21 Oktober 2019

Sypaq a Melbourne Company to Develop Maritime Unmanned Aerial System for RAN

20 Oktober 2019

Sypaq T15 UAS (photo : Sypaq)

A Melbourne company has received a $3.5 million contract to develop an unmanned aerial system with potential future applications for the Royal Australian Navy.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, announced the Defence Innovation Hub contract with Sypaq Systems at PACIFIC 2019 in Sydney.

Sypaq will develop a small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with a hybrid power delivery system and the capacity to operate effectively in harsh environmental conditions, such as those that can be experienced at sea.

Minister Price congratulated Sypaq on their innovative solution and said the technology would enhance situational awareness for maritime operations.

“If successful, this UAS would be capable of operating from ships at sea and performing a range of surveillance and reconnaissance operations,” she said.

“Sypaq Systems, an engineering and systems integration company, is an example of an Australian business that is exploring leading technology to help the Australian Defence Force meet its current and future challenges.

“Through the Defence Innovation Hub, we are investing approximately $640 million in Australian industry to develop innovative technology with a Defence application.

(Aus DoD)

First Steel Cutting LST AT-8 dan AT-9 di PT Bandar Abadi

21 Oktober 2019

Seremonial first steel cutting di PT Bandar Abadi Batam (photo : Kumparan)

Kabaranahan RI Hadiri First Steel Cutting

Kepala badan sarana pertahanan (Kabaranahan) Republik Indonesia, Mayor Jenderal TNI Budi Prijono menghadiri first steel cutting (pemotongan plat pertama) proyek pembangunan Kapal Angkut Tank, AT-8 dan AT-9 di kawasan PT. Bandar Abadi, Jumat (18/10/2019).

Mayjen TNI Budi Prijono, yang menekan tombol first steel cutting sebagai tanda diresmikannya pembuatan kapal angkut tank, AT-8 dan AT-9.

"Barusan telah kita ikuti bersama prosesi pemotongan plat pertama pengadaan Kapal Angkut Tank AT-8 dan AT-9 untuk TNI Angkatan Laut," katanya dalam sambutannya.

Menurut dia, prosesi pemotongan plat ini merupakan salah satu momen penting dalam proses pembangunan kapal sepanjang 17,0 meter itu, yang menandai dimulainya pembangunan struktur badan kapal.

Budi mengatakan, pengadaan kapal angkut tank ini didukung dari anggaran pinjaman dalam negeri pada renstra tahun 2015 - 2019 sebesar Rp 360 miliar rupiah.

Pengadaan kapal ini juga merupakan bagian dari program pembangunan kekuatan pertahanan untuk mendukung pelaksanaan operasi militer dalam rangka menjaga dan mempertahankan kedaulatan NKRI. Kapal ini nantinya akan digunakan untuk pelaksanaan operasi militer non-perang pada masa damai.

Ia mengatakan pembangunan kapal ini merupakan salah satu bentuk pembinaan industri dalam negeri, dengan tujuan untuk meningkatkan kemampuan dan keahlian dalam membangun KRI sejenis di masa mendatang.

"Harapan saya prosesi first steel cutting ini akan menjadi awal yang baik untuk kelanjutan proyek pengerjaan kapal angkut tank ini seterusnya. Hal ini selaras dengan tujuan pemerintah Indonesia dalam mewujudkan sumber daya manusia yang unggul untuk memajukan Indonesia," terangnya.

"Saya menitipkan harapan yang besar kepada Komisaris PT. Bandar Abadi dan Satgas AT beserta jajarannya, untuk dapat bekerja sama dalam pelaksanaan pembangunan kapal AT- dan AT-9 ini," tambahnya.

Di tempat yang sama, Stanley Rojali Komisaris PT Bandar Abadi mengatakan dirinya, berharap dana akan berusaha mengerjakan proyek sesuai dengan skedul hingga menghasilkan kapal dengan kualitas yang prima.

"Proyek ini telah ditandatangani bulan Februari 2019 dan kontrak efektifnya baru terlaksana tanggal 16 September 2019. Kami berharap dan berusaha proyek ini berjalan sesuai dengan skedul, hingga mendapatkan kualitas yang prima. Dukungan dari Dansatgas juga sangat kami harapkan," ujarnya singkat.

Diketahui ini adalah proyek pertama Kapal Angkatan Laut yang bekerja sama dengan PT. Bandar Abadi. Spesifikasi tekni Kapal angkut Tank, AT-8 dan AT-9 ini sendiri memiliki panjang 117,0 meter, lebar 16,4 meter, tinggi 9,5 meter, draft 3,0 meter serta memiliki main engine ABC 16DZC-100-188 2X4800 HP.

Development of Vietnam's Domestic Missile Program

21 Oktober 2019

TV-01 triple stage rocket (1st stage: launch, 2nd stage: cruise flight, 3rd stage: satellite launch). For a prototype indigenous model, the launch was impressive: the TV-01 flew to an altitude of 4000 meters (all photos : QPVN)

A boosted model with the identifier TV-02 is said to be an upgrade of the TV-01 that has just been introduced on the Vietnam Defense Television.

