25 Mei 2019

Rusia Hendak Bangun 12 Kapal Bersenjatakan Rudal Kalibr, Onyx (Yakhont), dan Zircon

25 Mei 2019

Admiral Gorhkov class, panjang 120m, lebar 14m, bobot penuh 5.400 ton, kecepatan maks 29.5 knot, dan endurance 30 hari (photo : RIA Novosti)

Rusia berencana membangun 12 fregat Proyek 22350M yang dimodernisasi, yang masing-masing akan memuat hingga 48 rudal jelajah Kalibr, Onyx, dan Zircon. Demikian informasi tersebut dilaporkan media Rusia pada pertengahan bulan ini, mengutip sumber-sumber di industri pertahanan dalam negeri.

“Kapal utama dalam seri ini direncanakan akan diserahkan kepada Angkatan Laut Rusia pada 2027,” kata seorang sumber di industri pembuatan kapal.

Prototipe teknis kapal, dengan berat benaman 7.000 ton, akan diluncurkan sebelum akhir 2019. Setiap kapal akan memiliki ruang-ruang peluncuran yang dapat menampung tiga jenis rudal berbasis laut paling canggih: Kalibr, Onyx, dan Zircon.

Admiral Gorhkov class mampu membawa 48 rudal kombinasi dari Onyx/Yakhont, Kalibr dan Zircon (photo : piloterrr)

“Secara total, ada 12 fregat yang akan dibangun, 11 di antaranya akan diserahkan ke AL Rusia di bawah program persenjataan negara yang baru,” kata sang narasumber.

Selain itu, kapal-kapal itu akan memiliki sistem pertahanan rudalnya sendiri, Poliment-Redut, dengan kapasitas amunisi hingga seratus rudal, serta senjata antikapal selam dan torpedo.

Armada Baltik Rusia sudah memiliki kapal Proyek 22350 (tetapi tanpa huruf ‘M’, yang berarti ‘dimodernisasi’), Laksamana Gorshkov.


“Itu kapal yang bagus dan sekarang para insinyur harus menemukan cara untuk memodernisasikannya. Pertama-tama, senjatanya — sebagaimana yang disebutkan di atas, harus ditingkatkan kapasitasnya menjadi 48 rudal. Selain itu, rangkaian kapal ini dan selanjutnya akan dilengkapi dengan sebuah sistem kendali tembak otomatis universal,” ujar mantan analis militer surat kabar Izvestia, Dmitry Safonov, kepada Russia Beyond.

Safonov menambahkan, amunisi kapal saat ini hanya terdiri dari 16 rudal, sementara dimensinya hanya sekitar setengah dari angka yang ditargetkan setelah dimodernisasi (saat ini berat benaman kapal-kapal Proyek 22350 hanya 4.500 ton).

Rudal jelajah anti kapal P-800 Onyx (Yakhont), mempunyai hulu ledak 300 kg, kecepatan 2.0 Mach dan versi Rusia mempunyai jarak jangkau 600 km (photo : Military Today)

Rudal Kalibr Rusia setara dengan rudal Tomahawk AS. Singkatnya, ini adalah rudal jelajah berbasis laut yang terbang menuju sasaran di sepanjang jalur penerbangan yang “memeluk medan” (terbang dengan sangat rendah dan secara otomatis menjaga ketinggian relatif konstan di atas permukaan -red.) dan memiliki lintasan yang tak dapat diprediksi sistem pertahanan rudal. Saat ini, rudal semacam ini adalah salah satu senjata paling efektif dan mematikan yang digunakan dalam pertempuran melawan militan.

Rudal-rudal ini memiliki jangkauan hingga 2.600 km dan dalam 10 – 15 tahun mendatang, perkembangan teknologi akan semakin canggih sehingga sistem berpresisi tinggi ini (rudal Kalibr menyasar target dengan akurasi hingga 30 meter) bisa dilengkapi hulu ledak yang memiliki kekuatan setara dengan senjata nuklir.

Rudal jelajah serang darat Kalibr, mempunyai hulu ledak 400-500 kg, kecepatan dari 0.85 hingga 2.5 Mach dan versi Rusia mempunyai jarak jangkau 2.500 km (photo : Vitaly Kuzmin)

Dengan kata lain, ini akan menjadi senjata bermanuver dan berpresisi tinggi yang tidak akan membuat awan radioaktif atau mencemari medan target.

