24 Oktober 2016

Delegasi TNI AL Kembali Kunjungi Iver Huitfeldt-class di Denmark

24 Oktober 2016
Delegasi KSAL di bridge fregat HDMS Peter Willemoes (F-362) (photo : Casper Klynge)

Kunjungan Delegasi Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut RI di Denmark

Pada tanggal 19 Oktober 2016,  bertempat di Bandar Udara Internasional Kopenhagen Kuasa Usaha Sementara, Ibu Magdalena F. Wowor Tompodung didampingi Atase Pertahanan RI, Kolonel (Inf) Rui Duarte, pejabat fungsi Politik KBRI, Donna Isyrina Fitrah dan Staf KBRI Kopenhagen turut menyambut ketibaan Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut RI, Bapak Laksamana TNI Ade Supandi beserta delegasi dari TNI-AL dan Kementerian Pertahanan RI.

Fregat AL Denmark HDMS Peter Willemoes (F-362) (photo : Tom Gulbrandsen)

Setelah tiba di Kopenhagen KSAL dan delegasi langsung melakukan kunjungan dan peninjauan kapal Frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (F-362) bertempat di pangkalan AL pelabuhan Korsor Denmark.

Kementerian Pertahanan menyiapkan dana USD 780 juta untuk pembelian fregat bagi TNI AL (photo : Tom Gulbrandsen)

Kunjungan ini dilakukan dalam rangka meningkatkan kerja sama alih teknologi di bidang industri strategis. Sementara itu Indonesia secara konsisten memajukan kerja sama alih teknologi dengan berbagai negara mitra, termasuk dengan negara Denmark.

Korsor merupakan sebuh kota perairan dan terletak sekitar 100 km sebelah barat daya kota Kopenhagen. 

(KBRI Denmark)

OSI Maritime Systems Signs Contract with Navantia to Provide IBS to the RAN

24 Oktober 2016

OSI Integrated Navigation & Tactical System bridge (image : OSI)

BURNABY, BC. --- OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract with Navantia to supply two Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS) to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for the AOR (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment) Program.

The IBS is based on OSI’s warship INTS (Integrated Navigation & Tactical System) design which will be custom engineered and built to the RAN’s standards and requirements.

As a type approved Integrated Navigation System (INS), INTS’s scalable architecture allows for core capability to be designed into a range of bridge configurations such as those found in offshore patrol vessels and frigate programs, supporting navies’ alignment with commonality and interoperability objectives.

INTS is currently being supplied to other programs, such as the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship and Resolve Class programs, the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program, and the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC program.

As part of the Navantia agreement, OSI will also provide the company’s world leading warship navigation software, ECPINS, which is licensed fleet wide by the RAN. ECPINS is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) Approved ECDIS that meets the NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564.

“We are pleased to be working with Navantia to deliver this important project, and equally pleased with our continued relationship with the RAN” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President & CEO. “The Australian naval market presents significant IBS opportunities for OSI and this project will provide us the foundation to build on.”

OSI Maritime Systems has been providing advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years. As a pioneer of Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (WECDIS), the company has grown to be a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations. OSI currently has 20 naval customers from around the world with over 600 warships and submarines operating with its world leading integrated navigation and tactical solutions.


23 Oktober 2016

TNI AD Uji Alutsista Ransus P6 di Alun-Alun Trenggalek

23 Oktober 2016

Prototipe kendaraan P6 ATAV ini dibuat oleh PT. Sentra Surya Ekajaya (SSE Defence) (photos : Setda Trenggalek, Kabar Militer)

TNI Angkatan Darat terus mengembangkan produksi alutistanya, guna melengkapi kendaraan alat perang maupun keamanan di Negeri Indonesia ini. Kamis (20/10) di Alun-alun Kabupaten Trenggalek Litbanghan Dinas Penelitian dan Pengembangan Angkatan Darat (Dislitbangad) melakukan uji coba kendaraan khusus yang sedang diproduksinya. 

