26 Maret 2017

Indonesia is Considering the Possibility of a Licensed Production of Components for BMP-3F

26 Maret 2017


BMP-3F of the Korps Marinir (photo : vpk)

LANGKAWI / Malaysia / TASS / - Indonesia is considering the possibility to establish a licensed production of shells and components for infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F, Mikhail Petukhov, deputy director-general of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told reporters at the LIMA arms exhibition.

"At present, the Indonesian side is studying Russian proposals for the organization of licensed production of ammunition and individual components for previously delivered BMP-3F," Petukhov said.

According to him, Russia is ready to cooperate with potential foreign customers in the field of licensed production of equipment. "We are ready for this format of cooperation, but its appropriateness, parameters and prospects should be considered in each specific case," he said.

BMP-3F is a version of a combat vehicle for the Marine Corps, it can also be used by the Coast Guard and border guards. The machine is used to conduct combat in the coastal zone, on the coast, during the landing of the sea assault. Its arms include guns of 100 and 30 millimeters caliber, anti-tank guided missiles, a 7.62 millimeter machine gun. Crew BMP-3F consists of three people, the car can carry up to seven people landing.

The first BMP-3F was delivered to Indonesia in 2010, then the Asian country received 17 vehicles. Later, the Indonesian military received 37 more infantry fighting vehicles.

Exhibition LIMA 2017 takes place on the island of Langkawi from 21 to 25 March. More than 550 companies from 36 countries participate in it, over 300 official representatives from more than 60 countries are invited to the events.

(VPK)

RTA Ordered 34 NORINCO ZBL-09

26 Maret 2017


Norinco ZBD 09 (photo : Tank Encyclopedia)

RTA ordered ZBL-09 from NORICO to be commissioned in the Cavalry Unit

Foreign correspondent said to TAF in LIMA 2017 yesterday that the Royal Thai Army signed the order to buy 34 ZBL-09 8x8 and 12,506 30 mm round from China's NORICO.

ZBL-09 can be compared to BTR-3E1 earlier procured and deployed in the infantry units. RTA will buy one battalion of ZBL-09 and aim for 2020 delivery at the price of 1.695 mil USD each. TAF believe that this order is a part of the 400 million Baht project to upgrade the RTA maintenance factory to be able to maintain and refurbish all Chinese-made vehicle in RTA, including VT-4 tank, Type-85 and ZBL-09. Thy aim to become the regional center for Chinese vehicle maintenance.

(TAF)

MTC Shows Mobile Offshore Base Station

26 Maret 2017


MTC Mobile Offshore Base Station concept (all photos : Monch, Navy Recognition) 

During LIMA 2017 in Malaysia, the Marine Technology Company (MTC) has presented the MOBS (Mobile Offshore Base Station) in two proposed variants – with engine (SPB, Self-Propelled Barge) and without (tugged by another unit, known as 8PMB, 8-Point Mooring Barge). MTC is a consortium of several companies, established in 2009 as MTC Engineering Sd. Bhd. (MTCE).


MOBS is intended for military purposes as a sea-base. Its project assumes that MOBS would be built from steel – the main hull is to be divided into several compartments (galley, mess room, recreation room, prayer room, and control room). Accommodation area is intended to be placed on a main deck (up to 40 personnel). Its maximum length is 62 metres (SPB) or 44.80 metres (8PMB). Capacity of its fuel tank is 2000 m3 and of fresh water is 200 m3. This barge would accommodate one helicopter on a deck (without a hangar) and one interception/patrol craft (small craft ramp is planned at the aft).



MTC is known in Malaysia and the region for its activities in a civilian market – it specialises in Front End Engineering Design (FEED), Detailed Design Engineering (DDE), Naval Architecture (ship design, fast boats, fishing vessels, tugs, trawlers and barges, accommodation barges), mechanical, electrical and structural services as well as Marine Engineering consultancy. It is also involved in mooring systems and fixed platforms.

