"Kita sudah punya banyak produk riset. Masalahnya sekarang adalah industrialisasinya untuk menjadikan sebagai produk massal masih terjadi kendala," kata Rektor UGM, Sudjarwadi, dalam konferensi pers.
30 November 2011
"Kita sudah punya banyak produk riset. Masalahnya sekarang adalah industrialisasinya untuk menjadikan sebagai produk massal masih terjadi kendala," kata Rektor UGM, Sudjarwadi, dalam konferensi pers.
RAAF BAE Hawk 127 trainer aircraft (photo : Airliners)
"The Government has provided first pass approval for Phase 1A of the Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program," said minister for defence materiel Jason Clare.
"The Government has approved the funding of A$43 million ($42.7 million) for Defence to develop options and conduct risk mitigation activities prior to Government approval at second pass, which is presently scheduled for 2013-14," Clare added.
The total cost of AIR 5438 is estimated at A$100-300 million. Government approval may be given in 2013-14.
"The precise nature and composition of the ensuing acquisition phase will be determined by the capability definition study to be conducted," it added.
29 November 2011
Dengan tambahan 24 pesawat F16, Indonesia akan memiliki tiga skuadron F-16 yang akan di deploy ke seluruh nusantara. (photo : Aus DoD)
Dengan tibanya 24 pesawat F16 kata Hartind, Indonesia akan memiliki tiga skuadron yang akan cukup kuat untuk menjaga teritorial udara.
Proses peremajaan F16 ini, kata Hartind, diperkirakan makan waktu selama tiga tahun. Hartind juga membantah jika pesawat hibah dari Amerika itu adalah barang rongsokan.
Latihan penembakan dengan mortir (photo : Mertak)
KOTA BELUD - Seramai 397 pegawai dan anggota Tentera Darat Malaysia (TDM) bersama 140 anggota pasukan Tentera Darat Diraja Brunei (TDDB) menyertai Eksesais Mertak Bersatu Siri 9 di Lapang Sasar Kota Belud selama sembilan hari yang akan berakhir esok.
Panglima TDM, Jeneral Datuk Zulkifli Zainal Abidin berkata, eksesais yang diadakan setiap dua tahun sekali itu memberi impak positif kepada kekuatan dan kerjasama ketenteraan antara kedua-dua negara.
"Tujuan eksesais ini adalah melatih dan memahirkan anggota tentera kedua-dua negara dalam perancangan dan pelaksanaan tembakan bersama.
"Latihan seperti ini juga dapat mengeratkan silaturahim antara tentera dengan tentera, pegawai dengan pegawai demi manfaat bersama," katanya pada sidang akhbar selepas majlis penutup eksesais tersebut hari ini.
Turut hadir, Panglima TDDB, Brigedier Jeneral Datuk Seri Pahlawan Yussof Abd. Rahman; Panglima Divisyen Pertama Infantri Malaysia, Mejar Jeneral Datuk Mohd. Zaki Mokhtar dan Panglima 5 Briged, Datuk Abdul Halim Jalal.
Sebanyak 138 anggota TDBB terlibat didalam Eksesais Mertak Bersatu dimana 106 anggota adalah anggota Tentera Darat Diraja Brunei dan 32 anggota daripada Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei. (photo : Mindef)
Menurutnya, eksesais itu melibatkan latihan menembak mortar yang disertai platun mortar dari Batalion Infantri 1 Divisyen dan platun mortar dari Batalion TDDB.
"Eksesais ini berkonsepkan latihan medan dengan platun mortar kedua-dua tentera darat digabungkan untuk melaksanakan misi tembakan bantuan berdasarkan rancangan bantuan tembakan semasa operasi ofensif dan defensif dalam senario peperangan konvensional," katanya.
Sementara itu, Zulkifli berkata, pihaknya akan terus meningkatkan pengisian program tersebut bagi memberi nilai terbaik kepada setiap peserta pada masa akan datang.
Yussof dalam pada itu berkata, eksesais berkenaan amat bererti kerana memberi peluang dan ruang kerjasama yang lebih erat antara kedua-dua buah negara dalam pelbagai aspek.
