tangki penuh hingga 1.000 km di jalan beraspal. Kendaraan dapat disesuaikan untuk berenang. Cayman juga dibuat untuk operasi penjaga perdamaian dalam konflik dengan risiko rendah dari senjata berat.

Cayman kendaraan pendahulu Chimera (photo : Defence Blog)

Di Minsk, diumumkan bahwa Chimera - yang dibuat dari platform kendaraan Cayman dalam rancangannya diatur oleh Komite Militer dan Industri Belarusia. Chimera setelah menyelesaikan programnya akan menjadi platform bagi kendaraan untuk mengenali sumber ancaman CBRN bagi pasukan Belarusia. 

Kendaraan ini dapat bekerja dalam mode remote dan otomatis - sebagai moda tanpa awak. Kendaraan akan dilengkapi dengan stasiun cuaca GMX500. Data yang diperoleh oleh sensor Chimera dapat ditransmisikan ke pos komando hampir secara real time. Kendaraan bersifat kedap udara dan dilengkapi dengan sistem filtrasi. Chimera dapat melakukan pemotretan dengan pengaturan posisi yang dikendalikan dari jarak jauh dan dilengkapi dengan pivot atau peluncur granat otomatis di bagian atas kendaraan.


Tidak seperti Cayman, Chimera akan menerima mesin diesel berkekuatan 170 tenaga kuda baru, dan bobotnya akan meningkat menjadi 7 ton. Kecepatan maksimum di jalan naik hingga 110 km/jam. Chimera dapat  berenang dengan kecepatan hingga 8 km/jam.

(Altair)

S. Korea to Develop Close-in Weapon System for Warships

28 Mei 2020


30mm Goalkeeper CIWS on ROKS Yulgok Yi I (DDG-992) (photo : WarshipPorn)

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- South Korea decided Tuesday to develop an indigenous close-in weapon system (CIWS) for its warships by 2030.

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the defense project promotion committee approved the 350 billion-won (US$283.51 million) project that will be launched next year.

The CIWS is designed to detect and destroy short-range anti-ship missiles and aircraft that have penetrated outer defenses. Currently, South Korea uses the U.S. CIWS system.

The new weapon is expected to be mounted on the country's major naval ships, including its 6,000 ton-class destroyers, which have been built under the Korean Destroyer Next Generation (KDDX) project, and 3,000-ton Batch-III Ulsan-class frigates, according to the DAPA.

(Yonhap)