24 November 2017

Indonesia dan Spanyol Perkuat Kerja Sama Pengadaan Alutsista

23 November 2017


Pesawat angkut NC-212i (photo : PTDI)

JAKARTA - Pemerintah Indonesia dan Spanyol berencana melanjutkan kerja sama di bidang pengadaan alat utama sistem pertahanan (alutsista). 

Menteri Koordinator Bidang Politik, Hukum dan Keamanan (Menko Polhukam) Wiranto mengatakan, kerja sama alutsista dengan Spanyol tersebut sudah terjalin sejak lama. Kini kedua negara berencana kembali memperkuat kerja sama tersebut, terutama di bidang pembuatan pesawat. 

“Sejak pesawat pertama yang diterbangkan, yakni Pesawat Gatot Kaca, CN 212 hingga 235, dan kemarin menerbangkan pesawat 295. Jadi, saya kira ini kerja sama yang berkelanjutan,” ujar Wiranto seusai menerima kunjungan kehormatan Wakil Menteri Luar Negeri (Wamenlu) Spanyol Idelfonso Castro di Jakarta. 

Sementara, Idelfonso Castro menegaskan, pihaknya ingin memperkuat hubungan kerja sama kedua negara, baik dalam pengadaan alutsista maupun kerjasama lainnya.

“Kami mengharapkan hubungan kedua negara diperkuat. Spanyol ingin kerja sama pengadaan alutsista berjalan dengan baik lagi. Bahkan, tidak hanya pesawat, juga kapal, itu bisa terlaksana baik. 

Apalagi Spanyol dan Indonesia telah melakukan kerja sama ini sejak lama,” ungkap Castro. Wiranto menegaskan, kedua negara juga akan memperkuat kerja sama di bidang penanganan terorisme. “Saya kira Indonesia juga sudah punya pengalaman bekerja sama dengan banyak negara. 

Termasuk dalam penanganan terorisme,” kata Wiranto. Pertemuan Pemerintah Indonesia dengan Pemerintah Spanyol tersebut sebenarnya sudah beberapa kali terjadi. Sebelumnya Duta Besar Spanyol untuk Indonesia Jose Maria Matres Manso juga pernah melakukan pertemuan dengan Wiranto pada 21 Juni 2017.


Pesawat angkut CN-295 (photo : Fauzan Rasyadi)

Saat itu dia menawarkan kerja sama dengan Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Terorisme (BNPT) dalam menumpas aksi terorisme. Wiranto mengatakan, Indonesia tak membatasi diri dalam bekerja sama dengan negara manapun yang mempunyai pengalaman aksi terorisme. 

Itu dilakukan agar kinerja BNPT bisa terbantu. Menurutnya, pengalaman Spanyol melakukan pendekatan keras maupun halus dalam menangani aksi terorisme dianggap bisa ditiru BNPT. “Jadi, bagaimana BNPT bisa melakukan pendekatan keras dan halus dalam menghadapi terorisme, Spanyol berpengalaman dengan itu,” kata Wiranto. 

Menko Polhukam mengatakan, Spanyol juga menawarkan kerja sama di bidang keamanan siber.

“Kita kan baru mendirikan Badan Siber Nasional sebagai payung dari semua badan siber di Indonesia. Kita juga butuh di masing-masing negara, termasuk Spanyol menawarkan itu (kerja sama),” kata Wiranto. 

Namun, Wiranto mengatakan, pembahasan kerja sama Pemerintah Spanyol dengan Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara (BSSN) masih tahap awal. Karena itu, perlu ada diskusi lebih lanjut untuk sampai pada tahap kerja sama. 

“Itu belum sampai konsep, nanti setelah kami setuju secara teknis, staf akan tindak lanjuti dengan satu perbincangan atau poin kerja sama yang lebih teknis,” katanya.

(Sindo)

23 November 2017

PN Commisions First TC-90 Aircraft

23 November 2017


TC-90 aircraft of the PN (photo : Manila Bulletin)

Philippine Naval conducts activation, blessing of Beechcraft King Air C-90 aircraft in Cavite

The Philippine Navy through the Naval Air Group (NAG) conducted today activation and blessing ceremony of the Beechcraft King Air C-90 Aircraft held at Hangar 2, Headquarters Naval Air Group, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

Lt. Sahirul A. Taib, the fleet public affairs officer, said the activity was formally opened by Captain Juario C. Marayag, the commander of the Naval Air Group.

In his remarks, Marayag said the aircraft donated by Japan would help boost the Naval Air Group Air Operations and Maritime Air Surveillance capabilities.

He said the aircraft would also enhance the skills of the naval aviators and maintenance personnel in handling modern equipment.

“This platform will serve as the gradual transition from the humble Britten Norman Islanders to a much faster, higher and more fixed wing squadron,” he said.

Rear Admiral Gaudencio C. Collado Jr., the commander of the Philippine Fleet and who served as the guest of honor during the activity, said the C90 would have a big role in the maritime air surveillance, which is a critical component of naval operations.

“It provides a bigger and better perspective of the operating environment which is crucial for decision making because it will determine the type of capability needed to address a certain threat,” Collado said.

Soon after its tail number of C90 aircraft was revealed as Naval Vessel (NV) 390, it was blessed with holy water. To finally complete the activation of the aircraft, the sponsor, Mrs. Arlene Liberty Collado poured a bottle of wine on the aircraft nozzle.

“The Naval Air Group of the Philippine Fleet truly deserves this modern equipment donated by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force,” Collado said.