Sementara itu, Zircon adalah rudal pertama di dunia yang terbang dengan kecepatan hipersonik, yaitu sekitar 2,5 km per detik (delapan kali lebih cepat dari kecepatan suara) dan memiliki jangkauan hingga 500 km.

Rudal hipersonic anti kapal/serang darat Zircon, mempunyai hulu ledak 300-400 kg, kecepatan hingga 9.0 Mach, dan jarak jangkau 1.000 km (image : usni)

Zircon adalah rudal antikapal dan, tidak seperti Kalibr, secara khusus diciptakan untuk menghancurkan kapal musuh.

Hingga kini tidak ada negara lain selain Rusia yang memiliki rudal hipersonik. Selain itu, belum ada langkah-langkah balasan yang efektif terhadap rudal-rudal ini.

(RBTH)

PT PAL Sampaikan Proposal Kapal Rumah Sakit kepada Pemprov NTT

25 Mei 2019


Pemprov NTT berencana membuat rumah sakit terapung untuk menjangkau pulau-pulau terpencil di seluruh NTT (photo Arie Zakaria)

Inilah Rencana Spesifikasi KRST yang Diusulkan PT. PAL Indonesia

POS-KUPANG.COM|KUPANG - Inilah spesifikasi Kapal Rumah Sakit Terapung (KRST) yang diusulkan PT.PAL Indonesia. Salah satunya adalah panjang kapal mencapai kurang lebih 122 meter.

Hal ini disampaikan Kepala Divisi Bisnis dan Pemasaran PT. PAL Indonesia, Iman Sulaiman saat pertemuan dengan Pemprov NTT di ruang rapat Gubernur NTT, Jumat (24/5/2019).

Menurut Iman, spesifikasi KRST yang diusulkan oleh PT.PAL Indonesia adalah kapal yang memadai dengan memiliki panjang keseluruhan 122 meter, dilengkapi Heli deck , LCU (dengan Stern ramp) serta Vehicle Deck dengan Side Ramp.

Sedangkan spesifikasi lain, adalah KRST yang memiliki lambung (di bawah garis air) menggunakan Proven Desain PT.PAL yang telah mengalami uji model test di Laboratorium Hydrodinamika dan telah dipakai di kapal SSV 123 m Philippine Navy, LPD 124 m TNI AL, serta Kapal Bantu RS 124 m TNI AL.

"Jadi panjang keseluruhan kapal (LOA) kurang lebih 122m, lebar (B) kurang lebih 21,80 m dengan tinggi main deck (D) kurang lebih 6,70 m, Sarat (d) kurang lebih 5 m dan Displacement kurang lebih 7.290 ton," kata Iman.


Sedangkan soal kecepatan kapal, ia mengatakan, kapal itu memiliki kecepatan maximum kurang lebih 16 knot, kecepatan jelajah 13 knot, kecepatan ekonomis kurang lebih 12 knot, endurance kurang lebih 21 sampai dengan 28 hari dan range kurang lebih 6.552 hingga 8.736 NM.

Kapal yang diusulkan itu juga memiliki Main Engine (MCR) sebanyak 2 unit @ kurang lebih 2.920 kW, Diesel Engine.

Sementara untuk Electrik power dengan Main generator sebanyak 5 unit @ 565 kWe, Emergency generator sebanyak 1 unit 400 kWe dan Emergency generator untuk radio sebanyak 1 unit 20 kWe.

Dikatakan, KRST yang diusulkan juga memiliki fasilitas RS seperti klinik/poli rawat jalan (poli umum, poli mata, gigi dll), ruang operasi,ruang rawat inap dan UGD.

Bahkan, lanjutnya, KRST pun dilengkapi lift, heli deck dan akomodasi.

Akomodasi itu antara lain, 1 VIP, 32 Crew,70 Medical Staf ,termasuk Kepala RS, 204 evacuated persons/relawan. Bahkan, ada fasilitas untuk 60 pasien rawat inap, 8 pasien isolasi, 4 pasien ICU, 3 pasien HCU, 16 pasien RR dan UGD serta 4 tenda @ 10 pasien.

