15 Juni 2024

PTDI dan Intercrus Aero Indonesia Jalin Kerja Sama Kembangkan Advanced Air Mobility

15 Juni 2024

Penanda-tanganan MoU antara PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia dan PT Dirgantara Indonesia (photo: PT DI)

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) sepakati Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) dengan PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia di Ruang Rapat Paripurna, Gedung Pusat Management (GPM) Lt. 9, PTDI Bandung. Perjanjian kerja sama tersebut ditandatangani Direktur Niaga, Teknologi & Pengembangan PTDI, Moh. Arif Faisal dengan Founder & CEO PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia, Jeremy Hasian Saragih, disaksikan Direktur Utama PTDI, Gita Amperiawan. Adapun ruang lingkup MoU meliputi kerja sama pengembangan, sertifikasi, manufaktur dan komersialisasi produk Advanced Air Mobility, yang bernama Intercrus Sola.

Pesawat PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia adalah pesawat Vertical Take-Off Landing (VTOL) elektrik dengan kapasitas 4 (empat) penumpang dan memiliki daya angkut 1.200 kg, yang akan memungkinkan perjalanan 9-10 kali lebih cepat dibandingkan mobil, dengan kemampuan jarak tempuh 100 km di area perkotaan, serta kecepatan maksimal 150 km/jam. Perancangan pesawat ini mengacu pada Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 27, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Kementerian Perhubungan RI.

PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia merupakan perusahaan Start-Up di bidang penelitian dan pengembangan, serta manufaktur pesawat Vertical Take-Off & Landing (VTOL) elektrik pada sektor Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

Advanced Air Mobility (photo: istimewa)

Kerja sama strategis PTDI dengan PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia akan mendukung pengembangan taksi udara di Indonesia, “Seiring dengan meningkatnya demand terhadap pesawat Advanced Air Mobility, seperti pesawat terbang e-VTOL, produk yang akan dikembangkan bersama PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia ini dapat membantu mengatasi masalah kemacetan lalu lintas di wilayah metropolitan, mengurangi waktu transit dan meningkatkan efisiensi ekonomi. Hal ini juga tentunya dapat memberikan nilai tambah teknologi dan peningkatan kemampuan engineering PTDI di sektor AAM,” jelas Gita Amperiawan, Direktur Utama PTDI.

Perjanjian ini dijadikan sebagai landasan kerja sama antara kedua pihak, dimana kedepannya PTDI dan PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia akan bersama-sama mengembangkan, mensertifikasi, memanufaktur dan komersialisasi pesawat Intercrus Sola.

"Kami juga berharap dengan terbentuknya tim teknis antara PTDI dan PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia dapat melakukan pengembangan teknologi industri ini secara progresif kedepannya, tidak hanya sebagai produk AAM untuk memenuhi kebutuhan penerbangan sipil, logistik dan tourism saja, melainkan juga untuk kebutuhan military & defense,” tambah Gita Amperiawan.

Kerja sama ini merupakan langkah awal bagi kedua belah pihak yang berkomitmen untuk mengembangkan layanan taksi udara. “Dengan adanya kerja sama dengan PTDI, kami dapat mengembangkan penawaran penerbangan otonom untuk penumpang di daerah perkotaan. Saat ini PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia sedang dalam tahap finalisasi desain prototype, yang rencananya akan disertifikasi oleh DGCA dan secara bertahap akan diproses sertifikasi oleh Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),” kata Jeremy Hasian Saragih, Founder & CEO PT Intercrus Aero Indonesia.

(PT DI)

Australia Donated Landing Craft to Vanuatu

15 Juni 2024

RVS Sokomanu a new landing craft has been donated to Vanuatu (photo: Aus HCV)

The Australian-supported vessel is ideally suited to support any humanitarian and disaster relief efforts that may hit Vanuatu. It is able to reach shallow shores and travel in open oceans. 

RVS Sokomanu has been freshly painted and refurbished in Singapore and will be based in Vanuatu to provide support to the Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing (PMW).  

Four of the 22 crew members have now joined RVS Sokomanu in Singapore and are undertaking familiarisation training during the passage to Vanuatu. 

