31 Juli 2018

Airbus Helicopters Discussing H145M/C-17 Combo with Undisclosed Prospective Customer, Likely Australia

31 Juli 2018


Australia is looking for a SOF helicopter that can be transported aboard its C-17 Globemaster III airlifters and made ready for operations in less than 30 minutes. (photo : Airbus Helicopters)

Airbus Helicopters is discussing with a potential customer a requirement to airlift some of the company’s H145M battlefield support helicopters aboard a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft for rapid forward deployment.

Speaking to reporters ahead of a live-fire demonstration of its H145M HForce helicopter and weapons system in Hungary on 27 July, a senior programme official said the requirement is for four helicopters to be flown to an area aboard a C-17, before being made ready for operations in less than 30 minutes.

While the head of H145M marketing, Christian Fachini, declined to identify the prospective customer, Australia is known to have such a requirement for its special operations forces (SOF). Indeed, Australia is one of a number of countries that is currently being demonstrated the H145M HForce at the Bakony Combat Training Center (BCTC) in Hungary.

Australia’s requirement for a SOF helicopter came to light in the country’s Defence Integrated Investment Programme (DIIP), which was published in 2016. As noted in the DIIP, the new fleet of deployable light reconnaissance and attack helicopters to provide air-mobility support for SOF missions is due to be fielded from about 2025. As previously reported by Jane’s , the helicopters will be able to be deployed rapidly by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 as a small force element of three-to-four aircraft and personnel. The programme timeframe was listed as 2025–28, with a budget range of AUD2–3 billion (USD1.5–2.3 billion). Besides Airbus Helicopters and its H145M, Jane’s has previously been told Bell is offering its UH-1Y Venom and NorthStar Aviation is offering its 407 MultiRole Helicopter (MRH) as potential SOF solutions.

In terms of potentially selling the H145M to Australia, Airbus Helicopters hopes to build on sales already secured with Germany (15), Hungary (20), Luxembourg (2), Serbia (9), and Thailand (5).

(Jane's)

Perkuat Militer Wing 2, TNI AL Tanjungpinang Dapat 2 Pesawat Casa NC-212

31 Juli 2018


Pesawat Casa tipe Patmar TNI AL (photo : planegasm)

TRIBUN.BATAM.ID.TANJUNGPINANG- Pangkalan Udara TNI AL Tanjungpinang mendapatkan tambahan dua pesawat.

Pesawat ini merupakan bagian dari upaya memperkuat alat utama sistem persenjataan (Alutsista) untuk wilayah perbatasan Kepri.

Kedua pesawat itu adalah Casa tipe Patmar NC 212 P-8201 dan P8202.

Keduanya telah mendarat di Lanudal Tanjungpinang.

Pesawat diterima secara resmi dalam upacara alih bina. Pesawat tersebut sebelumnya sudah dioperasikan di Wing Udara 1 Surabaya.



Kini, keduanya dipindah ke Wing Udara 2 Lanudal Tanjungpinang.

Hadir dalam acara tersebut Kepala Pusat Penerbangan TNI AL Laksamana Pertama Dwika Tjahaja Setiawan sekaligus sebagai pemimpin upacara.

"Kita alih bina dua pesawat ini dari Juanda Surabaya. Sudah saatnya wing udara 2 ini menjawab semua permasalahan di wilayah barat khususnya di Kepri ini. Sehingga perlu kiranya menambah Alutsista karena tugas mengamankan wilayah perairan barat ini cukup tinggi," kata Dwika saat ditemui usai kegiatan, Senin (30/7/2018).

Ia menyebutkan, Kepri memiliki tingkat permasalahan dan kerawanan yang cukup tinggi mulai dari padatnya lalulintas laut hingga potensi kriminalitas di laut.

(TribunBatam)

NLAW for The Malaysian Army

31 Juli 2018


NLAW (Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) is the latest shoulder-launched anti-tank missile system (photo : SAAB)

SHAH ALAM: It appears that the Army had ordered a batch of Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) developed by Sweden and United Kingdom. This was revealed as the Defence Ministry issued a request for tender to multi-modal transport operator (MTO) to ship the missiles back to Malaysia.

Like the earlier order for the LAW and MAPAM (Mortar Anti-Personnel Anti-Material) this was the first time MD had heard about the acquisition of the anti-tank missiles.

Saab announced an order for the NLAW from an undisclosed customer back in December, 2016 with deliveries scheduled for 2017. Checks with MD sources indicated that the undisclosed customer may well have been Malaysia.

As the NLAW is manufactured by Thales Air Defence in the UK, it is likely that this could also be part of the Starstreak deal in 2015. Under the deal Thales agreed to buy back the retired Starburst missiles and launchers. Part of the proceeds of the buy back led to the purchase of the Guardians MRAP for the Malaysian contingent in Lebanon.

It is also likely that a small batch of the NLAW and LAW will also make their way to the leading elements of the 10th Para Brigade as a last ditch defence against all sorts of targets.

See full article Malaysian Defence

Russia May Export Project 22800 Corvettes with Kalibr Missile to Vietnam, India, China

31 Juli 2018


Project 22800 Karakut corvettes armed with Kalibr missiles (photo : Sputnik)

MOSCOW/TASS/. Russia may supply Project 22800 corvettes codenamed Karakurt, armed with the Kaliber missiles, to Vietnam, China, India and other countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Monday.