Ada juga Vehicle deck untuk 2 truck,1 mobil hyperbaric chamber (OFE) ,2 mobile ICU ,2 Jeep dan 2 Ambulance atau 4 tenda untuk rawat inap darurat total 40 personel, 1 hyperbaric chamber, 1 Ambulance dan 1 mobil ICU, Ambulance air atau LCVP 2 unit, LCU 1 unit dan Crane 2 x 5 T/ 7 m dan 2 x 4 T/ 4 m.

(Pos Kupang)

Thai Army Inspects Armoured Recovery Vehicle to Repair VT4 MBT

25 Mei 2019
Armoured Recovery Vehilce of VT4 (all photos : Royal Thai Army Cavalry)


Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department committee inspect Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) variant of Chinese NORINCO VT4 main battle tanks at 6th Cavalry Battalion, 6th Cavalry Regiment in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 23 May 2019.

The basic car recovery vehicle with the base car VT4 is a repair vehicle that is part of the VT4 main battle tank supplied from NORINCO, the state-owned weapon manufacturer of the People's Republic of China. The Royal Thai Army has been given 28 cars in first phase and the second phase is 10 cars, a total of 38 cars and the Thai Army plans to add procure VT4 main battle tank. Phase 3 is another 14 cars a total of 52 vehicles, in which the total number of vehicles will include at least 2 VT4 ARV recovery vehicles.


The VT4 main battle tank has been stationed in two cavalry battalions. The tank is the 7th Khon Kaen Cavalry Battalion and the 21st Cavalry Battalion. Otto the 6th Cavalry Regiment. 3rd Cavalry Brigade in parallel with the plan to strengthen the cavalry forces in the 2nd Army Region area.

After the Thai Army received the 46th Oplot-T main tank from Ukraine, which included 2 Atlet recovery vehicles as part of the supply contract at the 2nd Cavalry Battalion. 2nd Infantry Division keeping him there. It is understood that for the VT4 main battle tank supply program, the Royal Thai Army still needs at least 100 main battle tanks. This tanks to replace the M41A3 light tank from US that has been in operation since the year 1962, which is in the process of decommissioning. Which is only in the unit of the direct division of the 3rd Cavalry Battalion, 9 Nakorn Ratchasima Cavalry Regiment 6 was awarded 34 M48A5 main battle tanks after the Oplot-T main battle tank has already received completed.



Including in the Army Region 3, the 7th Cavalry Battalion of 4th Infantry Brigade received a light tank Stingray, and the Army Region 4, the 18th Cavalry Battalion of 5th Infantry Brigade that has been awarded the M48A5 main battle tank to replace the light tank M41A3. Since delivery of the main battle tank VT4 has shown combat readiness in many exercises and plans to set up a maintenance center factory in Khon Kaen to support long-term use.

However, even if the user unit is satisfied with the performance of the car but there is a resounding sound that China is not sincere to transfer technology, systems or important equipment such as engines in depth to Thailand. Which seems to be a bargain that the Chinese will come to control the maintenance center in Thailand using their own people

(AAG)

BRP Conrado Yap Corvette to Arrive in PH in July

25 Mei 2019


BRP Conrado Yap PS-39 corvette (photo : PN)

BUSAN, South Korea -- The BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), formerly the South Korean "Pohang" class corvette Chungju, will sail home to the Philippines in July and is set to boost the Navy's anti-submarine and anti-surface capabilities.

This was disclosed by Philippine Navy flag officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad in an interview shortly after the launch of the country's first missile frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) at the Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard in South Korea's southeastern city of Ulsan Thursday.

"The ship will be delivered to the Philippines by July (after refurbishment works in June)," he added.

The BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) is the former Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) "Pohang"-class corvette Chungju (PCC-762) that was commissioned with the ROKN in 1987 and served until 2016.

"The ship will sail and arrive in the country in July 2019," PN spokesperson, Capt. Jonathan Zata, said.

The ship was named Conrado Yap to uphold the legacy of a gallant Filipino military leader who served in the Korean War as part of the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea.

Yap was a Philippine Army captain and is considered as the most decorated Filipino soldier during the Korean War.

He posthumously received a Philippine Medal of Valor, the country's highest military honor, as well as a US Distinguished Service Cross, for gallantry in action as part of the Tank Company, 10th Battalion Combat Team (10th BCT), Philippine Army.

"Its sailing crew departed last April 2019 and (is) now undergoing necessary operational and warfare trainings for 13 weeks being facilitated by the Reserve Ship Maintenance Squadron (RSMS) in Jinhae, Gyeongsang-namdo, South Korea. The ship’s crew (members were) divided into five groups based on skills and specialization," Zata added.

