03 Desember 2016

Singapore and Indian Air Forces Strengthen Ties and Enhance Operational Competencies in Joint Military Training

03 Desember 2016


The Republic of Singapore Air Force's F-16D+ fighter aircraft (bottom) and the Indian Air Force's Su-30 fighter aircraft (top) in a flight mission during the Joint Military Training. (photo : Sing Mindef)

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) are conducting a Joint Military Training (JMT) at Kalaikunda Air Force Station, India, from 7 November to 8 December 2016. The RSAF deployed six F-16D+ fighter aircraft and more than 100 personnel to train with the IAF's four Su-30 fighter aircraft in this year's JMT.

Highlighting the significance of the RSAF's participation in the JMT, the RSAF Detachment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Selva, said, "The JMT is a valuable opportunity for the two air forces to interact and train together. This bilateral training not only helps to enhance our operational skills, but also strengthens the rapport and mutual understanding between personnel from the RSAF and the IAF."

The JMT has grown in complexity over the years to involve advanced fighter aircraft from both air forces and high-end training missions such as Dissimilar Air Combat Training and Mission-Oriented Training.

The JMT underscores the warm and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and India, and is conducted under the ambit of a Bilateral Agreement, which was signed between both air forces in 2007 and subsequently renewed in 2012. The two air forces also interact regularly through professional exchanges, visits, and cross-attendance of courses.

With the signing of the revised Defence Cooperation Agreement in November 2015, both countries also committed to exploring further defence cooperation in areas of common interest, such as counter-terrorism and maritime security. 

(Sing Mindef)

TNI AL Siapkan Awak Kapal Selam untuk Pengambilan KRI Nagapasa 403

03 Desember 2016

KRI Nagapasa 403 (photo : Hiu Kencana)

Pengawak Kapal Selam Baru Siapkan Diri Menuju Korea

Komando Latihan Armada RI Kawasan Timur (Kolatarmatim) melaksanakan pelatihan Kesatuan Persiapan Pengambilan Kapal (KPPK) Kapal Selam Diesel Electric (KSDE) Kelas 209 DSME. Latihan di buka oleh Wakil Komandan Kolatarmatim Letkol Laut (P) Edy Tarjono mewakili Komandan Kolatarmatim Kolonel Laut (P) Octavianus Budi Susanto, S.H., di Gedung Mandalika Kolatarmatim, Ujung Surabaya. Kamis (01/12/2016).

Pembukaan di tandai dengan penyematan tanda peserta latihan kepada Perwakilan Calon Awak KSDE 209 DSME oleh Wadan Kolatarmatim. Sebanyak 40 orang Cawak kapal selam akan mengikuti pelatihan selama empat bulan di Kolatarmatim.

Dalam amanatnya  Kadisadal Laksamana Pertama (Laksma) TNi Prasetiyo Nugraha, S.T., yang dibacakan Wakil Komandan Kolatarmatim menyampaikan bahwa, tuntutan profesionalisme merupakan hal yang paling utama dalam pelaksanaan tugas disetiap profesi. TNI Angkatan Laut telah menetapkan di dalam TRI pilar pembangunan dan semangat baru TNI Angkatan Laut, bahwa profesionalisme menjadi salah satu prioritas utama dalam mencapai visi dan misi TNI pada umumnya serta tni al pada khususnya. Cawak ksde 209 yang diberi pelatihan KPPK merupakan personel yang diharapkan menjunjung tinggi profesionalisme.

Kegiatan pelatihan ini dilaksanakan untuk menyiapkan personel-personel yang akan mengawaki kapal selam,  diesel electric dengan teknologi baru. Adapun materi yang akan diberikan meliputi pengetahuan dasar tentang kepelautan, pembekalan, penyelamatan kapal dan pemeliharaan tingkat organik.

Dengan berbekal pengetahuan dan keterampilan yang diberikan diharapkan seluruh peserta dapat menjaga terpeliharanya kemampuan personel dan dapat mengaplikasikan di satuan tugas masing-masing,  yang berdampak positif bagi personel tersebut maupun satuannya.

Acara pembukaan dihadiri perwakilan Perwira Kolatarmatim, para Instruktur dan seluruh peserta pelatihan dan undangan lainnya.

(TNI AL)

Letter of Credit for 2 Missile-Firing Frigates Being Finalized

03 Desember 2016

Philippine Navy frigate (image : HHI)

MANILA (PNA) -- The letter of credit (LOC) for the country's first two missile-firing frigates, whose contract was won by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), is now being finalized, Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Vice Adm. Roland Joseph Mercado has said.