"These ships are very successful: they have a big tonnage, good armament, and Kaliber is the most important thing. The corvette has an acceptable price, it is small, compact and fast. I believe that it has a good export potential for a number of countries, especially from the Asia-Pacific Region - Vietnam, China, India and others," Borisov said.



Currently, the units of Russia’s Navy, namely the Baltic, the Northern, the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian flotilla are equipped with the Karakurt-class corvettes, he said. "Now the construction of the first three vessels of this class has been launched at the Eastern shipyard. I think the new models’ production will heighten interest in them."

The Project 22800 corvettes (Karakurt) are a series of Russian multirole artillery missile vessels of the near maritime zone developed by the Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau. The Russian Navy is due to receive a total of 18 small-sized Project 22800 ships, including the first two in 2018. The vessels are armed with high-precision missiles, modern artillery systems and Russian-made power plants.

(TASS)

TNI AU Akan Tempatkan Skadron Helikopter di Lanud Jayapura

31 Juli 2018


Skuadron helikopter Koopsau III akan ditempatkan di Jayapura (photo : Jeff Prananda)

KSAU Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna menegaskan, dalam waktu dekat Lanud Jayapura akan banyak mengalami perubahan.

Penegasan itu disampaikan KSAU saat memberikan pengarahan kepada segenap warga Lanud Jayapura di gedung Serbaguna Lanud Jayapura, Rabu (25/7/2018).

Berdasarkan keputusan validasi organisasi TNI AU, status Lanud Jayapura dinaikkan dari tipe B menjadi tipe A.

Konsekuensinya, akan banyak perubahan mengiringinya. Mulai jabatan komandan dan jabatan lainnya, fasilitas dan sarana pendukung juga akan disesuaikan.

Menyikapi hal tersebut, Yuyu minta agar seluruh prajurit dan PNS Lanud Jayapura segera mempersiapkan diri.

“Saya harap seluruh prajurit dan PNS Lanud Jayapura segera merespon rencana peningkatan Lanud, sehingga pada saatnya semua sudah siap sesuai yang direncanakan,” kata KSAU.

Seiring peningkatan status, bila sesuai kajian, di Lanud Jayapura akan ditempatkan skadron helikopter. Selain itu juga akan dibangun shelter pesawat tempur.

(MyLesat)

30 Juli 2018

Resolution Urging Duterte to Increase Defense Spending to 2% GDP Pending at House

30 Juli 2018


M113 of the PA (photo : rhk111)

House Resolution 1379, a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to allot a budget equivalent to 2% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to effectively increase the country’s defense spending at par with ASEAN neighbors, is currently pending at the House of Representatives.

The resolution was proposed by Magdalo Part-list Representative Gary Alejano in October 2017.

“Mandato ng Sandatahang Lakas ang protektahan ang tao at ang estado. Tungo dito, inihain ng representanteng ito ang HR 1379 noong Oktubre 2017, na layuning itaas ang budget para sa defense spending ng bansa,” ALejano said.

“Kasalukuyan itong inaaral ng Committee on National Defense and Security ng House of Representatives,” he added.

“[D]espite the enactment of Republic Act No. 7898 in 1995 or the “AFP Modernization Act”, and the passage of Republic Act No. 10349 or the “Revised AFP Modernization Act” in 2012, the procurement of crucial defense materials were insignificant and, sadly, the Armed Forces of the Philippines still remains among the least capable militaries in the region,” says in the proposed resolution.

(Mintfo)

TNI AU: Su-35 dan C-130J Dikirim ke Indonesia Tahun 2019

30 Juli 2018


Su-35 Flanker-E (photo : KNAAPO)

ANGKASAREVIEW.COM – Pesawat tempur Su-35 yang dibeli Pemerintah Indonesia dari Rusia dijadwalkan akan mulai dikirim ke Indonesia tahun depan (2019). Pembelian 11 Su-35 oleh Kementerian Pertahanan ini sebagai realisasi kelanjutan pembangunan kekuatan pokok minimum (MEF) TNI. Su-35 akan menggantikan peran F-5E/F Tiger II yang sudah purnatugas di Skadron Udara 14, Lanud Iswahjudi, Magetan.

“Su-35 akan datang akhir tahun 2019. Akan mulai berdatangan juga C-130J. Unitnya bertahap, tidak sekaligus,” ujar Kepala Dinas Penerangan Angkatan Udara Marsekal Pertama (Marsma) TNI Novyan Samyoga kepada media termasuk Angkasa Review di Yogyakarta, Minggu (29/7/2018).

Dikatakan lebih lanjut oleh Samyoga, tidak ada kendala dalam hal pembelian Su-35. Proses pembelian agak tertunda karena menyangkut kesepakatan jumlah pesawat. “Yang tadinya delapan pesawat, menjadi 11 pesawat. Dan untuk pesawat kita itu full combat semua, dengan persenjataannya” lanjutnya.