(AusHCV)

TNI AL Gelar Final Planning Conference Latihan Orruda 2024 Bersama AL Rusia

15 Juni 2024

Latihan antara AL Rusia dan Indonesia akan digelar untuk pertama kalinya (photo: TNI AL)

Koarmada II Ikuti FPC Orruda 2024

Perwakilan dari Komando  (Koarmada) II yakni Komandan KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai-332 Kolonel Laut (P) Ahmad Ahsan, dan Komandan KRI Frans Kaisiepo-368 Letkol Laut (P) Lustia Budi, mengikuti Final Planning Conference (FPC) Orruda Tahun 2024 yang digelar selama dua hari dari tanggal 12 s.d. 13 Juni 2024, bertempat di Lounge Room Hotel Platinum Surabaya. Rabu (12/6).

Kegiatan tersebut dipimpin langsung oleh Ketua Delegasi TNI Angkatan Laut Kolonel Laut (P) Lukman Kharis bersama Head of Delegation Russia Captain Navy Igor Bykov.


Adapun tujuan dari pelaksanaan FPC adalah untuk melaksanakan rapat perencanaan akhir yang merupakan latihan bilateral pertama antara dua angkatan laut yang belum pernah dilaksanakan sejak kemerdekaan Indonesia.        

Ketua Delegasi TNI AL menyampaikan bahwa Orruda 2024 adalah latihan spesial bagi kedua angkatan laut yang akan menjadi sejarah besar bagi kedua negara.

"Saya percaya pertemuan ini, akan membawa ide dan wawasan berharga bagi kedua pihak serta saya juga menjamin bahwa suasana terbuka dan ramah ini akan memperkuat hubungan antara Angkatan Laut Indonesia dan Angkatan Laut Rusia," ungkap Ketua Delegasi TNI AL.

(TNI)

Malaysian AIROD Signs Agreements With Turkish’s TAI and ASFAT In Ankara

15 Juni 2024

Signing of Agreement with TAI and ASFAT in Ankara Turkiye (photos: AIROD)

AIROD Signs Agreements with TAI for a Strategic Partnership

Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) and AIROD Sdn Bhd have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in Ankara for a Strategic Partnership to enhance the aerospace industry in Malaysia.

The collaboration seeks to explore potential synergies in marketing and sales of TUSAS Aerospace products. The partnership will also focus on upgrades and modernization across various aircraft platforms.

The signees from AIROD are Dato’ Edron Hayata Ahmad & Brig. Gen. Dato’ Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman and for TUSAS are Mr. Bertan Kurt & Mr. Mohd Shahiman Bin Sulaiman.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Minister of Defence Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and the President & CEO of TAI, Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil.

The partnership aims to drive growth in the aviation defense sector and align with industry demands and international standards. (AIROD)


ASFAT, AIROD sign agreement on technical, logistic services for A400M, S-70A, CN-235 and C-130

ASFAT and AIROD signed a pivotal Collaboration Framework Agreement (CFA), marking a new era of collaboration in defense aerospace.

The signee for AIROD was Dato’ Edron Hayata Ahmad, Group President and for ASFAT was Mr. Betülhan Kahraman, Vice President.

The ceremony was witnessed by Minister of Defence Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Minister of National Defence Turkey, His Excellency Yaşar Güler.

This partnership signifies a strong commitment for innovation in aerospace defence capabilities in the region particularly on the A400M, S-70A, CN-235 and C-130 aircraft platforms.

Overall, this partnership between ASFAT and AIROD is poised to bring significant advancements to the aerospace industry and foster mutual growth and success for both nations. Together, we aim to boost regional capabilities and meet international standards. We are committed to driving growth, innovation, and strengthening the Malaysia-Türkiye diplomatic relationship. (AIROD)

14 Juni 2024

Arrival of the First MQ-4C Triton on Track

14 Juni 2024

AUS 1 MQ-4C Triton HALE for RAAF (photo: Northrop Grumman)

The first MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft (AUS 1) will soon arrive in Australia following the successful delivery and installation of its ground support systems. 

As a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, the MQ-4C Triton, acquired for the Air Force, completed the first leg of its ‘ferrying flight’ on February 16. 