(Monch)

Tiga Helikopter Apache Guardian akan Diterima November

26 Maret 2017

Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian (photo : conpaper)

Delapan Apache Siap Perkuat Skadron 11 Penerbad

SEMARANG, suaramerdeka.com - Delapan Heli Apache akan segera diterima Skadron 11 Penerbad Semarang. Pengiriman pesawat canggih buatan Amerika tersebut akan dilakukan dua tahap, dengan tahap pertama sebanyak tiga unit akan diterima November, sedang lima unit sisanya pada tahun 2018. Hal tersebut diungkapkan Wadanpuspenerbad Brigjen TNI Eko Susetyo usai menerima kunjungan kerja Komisi I DPR RI di Skadron 11/ Serbu, Penerbad Semarang, Jumat (24/3).

“Heli Apache akan kita terima sebanyak delapan unit yang akan dikirim bertahap. Ini menjadi alutsista penerbad dengan teknologi tercanggih dan terbaru. Untuk itu kita telah melakukan persiapan, baik untuk kemampuan pilot menerbangkannya maupun dalam perawatannya. Sejumlah personil pilot sudah kami kirim untuk mengikuti training di Amerika. Apache ini akan menjadi kekuatan baru yang menunjang tugas Penerbad yang bisa digunakan dalam tugas heli serang, patrol perbatasan atau dilibatkan dalam  pengamanan laut maupun ilegal fishing,”jelasnya.

91 Helikopter Penerbad

Dalam menerima Ketua Komisi I DPR RI Abdul Kharis Almasyhari bersama rombongan, Wadanpuspenerbad berharap masalah anggaran pemeliharaan alutsista Penerbad harus diperhatikan.  Menurutnya sebagai satuan yang memiliki kekuatan 91 heli berupa heli latih, serang, serbu dan angkut. Penerbad membutuhkan anggaran sangat besar untuk perawatan serta menjaga profesionalisme personil yang di sekolahkan/ training untuk menambah keilmuannya dalam bidangnya masing-masing.

Ketua Komisi I DPR RI Abdul Kharis Almasyhari mengatakan dalam kunjungannya Komisi I DPR RI ingin melihat lebih dekat seperti kondisi alutsista di Penerbad dan seberapa banyak kendala yang dihadapi.

“Ternyata Penerbad ada 91 heli yang butuh maintenance yang sangat besar. Mereka melakukan perawatan sendiri karena kalau dilakukan pihak outsourcing akan terlalu mahal biayanya. Kita akan dorong anggaran untuk mendukung tugas penerbad dalam rangka meningkatkan profesionalisme SDM dan maintenance alutsista.”

“Kami juga mendukung pembaharuan alutsista untuk menunjang tugas Penerbad . Ini sangat penting diperjuangkan karena sebagai Negara kepulauan, kehadiran satuan penerbad sangat dibutuhkan untuk mengantisipasi terjadinya gangguan keamanan seperti pergeseran patok wilayah, illegal fishing, mengantisipasi penyelundupan melalui patrol udara,” tandasnya.

(Suara Merdeka)

MRSS Indonesia Jadi Pilihan TLDM

26 Maret 2017


Tjahjono Yudo menunjukkan replika kapal laut MRSS keluaran Indonesia. (photo : Utusan)

LANGKAWI - Bukan lagi rahsia betapa Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) sangat berkehendakkan kapal sokongan pelbagai peranan (MRSS) sebagai salah satu daripada elemen transformasi 15 to 5 yang dianggap sebagai langkah efisien dalam me­ngukuhkan ketumbukan pasukan menjaga perairan negara.

Setelah beberapa negara termasuk Amerika Syarikat (AS) dan China dikhabarkan cuba melobi Malaysia untuk membeli kapal mereka sebelum ini, kebelakang­an ini, terdengar khabar mengatakan MRSS dihasilkan syarikat negara jiran, PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) yang menjadi pilihan.

Pengarah Urusan Perancangan Strategik Korporat Persero, Ir. Tjahjono Yudo ketika ditemui mengakui pihaknya sudah pun menjalinkan kerjasama bersama Boustead Naval Shipyard bagi meneliti spesifikasi kapal yang sesuai ditawarkan kepada TLDM.


Kapal MRSS pengajuan dari China (photo : Navy Recognition)

“Setakat ini saya belum boleh memberi maklumat penuh me­ngenai spesifikasi kapal yang ditawarkan. Namun secara umumnya MRSS yang kami tawarkan adalah kapal versi terkini yang diba­ngunkan daripada kapal pendarat (LPD), sama seperti kapal perang Republik Indonesia (KRI) Banjamasin dan KRI Banda Aceh.