“It will boost the capability of the Philippine and enhances the capacity of its personnel primarily in conducting maritime security and sovereignty patrols, as the Navy true to its commitment to protect the seas and secure the nation’s future,” he added.

It was recalled that two units of Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft arrived in March at the Naval Air Group (NAG), Naval Base Haracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

Three other planes are expected to arrive in the country in the first quarter of 2018.

Pesawat Tempur Bisa Mendarat di Bandara NYIA Kulon Progo

23 November 2017


Pesawat tempur Su-27 TNI AU (photo : RAAF)

Sleman - Keberadaan Bandara New Yogyakarta Internasional Airport (NYIA) di Kulonprogo dalam kondisi darurat nantinya akan bisa dipakai untuk pendaratan pesawat tempur. Sebab landasan pacu bandara tersebut cukup panjang.

"Dengan panjang landasan 3.600 (meter) ini memungkinkan (dipakai) pada saat negara dalam keadaan darurat. Sehingga pesawat tempur sejenis F-16, Sukhoi bisa mendarat," kata GM AP I Bandara Adisutjipto Yogyakarta, Agus Pandu Purnama kepada wartawan seusai FGD di Wisma Adisutjipto Yogyakarta, Rabu (22/11/2017).

"Artinya dalam keadaan darurat dan normal bisa digunakan dalam rangka pertahanan negara, maka fasilitas itu pasti bisa digunakan. Bagaimana nanti kontrolnya, karena di sana (NYIA) satuan kita berdekatan dengan satuan radar (milik TNI AU)," lanjut dia.

Oleh karenanya, kata Pandu, nantinya NYIA di Kulonprogo akan dilengkapi dengan Military-Civil Collaboration (MCC). Selanjutnya juga ada Pusat Komando dan Pengendalian (Puskodal) yang mengontrol seluruh aktivitas di NYIA dalam satu ruangan.

"Mungkin nantinya TNI sebagai penyelenggara pertahanan negara juga bisa berkolaborasi dengan kami yang sipil di bandara," ungkapnya.

Sementara itu Komandan Lanud Adisutjipto, Marsekal Pertama TNI Novyan Samyoga menambahkan, keberadaan NYIA di Kulonprogo nantinya bisa menjadi alternatif saat TNI melakukan operasi udara. 

"Ada yang perlu ditambah, seperti misalnya agar pesawat tempur bisa mendarat dengan aman, pemasangan senjata juga aman, itu harus suatu area di mana pesawat tempur bisa standby di situ," paparnya.

Selain itu harus ada MCC (Military-Civil Collaboration). "Di situ nanti di bandara ada radar dan sebagainya. Nah radar juga nantinya akan disinergiskan dengan radar yang dimiliki TNI AU," pungkasnya. 

Thales Details More Information on HTMS Trang And Bang Rachan Class

23 November 2017


Electronic equipment on HTMS Trang (photos : TAF) 

Thales give more details about the electronics to be installed on board HTMS Trang.

HTMS Trang will be equipped with TACTICOS CMS, Variant search radar, Vigile Electronic Warfare Suite that will be working with SKWS decoy launcher, STIR 1.2 EO Mk.2 fire control radar, IFF ISB2525, and Link Y Mk.2.

"We will also install the RTN-own Link RTN on board the ship" Boudewjin Geerink, marketing manager of Thales said to TAF



HTMS Trang's TACTICOS will use the MOC Mk.4 console and Thales will be responsible for weapon integration including 76/62 naval gun, two 30 mm gun, and Harpoon missile.

Thales also received the contract to upgrade the Bang Rachan-class Minehunter that included the installation of TSM 2022 Mk.3 Sonar - the first time Thales sonar win the contract in RTN - M-CUBE C2 system, multi-influence signature range, vessel revisit and repair, system integration, navigation system, communication system upgrade, and the logistic support that will extend the service life of the ship to another 15 years.

(TAF)

KRI R.E. Martadinata (REM)-331 Melaksanakan Latihan RAS

23 November 2017


KRI RE Martadinata 331 (photo : deefence.pk)

KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (REM) – 331 yang di Komandani Kolonel Laut (P) Agam Endrasmoro melaksanakan Latihan Replenishment at Sea (RAS) atau pembekalan di laut, latihan tersebut dilaksanakan di perairan Teluk Pattaya Thailand, Selasa (21/11/2017).

KRI REM-331 melaksanakan latihan pembekalan di laut dengan Kapal perang Royal Thai Navy yaitu HTMS Taksin-422. Dalam latihan tersebut KRI REM hanya melaksanakan Station Keeping dengan posisi sejajar yang dilanjutkan peran parade penghormatan kapal.


Latihan Replenishment at Sea bersama HTMS Taksin 422 (photo : Koarmatim)

Selesai melaksanakan latihan pembekalan di laut, KRI R.E.Martadinata- 331 dan Kapal perang Thailand Taksin-422 kembali sandar di pelabuhan Chuksamet Naval Base of Thailand.

(Koarmatim)

22 November 2017

Duterte: Military Getting 23 Attack Helicopters

22 November 2017


AW109 helicopter of the PAF (photo : Update)

President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to wounded soldiers in Army General Hospital in Headquarters Philippine Army, Taguig City on November 21 vowed to provide all the needs of military including new armaments and 23 attack helicopters.

“At no other time na ang sundalo protektado pati ibigay ko sa inyo „yung lahat nang kailangan ninyo, mga armas na kailangan,” he said.

