27 Oktober 2016

Vietnam Interested in Project 21300S Submarine Rescue Ship

27 Oktober 2016

Project 21300S "Igor Belousov" submarine rescue ship (all photos : Almaz)

Vietnam needed a Russian "Dolphin"

Vietnam Ministry of Defense intends to order the newest Russian search-and-rescue ship Project 21300S "Dolphin", the interest of which previously also expressed was India. Experts believe that Hanoi are interested in not only saving, but also the possibility of Russian hydrographic ships, which will help Vietnam get further justification of his rights to the disputed islands in the South China Sea.

In early October, the Vietnamese military asked the Russian side to provide data on prices and complete the Project 21300S ships. "Izvestia" said an informed military-diplomatic source. According to him, at present, domestic military experts are preparing an offer.

A letter was sent to the Vietnamese side at the beginning of the month - said the source publication. - It contains a request regarding a possible transaction price, as well as complete vehicles. As expected, after the transmission of the response and its study of the Vietnamese party will begin formal negotiations.

According to the source, Vietnam initially cautious about the idea of ​​buying an ocean rescue ship, citing the high cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. But then Hanoi reconsidered its position.

The Ministry of Defence of Vietnam, as well as the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, "Izvestia" is not able to provide you with comments.

The first ship of the project 21300S "Igor Belousov" was commissioned in 2015, and this year he went to a permanent place of service in the Pacific Fleet. Along the way, he made some kind of a promotional tour, including paid visits to the ports of India and Vietnam. The two countries are actively cooperating with Russia in the military sphere - in particular, the purchase submarines. Back in August, it became known on the Delhi to the ships of this class interest, and now followed the example of the Indian Navy in Vietnam.

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Philippines Positions New Frigates as Primary ASW Platforms

27 Oktober 2016

Hyundai Heavy Industries has unveiled further details of the two frigates that it will construct for the Philippines. The frigates are set to become the Philippine Navy's most capable ASW platforms. (image : HHI)

Amid a proliferation of submarines in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines appears to have positioned the two frigates on order from South Korea as the country's primary anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platforms, new details released about the ships suggest.

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) unveiled the details in a press release on the occasion of the programme's contract signing on 24 October.

The platforms, which have been described by HHI as inheriting the main design features of the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) Incheon-class guided-missile frigates, will have an overall length of 107 m and a standard displacement of about 2,600 tonnes.

A computer-generated image released by the company indicates that the platforms will feature two triple torpedo tubes, each located on the port and starboard sides. Also pictured on the flight deck, which can take aircraft of up to 12 tonnes, is what appears to be an AW159 helicopter.

The Philippine government has selected the AW159 to fulfil its ASW helicopter requirement, IHS Jane's reported in March 2016. The Philippine Navy (PN) is not known to have any other substantial submarine prosecution capabilities before this acquisition.

Other weapon systems depicted in the image include an eight-cell vertical launching system installed at the forward section, just behind its primary weapon, which will most likely be a 76 mm naval gun, and four (two twin) anti-surface missile launchers mounted athwartships.

It also seems that the frigates will be equipped with a pair of MBDA-SIMBAD anti-air defence system turrets above the bridge, one each to the left and right of its fire-control radar pedestal.

The platforms are scheduled to be delivered to the PN from 2020, said HHI.


TNI AU Bidik Pesawat C-27J Spartan Gantikan C-212 Aviocar

27 Oktober 2016

Pesawat angkut C-27J Spartan (photo : Aldo Bidini)

PORTAL-KOMANDO.COM,.JAKARTA, - Seiring meningkatnya tuntutan tugas, khususnya dalam pelaksanaan operasi dukungan udara (Ops Dukud), baik untuk misi operasi militer perang (OMP) maupun operasi militer selain perang (OMSP), TNI AU perlu dukungan kesiapan pesawat terbang yang tinggi. Penguatan Alusista merupakan salah satu rencana startegi TNI AU untuk mendukung negara Indonesia sebagai poros maritim dunia.

Kepala staf TNI Angkatan Udara Marsekal TNI Agus Supriyatna mengatakan bahwa dengan kekuatan darat dan laut sebesar apapun, tidak mungkin gagasan Indonesia sebagai poros maritim dunia akan terwujud tanpa dibantu kekuatan udara yang handal. Untuk itu maka penentuan Alutsista TNI AU harus mengedepankan kemampuan yang handal sehingga dapat mendukung pelaksanaan tugas-tugas Angkatan Udara.