"As far as I know, they are now finalizing the terms in the LOC, for the frigate project. That's the only update I could give for now," he said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

An LOC is a letter from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a seller will be received on time and for the correct amount. In case the buyer is unable to make payment for the purchase, the bank will be required to cover the full or remaining amount of the purchase.

Mercado is the same officer who headed the technical working group that came up with the specifications of the country's first-ever missile-capable frigates.

On Oct. 24, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana formally inked the contract for the Frigate Acquisition Program, together with officials and delegates from South Korea's HHI. The signing ceremony took place at the PN's headquarters in Naval Station Andrada, Roxas Blvd., Manila.

The project involves the construction and delivery of two missile-firing frigates to the PN.

The signing of the contract signals the start of the construction and is the culmination of the long and tedious procurement process for the project.

As background, the Notice of Award was approved, issued and was duly conformed by HHI on Sept. 13 with the amount of USD336,912,000 or PHP15,744,571,584.

The project is worth PHP16 billion with another PHP2 billion allocated for the acquisition of assorted weapon systems and munitions.

(PNA)

Batalyon Arhanud Marinir Latihan Dasar Penembakan dengan BVP-2

03 Desember 2016


Kendaraan tempur BVP-2 mempunyai senjata utama kanon otomatis 2A42 kaliber 30 mm yang dipergunakan untuk anti serangan udara (photos : Kaskus Militer, Marinir)

Prajurit Batalyon Arhanud-1 Marinir Latihan Satuan Dasar

Surabaya (Antara Jatim) - Prajurit Batalyon Artileri Pertahanan Udara-1 (Arhanud-1) Marinir melaksanakan Latihan Satuan Dasar (LSD) Triwulan IV tahun 2016 di Kesatrian Sutedi Senaputra Karangpilang, Surabaya, Jumat.



Sebelum melaksanakan kegiatan, Komandan Batalyon Arhanud - 1 Mar Mayor Marinir Guntur Almasyih mengatakan, tujuan dan tugas pokok Batalyon Arhanud - 1 Mar adalah melaksanakan pertahanan udara secara aktif dengan menghancurkan, meniadakan atau mengurangi daya guna dan hasil guna (efektifitas dan efesiensi) serangan udara musuh yang mempergunakan pesawat terbang maupun peluru - peluru balistik dan peluru - peluru kendali.

"Dengan latihan tersebut, diharapkan supaya seluruh Prajurit Batalyon Arhanud-1 Mar bersemangat dalam melaksanakan setiap kegiatan, selalu menjaga dan membina kebugaran fisik dan mental prajurit," katanya.



Ia mengatakan, laksanakan latihan ini dengan sungguh-sungguh dan selalu mengutamakan faktor keselamatan, sehingga latihan benar-benar "zero accident".

"Mari laksanakan kegiatan ini dengan sungguh-sungguh dan jangan lupa untuk mengutamakan faktor keselamatan," katanya dalam siaran pers Jumat.



Kegiatan  yang dipimpin Komandan Batalyon Arhanud-1 Mar Mayor Marinir Guntur Almasyih tersebut dilaksanakan menjadi dua tahap yaitu tahap pertama, dengan materi pelajaran teori tentang ke Arhanudan, Brasas, Pelayanan Amonisi, Prosedur Komunikasi Arhanud dan Harwat.

"Tahap Kedua, berupa materi Gelar Satuan Penembakan (Satbak) menggunakan kendaraan tempur BVP-2 dengan rute yang telah ditentukan, selama dalam perjalanan, pelaku latihan akan menyelesaikan problem yang diberikan oleh pelatih," katanya.

(Antara)

Australia Awards Growler Engine Support Contract to GE

03 Desember 2016


RAAF EA-18G Growler (photo : Boeing)

The jet engines for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) new EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft will be supported under an existing contract with General Electric International Incorporated (GE) that already provides total logistics support for the RAAF’s ‘Classic’ Hornet and Super Hornet engines. 

The Growler and Super Hornet are both powered by the same GE F414 engines, which will now be supported until June 2025 under the recent contract extension worth around $230 million AU. 

The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Director General of Air Combat Systems, Air Commodore (AIRCDRE) Greg Hoffmann, said this additional support secured for our 24 Super Hornets and 12 Growlers will ensure the. 

AIRCDRE Hoffmann congratulated GE and its subcontractors on the outstanding support they have delivered under the contract since 2008. 

“GE has provided exceptional support for our air combat engines, not only during our Raise, Train and Sustain operations, but also during the increased tempo of the Operation Okra deployments,” he said. 

Geoff Culbert, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Australia, New Zealand & PNG.said GE are extremely proud to support the RAAF. 

“We are very pleased with the collaboration between our teams and it’s a privilege to be able to bring our expertise to their operations,” he said.