“I am ordering new ones para pampalit doon sa inyo. Alam ko nagrereklamo kayo sa barrel pati vault. Baka in the next few months. I am in a hurry, nagmamadali ako. May papuntahin akong mga opisyal ng militar doon sa ibang lugar para mag-negotiate kaagad,” he added.

He also hinted that the military may get new type of armament. “Malaman natin ‘yan in the next – I am in a hurry. Maybe next year, mailantad ko na ‘yung ano,” he said.

“Meron tayong acquisition na 23 attack helicopters. ‘Yun supisyente na, ‘yun for a – ‘yung mga rebellion-rebellion lang,” he said.

He said that the government will be acquiring these through soft loans which may be paid in up to 25 years.

“So lahat nang bibilhin ko para sa inyo, puro bago. Wala ng purchases ang – sa panahon ko,’yung Armed Forces pati police na secondhand. Bago lahat at gagastos tayo,” he added.

(Update)

Navantia Lays Keel for Australian’s Future Replenishment Oiler, HMAS Supply

22 November 2017


Lays keel for Australian’s future replenishment oiler, HMAS Supply (photo : DefPost)

Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia has laid the keel for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) future Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) vessel, HMAS Supply during a ceremony at its shipyard in Ferrol, Spain on Nov. 17.

The keel laying ceremony was attended by the Chief of the RAN, Admiral Tim Barrett and the president of Navantia, Esteban García Vilasánchez.

Supply, one of the two AOR contracted by RAN, will be delivered in two years, with full operational capability scheduled for 2022. The second vessel, HMAS Stalwart will be delivered nine months after the first one.

The Navy had earlier named of its future support ships as HMAS Supply and HMAS Stalwart as was announced by the country’s Minister for Defence, Marise Payne.

Supply will be the second vessel in the Royal Australian Navy to bear the name that has its origins with the armed tender ship that accompanied the First Fleet to Australia. Stalwart is being named after two previous Australian Navy vessels, one a destroyer that served between 1920 and 1925 and the second destroyer tender served from 1968 to 1990.

The ships will be known as Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) vessels and will replace the current RAN replenisment ships, HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius. 

The two AOR vessels were ordered in May 9 last year as part of RAN’s Project SEA1654. They will be based on Spanish Navy replenishment oiler, Cantabria (A15).

SPS Cantabria (A15)

Cantabria (A15) is a Spanish Navy replenishment oiler commissioned in 2010.

Cantabria has a displacement of 19,500 tons, is 170.4 metres (559 ft) in length, has a beam of 23 metres (75 ft), and a draught of 8 metres (26 ft).

Propulsion is provided by two diesel engines, supplying 10,890 kW (14,600 hp) to a single propeller shaft, which is fitted with a controllable-pitch propeller. Cantabria has a maximum sustained speed of 20 knots, and a range of 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km).

The ship’s capacity includes 8,920 cubic metres (315,000 cu ft) of ship fuel, 1,585 cubic metres (56,000 cu ft) of JP-5 jet fuel, 215 cubic metres (7,600 cu ft) of fresh water, 280 tons of ammunition, and 470 tons of general cargo. The fuel storage areas are double-hulled. Cantabria can replenish three ships simultaneously; one on each side, plus a third via a stern refueling station.

She can carry three Agusta-Bell AB.212, two Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King, or two NHI NH90 helicopters to perform vertical replenishment. The ship’s crew complement is 122.

(DefPost)

21 November 2017

Philippine Navy to have Missile System by Christmas

21 November 2017


Spike ER missile for MPAC (photo : Update)

If everything goes as planned, the Philippine Navy (PN) will be mounting its first-ever missile system on three brand-new multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) this Christmas season. This was confirmed Monday by PN flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado, when asked on the delivery and mounting of the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd’s Spike ER (extended range) missile systems on its three MPACs.

The weapons are on anti-ship mode or can engage surface vessel targets. It is capable of penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and has a maximum range of five miles.

“A pre-delivery inspection is already scheduled. Then an Air Force plane (from the Philippines) will go Israel to transport the missiles to the Philippines, all expenses paid by the proponent,” Mercado said.

Tentative delivery and fitting out date is within December, the PN chief added.

The three MPACs, with hull number BA-488, BA-489, and BA-490, were activated last May 22.

These MPACs are the Mark III models and considerably more advanced that the six Mark I and IIs currently in the Navy inventory that was constructed by Subic Bay-based Propmech Corporation.

Contract for the three ships is worth PHP270 million which was sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act Trust Fund of 2000. The contract for the weapons system and missiles is worth PHP594,319,550.

(Update)

Second Air Warfare Destroyer Enters Sea Trials

21 November 2017


HMAS Brisbane (photo : Aus DoD)

The Australian Defence Force’s second Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), NUSHIP Brisbane, has commenced its first phase of sea trials, which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems.

The initial trial phase, which will occur over the coming months, will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials next year to test the ship’s combat and communications systems.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said this achievement is a further demonstration of industry’s role as a fundamental input into capability for Defence.

“Over the past decade, more than 5000 people from across the Department of Defence, ASC, Raytheon Australia and Navantia have dedicated millions of hours of effort to the AWD program,” Minister Pyne said.

“With more than 60 per cent Australian industry capability, the AWD program is a true example of a home-grown capability.

“Through the AWD program, we have created a local workforce with specialist shipbuilding and complex systems integration skills that will form the foundation for future shipbuilding projects in Australia.”