"Bagi pihak kerajaan Brunei, saya mengucapkan terima kasih kepada kerajaan Malaysia khususnya TDM yang memberi peluang kepada TTDB membina semangat perjuangan antara kedua-dua angkatan tentera," katanya.
Battlespace Communication System concept (all images : AustralianSpace)
The three projects are:
Combined pass approval for improved Battlespace Communications Systems, including purchase of around 11,000 new digital radios for ground forces (Project JOINT 2072 Phase 2A);
First pass approval for the lead-in fighter capability assurance program which will provide enhanced training systems to provide Air Force pilots with the capabilities they need to allow training for current and future combat aircraft (Project AIR 5438 Phase 1A); and
28 November 2011
All eight of the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigates will be upgraded with an advanced Anti-Ship Missile Defence system, total cost is $650 million, including the funds already spent upgrading HMAS Perth. (all photos : Aus DoD)
Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government has approved the upgrade of all eight of the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigates with an advanced Anti-Ship Missile Defence system.
The total project cost is in excess of $650 million, including the funds already spent upgrading HMAS Perth.
The ANZAC Class Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) project has also been removed from the Projects of Concern list.
The 2009 Defence White Paper outlined the Government’s intent to put all of the ANZAC Class ships through an ASMD upgrade program, subject to the successful outcome of at-sea trials on the first ship.
The upgrade of HMAS Perth as the lead ship for the ASMD program was successfully completed earlier this year.
Following exhaustive testing, including in theUnited States, the Chief of Navy agreed to the operational release of the system in July 2011.
Government has now approved the installation of the system on the remaining seven ships of the ANZAC class by 2017.
Minister Smith said this was the latest weapon in Navy’s arsenal and meant the Navy’s ANZAC frigates would be a lot more capable.
At the moment our ANZAC frigates can track and destroy one target at a time.
The new system is able to identify, track and guide missiles to multiple targets at the same time.
Minister Clare said the project was a great Australian success story – cutting edge technology developed right here inAustraliaby CEA Technologies.
The remaining upgrade installation and integration work will be undertaken by the ANZAC Ship Integrated Materiel Support Program Alliance, comprising SAAB Systems, BAE Systems and the Defence Materiel Organisation.
Minister Clare said that the ASMD upgrade program is a good demonstration of how the Projects of Concern process can effectively manage difficult projects and deliver successful national security outcomes for Australia.
Tactical Vehicle/Rantis Garda 4x4 (image : AIU)
Aladin mini UAV (photo : Defense Industry Daily)
DST was established in Kuala Lumpur on December 20 last year.
Fancopter UAV (photo : EMT)
26 November 2011
Armed with explosives, the hijackers demanded the release of some detained terrorists. Failing which, they would sail the MV Avatar into Jurong Island and detonate the ship.
This was the scenario participants at Exercise Northstar VIII were faced with on 25 Nov. The exercise, which simulated multiple terrorist attacks at various locations in Singapore, was held from 10 to 25 Nov to test the whole-of-government approach in handling such emergencies.
In response to the hijacking simulation at sea, exercise participants despatched two patrol vessels from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Police Coast Guard (PCG) to flank the MV Avatar while they negotiated with the hijackers.
When negotiations stalled and the MV Avatar proceeded at full speed towards Jurong Island, the Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) moved in. The SOTF troopers approached via two Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) and a Super Puma helicopter, and proceeded to board and storm the ship while the another helicopter provided air cover.
This successful operation was made possible through a well-oiled National Maritime Security System (NMSS). Involving various maritime security agencies, the new framework enables the early detection of maritime threats and provides a timely and coordinated response to these threats.
It comprises a National Maritime Sense-making Centre (NMSC), which collates and analyses maritime information round-the-clock, and a National Maritime Operations Group (NMOG), which carries out operations to neutralise maritime threats.
Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean, who visited the final day of Exercise Northstar, also officially launched the Singapore Maritime Security Centre in Changi Naval Base.
