06 Desember 2019

Two Ka-32 Helicopters Ready for Oprational in February 2020

06 Desember 2019

The KA-32 disaster relief helicopter will be ready for a full-scale mission in February 2020.

Helicopter procurement project of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Ministry of the Interior is a collaboration between the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and the Army. In which the Army is responsible for the aviation personnel flying operations and a storage location, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation responsible for helicopter procurement budget and for logistics and training.


Currently, both KA-32 helicopters are stationed in the 41st Aviation Battalion, Department of Aviation, Army Aviation Center, and is undergoing training to increase expertise in using special equipment for aircraft personnel.

(TAF)

Army Displays Mock up Unit of BrahMos Missile System

06 Desember 2019


BrahMos land-based anti-ship missile (all photos : MaxDefense)

The Philippine Army is displaying a mock-up unit of the BrahMos land-based anti-ship missile for its two-day Philippine Army Technology Day 2019. This happens as the Army eyes to acquire land-based missile system.

MaxDefense Philippines has exclusively shared several photos of the said mock-up unit.

“The Philippine Army has brought out a mock-up of the BrahMos land-based anti-ship missile on a “modified” Mobile Firing Unit using the Philippine Army’s existing Kia KM500 tractor head and trailer,” MaxDefense said.

In preparation for the acquisition of land-based missile system, the Army activated the 1st Land-based Missile System Battery (1LBMS Btry) under Army Artillery Regiment (AAR) in October.



Also in October, Army officials visited Indian Navy Ship Sahyadri docked at Pier 15 South Harbor, Manila.

Part of the tour and briefing was a discussion about India’s BrahMos missile system that can be launched from ship, aircraft, submarine or land.

“The Philippine Army is interested in acquiring this type of missile as it will strengthen our coastal defense operations,” said Army Spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon P. Zagala in October.

(Mintfo)

05 Desember 2019

Pengujian Meriam 40mm & 120mm KRI Malahayati-362

05 Desember 2019


Uji coba meriam 120mm dan 40mm KRI Malahayati 362 (all photos : PAL)

Pada kegiatan Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) 27-29 November 2019, telah dilakukan pengujian meriam 40mm & 120mm pada KRI Malahayati-362. Digunakan objek sasaran tembak balon untuk firegun 40mm dan objek sasaran pulau gundul untuk firegun 120mm.



Pada saat pengujian, kedua senjata tersebut berhasil melakukan uji tembak. Hal ini menunjukkan kapasitas dan kapabilitas PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) dalam menjalankan setiap projek yang didapatkan.

(PAL)

Vietnamese Navy Launching "Yiet Kieu" Submarine Rescue Ship

05 Desember 2019


HQ Yiet Kieu submarine rescue ship (all photos : The First Guard Army)

With the launch of the Yet Kieu submarine rescue ship, the Vietnamese Navy will be able to autonomously perform submarine rescue missions without the need for foreign intervention or vehicles.

The 927 submarine rescue boat named Yet Kieu was built at Z189 Shipyard was launched on December 4.

After a period of sea trials, if it meets the requirements and is allowed to enter Vietnam, this will be the first submarine rescue ship in the Vietnamese Navy.

Not only serving submarine rescue and salvage activities, Yet Kieu ship is also capable of performing well rescue, salvage and searching for missing people at sea.



In addition, the ship also has enough tools and performs the work of surveying, exploring and studying the seabed; salvage furniture and shipwreck from the seabed.

Basically, Yet Kieu submarine rescue ship is built according to MSSARS class 9316 designed by Ha Lan, stretching water 3950 tons, 93.2 meters long, 16 meters wide and can operate 30 days and nights continuously at sea.

In particular, the ship is capable of withstanding waves of level 9, wind level 12 and on the deck is also equipped with a helicopter deck - allowing to expand the search range when performing rescue and rescue work.



In the past, we had launched similar ships and handed them over to the Royal Australian Navy.

Submarine rescue vessels previously built by Vietnam for Australia were named Besant and Stoker - the names of the first two submarine commanders in the Royal Australian Navy.

The successful construction of large-sized submarine rescue vessels for domestic salvage and export abroad shows the capabilities and qualifications of Vietnam's Defense Industry, especially in the field of ship building.

