06 Desember 2022

30 New RMN Submariners Graduated

06 Desember 2022

Graduation of 30 submariners (photo : RMN)

KOTA KINABALU – The Submarine Command Headquarters held the 2022 Submarine Expertise Badge Application Ceremony which was attended by the Chief of Navy, Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza bin Mohd Sany at the Submarine Command Headquarters, Kota Kinabalu.

The Submarine Expertise Badge Application Ceremony this time saw a total of 30 students from the Level 1 Submarine Qualification Course consisting of 11 officers and 19 other ranks from various trades receive their expertise badges and been awarded the title of RMN submariner. These people have gone through several phases of training and successfully passed all the aspects that were tested.

Since 2011, the Submarine Training Center (PLKS) has been the unit responsible for producing new RMN submariners to ensure that both RMN submarines are staffed with competent and trained crews. To date, a total of 148 RMN personnel have successfully completed the course at PLKS and become RMN submariners. In addition, various qualification and expertise courses to improve the capabilities and skills of RMN submariners are also systematically implemented.

Two RMN's Scorpene submarine (photo : Utusan)

Additional submarine

The Navy Chief stressed the challenge of operating obsolete assets and defence budget constraints, indeed affects the readiness and capabilities of the RMN and indirectly risks the safety of the RMN’s own citizens when carrying out assigned assignments. Without appropriate provisions, it can affect the ability to maintain a high level of readiness and act against any threat especially involving national security.

Therefore, the RMN hopes that the new government will be able to adjust the security budget from 1% to 1.5% so that the defence capability can be adapted to the current security landscape scenario. In addition, the addition of assets based on the 15-to-5 plan planned by RMN is expected to be continued by the government, especially in the acquisition of 2 new submarines as well as continuing the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project and the Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) Second Batch project.

He also expressed his pride and reminded that the level of readiness of submarines and the competence of each RMN submariner is maintained at the highest level at all times. He wants RMN Submarine Force to continue to strive to master the field of subsurface warfare and knowledge related to submarines.

The use of the Submarine Expertise Badge Council has proven the ability of RMN to operate high-tech systems and can save training costs by reducing the dependence of training abroad.

Dubes RI di Jepang Hadiri Tour Boarding Experince Kapal Fregat 30FFM

06 Desember 2022

Fregat AL Jepang 30FFM Mogami class (photo : Reddit)

Dubes Heri Lihat Uji Coba Kapal Frigate AL Jepang

RM.id  Rakyat Merdeka - Duta Besar Republik Indonesia (Dubes RI) untuk Jepang Heri Akhmadi menghadiri Tour Boarding Experience Kapal Frigate 30-FMM (Future Multi Missions) milik Angkatan Laut Jepang di Nagasaki pada Selasa (23/8). 

Di sana, Duta Besar Republik Indonesia (Dubes RI) untuk Jepang, Heri Akhmadi menekankan, pentingnya transfer teknologi pada setiap kerja sama pertahanan yang dilakukan oleh Indonesia dengan negara lain, termasuk Jepang.

"Kunjungan ini untuk melihat transfer teknologi pertahanan dapat berjalan sebagaimana kesepakatan antara Menteri Pertahanan kedua negara pada 2021 lalu. Di mana kerja sama pembangunan 8 kapal Frigate, 4 kapal Frigate dibangun di Jepang dan 4 kapal akan di bangun di Indonesia," ujar Dubes Heri.

"Bila proyek ini berjalan, teknisi dari PT PAL Indonesia akan melakukan pelatihan di Jepang. Ke depannya, pembuatan Kapal Frigate akan dilakukan teknisi dari Indonesia, pihak Jepang akan bertindak selaku supervisor," tambah Heri.

Adapun kegiatan utama dalam kunjungan ini adalah melakukan kunjungan ke Sea trial, Sasebo Naval Base dan ke Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI) Nagasaki Shipyard. Kegiatan dipimpin oleh Laksda Yamano Futoshi selaku Direktur Design ATLA. 

Tour Boarding Experience Kapal Frigate 30-FMM (Future Multi Missions) milik Angkatan Laut Jepang (photo : KBRI Tokyo)

Pada pelaksanaan Sea Trial diperlihatkan kecanggihan teknologi Kapal Frigate jenis Mogami 30-FMM. Di mulai dari kemampuan manuver, deteksi anti-radar (stealth), pusat kontrol terpadu dan sistem persenjataan kapal. 

Sementara itu, dalam kunjungan ke MHI Group, Dubes Heri diterima oleh Hitoshi Shiraishi selaku pejabat senior dan jajarannya dari Integrated Defense and Space Systems Division.