Salah satu fokus TNI AU dalam hal perkuatan Alutsistanya adalah penggantian pesawat C-212 Aviocar yang sudah dioperasionalkan Skadron udara 4 Lanud Abdulrachman Saleh Malang selama 35 tahun. Misi Ops Dukud, khususnya yang dilaksanakan Skadron Udara 4 Lanud Abdulrakhman Saleh, Malang, seperti operasi dukungan udara, Operasi SAR terbatas, mendukung sekolah Navigator dan kursus pengenalan terbang pesawat angkut (KPTPA), saat ini menjadi tidak optimal, mengingat kesiapan pesawat C-212 Cassa Aviocar terus menurun. Keterbatasan suku cadang dan makin banyaknya spare part C-212 Aviocar yang sudah absolete, menjadikan tugas Skadron udara 4 makin berat, sehingga diperlukan pesawat pengganti yang berperformanya lebih tinggi.

Dari hasil kajian TNI AU terhadap tiga pesawat yaitu pesawat C-27 Spartan buatan Alenia Aeronautica Italia, pesawat CN-235 buatan PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PT. DI) serta pesawat CN-295 buatan Airbus Military Spanyol yang dikerjasamakan dengan PT. DI, TNI AU menjatuhkan pilihan kepada pesawat C-27 J Spartan. Pesawat buatan Alenia Aeronautica Italia ini memliki performa yang sesuai dengan operational requirement (Opsreq) pesawat TNI AU, khususnya untuk misi Ops Dukud pesawat angkut sedang.

Pesawat ini mampu take off landing di unprepared surface dan di landasan pacu yang relatif pendek, dengan tetap berkemampuan membawa maximum load yang besar. Kemampuan ini cocok dengan kebutuhan misi TNI AU saat ini, dimana tugas-tugas Skadron Udara 4 sering ditujukan untuk misi pergeseran personel dan logistik ke daerah-daerah yang tidak memiliki tempat pendaratan pesawat dengan kontur yang khusus yang tidak mungkin didarati pesawat angkut berbadan lebar.

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PHL, Japan Sign Agreement on Acquisition of Patrol Vessels, Training Aircraft

27 Oktober 2016

Beechcraft TC-90 King Air training aircraft (photo : JMSDF) 

President Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday signed agreements to acquire vessels and training aircraft for the Philippines.

Duterte and Abe, after their expanded bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, witnessed their secretaries and ministers sign documents for the acquisition of patrol vessels and other equipment for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and TC-90 training aircraft.

In a joint statement, the two leaders witnessed the signing of the Exchange of Notes on Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan for the two large-scale patrol vessels for the Philippines.

A Memorandum of Implementation and Letter of Arrangement for the transfer of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)'s training aircraft TC-90s were also signed.

Japan also intend to provide the Philippines with high-speed boats and other equipment to enhance the country's anti-terrorism capabilities.


Indonesian Army Wants More Badak FSV

27 Oktober 2016

Badak fire support vehicles (photo : Pindad)

More Badak on the cards

Following an initial order for 50 Badak (Rhino) 6x6 armoured fighting vehicles, it is rumoured the Indonesian Army wants more.

This could push orders into the several hundreds and worth a lot more than the $36 million that domestic manufacturer, PT Pindad, received for the first 50 units.

Badak has passed its qualification tests and the company is preparing the production line and deliveries of Badak could begin later this year, but a large order could see production increase to 25-30 units annually.

Pindad is pinning much credence on its Badak, which was unveiled at the Indo Defence 2014 exhibition. The Badak, based on a new hull with STANAG 4569 Level 3 ballistic protection, successfully performed test firings with its 90mm main armament at the Infantry Training Centre from 10-12 December 2015. 

For this project Pindad is cooperating closely with Belgian company CMI Defence. The latter’s Cockerill CSE 90LP two-man turret with low-pressure gun will be produced in Indonesia under a transfer of technology agreement signed in late 2014. Pindad engineers have completed training in how to manufacture the turret using aluminium materials, with a spokesman confirming that Pindad will produce 90mm turrets not only for the Badak but also as a ‘special hub to produce the turret for the nearby region’.

The Badak is powered by a 340hp, six-cylinder diesel engine coupled to a ZF automatic transmission. It features independent suspension to help withstand recoil forces when the main gun is fired, while its armour is able to withstand 12.7mm rounds. Pindad’s spokesman hinted that ‘we’ll continue to develop new variants of this type of panzer’.