The start of Brisbane’s sea trials phase follows the commissioning of HMAS Hobart earlier this year, with both events reinforcing the success of the Government-led reform, an initiative that set the AWD program on track to meet cost and schedule targets.

“As part of the AWD reform initiative, the Commonwealth worked directly alongside industry to remediate the program,” Minister Pyne said.

“This resulted in an injection of Commonwealth expertise and shipbuilding management from Navantia, as well as project management oversight and de-risking activities from Raytheon Australia.

“Working together with ASC’s quality shipbuilding workforce, this new structure has put the AWD program on a path to long-term success.”

(Aus DoD)

TNI Pesan 22 Speedboat Buatan Lamongan

21 November 2017


Speedboat buatan Lamongan, Jawa Timur (photo : Detik)

Wow... TNI Pesan 22 Speedboat Made In Warga Pesisir Paciran

Lamongan - Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) memesan 22 speedboat di Paciran, Lamongan. Bahkan, sejumlah personel dari Mabes TNI juga sudah menjajal speedboat tersebut.

Informasi yang dihimpun menyebutkan, pembuatan speedboat ini dilakukan oleh PT Luckon Arthaka Nusantara (PATRIOT BOAT) yang bekerjasama dengan PT Tri Ratna Diesel Indonesia yang berada di Desa Tunggul, Kecamatan Paciran, sedang mengerjakan 22 speedboat pesanan dari Mabes TNI. Saat ini, 22 speedboat selesai pengerjaannya. 

Komandan Koramil Paciran, Kap. Arh. Suherman membenarkan Mabes TNI memesan 22 speedboat di Lamongan. Tim Mabes TNI, terang Herman, juga sudah meninjau progres pengerjaan speedboat tersebut di Galangan Kapal Santosa Marine (Agrindo). 

"Ya memang telah dilaksanakan kunjungan tim Mabes TNI dalam rangka uji coba speedboat pesanan Mabes TNI dipimpin oleh Kepala Badan Pembekalan TNI, Brigjen Fabian Albert Embran dan karena ini acaranya BABEK TNI, jadi juga mengundang wairjen dan kadislaikad," kata Herman kepada wartawan, Kamis (16/11/2017).

Herman mengatakan, saat meninjau pengerjaan speedboat, rombongan dari Mabes TNI beserta sekitar 20 orang juga melakukan uji coba kepada 22 unit speedboat tersebut di perairan Pantai Paciran. 

"22 Speedboat yang diujicoba karena sudah selesai pengerjaannya," ungkap Herman.

Dia mengungkapkan, selain Kepala Badan Pembekalan TNI Brigjen Fabian Albert Embran dari Mabes TNI, sejumlah petinggi TNI lainnya juga turut hadir peninjauan pembuatan speedboat. Di antaranya adalah Wairjen TNI, Laksamana Muda Maheranto, Kepala Dinas Kelaikan Angkatan Darat Brigjen. Eko Erwanto dan Kolonel Armed Wiwin Sugiono.


20 November 2017

Five Ukraine Tanks on Way to Thailand

20 November 2017


T-84 MBT of Royal Thai Army (photo : RTA)

A new batch of five more tanks from Ukraine will be delivered late this month as the Royal Thai Army has so far received 31 of the Ukraine-made T84 Oplot tanks, according to an army source.

Ukraine was contracted to supply a battalion of 49 T84 Oplot tanks worth 7.2 billion baht in 2011 but was slow to press ahead with production and delivery due to security problems in the country. 

So far, 31 Ukrainian tanks have been sent to Thailand and the new batch of five tanks are now heading to Thailand by ship and are expected to reach the country by the end of this month, according to the source.

The final batch of the remaining 13 tanks have already been manufactured and Ukraine is now waiting for an army delegation to travel there to examine the tanks late this month. 

See full article Bangkok Post

Alpha Jets Commence Red Air Support for RAAF Training

20 November 2017


Air Affairs Learjet and DA Defence Alpha Jets in an air-to-air mission role as Red Air aggressors near RAAF Williamtown, New South Wales (photo : Air Affairs)

Air Affairs Australia and Discovery Air Defence Services Inc (Discovery Air - Defence) have completed their first fast jet training missions in support of the Australian Defence Force’s Fast Jet Trial contract.

Two of Discovery Air Defence’s upgraded Alpha Jets and four Air Affairs Learjets participated in air-to-air missions as Red Air aggressors near RAAF Williamtown, New South Wales.

“Air Affairs Australia is pleased to be working closely with Discovery Air Defence for the Fast Jet Trial. Both companies are proud to be selected for this initial Fast Jet trial Discovery Air Defence’s proven track record in contracted air services brings a complimentary solution to our current Jet Air Services contract. Our common commitment to the highest levels of safety and airworthiness will ensure the best training for the Australian Defence Force".

(Air Affairs)

The First Pictures of Two Myanmar Air Force Yak-130 Trainer Jets

20 November 2017


Yak-130 of the Myanmar Air Force (photo : Myanmar Defence Weapons)

The Facebook page Myanmar Defence Weapons posted the first photos of two Yak-130 training aircraft, obtained by the Myanmar Air Force from Russia.

The aircraft number are "1805" and "1806", which confirms the delivery of six Yak-130 vehicles to the Myanmar Air Force.

Earlier, on November 8, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia, Mikhail Petukhov stated  "Russia has delivered six Yakovlev Yak-130 combat training aircraft to Myanmar under the 2015 contract and expects to supply an additional batch in 2018".