Sebelumnya, pada kesempatan yang sama di Yogyakarta, KSAU Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna menjabarkan, pembangunan kekuatan Koopsau III mulai dilaksanakan. Saat ini pembangunan gedung untuk Markas Koopsau III dan perumahan prajurit di Biak mulai dilaksanakan.

Dalam rangka perkuatan Koopsau III, dua Pangkalan TNI AU (Lanud) di Papua juga sudah ditingkatkan dari Tipe B (dipimpin kolonel) menjadi Tipe A (dipimpin bintang satu). Yaitu Lanud Manuhua Biak dan Lanud Silas Papare Jayapura.

Tidak hanya itu, beberapa skadron baru akan dibangun TNI AU di Papua ini. “Ke depan secara bertahap kita rencanakan penempatan skadron tempur, skadron angkut, dan skadron helikopter di Papua,” ujar Yuyu.

(AngkasaReview)

China Donates Four Patrol Boats to PH Navy

30 Juli 2018


four patrol boats donated from China (photo : The rhk111)

The Chinese government has donated four patrol boats to the Philippine Navy as Manila seeks closer ties with Beijing despite a sea dispute.

“The Philippine Navy thru the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) General Headquarters has accepted the donation from the PRC (People’s Republic of China) four patrol boats,” Navy spokesperson Cdr. Jonathan Zata said Sunday.

The donation came with 30 units of rocket propelled grenade launcher (40 mm) with corresponding ammunition.

Zata said they are assessing how the new boats can be integrated into the organization and supported in the long term in terms of logistics.

“We have assigned personnel to train on its operation and maintenance,” he said.

Other details of the patrol boats were not immediately available.

In late 2016, China has offered military assistance of $14 million worth of small arms and fast boats to the Philippines for free.



Photos of the blue patrol boats being transported along Roxas Boulevard in Manila circulated on social media last Friday.

China had also previously donated thousands of rifles and ammunition to the Philippine police and military as it battled Islamic State-linked terrorists in Marawi City.

President Rodrigo Duterte chose to seek warmer ties with China after a sour territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea during the previous administration. He pursued an independent foreign policy and sought closer ties with China as it distanced itself from the US.

Despite the friendly relationship between the two countries, China continues to assert “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea with its nine-dash line claim. It was invalidated by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague in 2016 but China has refused to acknowledge the ruling.

The Philippine government has also played down the ruling in exchange of economic investments and friendly ties with China.

(Inquirer)

Indonesia Reveals Details of Chinese Sensors Installed Onboard KCR-60M Vessels

30 Juli 2018


Parallel with the installation of Type 630 30 mm close-in weapon system (CIWS) turrets,vIndonesia has installed Chinese-made fire-control, search radars on two of its KCR-60M fast attack craft. Equipment provides vessels with a more potent defence against hostile aircraft and precision-guided munitions (photo : TNI AL)

In line with the installation of Type 630 30 mm close-in weapon system (CIWS) turrets, the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has also equipped two of its KCR-60M fast attack craft with Chinese-made sensors, consoles, and combat information systems.

Details of the systems, which were revealed on 22 July by a TNI-AL source at the service’s headquarters in Cilangkap, have been corroborated with Indonesian industry sources in Surabaya who are familiar with the matter.


Three KCR 60M class (photo : defence.pk)

Jane’s first reported in January 2018 that the TNI-AL had removed missile launchers and installed the Type 630 CIWS on its lead KCR-60M vessel, KRI Sampari (628), as part of wider plans to reconstitute the class. The CIWS turret is now situated at stern, where a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) used to be positioned. Since then, sister vessel KRI Tombak (629) has been modified in a similar manner.

The Type 630 CIWS is a variant of the Russian-developed AK-630 that has been marketed by China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) as the “NG-18 30 mm six-barrelled naval gun”. The weapon can engage low-altitude aircraft at distances of up to 2,500 m, sea-skimming projectiles at up to 1,300 m, and can fire between 4,500 and 5,000 rds/min.

It has now been confirmed that the Type 630 CIWS set-up on both Sampari and Tombak include the Type 347G ‘Rice Bowl’ short-range fire-control radar and its associated fire-control console. This sensor has been installed in the aft section of the ships’ superstructure, and can track targets at up to 6 n miles away.

(Jane's)

4 M-113 Amphibi Arisgator Perkuat Yonif Raider Khusus 732 Ternate

30 Juli 2018


Kapal TNI AD ADRI XLIX Kalaka (photo : IndoTimur)

Kapal ADRI XLIX Kalaka Bawa 4 Unit Kendaraan Tempur Ke Ternate

TERNATE, OT - Sebuah kapal pengangkut logistik dan peralatan tempur, ADRI XLIX Kalaka, Sabtu (28/7/2018) merapat pelabuhan ferry Bastiong Ternate.

Kedatangan kapal ADRI XLIX Kalaka ke Ternate, membawa 4 unit tank Arisgator A2 buatan Italia untuk Sat Batalyon Infanteri Raider Khusus 732/Banau.

Turut hadir dalam penjemputan kapal tersebut Danden Bekkang Ternate Letkol Cba Wahyu Nugroho, Dan Kal Adri Kalaka Kapten Cba Sawali, Para Personil Den Bekkang Ternate, para personil Denkesyah Ternate, perwakilan Yonif RK 733/Banau serta Danpos pelabuhan ferrry  Bastiong.