In 2018, the first information appeared on the topic VT/TLĐ/ 14-15 "Approach low-tech rocket launch techniques by physical model based on the prototype TV-01 missile" chaired by Assoc. Prof. Vu Thanh Hai

The project was carried out with the participation of the Aeronautics and Space Department of the Military Technical Academy in association with the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. This is the premise for Vietnam to proceed to create complete boosters to launch its self-made satellites into orbit.

TV-01 test missile has a 2-story engine (launcher, cruise engine) and 1 working stage that carries the "satellite box" to a defined position in space. TV-01 test rocket flew to an altitude of more than 4,000 m, a range of more than 3,000 m, made the process of stratification, sprung though recovered "satellite box".

Most of the systems and equipment on the TV-01 test rocket complex (except for some components and equipment of the control part) are made entirely by domestic technology and sources of materials and fuels.

Following the success of TV-01 boosters, the upgraded version of TV-02 has recently appeared in the report "A new development in the aviation - space industry" conducted by the Vietnam Defense Television Channel. show.

According to the information on the image, the TV-02 test rocket is designed with 3 options including: type 1 duck diagram, type 2 sub-map and traditional diagram, which all use structure 2 floor propulsion.

Specific specifications of TV-02 missiles include total weight 92 kg; the volume of the cavity contains 12 kg; total length 4 m; the trunk diameter of 1st / 2nd floor is 235/120 mm; the weight of the 1st stage/2nd stage is 29/14.7 kg; Burning time on the 1st/2nd stage is 2.8/4.6 seconds; Thrust on 1st/2nd floor is 19,300/5,950 N.

It is expected that TV-02 boosters will soon be built and tested in the near future.

It should be noted that rocket technology is a dual-use technology, which can be used to create long-range ballistic missiles by replacing the working platform carrying "satellite boxes" with warheads, which will then be weapons. strategic gas.

It can also be seen that the missile structure with the accelerating deck and the cruise engine deck with the "warhead" as above is very similar to the structure of some Russian-made air defense missiles like 57E6 or 9M311.

Therefore, in addition to being able to transform into ballistic missiles, TV-02 also has the potential to be converted into air defense missiles, which is clearly a remarkable new step of Vietnam's domestic missile program.


Russia Expects to Fulfill a Contract with Indonesia on the Su-35

21 Oktober 2019

Su-35 fighter (photo : the Moscow Times)

The contract with Indonesia for the supply of Su-35 fighters is valid, Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) of Russia, told reporters in Belgrade. According to him, Russia expects to begin its implementation in the foreseeable future.

“Su-35 is not a closed topic, we will talk about development,” said Mr. Shugaev (quoted by Interfax). The head of the FSMTC expressed hope for a decision on the implementation of this contract.

At the end of 2018, Indonesian Air Force spokesman Novyan Samega did not rule out that the supply of the Su-35 could be in jeopardy due to U.S. sanctions. Then it was reported that in case of refusal of Russian fighters, Indonesia will choose the American F-16 Viper. According to Mr. Samega, Jakarta "needs to use a combination of fighters of both eastern and western production."

Before that, Kommersant learned that the shipments planned for October of this year to Indonesia, the Su-35, are being delayed, since the authorities of this country are waiting for guarantees from the United States that they will not apply sanctions due to cooperation with Rosoboronexport.


KD Keris LMS Undergoes Sea Trials

21 Oktober 2019

Malaysian Navy first LMS 111 Keris sea trial,it built by China Wuchang Shipyard (photo : LoogNaval)

SHAH ALAM: Keris on sea trial. RMN’s first of class LMS, PCU Keris, is currently undergoing sea trials, according to a China based naval observer @Loongnaval. He posted a picture of Keris undergoing sea trial though it was not dated nor the location of the sea trials.

From the high resolution picture, we can surmised only the 30mm forward gun has been installed. The ship appears to be fitted with a surface search radar and two navigation radars. It appears also that there is no electro-optical device fitted on top of the bridge though this might not be fitted yet.

As reported previously it is likely that the equipment are sourced China manufacturers, though it is unclear their actual type and designations.

At the stern, the RHIB launchers look installed though no vessel appeared fitted. A small satelitte receiver dome is also fitted behind the bridge. The ship looked very much like the CGI provided by previously.

As the RMN had already said the Keris and Sundang are expected to be delivered before the end of 2019, it is likely both ships are already undergoing sea trials.

Keris as you are aware was launched last April while Sundang just this July. Both are expected to be based at the Kota Kinabalu naval base.

The Wuchang shipyard is also building two more LMS after the government ordered a review of the original contract. Two of the LMS were supposed to be build by Boustead Naval Shipyard.

Anyhow it appears that the keel laying of the fifth LMS will not take place anytime this year. In its Bursa announcement on Jun. 30, 2019, Boustead Heavy Industries Corportation stated that the keel laying for the fifth LCS will be conducted in the fourth quarter of the year (October to December period). However, checks with industry sources revealed that no date has been fixed for the ceremony this year. The keel of the fourth LCS was conducted in October, last year.