(KienThuc)

Kurangi Impor Alutsista, LEN Bakal Penuhi 35 Persen Kebutuhan

05 Desember 2019


Radar 3D RAT 31 yang akan dibangun LEN bersama Leonardo (photo : Leonardo)

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- PT LEN Industri (Persero) menargetkan mampu memenuhi 35 persen kebutuhan pengadaan alat utama sistem senjata alias alutsista nasional di Kementerian Pertahanan (Kemenhan) dalam lima tahun ke depan. Target ini sejalan dengan keinginan Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi) untuk mengurangi impor alutsista.

Direktur Utama LEN Industri Zakky Gamal Yasin mengatakan target itu akan dikejar secara bersama-sama oleh para perusahaan negara di bidang industri pertahanan, misalnya PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) dan PT PAL Indonesia (Persero). Saat ini, para BUMN baru bisa memenuhi sekitar 13 persen kebutuhan pengadaan alutsista Kemenhan.

"Harapan kami bisa memenuhi sekitar 35 persen dalam lima tahun ke depan, kalau bisa malah per tahun mencapai 30 persenan. Khusus LEN, tahun lalu kami penuhi dengan nilai kontrak Rp1 triliun, tahun depan diupayakan mencapai Rp2 triliun," ujar Zakky kepada CNNIndonesia.com di Kementerian BUMN, Selasa (3/12).

Untuk mengejar target tersebut, sambungnya, perusahaan bersama para rekan kerja tengah mengkaji dan memetakan pembangunan industri pertahanan sekaligus alutsista dalam negeri. Salah satunya mengoptimalkan pemenuhan bahan baku agar Tingkat Kandungan Dalam Negeri (TKDN) bisa mencapai 50 persen sampai 60 persen, sehingga impor bahan baku bisa dikurangi.

Selain itu, Kemenhan pun, kata Zakky, tengah mendata apa saja kebutuhan pengadaan alutsista mereka ke depan. Tujuannya, agar industri nasional bisa bersiap untuk memenuhi setiap komponen alutsista secara jangka panjang.

Kemudian, para perusahaan negara juga terus memetakan kerja sama yang mungkin dilakukan dengan rekan kerja dari luar negeri agar pengembangan industri serta transfer teknologi bisa terjadi. Penjajakan dilakukan dengan negara-negara di kawasan Eropa, Rusia, hingga Amerika Serikat.


Radar 2D yang sudah mampu dibikin LEN (photo : Jane's)

"Misalnya juga pesawat tempur, kan kami belum bisa buat sendiri, maka kami jajak kerja sama dengan Korea Selatan, apakah bisa alternatif pesawat tempur ke depan, begitu juga kapal selam. LEN sendiri mau fokus penuhi kebutuhan radar dulu," jelasnya.

Pimpin percepatan persiapan kluster pertahanan

Di sisi lain, perusahaan juga memaksimalkan kerja sama di dalam negeri dengan rencana pembentukan kluster industri pertahanan bersama PTDI, PT PAL, PT Pindad (Persero), dan PT Dahana (Persero). Sebelumnya, kelima perusahaan pelat merah dikabarkan akan membentuk holding perusahaan dengan induk PTDI.

"Sementara ini baru kluster, mungkin nanti ujungnya ke holding, tapi kami tunggu arahan selanjutnya. Tapi memang kami baru terima SK dari Menteri BUMN (Erick Thohir) bahwa LEN ditunjuk sebagai ketua tim percepatan kluster, mudah-mudahan ini segera berjalan," tuturnya.

Zakky percaya kluster industri pertahanan ke depan tak hanya bisa diandalkan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pengadaan alutsista nasional, namun juga memberi keuntungan bagi perusahaan secara bisnis. Sebab, kluster bisa membuat penetrasi pasar kelima perusahaan membesar.

Lalu, bisa memudahkan masing-masing perusahaan dalam mencari sumber pendanaan, peningkatan aset dan modal, hingga negosiasi proyek yang lebih besar.  Sebagai gambaran, Kemenhan memiliki pagu anggaran sebesar Rp109,55 triliun pada APBN 2019. Anggaran tersebut akan meningkat menjadi Rp127,35 triliun pada APBN 2020.

Dari anggaran 2020, alokasi untuk pengadaan alutsista sekitar Rp14,53 triliun. Namun, alokasi itu belum termasuk anggaran pemeliharaan dan perawatan hingga modernisasi alutsista yang memiliki anggaran sendiri.

Sayangnya, dari alokasi pengadaan alutsista itu, baru 13 persen yang dipenuhi oleh industri dalam negeri, seperti LEN Industri Cs. Sisanya, dari impor.