After observing how the NMSS was tested through the simulated hijacking incident, he commented on the importance of the NMSS: "There's so much traffic in the maritime domain going on around us; we're one of the busiest ports in the world, so to be able to detect, sense-make and understand the threats developing and to pre-empt them before they occur is a very important first step.
Besides the sea simulation, Exercise Northstar also featured a chlorine leak simulation followed by blasts caused by vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Jurong Island on the same day. This simulation saw the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) containing the crisis, evacuating and treating casualties together with personnel from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Ministry of Health.
He also cautioned against complacency, saying: "We can never be too ready, so we always have to keep on practising. We must understand that the threats are unpredictable, so we cannot just be training for a specific threat, but we must have the flexibility to respond as the threats evolve."
Besides Mr Teo, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Defence and National Development Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman and senior officials from various ministries were also present to witness the exercise.
Ocean surveillance ship named HSV-6613 Giáo Su Vien sĩ Tran Đai Nghĩa (all photos : QDND, ttvnol)
QĐND Online - in Danang, Song Thu Co. Ltd. (a member of the General Department of Defense Industry) held a ceremony to hand over the sea vessel surveillance called HSV-6613 Giáo Su Vien sĩ Tran Đai Nghĩa, Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Commander, Chief of Navy has attended.
HSV Tau - 6613 designed by the Damen Group (Netherlands) and constructed in the Song Thu Company contributions to overcoming the lack of equipment for research, survey, surveying the sea, all set chart warning waters of Vietnam, creating favorable conditions for exploration, exploitation, controlling and protection of marine resources.
The ship is powered by four diesel combination generators, two Azimuth propeller, a propeller nose with the equipment information, navigation, weapons and other modern devices. The scope of operation of the ship is 5000 nautical miles at an average speed of 10 knots.
The ship’s design meets capability allows continuous operation at sea for 60 days and nights. The basic specifications of the ship as follows: Length overall: 66.3 m, maximum width: 13.2 m, depth: 6.5 m, draft at full load 4m, full displacement : 1550 tonnes.
Ship HSV-6613 was officially started in July - 2008, ship was launched in October - 2010. Until this time used for training and sea-trials conducted by military service.
25 November 2011
Roket R-HAn 122 terus dilakukan uji coba sebelum diproduksi massal (all photos : DMC)
Uji coba kali ini merupakan hasil dari evalusi uji coba yang dilakukan sebelumnya pada bulan November 2010 di tempat yang sama. Melalui uji coba dan evaluasi secara terus menerus diharapkan Program Roket Nasional dengan nama R-Han 122 tersebut nantinya dapat mencapai hasil yang maksimal dan siap diproduksi sesuai keinginan pengguna dalam hal ini TNI.
Dalam Uji coba kali ini, diluncurkan Roket R-Han 122 sebanyak 22 unit yang terdiri dari tiga unit warhead smoke (asap) dan 19 unit wearhead live (tajam). Dari 22 unit tersebut, satu unit roket warhead smoke (asap) telah diluncurkan Kamis Sore (24/11), sedangkan 21 unit seluruhnya diuji coba pada Jum’at (25/11). Peluncuran berjalan lanjar dan sukses meskii dalam cuaca hujan.
Konsep yang diajukan Boeing untuk KFX (image : Boeing)
JAKARTA--MICOM: Dalam joint production Indonesia-Korea untuk Korean Fighter Xperiment / Indonesia Fighter Xperiment (KF-X / IF-X) Indonesia hanya akan menyumbang 15% bila tidak mengembangkan kemampuan hidrolik dan komponen lainnya."Indonesia hanya akan menyumbang bagian airframe," ujar Dita Ardonni Jafri, Direktur Teknologi dan Pengembangan PT Dirgantara Indonesia, di Bandung, Jawa Barat, Selasa (1/11).
Senyatanya PT DI membutuhkan banyak proyek membuat pesawat terbang untuk menjaga keberlangsungan perusahaan dan regenerasi.