Pindad began producing the Anoa-1 6x6 APC in 2008, while the Anoa-2 appeared in 2012. The latter possessed improvements to suit it for Lebanon peacekeeping duties, and variants include APC, command, logistic, ambulance, recovery and mortar. 

Pindad’s spokesman informed Shephard that around 300 Anoa vehicles have been produced to date, and its United Nations peacekeeping deployments include Darfur and southern Lebanon. The newest amphibious variant has already passed certification tests. Furthermore, this year Pindad sent the Anoa to an undisclosed Middle East country for trials.


DMG Supplies Two Sukhoi Engine for Indonesia

27 Oktober 2016

Su-30 of the Indonesian Air Force (photo : Kabar Militer)

DMG Technology Holdings signed an Agreement with Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia

DMG Technology Holdings is the rapidly growing company and has signed an exclusive contracts with Indonesian Air Force for equipment acquisition.

The contract covers equipment supply for twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircrafts SU-27 and SU-30 designed by Sukhoi company JSC. The first part of the agreement will be closed on October of 2016 and will continue in 2017.

DMG Technology Holdings is currently servicing Sukhoi SU-27/30, MiG-29, Mil Mi-8/17/171 type aircrafts. As of January 2015 DMG TH will commence spare parts services for Mil Mi helicopters family, and start preparations for maintenance work on Anton AN-32.

By increasing scope and quality of services provided, DMG Technology Holdings has created the strong maintenance base and has won the trust of clients from South America and Asia Pacific. We are proud that Indonesian Air Force has chosen DMG group for their aircraft maintenance.


26 Oktober 2016

Unit Pertahanan Siber ATM Hampir Siap

26 Oktober 2016

Penyelesaian pertahanan siber ATM sudah mencapai 90% (photo : orangmuda)

KUALA LUMPUR  – Kementerian Pertahanan memandang ke hadapan dalam pelaksanaan langkah proaktif penubuhan Unit Khas Pertahanan Siber Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) sejak tahun lalu yang kini menjangkau tahap perkembangan lebih 90 peratus.

Menterinya, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein berkata, inisiatif yang dibangunkan untuk melindungi serta mencegah sistem pertahanan negara daripada diserang atau diceroboh itu diyakini berada pada tahap memberangsangkan.

“Kita telah merancang selama tiga tahun dan ia sangat khusus, tidak murah selain tidak banyak kuasa di luar sana yang mempunyai keupayaan atau bersedia untuk berkongsi dengan kita kecuali mereka percaya dan yakin bahawa Malaysia berhaluan strategik.

“Jika inisiatif ini berjalan lancar seperti dirancang, saya boleh katakan Malaysia akan menjadi salah satu negara utama di rantau ini dalam memacu aspek pertahanan siber tetapi butirannya tidak akan saya umumkan atas sebab sekuriti dan sensitiviti teknologi yang kita usahakan,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian dalam sidang akhbar selepas merasmikan perhimpunan bulanan dan Hari Inovasi peringkat Kementerian Pertahanan 2016 di Wisma Perwira di sini hari ini.

Menurut Hishammuddin, da­lam usaha memerangi ancaman kumpulan militan Daesh, pihak­nya akan mengadakan pertemuan dalam tempoh beberapa minggu lagi dan menjalin kerjasama rapat dengan pemimpin Arab Saudi iaitu Timbalan Putera Mahkota Mohammad Salman dan Menteri Dalam Negerinya, Putera Mahkota Mohammad Naef.

“Banyak perkara yang perlu diteliti dalam menghadapi Daesh dan IS, ini termasuk ancaman siber tetapi apa yang lebih penting adalah bagaimana kita membidas ideologi mereka maka Malaysia akan bekerjasama dengan Arab Saudi dalam menangani ekstremis, militan dan Islamofobia di seluruh dunia,” katanya.

Pesawat MRCA

Sementara itu, menjawab kemungkinan pembelian pesawat tempur pelbagai guna (MRCA), katanya, kementerian perlu melihat dari tiga aspek iaitu teknikal, kemampuan serta tawaran dalam konteks offset untuk dipertimbangkan.

“Dari segi teknikal, pihak kepakaran kita akan membuat penilaian untuk melihat kesesuaian pesawat berkenaan tetapi kita juga perlu lihat kemampuan dari sudut ekonomi dan rundingan daripada negara terlibat dari segi apa yang ditawarkan dalam konteks offset untuk membantu industri pertahanan,” ujarnya.