(CNN)

Malaysia also Considering Su-57 Fighter : PM

05 Desember 2019


Su-57 stealth fighter (photo : INA)

Malaysia Considering Acquisitions of Advanced Russian Su-57, Su-35 and MiG-35 Fighters - Prime Minister Mahathir

alaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has elaborated on the country’s plans to modernise its Air Force, stating that the country was actively considering replacing older fourth generation MiG-29 and ‘4+ generation’ Su-30MKM fighters with next generation platforms. This comes amid moves by neighbouring Singapore and Indonesia to acquire new fighters of their own with next generation capabilities - the F-35A and Su-35 respectively. In an interview with Russian state media, the Prime Minister stated: “We may find that they (jets that are currently used by Malaysia) are too old and maybe not performing just as well as the new versions. But, on the other hand, money is of great concern to us. Spending money on expensive fighter planes is not very productive for us… We are not going to war with anyone.” 

When asked whether Malaysia would consider acquiring Russia’s latest air superiority fighters, the Su-35 and Su-57, the Prime Minister emphasised that while they were “very expensive toys,” it was essential for the Southeast Asian state to keep its armaments up to date and the possibility was being explored. He further highlighted the possibility of acquiring the lighter ‘4++ generation’ MiG-35 fighters - a platform which entered service in the Russian Air Force only in June 2019. Russia reportedly offered to purchase Malaysia’s ageing MiG-29 fighters if the funds were used to help pay for the MiG-35. The MiG-35’s extremely low operational costs, its compatibility with the MiG-29’s maintenance infrastructure already in place, and its access to advanced munitions including new R-37M hypersonic air to air missiles, make it a potentially attractive choice.  

Speaking regarding the possibility of a MiG-35 purchase, Prime Minister Mahathir stated: “We are actually studying their proposal about taking back the old MiGs and providing us with the new version, MiG-35, I think. But, of course, even then we would have to pay quite a large sum of money. And Malaysia is not a country that spends too much money on defence. Only 2% of our budget is spent on defence. We spend 25% of our budget on education.” While Malaysia has minor territorial disputes with China, the country’s Prime Minister has been highly critical of American military exercises in Southeast Asia as provocations inflaming regional tensions. He instead called on the U.S. to hold drills in its own waters. Whether Malaysia will look to purchase new Russian fighters remains uncertain, but with a large Singaporean order for F-35A fighters expected this could prompt a purchase of more capable fighters such as the Su-57 to maintain a favourable balance of power. The Su-35 also holds some appeal as a lower cost alternative to the Su-57, one which has several commonalities with the Su-30MKM currently in service which will make it easier to integrate into the Malaysian fleet. 

(MilitaryWatchMagz)

Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) Ready to Offer CN235 MPA to the Royal Thai Navy

05 Desember 2019


CN235 MPA for Royal Thai Navy (all photos : TAF)

According to the policy of the Naval Commander, Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Project to replace the two long-used and remaining F-27 Mk 200 models, plans to restart in fiscal year 2021 after the canceled earlier.

The CN235 MPA model that IAe exhibited at the Defense and Security 2019 event was modified from the CN235-220 transporter (with winglet) with a ground floor underwater radar. Target tracking system under the head, ESM system above the cockpit, alerts and drop target system to protect yourself from being hit by a rocket, and equipped with 2 sets of observation windows. 



For the weapon system, there are 2 weapon points under each wing and 2 weapons on each side of the body. The weapons equipped with 4 light torpedoes, 2 mines, 2 sets of 7 rocket launchers (which choose 2.75 inch rockets, can be guided by choosing an optonics with a laser target). In addition, the left side of the body still attached to the machine gun from the side door which should be a 30 mm gun, with what is missing is the MAD system at the tail (there is a socket but not attached).

From the mounted weapons set if the navy chooses to do all of this, besides using the CN235-220 MPA in the submarine warfare mission and anti surface ships, aircraft could  be used in a mission to support land forces (as gunship).



The CN235-220 MPA has a Hi-Lo-Hi operating time of 11 hours and 20 minutes, 100 miles from the base of the sea, flying patrolling at 2,000 feet for 10 hours and 10 minutes, flying back and forth at a height of 10,000 feet, and has reserve to fly, wait another 45 minutes

Can choose to install anti-surface missiles such as Harpoon or Exocet.

(TAF)