Dandenpal letkol Cpl Adi Wibowo saat dikonfrimasi indotimur.com mengatakan senjata tempur ini memiliki keistimewaan dapat dioperasionalkan di darat maupun di laut, sehingga disebut Ranpur Amfibi dengan kecepatan 60 km/jam dan di laut hingga 6 knot (kecepatan) karena didukung oleh 2 buah propeler hidrosatik yang ditempatkan di belakang kendaraan.

Menurutnya, senjata tempur ini dapat dipasangi senapan mesin berat browning M2HB 12,7 mm dan pelontar granat AGL 40 mm MK19.

Senjata tersebut diproduksi oleh perusahaan ARIS asal Italia dan diperbaharui di Belgia. Ranpur Amfibi Arisgator M-113  ke-4 Ranpur tersebut akan disimpan di Kipan ‘A’ Yonif RK 732/Banau. (IndoTimur)


Empat M-113 Arisgator untuk Yonif Raider Khusus 732/Banau (photo : TNI AD)

Yonif RK 732 Banau Kini Diperkuat Dengan Kendaraan Tempur Amphibi Arisgator M-113

Ternate Lindo-Satuan Batalyon Infanteri Raider Khusus 732/Banau kini telah diperkuat dengan alutsista baru yaitu 4 Unit Kendaraan Tempur Amphibi Arisgator M-113 buatan Italia yang baru saja tiba hari ini yang  diangkut dengan Kapal ADRI 49 dan berlabuh di Pelabuhan ASDP Bastiong Ternate.pada Sabtu 28/07/2018.

Menurut Dandenpal Ternate Letkol Cpl Adi Wibowo bahwa kedatangan 4 Unit Ranpur ini guna memperkuat satuan Yonif RK 732/Banau, dan ranpur ini memiliki keistimewaan tersendiri yang dapat dioperasionalkan di darat maupun dilaut oleh karenannya disebut Ranpur Amfibi yang dapat meraih kecepatan 60 Km/Jam sementara  dilaut hingga 6 Knot.katanya.

Lanjutnya bahwa  berkat adanya 2 buah propeler hidrosatik yang ditempatkan dibelakang kendaraan tersebut,dan  pada persenjataan ranpur ini juga  dapat dipasangi Senapan Mesin Berat Browning M2HB 12,7 mm sedangkan Pelontar Granat AGL 40 mm MK19.

Tambahnya bahwa kendaraan tersebut Diproduksi oleh perusahaan ARIS asal Italia dan diperbaharui di Belgia dan Ranpur Amfibi Arisgator M-113 telah siap memperkuat mobilitas Pasukan Raider Khusus 732/Banau.tagasnya.

Dan Untuk sementara ke-4 Ranpur tersebut akan disimpan di Kipan A Yonif RK 732/Banau dan nantinya  kita akan ploting sesuai kebutuhan selepas acara peresmian. (Liputan Indonesia)

28 Juli 2018

Menhan Tengok Pesanan Tank Boat di Banyuwangi

28 Juli 2018


Tank boat Antasena (all photos : detik)

Menhan Pesan Tank Boat Pertama di Dunia

Banyuwangi (beritajatim.com) - Menteri Pertahanan RI Ryamizard Ryacudu secara khusus melihat progres pembuatan Tank Boat Antasena 214 di PT Lundin Industry Invest, Banyuwangi. Menurutnya, dirinya merasa bangga karena kapal pertama di dunia itu dibuat oleh anak negeri sendiri. 

"Kita patut berbangga, dan bangsa ini bangga karena sudah mampu membuat kapal ini. Bahkan, dari negeri sendiri sudah banyak dipesan dari negara-negara lain," ungkapnya saat di Banyuwangi, Sabtu (28/7/2018).



Baginya, lanjut Ryamizard, buatan asli anak negeri mampu membuktikan produksinya layak dan setara dengan negara lain. "Banyak di Indonesia industri perkapalan itu ada 30 kayaknya, tapi yang dipakai untuk pertahanan mungkin ada 10 ya. Bayangkan, kalau dalam keadaan darurat dalam 1 hari kita dapat menciptakan 30 kapal perang?," terangnya. 

Khusus untuk Antasena, kata Ryamizard, ini akan dipakai di sungai-sungai yang besar. Dan dirinya berpesan, untuk amunisi meriamnya tidak perlu besar, karena kalau besar itu tugasnya Angkatan Laut. 

"Saya sudah tahu dari setahun lalu, ini digunakan di sungai-sungai. Seperti Kalimantan, Papua dan daerah lain yang memiliki sungai yang besar," 



"Pertama ini kita pesan satu dulu, dan harus bagus dulu. Coba kalau bagus nanti akan pesan lagi. Dan kalau bagus orang nanti pasti datang dan akan lihat dan pesan juga," terangnya. 

Targetnya, tahun depan tank boat pertama di dunia ini akan beroperasi. "Kita pilih di sini karena pas lah. Produknya bagus, tempatnya juga pas. Dekat dengan laut. Kalau mau buat kapal besar langsung aja di sini," pungkasnya.