"Kalau dalam jangka waktu dua tahun mendatang tak ada proyek pembuatan pesawat, PT DI akan kehilangan kemampuan dalam membuat rancang bangun pesawat," Imbuhnya.
Dalam proyek ini, PT DI menjadi bagian terbesar dalam tim perancang yang dikirim Kementerian Pertahanan ke Korea Selatan pada 17 Juli lalu.
Proyek KFX menelan biaya sebesar US$8 miliar. Indonesia harus berkontribusi sebesar 20 persen dari total proyek atau sebesar US$1,6 miliar.
Keuntungannya, Indonesia mendapatkan sebanyak 50 pesawat KFX dari total 250 unit. (*/OL-5)
Malaysia's long-held requirement to field an airborne early warning (AEW) capability will see Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems formally launch a product in the country in December.
The latter draws on the company's APG-80 radar developed for the Lockheed F-16 Block 60 fighter and the APG-81 scaleable agile beam radar, being offered as an upgrade option for earlier versions of the type.
"We bring the same performance as a fighter radar, although it will be an APY- [AEW sensor] in function" said George Riley, Northrop's manager for surveillance systems business development.
"We are aiming to be as minimally disruptive to the aircraft as possible. We just need power on the aircraft and a hard point for mounting the sensor," he added.
Each pod will contain its own cooling system and other equipment, while a system interface panel will allow for the rapid integration of additional sensors, such as an electro-optical/infrared camera. Pod installation should take less than 4h, Morphett said.
Carrying one pod mounted on either side of its fuselage, a medium utility helicopter such as the Mil Mi-17 would be able to provide 360° radar coverage, with each AESA sensor's field of regard being expanded by the use of using a mechanical positioner.
Other potential host platforms could include the Airbus Military CN-235 and Lockheed C-130 transports, with these to be equipped with roll-on, roll-off mission stations for up to four operators. Rotorcraft are likely to be equipped with one operator station, and the ability to downlink data to analysts or commanders on the ground.
One radar has recently undergone vibration testing at Northrop's Baltimore site in Maryland, with this to undergo three months of industry-funded flight trials in the UK from the first quarter of 2012, using a prototype pod installed on a "medium-size" helicopter.
The first production-standard system is now in manufacture, and customer deliveries could commence within two years, said Younus Mustafa, Lockheed's capture manager for the Vigilance product. The company will launch the Vigilance product at a Tangent Link conference in Malaysia in late November, before promoting the system at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition.
24 November 2011
Artist's impression about PAK-FA in Indian colour scheme (image : Livefist/Parijat Gaur)
-Height : 5.9 m
-MTOW : 34 Ton
-Range : 3880 km
-Speed : 2 Mach
-Max Weapon Load : 2.25 Ton (Int.) & 5.75 Ton (Ext)
-Thrust Vectoring : With Jet Nozzle (±15 º)
-Engine Thrust : 2X1400 kgf
FGFA will be co-developed with Russians. Sukhoi Design Bureau (SDB) has been selected as the Russian agency for this development project.
A109 helicopter training simulator (photo : Scoop/NZDF)
“The A109 simulator and accompanying Virtual Interactive Procedure Trainer are critical components of the newly introduced integrated training system for future New Zealand Defence Force helicopter aircrew,” said Air Vice-Marshal Stockwell.
As a part of that training system the simulator will provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force with a cost effective means of training A109 aircrew and those destined to fly the NH90 and SH2G helicopters. The simulator provides significant financial savings as the operating cost of the simulator is approximately 10% of the A109 helicopter operating cost.
“The simulator cost EUR9.3M and it has an expected service life of at least 30 years. It will provide approximately 1400 hours of training per year but it has the capacity to provide in excess of twice this, if required. At the planned rate, the simulator will effectively pay for itself in less than five years,” said Air Vice-Marshal Stockwell.
One of the primary functions of the recently introduced A109LUH helicopters was as a training platform for NZDF NH90 and SH2G aircrew. AgustaWestland, suppliers of the A109 helicopters, also provided the Virtual Interactive Procedure Trainer and the Flight Simulator.
