30 November 2018

Will the Thai Air Force Get More Gripen Jets?

30 November 2018


RTAF JAS-39 Gripen (photo : ptisidiastima)

SURAT THANI AIR FORCE BASE, Thailand — The Royal Thai Air Force’s Wing 7, home to all of the country’s Saab Gripen aircraft, wants more jets. The question is whether the country’s defense budget will allow for it, one official said Tuesday.

“As operators, we know that this is a very good aircraft, and we would love to have more,” said Group Capt. Prachya Tippayarat, deputy commander of the RTAF’s Wing 7. “But it’s just that I don’t know when. The Air Force will have to think about that.”

The RTAF currently operates 11 Gripen C/D fighter jets, bought from the Swedish government and manufactured by Saab. The Air Force lost one Gripen in a 2017 crash that destroyed the jet and killed the pilot.


RTAF JAS-39 Gripen (photo : keithoys)

With 11 jets left, it is more difficult to accomplish both training and maintenance, Tippayarat said.

“So of course we are looking for the replacement for the 12th one. It’s just a matter of when. As the operator, we cannot tell when we are going to have that aircraft,” he said, adding that the service might have other budget priorities.

Thailand’s 11 Gripen aircraft are operated from Surat Thani Air Force Base, located about 328 miles south of Bangkok. Defense News visited the base Nov. 27-28 and accepted airfare and accommodations from Saab.

Surat Thani plays a key role in defending southern Thailand. Although the nation also operates Northrop Grumman F-5s and Lockheed Martin F-16s, Wing 7’s Gripens are the Royal Thai Air Force’s premier fighters, used primarily for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat, and for secondary missions such as reconnaissance, Tippayarat said.


RTAF JAS-39 Gripen (photo : aamanatullah)

The Thai government is also considering an upgrade of the RTAF Gripens’ software suite, he added. The jets are currently configured to the MS19 standard, but the potential upgrade to MS20 would bring the jets into the most advanced configuration for the Gripen C/D.

The MS20 software adds capabilities that make the Gripen a more formidable jet for air-to-ground attacks, including an electro-optical pod that allows the jet to drop laser-guided weapons, the addition of Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb and MBDA’s Meteor missile, and new radar modes.

One MS20 enhancement that the RTAF won’t need is the addition of Link 16 capability, the data link used by NATO and its partner nations. The RTAF Gripens run on the Thai military’s indigenous network, Link T. If Link 16 functionality is needed, the service can use its F-16s, but operating Link T on the Gripen allows Thailand to protect its homegrown capabilities and information, Tippayarat said.

Saab delivered the first Gripens to Thailand in 2011. Other Gripen C/D users include Sweden, Hungary, the Czech Republic and South Africa.

(DefenseNews)

66 komentar:

  1. Indo harus beli juga dan ikut program gripen NG
    Lumayan dapet pengalaman pembuatan, perakitan serta tot 85% jika beli satu skuadron tempur

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    1. Dan juga 6 dari 16 pesawat bisa dirakit di dalam negeri juga
      Lumayan buat pengembangan pesawat tempur dalam negeri masa depan

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    2. Kfx pun takda duit nak bayar..apa lg gripen.. korsel dah tamatkan perjanjian dgn indon. .

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    3. November 2018
      Indonesia Presses Ahead with IF-X 4.5 Gen Fighter Programme

      Indonesia is continuing ahead with its ambitious plans to partner with South Korea for the 4.5 generation KF-X/IF-X programme.

      Daily News spoke with Nurkaswiyanto, Chief Engineer IF-X, Technology Centre Division, Directorate of Technology & Development at Indonesia’s state owned airframer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for an update on the programme.

      According to Nurkaswiyanto, one of the main goals of the programme was to develop fighter development capability within Indonesia. The development of capability to manufacture large composite structures for aerospace requirements was another key aspect of the IF-X programme.

      Indonesia is now trying to better manage its financial commitment for the IF-X programme and Korea has been supportive of such requests, company officials say. In September, following discussions with the presidents of Indonesia and South Korea, both nations agreed to move ahead with the programme.