Kendaraan yang dilakukan uji coba ini merupakan jenis kendaraan khusus dengan tipe kendaraan, Ransus P6 All Terrain Assault Vehicle (ATAV).

Ransus P6 melakukan materi uji Manuver di Alun-alun dipimpin oleh Letkol Czi Sunarto sebagai Kepala Tim Uji, yang didampingi 37 orang pendamping. Ransus P6 All Terrain Assault Vehicle (ATAV) ini melakuan berbagai manuver liukan di Alun-alun tersebut, sebanyak 4 putaran ke kanan 4 putaran ke kiri.

Warga Trenggalek yang kebetulan melintas dan ada di Alun-alun sangat terhibur dengan aksi uji coba kendaraan militer ini. Kegembiraan ini berlanjut setelah warga diperbolehkan mendekati dan foto selfie dengan kendaraan ini waktu kendaraan ini sedang berhenti.

Sebelum ke Trenggalek kendaraan khusus untuk pertahanan ini telah beruji coba di Kabupaten Magetan. Dari Trenggalek rombongan akan melanjutkan ke Kabupaten Ponorogo. Rombongan penguji ransus ini akan bermalam di Ponorogo dan besok pagi melanjutkan perjalanan ke Kabupaten Pacitan.

(Setda Trenggalek)

22 Oktober 2016

Budget 2017: RM15.1 Billion For Mindef

22 Oktober 2016

Av8 Gempita with Denel turret LCT 30 (photo : MMP)

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The Defence Ministry (Mindef) has been allocated RM15.1 billion under the 2017 Budget to boost the level of security and defence of the country.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when tabling the budget in Dewan Rakyat today said from the allocation, RM1.8 billion was for the maintenance of major assets such as aircraft, patrol vessels, communication equipment, buildings and weaponry.

"RM1.3 billion is allocated, among others for communication devices, ration and uniform. The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) will also be equipped with patrol vessels and 8x8 armoured vehicles," he said adding that the government would not compromise on the question of security and public order.

The Defence expenditure for 2017 compared to previous years.(image : Malaysian Defence)

Najib who is also the Finance Minister, announced a Special Insurgency Incentive Payment of RM55 million to ATM veterans who have yet to receive their special incentive.

"Veterans who were disabled during their service are eligible for this incentive. For example, a corporal who lost 80 per cent of his ability during his service is eligible for the bulk incentive of RM34,000 and a monthly incentive of RM590 subject to current calculation," he said and added that the new incentive was in addition to the existing Disability Pension.

Apart from that, the Prime Minister said to enhance the effectiveness of Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), a sum of RM323 million was allocated for personnel deployment in the zone.

AV-8 from rear view (photo : cari)

Najib also announced that the government would be creating a Sea Basing and a Helicopter Forward Operating Base on the waters of east coast Sabah.

"The government will also deploy AV8 GEMPITA 8x8 and 4x4 armoured vehicles in Labuan as well as Hawk fighter jets and Eurocopter EC-725 helicopter squadron at the Labuan Air Base," he said.

The Prime Minister said ATM would also implement the Jiwa Murni Programme with an allocation of RM114 million to build and upgrade roads in the interiors of Sarawak.

The Armed Forces School Ferry services which caters for 15,000 ATM children will be continued nationwide, said Najib.


Russia is Studying the Possibility Supply of "Varshavyanka" Submarines to Indonesia

22 Oktober 2016
Kilo Project 636-M/636.3 Varshavyanka (photos : RIA, VPK)

MOSCOW -. RIA Novosti Russia is considering the possibility of supply of non-nuclear submarines of Project 636 "Varshavyanka" for Indonesia, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, the deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Anatoly Punchuk.

"The Asia-Pacific region are showing a steady interest in diesel submarines of Project 636 "Varshavyanka". The ability to supply these boats are currently being worked with the Indonesian side." - Punchuk said.

According to him, with partners conducted additional negotiations, during which discussed the technical details of cooperation.

Submarine project "Varshavyanka" refers to the third generation, have a displacement of 3.950 tons, submerged speed of 20 knots, dive depth of 300 meters, the crew of 52 people. In the modified boats 636 project above the combat effectiveness. 