“The simulator is an excellent training platform as it allows high risk exercises (such as engine and other equipment failures) to be conducted safely rather than in the helicopter. It also allows flying training in bad weather and poor visibility conditions as we can simulate the external environment to suit our training requirements.”
“Both world class training devices will be housed at Ohakea and used for training NZDF helicopter pilots and crewmen. Approximately 50% of all A109 helicopter training will be conducted in the simulator, making significant training efficiencies and cost savings,” said Air Vice-Marshal Stockwell.
Virtual Interactive Procedures Trainer (VIPT)
This is a PC-based system that replicates the A109LUH cockpit using touch screens and allows training in the use of individual systems (e.g. autopilot) and of integrated systems (e.g. how the autopilot affects navigation and flight displays). The VIPT is capable of simulating all aspects of instrument flight using the aircraft’s automatic flight control system.
23 November 2011
Vietnam Navy has purchased 6 new Guardian Twin Otters (photo : Viking Air)
Guardian 400 Twin Otters amphibian aircraft (photo : FlightGlobal)
Konsep penggelaran radar yang mengcover seluruh nusantara (image : Tandef)
The President had earlier ordered P10 billion released for the Armed Forces’ modernization program.
MRH-90 helicopter of the Royal Australian Navy (photo : Jetphotos)
THE $2 billion contract for 46 MRH 90 European-built multi-role helicopters is a "project of concern".
Military sources say the project will be added to the Government's so-called "projects of concern" list if the Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, accepts the recommendation of the latest "diagnostic review" of the project.
So far just 13 of the 46 machines have been accepted by Defence and the delivery schedule is running more than 18 months late.
A source said the chopper still had major problems with its navigation systems and the review would recommend that it be added to the list of shame.
The MRH 90 will be the second helicopter project to make the shame list after the Sea Sprite Navy helicopter debacle that cost taxpayers more than $1 billion before it was abandoned.
Vietnam will strengthen its naval capability (photo : ttvnol)
The Government will earmark almost 634 trillion VND (30 billion USD) of the 2012 State budget for activities such as construction, debt payment and other socio-economic and national defence tasks.
22 November 2011
The first 51.43-meter Philippine-made landing craft utility (LCU) designed for combat support missions (photo : Business Mirror)
“We’re finalizing preparations in connection with the completion of a Philippine-made naval vessel for use of Fleet-Marine Operating Forces as well as other military forces stationed all over the Philippines for internal as well as external defense operations,” Tonsay said.
The Navy has yet to name the ship.
Earlier, the Armed Forces chief of staff, Gen. Eduardo Oban Jr., announced the near completion of the inter-island and coastal operations watercraft capable of logistics transport and amphibious operations.
Tonsay said the LCU Acquisition Project is part of the 2002 Revised Reprioritized Project List with an approved budget of P189 million.
“The LCU is being jointly constructed by Propmech Corp. of Manila for the engine and propulsion system and the Philippine Iron Construction and Marine Works Inc. of Misamis Oriental for the hull and ship’s fixtures,” he said.
Tonsay said the ship is configured to transport combat personnel, vehicles, artillery equipment, and cargoes in support of military amphibious operations and secondarily, to perform noncombatant evacuation, medical mission, disaster, rescue-and-relief operations and transport-logistic mission, in support to national socioeconomic projects of the government.
“Our new ship is manned by 15 personnel or crew and has a capacity of 200 passengers or 200 soldiers. It has approximately displacement capacity of 579 tons with a cargo space area of about 250 square meters, or a maximum of 110 tons. Its cruising speed is 14 knots,” Tonsay said.
Surion helicopter (photo : ArmsChairGeneral)
MANILA, Philippines — President Aquino has expressed interest to acquire new helicopters and other military equipment from South Korea amid efforts to modernize the country’s Armed Forces.
Lee arrived in Manila last Sunday for a three-day state visit that includes meetings with businessmen and a town hall meeting with college students.
C-130H of the RAAF (photo : Jetphotos)
Three high-speed Australian naval vessels will also be deployed to Indonesian waters to launch an offensive against people smugglers.