Flown by project industry partner Northrop Grumman, AUS 1 made the initial journey from Palmdale, California, to Patuxent River, Maryland, in the US. There it was handed over to the United States Navy (USN) for final testing, fit-out and certification prior to embarking on its final journey to Australia.

Director - Future Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Program Office in Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Group Captain Andrew Leahy, said project milestones have been delivered at pace to ensure Air Force is ready to receive and operate the Triton.

“These events form part of a complex series of processes, systems and technologies that have been integrated in preparation for AUS 1's arrival on home soil; and in support of the additional aircraft that will be delivered to complete the RAAF MQ-4C Triton fleet,” Group Captain Leahy said.

“In January this year, the ‘Trailerised’ Forward Operating Base, which is the initial ground ‘Mission Control Station’ for the MQ-4C Triton, was successfully delivered to RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory – representing another significant milestone for the project.” 

Head of Air Force Capability, Air Vice-Marshal Wendy Blyth, said Australia is acquiring four MQ-4C Triton aircraft and associated ground support systems through a cooperative program with the USN, in collaboration with the manufacturer of the Triton, Northrop Grumman, which includes training.

“RAAF MQ-4C Triton aircrew have undertaken extensive training by the USN at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida,” Air Vice-Marshal Blyth said.

“These personnel received the same training as their USN counterparts and gained valuable experience to ensure that Air Force is able to deploy the MQ-4C Triton effectively.”

Air Force personnel support the unloading of a ‘Trailerised’ Forward Operating Base (TFOB) from a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft (photo: Aus DoD)

The path to MQ-4C Triton’s successful introduction into Australian service is being realised on the back of many years of close collaboration between our allies and industry.

“These major milestones would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of combined RAAF and CASG teams spread across Australia and the United States,” Air Vice-Marshal Blyth said.

“RAAF and CASG teams have worked in an integrated environment with the USN and industry partners for many years now to ensure that this leading-edge capability is successfully delivered and introduced into RAAF service.”

The MQ-4C Triton is a high-altitude long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft system, which will provide long-range, persistent surveillance across Australia’s maritime approaches and its broader areas of interest. 

This capability will complement the ADF’s crewed P-8A Poseidon fleet as a ‘family of systems’ to undertake enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks to support Defence operations. 

"The MQ-4C Triton will deliver unprecedented persistence and awareness over the maritime domain in support of the Integrated Force,” Air Vice-Marshal Blyth said.

“Uncrewed aerial systems offer enormous potential to capitalise on the opportunities provided by modern payloads and increased endurance.

“This will significantly enhance our ability to persistently patrol Australia’s north and north-western approaches; in the south-west Pacific and south to Antarctica.”

When in service, the MQ-4C Triton aircraft will be based at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory, and operated by the Air Force’s reformed 9 Squadron, located at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia. 

The introduction of the Triton will further advance the ADF’s capabilities in the protection of Australia and its national interests – delivered through Defence’s Integrated Investment Program and as directed in the 2024 National Defence Strategy.

(Aus DoD)

First Robert Allan Ltd Tugs Delivered in the Philippines

14 Juni 2024

Robert Allan tugboats for the Philippines Navy (photos: RAL)

Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to announce that YT 027 and AT 010, a RAmparts 2700 and RAmparts 3000-W respectively were successfully delivered to the owner, the Philippine Navy, in May 2024. The newly completed tugs were built at Josefa Slipways Inc. in Sual, Philippines and are designed by Robert Allan Ltd. to provide support to the navy’s surface vessel fleet.

Both tugs were designed and constructed to Owner and Philippine Flag requirements.

Propulsion machinery of YT 027 consists of two MTU 12V4000M53 diesel engines rated at 1380 kW at 1800 rpm coupling with Schottel SRP 340 Z-drives with 2.1 m diameter fixed pitch propellers.

Propulsion machinery of AT 010 consists of two MTU16V4000M63 diesel engines rated at 1920 kW at 1600 rpm, coupled with ZF W10230 reverse reduction gearboxes, with 2.5 m fixed propellers in nozzle. Propeller, nozzle, rudders, and shafting were all supplied by BT Marine in Dawlish, UK. A Veth bow thruster with 600 mm diameter propeller is provided for additional manoeuvrability.