Their armed with torpedoes caliber 533 millimeter (six units), mines, shock missile system "Kalibr". They can detect a target at a distance of three to four times greater than the one where they can detect the enemy. For these stealth submarine got in the NATO name "black hole".

(RIA Novosti)

All Six Collins Submarines would Serviceable in Four Years

22 Oktober 2016

Collins class submarine (photo : techport)

Subs 'mediocre to excellent' in four years

From the dark days when the Navy was hard-pressed to sustain a single operational Collins submarine, it's now able to keep two and often three at sea while others undergo maintenance.

In the latest report card on Collins sustainment, UK submarine expert John Coles said few would have predicted the performance of the six Collins subs would graduate from mediocre to excellent in less than four years at almost level funding.

"If there were unit citation medals to be awarded, the Submarine Enterprise would surely qualify," he said in the report.

Collins availability would have been even better if not for a fire aboard HMAS Waller in February 2014. The sub didn't rejoin the fleet until mid-2016.

The latest review found two submarines were available for operations more than 90 per cent of the time, three for more than 50 per cent and four occasionally since January 2014.

Now that HMAS Farncomb has completed full-cycle docking - two years of top to bottom maintenance - four boat availability is expected to increase.

Previously full cycle docking took three to four years and was conducted every eight years. Now that's done for two years every 10 years.

In the 2012 review, Mr Coles compared Collins maintenance against international benchmarks for diesel electric submarines, finding Collins was wanting in key areas.

Now it's approaching or exceeding those benchmarks. Days lost due to defects is now a quarter what it was while maintenance overrun days is a fifth.

Submarine availability days are now more than 85 per cent of the international benchmark, up from 56 per cent.

Mr Coles said Collins availability should reach or better the international benchmark in the next 12 months.

"For the Submarine Enterprise to reach this level of performance is a significant achievement that has not received the attention that it merits," he said.

Defence Minister Marise Payne said submarines played a key part in national security.

"Improvements to the availability and reliability of the Collins Class submarines means that they can spend more days at sea conducting exercises and operations that directly contribute to our strategic defence capability," she said in a statement.


Royal Malaysian Navy Selects Terma SCANTER Radar for LEKIU-class Frigates

22 Oktober 2016

Lekiu class frigate (photo : chosun)

Euronaval, Paris – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has selected the Terma SCANTER 6000 radar as their combined navigation and helicopter control radar for their two Lekiu-class frigates mid-life modernization and service life extension.

According to Jesper Tolstrup, Director, Radar Applications, Terma, the high-resolution SCANTER 6000 radar will enable the frigates to detect and track small targets – from the horizon all the way up to the ship itself – on the surface and in low-level air space, and in all weather conditions.

“In addition to surveillance and navigation, the radar is very capable for controlling helicopters. This is especially important aboard aircraft that do not have their own radar, allowing for the approach and landing on the ship or at remote locations, and do so safely in darkness, poor visibility, or bad sea conditions,” Tolstrup said.

“The SCANTER 6000 will also provide a data feed to the BAE System Nautis combat system on the frigates,” Tolstrup said.

Scanter 6000 radar antenna (photo : Terma)

The SCANTER 6000 is very versatile, and its capabilities for controlling aircraft increase tactical options and safety. It is useful for threat detection and conducting search and rescue.

The two 2,270 ton LEKIU-class frigates were commissioned in 1999 and are now undergoing a mid-life modernization and service life extension.  The radar is being be integrated with the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Vision Master automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) display system.

The RMN has also selected the SCANTER 6000 for its two new Multi-Purpose Common Support Ships (MPCSS). “It is a similar installation to the frigates with the ARPA display and radar”, Tolstrup said.

Malaysia has 4,765 km off coastline. Along with neighboring Indonesia and Singapore, Malaysia sits astride the Malacca Straits, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. The RMN operates in an “extreme littoral” environment, marked by varied environmental conditions, heavy traffic volume, and short reaction times.