(Berita Jatim)

Thai Navy will Receive the Strongest Frigate in ASEAN

28 Juli 2018

HTMS Tachin 471 FFG (all photos : thaidefense-news)

The pictures from South Korea showed Thailand's DW-3000F first frigates completed the tests and will hit the road to the country in August.

South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) recently announced that its first DW-3000F guided missile frigates were built for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) under a contract of 416 USD Tachin and number 471 have completed the examination and evaluation.

The ship will be transported to Thailand in August and will join the RTN fleet in January 2019, when it will be the largest and most powerful ship in Southeast Asia, crossing the Formidable class of Singapore.


As planned, Thailand will receive technology transfer from Korea to build the second DW-3000F in the country itself. It is known that the battleship developed from the prototype Gwanggaeto (KDX-1) destroyer.

The DW-3000F has a length of 123 m; width of 14.4 m; draft of 8 m; The 3,700 tonnes full load displacement is the largest ship ever exported from Korea.

The Tachin is equipped with state-of-the-art CODLAG dynamics, a combination of diesel-electric and gas-turbine engines, for a top speed of 30 knots, a range of 4,000 km in cruise speed 18 knots.


The main sensors of the Tachin are the Sea Giraffe 4A long-range radar with a reconnaissance range of over 350 km; It comes with the Sea Giraffe AMB mid range radar (180 km long range).

There are also three navigation radars on board; sonar system in drag and tether; 1 surveillance camera (including thermal imaging and TV); 2 decoy launchers.

Weapon equipment of the Tachin consists of a 76.2 mm Oto Melara Super Rapid gun; Two Phalanx close-in weapon systems; Two DS-30M Mark-2 30 mm automatic small calibre gun; Two 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns.


Most noticeable on board is the Mk 41 vertical launcher with eight launch tubes that can carry 32 RIM-162 ESSM mid-range air defense missiles, or eight RIM-66/67 SM-2MR/ERs, in addition. It also launched the RUM-139 VL ASROC anti-submarine.

Among the ships were the RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship cruise missile launcher and the Mk 44 light anti-submarine torpedo.

By acquiring the DW-3000F, purchasing three Chinese AIP submarines and launching a domestic mini-submarine project, it is expected that in the near future the Royal Thai Navy will regain its position as the regional superpower that once held in the past.

PT. Infinity Global Mandiri Serahkan 2 KAL 28M ke KoArmada II

28 Juli 2018


KAL 28m buatan PT Infinity Global Mandiri (image : IGM)

BATAM, Infokepri.com - Pangkalan Utama Angkatan Laut (Lantamal) IV Tanjungpinang kini memiliki Kapal Angkatan Laut (KAL) Bungaran. KAL tipe 28 ini merupakan salah satu produk industri perkapalan di Batam.

Kapal ini dibuat untuk memperkuat dan akan dioperasikan disalah satu Pangkalan Angkatan Laut (Lanal) jajaran Lantamal IV yakni Lanal Ranai. 

Penandatanganan berita acara penyerahan KAL Pulau Bungaran II-4-23 ini sehingga resmi masuk jajaran Lantamal IV dilakukan  di Galangan PT. Infinity Global Mandiri, Sagulung, Batam. Jumat (27/7/2018).


Serah terimanya dilakukan oleh Direktur PT. Infinity Global Mandiri kepada Kabaranahan Kemhan Laksamana Muda (Laksda) TNI Agus Setiaji kemudian kepada Asisten Logistik Kasal (Aslog Kasal).

Selanjutnya dari Aslog Kasal, Laksda TNI Mulyadi S.Pi., M.A.P menyerahkannya kepada Danlantamal IV Laksamana Pertama (Laksma) TNI R. Eko Suyatno, SE, MM.

Usai penandatangan berita acara penyerahan KAL Pulau Bungaran II-4-23 itu dilanjutkan dengan pengukuhan Kapten Laut (P) Muhamad Yusuf sebagai Komandan KAL Pulau Bungaran II-4-23 beserta anak buah kapal yang akan mengawaki KAL tersebut.


Selain KAL Pulau Bungaran II-4-23, PT. Infinity Global Mandiri juga menyerahkan KAL Pulau Labengki II-6-28 yang nantinya akan memperkuat Lanal Kendari sebagai salah satu pangkalan di bawah jajaran Koarmada II.

Penyerahan dan pegukuhan tersebut disaksikan oleh Panglima Koarmada I, Kadisadal, Kadismatal, Kadislaikmatal, Kapusada, Kapuskod, Kapuslaik, Kasguskamlaarmda I, Danlanal Ranai, Danlanal Kendari dan Aslog Danlantamal IV.

Spesifikasi Teknis KAL P. Bungaran dan KAL P. Labengki :

Panjang : 28,34 M
Lebar : 5,85 M
Tinggi : 3,20 M
Sarat Air : 1,25
Displacement : 70 Ton
Kec. Ekonomi : 18 Knot
Kec. Max : 28 Knot
Endurance : 3 - 4 Hari
Personel : 15 orang

(InfoKepri)

Teknologi Battlefield Management System CY-16H Diluncurkan

28 Juli 2018


BMS CY-16H produksi PT Hariff FTE telah dipasang di sejumlah kendaraan tempur TNI AD : tank Leopard, Marder dan panser Anoa (all photos : Jasakom)

JAKARTA –Direktorat Perhubungan Angkatan Darat (Dithubad) bersama PT Hariff DTE berhasil menciptakan teknologi komunikasi Battlefield Management System (BMS) CY-16H. 