The contract on the delivery of Yak-130 combat trainers to Myanmar was signed in 2015. The first three planes were delivered in 2016 and the other three in 2017.

The Yak-130 is a new-generation two-seat combat trainer jet designed for the flight personnel’s combat training and its combat employment in simple and harsh weather conditions against air and ground targets.

By its characteristics, the aircraft is close to the parameters of modern fighter jets with a subsonic speed of flight, which makes it possible to use the plane to train pilots for 4+ and 5 generation warplanes. The Yak-130 is easy in terms of its basing and can land on unequipped sites.

(Russian Aviarion)

18 November 2017

TNI AU Uji Dinamis Radar Pasif di Lanud Sulaiman

18 November 2017

Pengujian radar pasif TNI AU (photo : TNI AU)

Uji Dinamis Radar Pasif Tahun 2017 di Lanud Sulaiman

TNI AU. Litbang Kemenhan melaksanakan uji dinamis radar pasif tahun 2017 yang dilaksanakan di gedung balai Prajurit Cendrawasih Lanud Sulaiman, Margahayu, Bandung, Jum’at (17/11).

DR.Joko Suryana dari LAPI ITB memaparkan tentang penelitian  dan Pengembangan Radar Pasif : Demo Dinamis yang mengatakan bahwa radar pasif adalah memampuan mendeteksi  dan mengidentifikasi objek di sekitar lingkungan yang memanfaatkan gelombang elektromagnetik. 

“Radar pasif tidak memancarkan gelombang elektromagnetik  untuk melakukan fungsinya. Akan tetapi memanfaatkan gelombang elektromagnetik yang ada disekitar atau yang dipancarkan oleh objek itu sendiri, “ Jelas DR. Joko Suryana.

Dijelaskan pula fungsi-fungsi yang ada di radar pasif antara lain adalah PCL ( (Pasive Coherent Location) yang berfungsi untuk mendeteksi dan mengidentifikasi objek dengan memanfaatkan pantulan gelombang elektromagnetik yang ada di lingkungan sekitar. Selanjutnya adalah PET (Passive Emmiter Tracking) yang fungsinya untuk mendeteksi dan mengidentifikasi objek dengan memanfaatkan gelombang elektromagnetik yang dipancarkan oleh objek itu sendiri. Sedangkan IFF/ADS-B berfungsi mendeteksi dan mengidentifikasi objek di udara dengan memanfaatkan transmisi/pertukaran informasi IFF/ADS-B.

“Komponen utama radar pasif terdiri dari antenna system, Mast and Traier, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), dan Display. Keuntungan radar pasif adalah tidak perlu memancarkan sinyal sendiri (silent) untuk mendeteksi target. Selain itu, biaya lebih murah karena tidak memerlukan transmitter,” kata DR. Anne Kusmayati selaku Kabalitbang Kemenhan.

Pada kesempatan tersebut hadir pula Kepala Dinas Operasi Letkol Lek Imam Bintoro mewakili Komandan Lanud Sulaiman Kolonel Pnb Tyas Nur Adi, Ir. Budi Harja Raden (Ses balitbang) dan Bpk. Abdullah Sami (Kapuslibang Alpalhan). Acara tersebut diikuti pula para instruktur dan siswa yang sedang melaksanakan pendidikan di Lanud Sulaiman dengan kejuruan teknik radar.

(TNI AU)

Harris to Deliver Carriage & Release Systems for KAI KF-X

18 November 2017

BRU-57 smart rack (photo : Harris)

Harris was selected by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to provide carriage and release systems (proven, reliable single- and twin-store carriers) for the next-generation Korea Fighter-Experimental (KF-X) programme.

The KAI KF-X jet is a programme to develop an advanced multirole fighter for the Republic of Korea Air Force. "The KF-X aircraft represents a new strategic customer and fighter development platform for Harris in the Asian market," Ed Zoiss, President, Harris Electronic Systems, explained. "This selection reaffirms Harris’ position as the supplier of choice worldwide for proven, leading edge carriage and release solutions."

The BRU-47 single store carrier, known for its reliability and ease of maintenance, also reduces the time needed for loading stores using Harris’ patented sway-brace technology – which minimizes rack sway due to aircraft maneuvers and munition release. The BRU-46/A and BRU-47/A offer users significant benefits, including shorter store loading times and greatly reduced maintenance. As a result, users are able to rapidly rearm aircraft while reducing dependency on the logistics infrastructure. This is especially significant during high sortie rate missions. Harris patented swaybrace technology facilitates the loading of stores in blind or difficult access situations while eliminating the need to tighten individual screw jacks to precise torque values. Another patented feature is the hot gas filtration system that permits dozens of dirty pyrotechnic cartridge firings without having to clean any bomb rack components.The BRU-46/A and BRU-47/A are used on the United States Air Force (USAF) F-15E EAGLE and the F/A-22 RAPTOR. Additionally, the BRU-46/A (as part of the BRU-57 Smart Rack, see below) is employed on the F-16 FALCON. The BRU-46/A and BRU-47/A have earned an excellent reputation among operators and maintainers as a reliable, easily maintained state-of-the-art bomb rack unit.