      The total cost of developing the 4.5 generation fighter is pegged at US$8 billion, with Indonesia to undertake a 20 percent workshare. The total financial commitment for Indonesia is expected to touch US$2.2 – 2.3 billion, over the 10-year design and development cycle.

      http://defense-studies.blogspot.com/2018/11/indonesia-presses-ahead-with-if-x-45.html?m=0

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      Adalah pesawat kebanggan dan andalan buatan malaysia yang paling maju dan yang paling canggih melebihi pesawat china, eropa, russia, dan amerika.
      Bahkan para ahli penerbangan di dunia mengatakan bahwa tidak ada yang bisa menyamai kecanggihan PTM Gen 6
      salah satu kecanggihannya adalah terletak di mesinnya yang mrnggunakan pedal sepeda
      Memiliki teknologi siluman mak lampir
      Memiliki kemapuan vertikal landing cepat, yaitu jika terbang bisa langsung jatuh ke bawah
      Bisa menembus atsmosfer dengan mudah
      Tak kasat mata
      Memiliki teknologi laser mainan 5rb-an yang bisa membentuk cahaya bermacam macam, seperti gambar kartun
      Kecepatan 1000x lebih cepat dari cahaya

      Itulah proyek PTM GEN 6 YANG BAHKAN AHLI PENERBANGAN AMERIKA, EROPA, CHINA, DAN RUSIA TIDAK MAMPU MEMBUATNYA
      TAHNIAH MALON

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  6. Balasan
    1. Why beruk malon Low IQ 😁😁😁

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    2. WHY MALAYSIA HAS THE WORST TOILETS IN THE WORLD

      Having lived in a number of different countries, I can safely say that even though certain parts of Asia have developed and progressed at a tremendous rate, their plumbing systems have not. I thought that Thailand and South Korea were bad enough with their little sanitary bins BESIDE the toilet to throw your disgusting, used toilet paper in (isn’t the entire reason that toilets flush things away, to prevent all these unwanted germs AND SMELLS spreading?!)



      But it turns out that Malaysia actually tops these countries with the most unhygienic toilets we’ve ever seen. Even our local Malaysian friends agree with us on this point. So here’s why we think that Malaysia has the worst toilets in the world…

      https://thetravelmanuel.com/why-malaysia-has-the-worst-toilets-in-the-world/

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  7. BREAKING NEWS!! INDONS INDONS INDONS

    Indons Air Force are upgrading their plastic plane engine using their homegrown TONG-TONG engine 400HP piston type.

    WKWKWK

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    1. TONG-TONG ENGINE with 400 HP PISTON cocok di pakai untuk mesin sukhoi MKM dan mig - 29 malon dapat jg di install di Hawk Malon. Mesin murah meriah, Malon pun suka cita memakainya. kahkahkah...

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    3. Coxok juga di pasang di heli nuri, tank pendekar, lipan bara, dan di pantat anda...beruk

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    4. Malaysian defence assets worst in Southeast Asia, says Mat Sabu

      In terms of our navy, air force and others in Southeast Asia, we are at the bottom.

      “Vietnam is far ahead, Indonesia is on top while Malaysia is the lowest.

      “It is embarrassing right now for us (on the international stage), but I will work to make Malaysia great again, number one again,” said Mohamad during the Ministers’ Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat, on Thursday.

      However, it remains unknown for now as to whether Mohamad was referring to the quality of the assets, quantity or service level.

      Globalfirepower, a website which assesses the military strengths of countries, in its ‘2018 Military Strength Ranking’ ranked Malaysia in fifth out of nine countries in Southeast Asia, ahead of Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos.

      https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/08/399753/malaysian-defence-assets-worst-southeast-asia-says-mat-sabu

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    5. BREAKING NEWS!!

      Royal Malaysian Air Force are upgrading their paper plane engine using their feet for pedal engine 1HP type.