The ship measures 88.3 meters long, with a beam of 10 meters and draft of 2.9 meters while its displacement is at 1,216 tons full load.

The ship is rated for a crew of 118 personnel and can sustain operational presence for 20 days.

The vessel's Combined Diesel or Gas (CODOG) propulsion configuration of Motor Transport Unit (MTU) diesel engines and LM2500 gas turbine with controllable pitch propellers (CPP) enable the ship to move to a maximum speed of 25 knots to a distance of 4,000 nautical miles.

"This ship will greatly enhance our fleet’s Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capabilities," Zata added.

The ship is armed with two 76mm Oto Melara main guns, a 30mm automatic cannons, anti-submarine torpedoes, and a variety of sensors, including sonars, and radars.

(PNA)

24 Mei 2019

Russia's Service Center in Vietnam has just Finished Repairing the First Five Helicopter Engines

24 Mei 2019


Klimov VK-2500 engine (photo : Sputnik)

TSAMTO - The Center for Integrated Logistics Support (ILP) for the repair of helicopter engines of ODK-Klimov JSC (part of the Rosk GOK ODS) in the Vietnamese city of Vung Tau, carried out a refurbishment of already five engines.

Earlier this year, the Aviation Administration of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam certified the new center. It is equipped with all the necessary equipment, spare parts and units for the repair of engines developed by the JDC-Klimov.

The average repair of engines such as TV3-117 and VK-2500, which are in operation in Vietnam, is performed by specialists of the JDC-Klimov. The Russian side supplies parts and assemblies, spare parts, trains personnel to maintain engines and main gearboxes.


Klimov TV3-117 engine (photo : Sputnik)

The Vietnamese side provided support staff to accompany the work. Vietnamese specialists have already received ODK-Klimov certificates on successful familiarization with the process of medium engine repair. With their help, the forces of the Russian employees successfully carried out a pilot repair of the first TV3-117VM ser.02 engine for the Mi-17-1V helicopter, which is in service in Vietnamese civil aviation for passenger traffic. The engine received damage due to a foreign object.

In October 2018, ODK-Klimov, JSC and the Vietnamese company Helicopter Technical Service Company signed a distribution agreement for the maintenance of engines. Helicopter Technical Service Company, on the territory of which the ILP center is located, is engaged in servicing Russian-made helicopters. It serves as a distributor of engines such as TV3-117 and VK-2500.

(ArmsTrade)

Lacroix Positions Variant of Sylena Decoy System for Singapore’s MRCV

24 Mei 2019


The Sylena Mk 2 on display at IMDEX 2019 (photo : Jane's)

Following its success with recent naval programmes of Malaysia, Egypt and Qatar, French defence company Lacroix is building on this momentum and positioning a ‘fitted-for-purpose’ variant of its Sylena decoy launching systems for Singapore’s upcoming multi-role combat vessel (MRCV) programme.

As part of these efforts, the company displayed a model of the Sylena Mk 2 launcher at the IMDEX 2019 naval and maritime exhibition in Singapore. The launcher, which can be loaded with the company’s Special Advanced Lacroix Electromagnetic (SEALEM) 08-01 or SEALEM 08-02 rounds, is similar to the ones being fitted on the Maharaja Lela class.

These decoys feature corner reflector (CNR) technology for more realistic emulation of ship signatures, and can protect the host vessel from threats that utilise RF and IIR (imaging infrared) homing methods.

(Jane's)

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Second Frigate of the Philippine Navy

24 Mei 2019


Keel laying ceremony of BRP Antonio Luna FF-151 (photo : PTV)

Keel laying ceremony held for future BRP Antonio Luna

The keel laying ceremony for Philippine Navy’s future BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) was held at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea today, May 23.

The said ceremony signals is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction.

The future BRP Antonio Luna is the second of two ordered frigates from HHI.


Keel laying ceremony of BRP Antonio Luna FF-151 (photo : Frances Mangosing)

Meanwhile, the first frigate ordered from HHI, future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) touches the water today.

“These frigates are built based on the Incheon/FFX-I/HDF-3000-type multi-purpose frigate of the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), which offers increased operational performance and enhanced survivability,” Philippine Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata said as quoted by PNA.

(Mintfo)