Dalam paparannya, pihak MHI Group menyampaikan kemampuannya untuk memproduksi sebuah kapal perang Frigate jenis Mogami hanya dalam waktu 3 tahun. 

Diketahui, kerja sama pertahanan Indonesia-Jepang mulai memasuki babak baru pasca pertemuan tingkat Menteri Luar Negeri dan Menteri Pertahanan 2+2 pada 2021 lalu. 

Dalam pertemuan itu dilakukan penandatanganan kesepakatan kerja sama (MoC) bidang keamanan dan keselamatan maritim antara Badan Keamanan Laut (Bakamla) RI dengan Japan Coast Guard. 

Jepang juga berpartisipasi pada latihan militer Super Garuda Shield 2022 dan kerja sama United Nations Triangular Partnership Program (UN TPP) antara Indonesia, Jepang dan PBB untuk peningkatan kapasitas pasukan penjaga perdamaian.

(Rakyat Merdeka)

05 Desember 2022

Singapore and India Armies Conclude Bilateral Artillery Exercise

05 Desember 2022

Exercise Agni Warrior (XAW) 2022 (photos : Sing Army)

The Singapore Army and the Indian Army successfully concluded Exercise Agni Warrior (XAW) 2022, in Devlali, India, from 13 November to 30 November 2022. This year's exercise, the twelfth in the series, involved about 270 personnel from both armies. 


The exercise culminated in a joint live-firing exercise involving the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) Singapore Light Weight Howitzer, Field Artillery Meteorological System, and the Indian Army's 155mm Field Howitzer 77B.


The SAF's Chief Artillery Officer, Colonel (COL) Devieash James highlighted the importance of the bilateral exercise, and said, "The exercise provided an excellent platform for both armies to not only have professional exchanges on tactics and procedures, but also allowed our gunners to train together in the field, culminating in a joint live firing exercise. For the conduct of complex and realistic training for the Singapore Artillery, we need vast training spaces, for which we are deeply appreciative of Indian Army's long-standing support for such training opportunities."


Held in India since 2004, XAW is conducted under the ambit of the Army Bilateral Agreement, and testament to the warm and long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and India. The SAF and the Indian Armed Forces share a long history of military cooperation, with regular interactions through exercises, military exchanges, staff talks and the cross-attendance of courses.

Elbit System Presented the Upcoming Sabrah ASCOD II Battle Tanks of the Philippine Army

05 Desember 2022

Sabrah battle tank with 105mm cannon (photo : Elbit Systems)

Israel's Elbit Systems has presented the upcoming Sabrah ASCOD II battle tanks of the Philippine Army in Haifa, with the Romanian Defense Officials.

The 20 Sabrah ASCOD II tank that they shown is armed with a 105mm Sabrah turret.

The Philippine Army expect the 20 Sabrah ASCOD Pizzaro tanks to be delivered before yearend, alongside with the Guarani wheleed Armored Personnel Carriers.

LPD Type 071E Thailand Jalani Sea Trial

05 November 2022

HTMS Chang LPD-792 (photo : Red Shark)

LPD-792 HTMS Chang (III), Landing Platform Dock (LPD) Type 071E versi ekspor dari China untuk Angkatan Laut Kerajaan Thailand akan dikirimkan sekitar April 2023, 196 awak sekarang menjalani pelatihan di Tiongkok. Video (dengan kualitas rendah) beredar untuk uji coba laut pertama untuk LPD-792 HTMS Chang (III) di Shanghai mulai 11 November 2022.


Progres proyek kapal pendarat multiguna besar HTMS Chang (III), Kapal Landing Dock Tipe 071E Angkatan Laut Kerajaan Thailand adalah kapal uji coba laut (sea trial) pertama dari galangan kapal Hudong-Zhonghua Ship buildingdi Shanghai, China yang dilakukan pada 11 November 2022.

Menurut halaman facebook resmi HTMS Chang - LPD 792, terdapat kumpulan foto-foto pengiriman 196 awak kapal untuk berlatih di China, yang diperkirakan akan menerima kapal tersebut sekitar bulan April 2023. Dari foto yang ada menunjukkan bahwa propulsi dan sistem navigasi HTMS Chang telah selesai, dengan gambar dermaga apung (Well Dock), sebuah helipad besar di buritan kapal yang belum dicat di geladak. Panel kontrol kapal dan ruangan (mess), yang belum terpasang sistem senjata di kapal yang mungkin dipasang di Thailand setelah serah terima kapal.