(Defense Aerospace)

RTN Takes Delivery of Six Marsun M-21 Patrol Boats

03 Desember 2016

 Six new M-21 patrol boat for RTN (photo : Royal Thai Navy)

The Royal Thai Navy yesterday took delivery of six new patrol boats to guard the country's coastlines in the Gulf of Thailand and in the Andaman Sea and to provide security for the royal family.
All the six patrol boats built by Marsun ship builder were received by Navy commander Admiral Na Areenich at the ceremony held at the Sattahip Naval Base’s Laem Thien Pier.

The boats were then  handed over to commander of the Royal Thai Fleet Admiral Sucheep Wangmaitree and later to the Coast Guard Squadron commander Rear Admiral Banchob Phodaeng.


Marsun M-21 patrol boat (photo : Marsun)

The six patrol boats will replace the four patrol boats which it received from the United States in 1968-1976. They are scheduled to be decommissioned soon.

The new boats will be operating in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, guarding against drug traders, smugglers and illegal fishing fleets. They are also tasked with providing security for the royal family.

The 45-gross ton gunboat is 21.40 metres in length and 5.56 metres in width, and maxim speed of 30 knots.

(Thai PBS)

02 Desember 2016

Sistem Senjata KRI Fatahillah-361 Kini Lebih Modern dan Canggih

02 Desember 2016

KRI Fatahillah 361 (all photos : IMF)

Surabaya (ANTARA News) - PT Dok dan Perkapalan Surabaya (Persero) telah merampungkan modernisasi KRI Fatahillah-361, yang adalah kapal perang jenis perusak kawal berpeluru kendali yang memiliki bobot 1.450 ton pesanan Kementerian Pertahanan.

"Alhamdulillah, kami bisa merampungkan pesanan secara tepat waktu dan tidak sampai dua tahun, bahkan lebih awal. Modernisasi ini adalah kali pertama dilakukan Kemenhan untuk jenis kapal perang," kata Direktur Utama PT Dok dan Perkapalan Surabaya (Persero), Imam Sulistiyanto, saat penyerahan kapal kepada Kementerian Pertahanan, di galangan kapal Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, Jumat. 

Ia mengatakan, KRI Fatahillah-361 merupakan kapal perang buatan Belanda pada 1973, yang saat ini telah memiliki teknologi dan persenjataan terbaru dan modern.

"Daya tempur KRI Fatahillah-361 saat ini sama dengan kapal modern, yakni memiliki command management system, di antaranya sistem pendorong, yang kami perbaiki dengan kerja sama Ultra dari Inggris," katanya.



Bahkan, kata Sulistyanto, beberapa persenjataan atau peluru kendali kapal perang dengan dua sumbu baling-baling yang masing-masing berkekuatan 8.000 bhp itu sudah diuji coba tembakan, dengan hasil keseluruhan tembakan tepat sasaran.

KRI Fatahillah-361 dilengkapi senjata modern, di antaranya radar Decca AC 1229, pemandau tembakan signal, surface search, dan signal DA 05.

"KRI Fatahillah-361 yang awal komponenya sekitar 80 persen tidak terpakai itu, kini memiliki sistem sonar yang menggunakan signal PHS 32 (Hull Mounted), dan sistem pengecoh yang menggunakan 2 Knewbworth Corvus 3 - tubed launchers dan 1 T-Mk 6 torpedo decoy," katanya.

Selain memiliki persenjataan canggih, kapal berkapasitas 82 awak kapal itu juga memiliki lambung kapal yang dikerjakan sendiri oleh anak bangsa, dan dilengkapi interior kapal modern. 



Dalam kesempatan itu, Kepala Badan Sarana Pertahanan Kementerian Pertahanan, Laksamana Muda TNI Leonardi, yang mengikuti serah terima dan modernisasi KRI Fatahillah-361 mengatakan, kontrak kerja dengan PT Dok dan Perkapalan Surabaya (Persero) juga usaha memajukan indusri pertahanan dalam negeri.

"Perbaikan atau pemeliharaan harus sesuai nafas UU yakni dilakukan dalam negeri, dan untuk kandungan lokalnya juga harus didorong dari dalam negeri, meski soal mesin kita belum semua bisa," katanya.

Ia berharap, proyek modernisasi KRI Fatahillah-361 yang dilakukan kali pertama ini menjadi gambaran dan acuan, sehingga ke depan industri pertahanan bisa lebih cepat dalam proses pengerjaan atau manajemen proyeknya dan mandiri.

"Paling tidak rampungnya KRI Fatahillah-316 ini sudah harus ada gambaran bagiaman mekanisme bekerjanya, dan ke depan bisa dipercepat untuk kemajuan industri pertahanan nasional," katanya.

(Antara)