“Tentera Laut Filipina membuat dua tempahan kapal ini daripada kami dengan satu daripadanya sudah diserahkan pada Mei 2016 dan satu lagi bakal diselesaikan tahun ini. Saya percaya selaku negara berjiran yang mempunyai keadaan hampir sama, Malaysia juga sesuai memiliki kapal ini,” katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.

Sementara itu, sumber dalaman TLDM memaklumkan, pasukan itu sememangnya berhasrat mendapatkan kapal tersebut namun belum ada sebarang keputusan dibuat mengenainya.

“Sejak KD Inderapura terbakar pada 2009, tugas-tugas logistik kebanyakannya diambil alih dua lagi kapal dalam kelas Multi Purpose Command Support Ship (MPCSS) iaitu KD Mahawangsa dan KD Sri Indera Sakti.


Kapal MRSS pengajuan dari Belanda (photo : Navy Recognition)

“Kedua-dua kapal itu tidak sebesar KD Inderapura dan bebanan tugas berlebihan juga menyebabkan kos penyelenggaraan serta baik pulih meningkat. Jadi, langkah untuk mendapatkan MRSS adalah pilihan terbaik,” katanya.

Selain itu, katanya, kapal tersebut sekiranya dimiliki mampu memberi imej lebih mesra kepada negara ini dalam menjalankan misi-misi kemanusiaan.

“Adakalanya dalam menjalankan misi kemanusiaan, kita terpaksa menggunakan kapal-kapal perang. Jadi kalau kita menggunakan kapal pengangkut seperti ini, keadaannya akan menjadi lebih ‘molek’ dan mesra,” katanya.

(Utusan)

Army Develops Mechatronics Mortar

26 Maret 2017

81 mm mechatronics mortar (all photos : TNI AD, Koran Jakarta)

Bandung, W.Java (ANTARA News) - Research and Development Laboratory of the Indonesian Army is developing a Mechatronics 81 mm mortar that can be placed in tactical vehicles, such as Anoa Panzer.

"This is a collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Technology Surabaya," Head of Laboratory, Lieutenant Colonel. Simon P. Kamlasi said here, Thursday.

The mechatronics 81mm mortar can be operated automatically with DC motor from the electrical system of the vehicle.


The elevation and traverse angles can be fully adjusted using an electric control from a control panel system based on a laptop.

Mechatronics 81mm mortar controller Software has been equipped with a ballistic computer system to measure distance and targets coordinates tailored to the types of projectiles and charges, resulting in accurate shooting.

Most of the control functions can even be operated from Android-based smartphones via WiFi connection so that shooting can be done remotely from outside the vehicle.


The mechatronics mortar is a second generation, which in 2015 the laboratory had developed mechatronics mortar. "This second generation is better than the first one," Simon said.

He mentioned, mechatronics 81 mm mortars which made in 2016 is still a prototype, and has not been mass-produced because it needs improvement.

"We expect by 2018 the mortar will have been certified by the Armys Research and Development Division and can be mass-produced, and directly installed in tactical vehicles, like Anoa Panzer," he said.

(Antara)

24 Maret 2017

CSOC Provided More Detail About Thai S26T

24 Maret 2017


Model of S26T submarine for RTN (photos : TAF) 

"The ship will share similar design with the Yuan class. Despite some change, over design will be as much the same as Yuan class currently operated by PLAN" CSOC official told TAF.

RTN is under the process of submitting the proposal to buy the first of three ships to the cabinet for consideration. Data provided by CSOC indicated that the ship's overall length will be 79.5 m, breadth 8.6 m, moduled depth will be 9.2 m, with the displacement of 2660 tons. The ship maximum speed is 18 knot with the maximum diving depth of 300 m and endurance of 8000 nm at 4 knot.



"In the case of Pakistan that they procured 8 ships. The company needs 2 - 3 years of design and construction will take 5 years" CSOC told TAF after she was asked about the time needed before the ship enter the commission.

Furthermore - despite the company did not confirm the type of weapon RTN will be received - weapon packages for RTN will be comprehensive and high performance.

(TAF)