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    6. Malon only has 4 fighter jets that can fly...poor malon

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  8. πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ–•mulai kumat gilanya si malon

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  9. Beritanya Kalau ga thailand...kalau ngga vietnam,kalau ngga philipin,kalau ngga Brunai,kalau ngga myanmar,kalau kamboja...

    Paling sering Indonesia...

    Berita kerajaan beruk malon belanja mana....


    Salam capcus 55 kerajaan beruk maid of london....

    Wahahaha

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    3. Kasian malon miskin nunggu tahun 2055 buat shoping 😁😁😁

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    4. Beruk malon sdh ngga mampu belanja om, mampunya sekarang ngemis ke russia minta perbaikan cuk-30 mkm(makam) gratisan setelah beruk hina russia ngasih barang jelek lah

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  10. Tahun 2055 baru belanja persenjataan ? Makin tertinggal jauuuh. Kasimaaan DECH Lou. Xixixixi

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  11. Jet tempur Gen 6 Malon adalah secret project yang di ciptakan insinyur2 pintar Malaysia dengan tahnologi Stealth,vertical landing pakai tali, tak keset mata, menembus atmosfer, senjata laser,kecepatan 1000x cahaya

    Itulah cita-cita Najib melalui propaganda UMNO, ayo dukung Najib dan Rosmah menjadi PM dan nyonya PM Malaysia kembali,,,,

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  12. ikutan Tahniah ah....biar makin lupa daratan

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  13. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

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  14. Malon economic very worst. All of their military technology is so old its laughable.

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  15. Malaysian defence assets worst in Southeast Asia, says Mat Sabu

    In terms of our navy, air force and others in Southeast Asia, we are at the bottom.

    “Vietnam is far ahead, Indonesia is on top while Malaysia is the lowest.

    “It is embarrassing right now for us (on the international stage), but I will work to make Malaysia great again, number one again,” said Mohamad during the Ministers’ Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat, on Thursday.

    However, it remains unknown for now as to whether Mohamad was referring to the quality of the assets, quantity or service level.

    Globalfirepower, a website which assesses the military strengths of countries, in its ‘2018 Military Strength Ranking’ ranked Malaysia in fifth out of nine countries in Southeast Asia, ahead of Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos.

    https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/08/399753/malaysian-defence-assets-worst-southeast-asia-says-mat-sabu

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    1. kesian malon termiskin di asean.. kalah dgn kamboja philipina dan laos... bentar lg kesalip timless..

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  16. PTM 6 = Pesawat Tong Tong Malon generasi 6 = generasi ke 6 malom mampus semua

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  17. 15 Reasons Malaysia Is The Worst Place To Visit In Southeast Asia

    http://thesmartlocal.com/read/malaysia-worst-place

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    1. PTM = Pesawat Tong-Tong Malon ? Hikhikhikhik...hakjiiiih !!! Terbaik kang essen

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  18. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

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  19. update seputar alutsista nasional lagi


    https://jakartagreater.com/kemhan-uji-sistem-kapal-tanpa-awak-tahap-2/

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  20. BREAKING NEWS!!

    Royal Malaysian Air Force are upgrading their paper plane engine using their feet for pedal engine 1HP type.

    WKWKWK

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  21. Setelah Raja mesum bekantan menikahi miss Rusia, Malaysia berharap ada kehijaksanaan Rusia untuk help..help Su30MKM yang lapok di makan rayap, padahal miss rusia itu adalah intel rusia yang memberikan laporan saat Raja Mesum bekantan tidur dan ngiggau wkwkwkwkwkwkπŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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  22. PTM Gen 6 Malaysia yang paling canggih hasil ToT dengan Negara Atlantis, rencananya US, British dan Rusia akan memesan masing-masing 1000 biji

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    1. Bukan gen 6 tp 7, hasil tot dari negara uganda, paling canggih seantero dunia dan akhirat

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  23. will malaysia air force songlap engine again???

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  24. Ngeri gripen thai tentengannya 4 amraam 2 sidewinder..wkwkwk...amraam indo sudah sampai belum ya...Rahasia.

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