BRU-47 single store carrier (photo : Harris)

The BRU-57 is a smart-weapon-enabled, twin store carrier that doubles the payload capacity of aircraft without modifying any hardware – providing for a wide array of payload configurations. The BRU-55/A smart rack doubles the number of MIL-STD-1760 smart weapons that can be carried on tactical strike aircraft, such as the F/A-18 C-F. This is accomplished with no modification to aircraft wiring. The electronic control assembly installed within the nose and tail fairings of the F/A-18’s Canted Vertical Ejector Rack (CVER) provides a class II 1760 interface to the aircraft and one 1760 class II interface to each of the two weapons carried on the CVER. Digital communications to the weapons on the BRU-55/A are passively coupled to the aircraft MIL-STD-1553 data bus thereby minimising updates to the aircraft Operational Flight Program (OFP).

(Mpnch)

17 November 2017

TNI AL Berhasil Uji Coba Senjata Strategis Rudal C-705 dan Torpedo SUT

17 November 2017


Penembakan rudal C-705 dari kapal cepat rudal kelas terkecil milik TNI AL (KCR-40) KRI Kujang 642 berhasil mengenai sasaran dengan sukses (all photos : TNI AL)

KBRN, Tanjungpinang : TNI Angkatan Laut berhasil melaksanakan uji coba penembakan senjata-senjata strategis yaitu penembakan Rudal C-705 dan Torpedo SUT di Perairan Laut Bali,  Jumat, (17/11/2017)

Penembakan Rudal C-705 berhasil diluncurkan dari KRI Kujang-642  Satuan Kapal Cepat Koarmabar (Satkat Koarmabar) dengan berhasil  mengenai tepat pada sasaran Ex KRI Karimata-960. Dilanjutkan dengan penembakan Torpedo SUT dari Kapal Selam KRI Nanggala-402 dari Satuan Kapal Selam (Satsel) Koarmatim, dimana tembakan kedua tersebut berhasil menenggelamkan sasaran. Kegiatan tersebut dilaksanakan dalam rangkaian Uji Coba Penembakan Rudal C-705 oleh KRI Kujang-642 dan KRI Clurit-641 serta Penembakan Torpedo SUT Kepala Perang oleh KRI Nanggala-402 di Laut Bali.

Ketiga KRI tersebut tergabung dalam Satuan Tugas Uji Coba Penembakan Rudal C-705 dan Torpedo SUT dimana sebagai Dansatgas Penembakan adalah Kolonel Laut (P)  I G.P. Alit Jaya, S.H., M. Si. yang sehari-harinya menjabat sebagai Komandan Satuan Kapal Cepat (Dansatkat) Koarmabar.



Kegiatan uji coba tersebut disaksikan langsung oleh Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut (Kasal) Laksamana TNI Ade Supandi, S. E., M. A. P.,  dengan didampingi oleh Asops Kasal, Aslog Kasal, Pangarmabar,  Pangarmatim serta Pangkolinlamil diatas geladak KRI Teluk Bintuni-520. 

Selanjutnya Kasal Laksmana Ade Supandi, S. E., M. A. P., menyampaikan rasa bangga kepada seluruh prajurit yang tergabung dal Satgas atas keberhasilannya dalam melaksanakan Ujicoba tersebut.  "Selamat atas keberhasilan penembakan Rudal C705 dan Torpedo SUT,  agar tampilan dan kemampuan yang ditunjukkan hari ini menjadi momentum untuk peningkatan performa kemampuan tempur prajurit TNI Angkatan Laut. Selamat untuk seluruh Prajurit yang tergabung dalam Satgas" ujar Kasal dalam pengarahannya selesai keberhasilan Satgas melaksanakan uji coba tersebut. 

Selain dalam rangka menguji kehandalan dan daya hancur kedua senjata tersebut juga menguji kemampuan integrasi peralatan sensor dan sistem kendali senjata yang baru CMS MSI-90U MK Kongsberg.  selain itu,  tujuan dari uji coba ini adalah terpeliharanya kemampuan tempur prajurit TNI AL serta meningkatkan profesionalisme prajurit KRI dalam melaksanakan tugas sebagai pengawak alutsista TNI Angkatan Laut.



Sebelum penembakan,  Satgas telah melaksanakan persiapan secara matang dari mulai persiapan teknis peralatan serta persiapan kemampuan prajurit dengan melaksanakan latihan-latihan taktis berupa Prosedur penembakan Rudal dan Torpedo, prosedur pengoperasian Fire Control sistem yang terdapat di KRI Nanggala-402, KRI Clurit-641 dan KRI Kujang-642 serta melaksanakan Tactical Floor Game (TFG) dalam rangka memantapkan rencana taktis yang telah disusun pada saat tahap persiapan.

Rudal C-705 serta Torpedo SUT merupakan senjata strategis yang saat ini dimiliki oleh TNI Angkatan Laut, dimana Rudal C-705 memiliki kemampuan menghancurkan sasaran kapal permukaan dan sasaran di daratan.  Sementara Torpedo SUT punya kemampuan untuk menghancurkan sasaran kapal permukaan maupun sasaran Kapal Selam. 

Hadir dalam ujicoba penembakan tersebut, para Pejabat TNI Angkatan Laut  diantaranya Kadislaikmatal, Kadisadal,  Kadissenlekal,  Irops Itjenal,  Danguspurlatim serta Danpuspenerbal.

(RRI)

PCG Receives 3 High Speed Boats from Japan

17 November 2017


Three high speed from Japan (photo : Update)

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) today, November 16 received the three of the ten high speed Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) donated by the Japanese government through Japan International Cooperation (JICA).