Teknologi karya anak bangsa tersebut berfungsi untuk mengirimkan data-data di lapangan dan mencegah terjadi miskomunikasi di antara pasukan saat operasi di medan pertempuran. “Kami memberikan apresiasi setinggi-tingginya bagi perusahaan yang berhasil mengembangkan industri berbasis teknologi.

Semoga penghargaan yang kami berikan bisa memacu untuk bekerja lebih keras lagi,” kata Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartato saat memberikan penghargaan Rintisan Teknologi (Rintek) kepada Direktur Utama PT Hariff Daya Tunggal Engi neering (DTE) Budi Permana di Gedung Kementerian Perindustrian kemarin. 

Hadir dalam pemberian peng hargaan di ajang Innofest, Pameran Industri bertajuk “Internalisasi Industri 4.0: Building Innovation For Making Indonesia 4.0”, yakni Direktur Perhubungan Angkatan Darat (Dirhubad) Brigjen TNI Widjang Pranjoto. Dalam ke sempatan itu, Airlangga mengatakan, ini merupa kan penghargaan tertinggi dari pemerintah kepada perusahaan yang secara luar biasa menghasilkan invensi dan inovasi teknologi.



Direktur Utama PT Hariff DTE Budi Permana menjelaskan, BMS CY-16H merupakan produk Integrated Command & Control System (ICCS) yang dapat mengamankan komunikasi di seluruh hierarki yang ada di TNI AD mulai dari pos komando hingga pasukan. 

“Pusat komando dapat memantau posisi dan kondisi pasukan yang ada di medan perang,” katanya. Layaknya smartphone, kata dia, selain dapat mengomunikasikan suara, teknologi ini juga dapat mengomunikasikan data-data yang ada di lapangan dengan kecepatan tinggi sehingga dapat meminimalkan miskomunikasi dan mempercepat proses pengambilan keputusan. 

“Saat ini kami juga tengah mengembangkan BMS Personel untuk digunakan pasukan infanteri TNI AD,” ujarnya. Dia menambahkan, BMS CY-16H saat ini sudah terpasang di sebagian kendaraan tempur (ranpur) dan kendaraan taktis (rantis) milik TNI AD. 

“Teknologi ini juga dapat di gunakan oleh dua matra lainnya, yaitu TNI AU dan TNIAL,” katanya. Produk BMS CY-16H terpilih setelah menyisihkan 16 finalis lain karena dianggap memiliki banyak kelebihan dalam segi fitur.



Tidak hanya itu, BMS CY-16H juga merupakan murni karya anak bangsa sebab tidak ada campur tangan asing dalam pembuatannya. “Itu dibuktikan dengan tingkat komponen dalam negeri (TKDN) yang tinggi,” katanya. 

Direktur Perhubungan Angkatan Darat (Dirhubad) Brigjen TNI Widjang Pranjoto mengakui, melalui penelitian dan pengembangan pertahanan bersama Dithubad sejak 2012, seluruh rangkaian pembuatan teknologi tersebut mulai dari rancangan hingga produksi didasarkan atas doktrin TNI AD dan dikerjakan sepenuhnya oleh engineer Indonesia. 

(Koran Sindo)

PHL’s C-130T Aircraft Now Capable of Maritime Patrol

28 Juli 2018

PAF C-130T tail number 5040 (photo : Diego Roxas)

The United States government committed, under the Obama administration through Maritime Security Initiative (MSI), to provided the Philippines with palletized intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) kit for Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s C-130 aircraft.

The implementation of this commitment by US was raised through a photo that appeared first in Philippine Plane Spotters Group (PPSG) social networking group this week.

The implementation was further confirmed by MaxDefense Philippines in an article.

PAF’s C-130T aircraft with tail number 5040 was utilized for the project. The said aircraft is one of the two C130Ts provided by US government through Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program.

“The US military made use of the Canadian-built SABIR (Special Airborne Mission Installation and Response) system, that allows the mounting of modular pods externally without the need for modifications on the airframe except for the rear paratrooper doors,” MaxDefense said.

“Several systems were installed to convert the aircraft into a dual use surveillance/maritime patrol – heavy tactical transport platform,” it added. More information about ISR equipment used for the C130 aircraft is available at https://maxdefense.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-philippine-air-force-finally-got.html

US government’s Maritime Security Initiative also facilitated the delivery of several naval assets to Philippine Navy like the third Del Pilar class frigate BRP AndrĂ©s Bonifacio (FF-17) and research vessel BRP Gregorio Velasquez (AGR 702).

(Mintfo)

27 Juli 2018

HMAS Brisbane Second Air Warfare Destroyer Delivered

27 Juli 2018


HMAS Brisbane (photo : RAN)

In a moving ceremony, Navy’s second Air Warfare Destroyer, Brisbane, has officially been handed over to Defence.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, attended the acceptance ceremony at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide.