(AAG)

04 Desember 2022

Danyonif Mekanis R 413 Kostrad Hadiri Uji Fungsi Ranpur M113 Selesai Perbaikan

04 Desember 2022

Kendaraan tempur M113A1 BE telah selesai dilaksanakan perbaikan (photos : Kostrad)

Jakarta.  Komandan Yonif (Danyonif) Mekanis Raider 413/Bremoro Letkol Inf Bagus Setyawan ikut meninjau langsung Uji Fungsi Ranpur M113 A1 BE yang telah selesai dilaksanakan perbaikan di Benglap VI/4-1 Surakarta Jawa Tengah. Kamis (1/12/2022).

Hadir dalam kegiatan tersebut adalah Kapuspalad Mayjen TNI Eko Erwanto, Danbrigif Mekanis Raider 6/TSB Kolonel Inf Andrian Siregar, S.I.P., M.Han., Pamen Ahli Puspalad, Kasubdibinran Puspalad, Kapaldam IV/Dip, Perwakilan VI/Alpal Srenad, Perwakilan IV/Slog, Danyonif Mekanis Raider 412/BES dan Pasilog Yonif Mekanis Raider 411/ Pandawa. Sedangkan Tim Penguji berjumlah sembilan orang yang dipimpin oleh Kolonel Cpl Dwi Soemartono (Kalakgiat).


Kepala Pusat Peralatan Angkatan Darat (Kapuspalad) Mayjen TNI Eko Erwanto dalam sambutanya menyampaikan, sangat mengapresiasi untuk perawatan dan perbaikan Ranpur M113 A1 BE dari PT. Indo Pulley Perkasa di Benglap VI/4-1 Surakarta.

“Perawatan ini bertujuan untuk mengecek dan memperbaiki kerusakan-kerusakan pada Ranpur M113 A1 BE yang di miliki oleh Brigif MR 6/TSB/2 Kostrad beserta Satuan jajarannya, sehingga Ranpur siap digunakan dan dioperasionalkan secara maksimal,” ucap Kapuspalad.


Setelah dilaksanakan uji fungsi ini diharapkan dapat mendukung tugas pokok lebih maksimal dalam menghadapi tugas kedepan yang semakin canggih dan maju,” Pungkas Kapuspalad. 

Singapore and Brunei Successfully Conclude 25th Edition of Exercise Maju Bersama

04 Desember 2022

The RBLF soldiers receiving a brief on the Veloce 15 (V15) mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (mUAV) during the subject matter expert exchange of Exercise Rintis Bersama at Mandai Hill Camp (photos : Sing Mindef)

Chief of Staff – General Staff, Brigadier-General (BG) Tan Cheng Kwee and Deputy Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF), Colonel Muhammad Wata bin Abdullah Awat co-officiated the closing ceremony of Exercise Maju Bersama at Kranji Camp this morning.

Held from 21 to 30 November 2022, the 25th edition of the exercise involved more than 240 participants from the 2nd Singapore Infantry Brigade (2SIB) and the 2nd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (2SIR) and 1st Battalion, RBLF. The exercise comprised small arms live-firing at the Multi-Mission Range Complex, platoon and company-level urban operations training, and culminated in a joint combined assault by both Armies on a simulated urban objective.


To commemorate its 25th edition, this year's exercise was held in conjunction with Exercise Rintis Bersama. Exercise Rintis Bersama, conducted as a Subject Matter Expert Exchange, involved more than 40 participants from the Singapore Army's Headquarters Army Intelligence, the 11th Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Battalion, and the RBLF's Combat Engineer Squadron, Support Battalion, who engaged in a professional exchange on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems such as the SAF's Micro-UAV and Veloce-15 (V15) Mini-UAV systems.

At the closing ceremony, BG Tan highlighted the importance of Exercise Maju Bersama. He said, "Exercise Maju Bersama continues to be the flagship exercise between the Royal Brunei Land Force and the Singapore Army. It is a vital platform where our people can meet and engage one another, from the private soldier in rank and file, to the senior leadership from both Armies." 


He added, "This exercise has indeed forged bonds and memories that would last a lifetime, not just for our soldiers, but for our armies… I look forward to seeing our troops continue to build on and strengthening this relationship, in all our upcoming collaborative opportunities; such as in our exchanges on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles capability development and future iterations of Exercise Maju Bersama and Exercise Rintis Bersama".

Exercise Maju Bersama underscores the close and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and Brunei and provides an excellent opportunity for both countries to strengthen army-to-army professional interactions. Apart from Exercise Maju Bersama, the Singapore Army and the RBLF also interact regularly through other bilateral and multilateral exercises, high-level visits, professional exchanges and courses, which have fostered mutual understanding and strengthened ties between the two armies.