The donated RHIBs from Japan were showcased during the last day of the nine-day Rubber Boast Operation Training as part of the 15th Maritime Law Enforcement Exercise held at the PCG Headquarters also conducted today.

PCG said the RHIBs are part of the JPY 600 million Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) for the PCG from the Japanese government’s Economic and Social Development Program.

“This project is one of the four (4) other equipment granted to the PCG. Among others were a 14-person capacity 15-meter boat, two (2) 10-12 meter boat and a portable X-ray detector,” PCG added.

“The said NPGA is a result of President Duterte’s request to Ambassador Ishikawa during his courtesy call last July 2016 in the Philippines,” it added.

(Update)

Angkatan Laut Bangun Pangkalan di Manokwari Selatan

17 November 2017


Momiwaren, Manokwari Selatan, Papua (image : GoogleMaps)

Ransiki, (Antara)-Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL) akan membangun pangkalan di wilayah Kabupaten Manokwari Selatan, Papua Barat.

Wakil Bupati Manokwari Selatan Wempi Rengkung di Ransiki Manokwari Selatan, Selasa, mengatakan, sejak sah terbentuk menjadi daerah otonomi baru, pembangunan perangkat daerah dan vertikal gencar dilakukan di Manokwari Selatan.

Menurutnya, kahadiran TNI, Polri dan perangkat dari berbagai instansi pemerintahan yang lain diharapkan untuk mendukung keamanan dan upaya percepatan pembangunan daerah.

Terkait pembangunan pangkalan TNI-AL, lanjut Wempi, bulan lalu pihaknya telah menerima Liaison Officer (LO) atau perwira penghubung dari Lantamal XIV Sorong.

"Kita sudah bertemu dan berbicara panjang lebar. Rencananya, pangkalan akan dibangun di Momiwaren," kata Rengkung.

Perairan Manokwari Selatan, kata dia, akan menjadi salah satu wilayah pertahanan laut di Indonesia bagian timur. Pemerintah daerah siap mendukung rencana tersebut.

Mengawali program rencana tersebut, pemerintah daerah menfasilitasi gedung sebagai kantor LO di Oransbari. Dalam waktu dekat Komandan Lantamal XIV akan berkunjung ke daerah ini.

"Pada tahap awal ini, akan ada beberapa kapal pengintai yang ditempatkan di wilayah perairan kita. Juga ada 200 personil yang akan ditempatkan di sini," ujarnya lagi.

Dia menambahkan, selain menyiapkan lahan, pemerintah daerah juga siap mendukung dana operasional bagi.

"Rindam Kasuari sementara dibangun, SPN (Sekolah Polisi Negara) pun sedikit lagi dan sekarang angkatan laut masuk. Lengkap sudah, Manokwari Selatan siap berkembang," katanya lagi.

(Antara)

TNI AU Bangun Satuan Radar Baru di Sumba

17 November 2017

Satuan radar baru akan dibangun di Kahale, Sumba Barat Daya (photo : ThalesRaytheon)

Kupang, NTT (ANTARA News) - Komandan Pangkalan Udara TNI AU El Tari, Kolonel Penerbang Ronny I Moningka, mengatakan, TNI AU akan membangun satuan radar baru di Kahale, Kabupaten Sumba Barat Daya, Pulau Sumba, untuk mendukung pengamanan wilayah udara di NTT.

NTT merupakan provinsi paling selatan di Indonesia, yang berbatasan dengan Laut Timor, Samudera Hindia, dan Australia.

"Di Kahale sedang dibangun satuan radar baru, sudah ada lahan yang disiapkan pemerintah daerah setempat dan sudah dilakukan pemagaran," kata Moningka, di Kupang, Kamis.

Ia mengatakan, untuk saat ini satu-satunya satuan radar yang aktif beroperasi memantau wilayah udara di provinsi setempat yakni Satuan Radar 226 yang beroperasi Buraen, Kabupaten Kupang, Pulau Timor.

Namun, kata dia, satuan radar tersebut baru mengcover sebagian wilayah udara provinsi yang berbatasan langsung laut dan darat dengan negara Timor Timur dan batas laut dengan Australia itu.

"Radar di Buraen ini untuk menjaga ancaman yang masuk dari wilayah selatan, dan sudah diintegrasikan dengan radar Bandara El Tari dan bandara lainnya di NTT," katanya. 

Sementara itu, lanjut, radar baru yang ditempatkan di Sumba Barat Daya akan mampu meliputi semua wilayah udara NTT.

Moningka mengapesiasi dukungan pemerintah Kabupaten Sumba Barat Daya untuk penyelesaian masalah lahan pembangunan radar baru dan sekarang sudah dilakukan pemagaran untuk mengamankan aset tersebut.

"Kemungkinan dua tahun ke depan radar sudah ditempatkaan di daerah itu sehingga seluruh wilayah udara NTT nantinya akan terpantau semuanya oleh radar pertahanan udara TNI AU," katanya.

Ia menambahkan, kehadiran radar baru tersebut nantinya membuat pengawasan wilayah udara termasuk pemantauan aktivitas penerbangan yang menghubungkan 14 bandara aktif di NTT lebih maksimal.

"Sehingga peran TNI-AU untuk operasi militer perang maupun operasi militer selain perang juga akan lebih maksimal dalam menjaga keamanan udara," katanya.

(Antara)

Singapore Deploys LMV on Inaugural Regional Mission in Show of Platform’s Wider Capabilities

17 November 2017


Singapore's first-of-class Littoral Mission Vessel, RSS Independence. The vessel has been deployed to a regional activity for the first time (photo : Sing Mindef)

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has deployed its first-of-class Littoral Mission Vessel to Thailand, marking the platform’s debut in a regional multilateral exercise.