Minister Pyne said Brisbane is the second of three ships being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which comprises the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia Australia.

“Today’s milestone is a further demonstration of the success of the Turnbull Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan,” said Minister Pyne.

“The AWD Program has met all budget and schedule targets since the implementation of the Government’s reform initiative.”

“Brisbane will enter into service later this year and with her sister-ships, they will be the most potent warships ever operated by the Royal Australia Navy.”‎

“By using a combination of Australian and globally proven technologies, these highly capable warships will contribute directly to our maritime security and allow us to work even closer with our allies.”

Over the past decade more than 5,000 skilled Australians have worked on the three Air Warfare Destroyers.

“This has laid the foundation for an Australian shipbuilding and systems integration industry which will construct the new Hunter class frigates in South Australia.”‎

“The AWD Program has also built a vast Australian supply chain, comprising more than 2,700 suppliers.”

“Over 500 of these are from South Australia, stimulating strong economic growth and job creation.”

The first Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, was accepted and commissioned into service last year.

The third ship, Sydney, was launched at Osborne in May this year and will be delivered to the Navy next year.

(Aus DoD)

Marsun Launches Five M21 Boats for Royal Thai Navy

27 Juli 2018

The launch ceremony of five M21-class patrol boats, 270-274, at Samutprakan, Thailand on 24 July 2018. (photos : Marsun)

Thai shipbuilder Marsun Company Limited has launched another five M21-class patrol boats for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN).

The vessels, which bear pennant numbers from 270 through to 274 respectively, were launched on 24 July at Marsun’s facilities in the country’s Samut Prakan province, said the RTN in an announcement the following day.


The service is now anticipating the delivery of 10 M21 patrol vessels. An earlier batch of five boats in the class was launched by Marsun in February 2018.

The M21 class has an overall length of 21.4 m, an overall beam of 5.56 m, and a hull draught of 1.05 m. It is powered by two MAN diesel engines driving two fixed pitch propellers, and can attain top speeds of more than 30 kt and a range of more than 350 n miles (648 km) at economical speed.


The vessel has carrying capacity for up to 4,000 litres of fuel, 1,200 litres of water, and can accommodate a crew of nine. It can operate up to Sea State 2.

Images of the launch ceremony released by the RTN confirm that each of the five vessels launched on 24 July have been equipped with a 20 mm cannon in the primary position. The class is also armed with one 12.7 mm machine gun with a co-axial 81 mm grenade launcher in the aft section.


The M21 class has also been equipped with one crane-launched rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) at stern, and one inflatable life raft canister on the port side at aft.

Once delivered, all five vessels are expected to be deployed with the RTN’s coastguard squadron and take on duties such as VIP escorts, fishery resources protection, and other maritime constabulary duties in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

(Jane's)

Vietnam Installed Anti Aircraft Gun fot its PTS-M

27 Juli 2018


PTS-M of the Vietnamese Navy (photos : BaoDatViet)

Integration of Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft artillery on amphibious vehicles Crawler PTS-M of the Vietnamese Navy made its has the ability to defend itself against enemy aircraft while landing.

PTS-M is a medium-sized special-use caterpillar built by the Soviet Union and aided by the Vietnam People's Army. It is designed to carry people, motorcycles, guns, ammunition and cargo. less than 10 tons over water obstacles such as rivers, streams and large lakes.

Under certain conditions, the PTS-M has the ability to swim relatively well, so it is also available for a number of naval engineering units or island defense units.

PTS-M's transport capacity is up to 70 soldiers equipped with individualized firearms, or up to 12 ambulances (mounted on the vehicle while in military service, rescue, rescue). PTS-M consists of two men: commander and driver.

PTS-M can carry a maximum load of 5 tons when engaged in military operations or 10 tons when operating on water surface at a distance of less than 3 km. The floating capacity of the PTS-M is very large, up to 60% when carrying 10 tons, the maximum speed on the asphalt is 40 km / h or 11 km / h when swimming.

Equipped with a powerful 350 horsepower diesel engine, PTS-M's transcendental capabilities are good, maneuverable on a variety of terrain, bridge, the traction of the car on the two propellers reached 1.950 kg.



The crawler works when the water speed is 2.5 m / s, exceeds the sea level to 4, with winds up to 18 m / s, crossing the 2.5 m wide, across straight obstacles. Stand height of 0.65 m, the corner up and down the largest berth when carrying a maximum load of 10 degrees.

Standard equipment on the PTS-M includes infrared lights for night vision in low light conditions, marine compasses for swimming, communications equipment, radio gauges, breakers. In addition, the pump is installed for use in case of water.

It can be seen with such equipment, the PTS-M proved very weak if the enemy attacked by helicopter or low-flying aircraft, then the vehicle becomes a "shot gun".

To tackle this situation, Vietnam has taken a creative step that is mounted on a PTS-M crawler frame, 23 mm anti-aircraft gun Zu-23-2, which makes it easy to hit. Return the enemy plane while moving from sea to shore.

Compared to many other armies, only integrated PTS-M 7.62 mm PKM or 12.7 mm NSV machine guns to defend themselves against enemy infantry, it is easy to see that the Vietnamese way of doing things is unique, bring outstanding strength to the means of carrying this crawler.