While both tugs are fitted with Palmarine aft towing winches, YT 027 is also fitted with a Palmarine ship handling/anchor winch forward. AT 010 has a forward bitt for mooring/calm water light duty towing manoeuvres with an independent Palmarine anchor winch.

The pair are equally fitted with M230.20A4 Guerra Marine foldable cranes with maximum dynamic lifting moment of 205.2KNm.


Ship-handling fenders at the bow consist of an upper row of cylindrical fender and a lower course of W-fender are common to both. Sheer fendering consists of “D” rubbers and W-fender at the stern.

Both tugs have accommodations outfitted for a crew of ten with master cabin, mess, galley arranged in deckhouse and all other crew cabins locate on lower accommodation deck. Common W/C, showers, and laundry as well as stores on the lower deck. The main deck accommodations also include a ship’s office, small arms locker, damage control locker, garbage locker, as well as a CO2 locker. AT 010 is fitted with a diesel driven emergency generator. The vessels share a common wheelhouse design that features a single split-type control station which provides maximum all-round visibility with exceptional visibility to the bow and side fendering, as well as operation on the aft deck.

(RAL)

Keel Laying Pesanan Kapal KCR 60 TNI AL di Palindo Marine Batam

14 Juni 2024

Upacara keel laying KCR 60 di Palindo Marine Batam (photo: TNI AL)

Danlantamal IV Ikuti Prosesi Pembuatan Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Buatan Dalam Negeri

Guna mendukung pengembangan perkuatan pertahanan, Komandan Lantamal IV Batam Laksmana Pertama TNI Tjatur Soniarto, CHRMP., M.Tr.Hanla mendampingi Kepala Pusat Kodifikasi Kementrian Pertahanan Laksmana Pertama TNI Mochamad Taufiq Hidayat, S.T., M.Si. bersama dengan Aslog Kasal dalam rangka keel laying Kapal Rudal Cepat (KCR) 60 Meter oleh PT Palindo Marine Batam, bertempat di Sei Lekop, Batu Aji, Kota Batam, Rabu, (12/6/2024).

Turut hadir dalam acara keel laying KCR 60 Meter, Kapuslaik Kemhan, Kadislaikmatal, para pejabat kementrian pertahanan, pejabat jajaran Mabesal serta disaksikan oleh Direktur Utama dan Direktur PT Palindo Marine.

Acara diawali dengan menyanyikan lagu kebangsaan Indonesia Raya, sambutan oleh direktur PT Palindo Marine, pembacaan pernyataan keel laying, penekanan tombol sirine oleh Kapuskod Kemhan, penandatanganan prasasti plat keel oleh Kapuskod Kemhan dan Waaslog Kasal dan dilanjutkan dengan prosesi pengelasan.

Dalam amanat Kabaranahan Kemhan Marsda TNI Yusuf Jauhari, M. Eng yang dibacakan Kapuskod Kemhan Laksmana Pertama TNI  M. Taufiq Hidayat menyampaikan, Keel Laying atau peletakkan lunas kapal untuk KCR 60 yang merupakan proyek pengadaan antara Kementrian Pertahanan RI dengan PT Palindo Marine merupakan tradisi yang berlaku universal di seluruh Angkatan Laut Dunia termasuk di TNI AL.

"Upacara Keel Laying adalah momen penting sebagai tanda hari kelahiran kapal yang diawali dengan pembuatan rangka lunas kapal". Ucapnya.

Lebih lanjut dikatakan "Pengadaan KCR 60 ini merupakan bagian dari program pengembangan kekuatan pertahanan untuk mendukung TNI AL dalam menjaga kedaulatan NKRI". 

Kabaranahan Kemhan berharap kepada PT. Palindo Marine dan satgas yekda KCR 60 beserta jajarannya untuk dapat bekerja sama dengan baik dalam melaksanakan pembangunan kapal ini, sehingga kapal ini nantinya dapat diterima sesuai dengan spesifikasi yang telah ditentukan serta dapat diselesaikan sesuai dengan rencana, tutupnya.