The 1,250-tonne warship, RSS Independence (15) will participate in the first Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) multilateral naval exercise (‘AMNEX’ 2017), which will take part on and around Sattahip Naval Base in the Gulf of Thailand from 13 to 22 November.

Independence , which was commissioned in May, is also scheduled to take part in an international fleet review on 19 November in Pattaya Bay as part of ASEAN’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

During its deployment in Thailand, the LMV will have the opportunity to demonstrate a number of concepts for the RSN, including the platform’s ability to be deployed away from its homeport for a relatively extended period of time, and its ability to interoperate with assets of regional navies.

The vessel will also have the opportunity to prove out pioneering concepts found on its integrated platform management system (IPMS), such as a remote health monitoring and support system, which has been designed to allow shore-based engineers troubleshoot contingencies from a distance while the vessel is at sea.

Independence is one of eight LMVs ordered from shipbuilder ST Marine in January 2013. The platform measures 80 m in length, 12 m in breadth, has a hull draught of 3 m, and a standard range of 3,500 n miles (6,482 km) at 15 kt.

(Jane's)

16 November 2017

KRI Bima Suci Tiba di Jakarta

16 November 2017

Kedatangan KRI Bima Suci di Jakarta (photos : defence.pk)

KRI Dewa Ruci sambut KRI Bima Suci

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Kapal layar latih tiang tinggi KRI BIma Suci tiba di Jakarta disambut pendahulunya KRI Dewa Ruci di tenggara Pulau Damar, Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta, Kamis pagi.

KRI Dewa Ruci yang dikomandani Letkol Laut (P) Rahadian Rahmadi, dan membawa 30 purnawirawan TNI Angkatan Laut, bertolak dari JICT II Tanjung Priok pada pukul 05.30 WIB menuju tenggara Pulau Damar, Kepulauan Seribu. 

Satu setengah jam berlalu, KRI Dewa Ruci pun tepat berhadapan dengan KRI BIma Suci. Kedua kapal layar latih tiang tinggi pun saling memberikan penghormatan parade lambung.

Usai prosesi penghormatan parade lambung, KRI Dewa Ruci pun bergerak memandu KRI BIma Suci menuju Dermaga JICT II, untuk menjalani proses sandar di dermaga tersebut. 

Tepat pukul 08.30 KRI Dewa Ruci sandar di dermaga dan disambut atraksi drum band siswa siswi SMP Hang Tuah 2. Berselang sekitar 30 menit kemudian KRI BIma Suci pun sandar di dermaga yang sama untuk menjalani upacara penyambutan oleh Menteri Pertahanan Ryamizard Ryacudu, dihadiri Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Laut Laksamana TNI Ade Sopandi dan sejumlah menteri Kabinet Indonesia Kerja.


Kedatangan kapal kelas layar latih Barque itu disambut atraksi sendratari bertajuk "BIma Suci" oleh Sanggar Tari Sasana Budaya. 

KRI BIma Suci dibuat di galangan kapal Construcciones Navales Paulino Freire, Vigo, Spanyol, selama 22 bulan. Kapal bernomor lambung 945 tersebut bertolak ke Indonesia pada 18 September 2017, menyinggahi 9 kota di 5 negara dengan jarak tempuh 11.170 NM.

Kapal yang memiliki panjang 111,20 meter itu dikomandani Letkol Laut (P) Widiyatmoko Baruno Aji dan membawa 171 personel termasuk seorang jurnalis Perum Kantor Berita Antara.

Kapal perangqa1 jenis layar latih KRI BIma Suci akan berada di Jakarta hingga 22 November untuk menggelar ?open ship? sebelum berlayar ke Sabang, untuk mengikuti ?Sail Sabang? dan bertolak menuju Surabaya. 

(Antara)

Northrop Grumman Awarded RAAF C-27J Sustainment Contract

16 November 2017


RAAF C-27 Spartan (photo : Aus DoD)

Northrop Grumman Australia has been awarded a performance-based contract to maintain the RAAF’s fleet of Leonardo/L-3 C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifters.

The contract is for an initial five year period, and will renew annully for up to 22 years under a “rolling wave” arrangement, should Northrop Grumman continue to meet performance targets.

Ten C-27Js are on order for the RAAF, with the type being introduced into service with 35 Squadron at RAAF Base Richmond, west of Sydney.

The award announcement comes some six months after the contract was awarded, and builds on Northrop Grumman’s growing transport aircraft maintenance work in Australia which also includes sustainment of the RAAF’s KC-30A MRTT at RAAF Amberley and Brisbane Airport, and the Canberra-based Boeing 737BBJ and Bombardier 604 SPA fleet.

“This program represents the strategic foundation for Northrop Grumman upon which we can build sovereign Australian capabilities to sustain and modernise the 5th Generation Air Force of the future,” Ian Irving, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia said in a statement.

“It allows us to deliver on our commitment to establish and grow a uniquely Australian defence capability while leveraging our world-class defence technologies and global infrastructure.”

Northrop Grumman has teamed with Leonardo, the C-27J’s original manufacturer, in order to “reduce primary risks to data access, design engineering support and supply chain management.”

Work on the C-27J will initially take place at RAAF Base Richmond, before moving to Amberley in the medium-term when 35 Squadron relocates there.

(Australian Aviation)