(BaoDatViet)

TNI AU Bangun 3 Skuadron Udara dan Satradar Baru di Papua

27 Juli 2018


3 skuadron baru akan berdiri tahun depan di Papua (photo : Antara)

Tahun Depan Papua Miliki Skuadron Tempur, Hercules, Pesawat tanpa Awak

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Tentera Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (TNI AU) tengah menyiapkan pembangunan tiga skuadron udara (tempur,hercules,pesawat tanpa), yang direncanakan mulai beroperasi 2019.

Kepala Staf TNI AU (KSAU) Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna mengatakan pihaknya menyiapkan pembentukan tiga skuadron di wilayah Timur Indonesia dalam upaya menjaga kedaulatan serta meningkatkan pengamanan wilayah udara Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia, khususnya Provinsi Papua dan Papua Barat.

"Program TNI AU untuk pembetukan tiga satuan Skuadron terdiri Skuadron Tempur, Skuadron pesawat angkut Hercules serta Skuadron pesawat tampak awak (UAV)," ujarnya di Biak, Papua Kamis (26/7/2018), seperti dilaporkan Antara.

Yuyu mengatakan pengembangan tiga Skuadron TNI AU di wilayah Papua sebagai pengembangan kebijakan strategis alat utama sistem persenjataan (alutsista) TNI Angkatan Udara.

"Kedaulatan wilayah udara NKRI dari Sabang hingga Merauke harus tetap terjaga melalui kehadiran satuan prajurit TNI Angkatan Udara. Mabes TNI AU sangat berharap pembentukan tiga skuadron bisa terealiasi tahun 2019," ujarnya.

Untuk lokasi Skuadron baru TNI AU di Papua, lanjut KSAU, sampai sekarang sedang dilakukan kajian tim Mabes TNI Angkatan Udara.

Kehadiran skuadron baru TNI di Papua, lanjut KSAU Marsekal Yuyu, sudah sangat mendesak untuk dapat direaliasikan guna meningkatkan kekuatan sistem pertahanan udara di wilayah Timur Indonesia, khususnya Provinsi Papua.

Menyinggung Lanud mana yang akan dijadikan base operasional pembentukan Skuadron baru, menurut KSAU Yuyu, hingga saat ini sudah ada yang disiapkan di wilayah Papua.

"Untuk lokasi Lanud mana yang siap membentuk Skuadron baru akan menjadi prioritas Mabes TNI Angkatan Udara melalui Koopsau III," katanya.

Kunjungan kerja KSAU Marsekal Yuyu Sutisna di Lanud Manuhua Biak untuk memimpin sertijab Komndan Lanud Silas Papare Jayapura, dan peresmian peningkatan status type A Lanud Manuhua Biak dan Lanud Jayapura serta peresmian pergantian delapan nama Lanud di Indonesia berlatar belakang nama pahlawan Nasional. (Bisnis)


Pasir VI, Angkasa, Jayapura(image : GoogleMaps)

Kasau: Pembangunan Satrad Jayapura Bagian Dari Pengembangan Organisasi TNI AU

Mengawali kunjungannya ke Pangkalan TNI AU (Lanud) Jayapura, Papua, Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara (Kasau) Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna, meninjau lokasi pembangunan Satuan Radar (Satrad) Jayapura, di daerah Pasir VI kawasan Angkasa Jayapura, Rabu (25/7/2018).

Kasau yang didampingi beberapa pejabat TNI AU menyatakan, lokasi pembangunan Satrad sudah sangat representatif, selain posisinya yang berada di ketinggian, juga langsung mengarah ke samudera pasifik.

“Lokasinya sudah bagus, pembangunan sarana dan prasananya juga sudah lumayan, oleh karena itu untuk tahap awal bila peralatan sudah datang, Satrad Jayapura menjadi prioritas pertama” ujar Kasau.

Kasau melanjutkan, pembangunan Satrad Jayapura merupakan bagian dari pengembangan organisasi TNI AU yang secara bertahap juga akan diikuti dengan penambahan Alutsista, baik radar maupun pesawat di wilayah timur Indonesia.

Sesuai rencana strategis (Renstra) TNI AU, hingga 2024 TNI AU akan menambah beberapa Satrad untuk memperkuat pertahanan udara nasional di beberapa wilayah tengah dan timur Indonesia, termasuk di daerah Papua.

Seusai meninjau lokasi pembangunan Satrad, Kasau dan Ketua Umum PIA Ardhya Garini Ayu Yuyu Sutisna meresmikan Taman Kanak-Kanak Angkasa di Lanud Jayapura.

TK Angkasa yang menempati lokasi di dalam kompleks Lanud itu, saat ini menampung 20 siswa/siswi serta 4 tenaga pendidik.

Dalam amanat singkatnya, Kasau berharap TK Angkasa Lanud Jayapura dapat menjadi awal tempat pembinaan sumber daya manusia (SDM) yang berkualitas.

“Saya sangat mengapresiasi upaya Komandan Lanud yang telah membangun TK Angkasa, hal ini selaras dengan komitmen TNI AU untuk terus meningkatkan kualitas prajurit dan keluarganya sejak dini melalui pendidikan” ujar Kasau. (TOL)