(Malaysian Defence)

20 Oktober 2019

Steadfast Marine Luncurkan 2 Kapal Patroli Pesanan TNI AL

20 Oktober 2019

Kapal Patroli 29 meter TNI AL buatan Steadfast (photo : Steadfast)

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA - PT Steadfast Marine Tbk (KPAL) berhasil menyelesaikan pengerjaan dua unit kapal patroli cepat berukuran 29 meter pesanan TNI AL dengan nilai kontrak Rp 86,75 miliar.

Dua kapal ini digarap oleh perseroan sejak awal tahun ini di galangan Steadfast Marine di Batulayang, Pontianak.

“Manajemen Steadfast Marine merasa bangga dan mengucapkan puji syukur atas keberhasilan peluncuran dua unit kapal patroli pesanan TNI AL yang berhasil kami bangun sejak Januari 2019."

"Kami bangga produksi dua unit kapal ini dirakit 100% di dalam negeri oleh putra terbaik Bangsa,” ungkap  Direktur Utama Steadfast Marine Rudy Kurniawan Logam kepada wartawan di Pontianak, Jumat (18/10/2019).

Dua unit kapal patroli masing-masing memiliki kecepatan 28 knot dengan dilengkapi mesin bertenaga 2x1900 horse power dan kapasitas bahan bakar 15 meter kubik.

Rudy mengatakan dua kapal ini merupakan pesanan perdana dari TNI AL.

Karena itu, pihaknya mengucapkan terima kasih atas kepercayaan yang telah diberikan oleh TNI AL kepada Steadfast Marine untuk dapat memproduksi dua unit kapal patroli.

“Dua unit kapal yang baru diluncurkan ini akan melakukan sea trial dan finishing selama sebulan ke depan,” ujar Rudy.

Kedua kapal ini diproduksi di galangan kapal Steadfast di Pontianak dengan nilai kontrak Rp 86,75 miliar (photo : Tribun)

Rudy mengatakan dua kapal ini merupakan pesanan perdana dari TNI AL.

Karena itu, pihaknya mengucapkan terima kasih atas kepercayaan yang telah diberikan oleh TNI AL kepada Steadfast Marine untuk dapat memproduksi dua unit kapal patroli.

Menurut Rudy, Steadfast Marine tahun ini mulai melakukan diversifikasi pendapatan dengan membangun dan memperkuat divisi ‘perbaikan dan pemeliharaan’.

“Kami menargetkan bisnis dapat tumbuh 30-40% pada tahun depan, baik penjualan kapal maupun reparasi, dengan membidik prospek klien dari TNI AL, Kementerian dan sektor swasta,” ujar dia.

Steadfast Marine membukukan kinerja positif hingga semester I 2019, tercermin dari pendapatan usaha yang naik 35% dari Rp 58,68 miliar pada Juni 2018 menjadi Rp 79,47 miliar.

Lonjakan pendapatan terutama disumbang oleh pendapatan dari proyek kapal senilai Rp 62,84 miliar atau melonjak 78% dan sisanya disumbang dari pendapatan sewa kapal senilai Rp 16 miliar dan lain-lain Rp 575,7 juta.

Seiring kenaikan pendapatan, KPAL membukukan kenaikan laba kotor 11,8% menjadi Rp 32,16 miliar dan laba usaha naik 19,43% menjadi Rp 17,49 miliar.

Perseroan berhasil membukukan kenaikan lba bersih sebesar 226% dari kondisi rugi Rp 2,4 miliar menjadi membukukan laba bersih sebesar Rp 3,04 miliar.

Total aset perusahaan di semester I-2019 tercatat naik 7,9% menjadi Rp 813,6 miliar, liabilitas naik 9,3% menjadi Rp 617,4 miliar, serta nilai ekuitas naik 3,8% menjadi Rp 196,27 miliar.


Hanwha Defense Unveils New Amphibious Assault Vehicle

20 Oktober 2019

Hanwha Defense is developing a new version of its Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicle (KAAV) (photo : Jane's)

South Korean company Hanwha Defense has unveiled a scale model of its next-generation tracked amphibious assault vehicle at the 2019 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX).

The Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicle II (KAAV II) is currently being developed for the Republic of Korea (RoK) Marine Corps, said YoungHo Koo, team leader of propulsion and suspension in the Hanwha Defense KAAV II programme group.

New version of KAAV (photo : Shephard)

The new platform is intended to replace around 200 of the first version of the KAAV currently in operation with the RoK Marine Corps, he said. The KAAV is based on the AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicle.

Koo said initial development of the KAAV II, which is supported by South Korea's Agency for Defense Development (ADD), is scheduled to be completed by 2022. At that stage Hanwha Defense will hand over to the ADD two prototypes for trials - one for land trials and one for sea trials.

New version of KAAV (photo : ROK Armed Forces)

Koo added that second-stage development of the KAAV II will take place between 2023 and 2028, leading to the start of mass production in 2029. Hanwha Defense plans to build the platform at its production facilities in Changwon.

Koo added that the majority of the vehicle will be built by local industry, although the engine and transmission will be imported, at least initially. The engine will be sourced from Germany's MTU, while Canadian company Kinetics Drive Solutions - a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering - will provide the transmission.