25 Agustus 2016

M'sia's Scorpene Subs Different from Those Used by Chile and India

25 Agustus 2016

The specifications, features as well as the capabilities of the submarines used by Malaysia were unique and different from the other submarines used by the two nations. (photo : LIMA)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Scorpene submarines purchased from French defence company DCNS are different from the submarines of Chile or India, said Defence Deputy Minister Mohd Johari Baharum.

The specifications, features as well as the capabilities of our submarines were unique and different from those submarines, he said when met at the Malaysian Armed Forces Sports Awards night at Wisma Perwira here.

He was commenting on a report in the Australian media today, that sensitive data on the capabilities of Scorpene submarines built by a French ship company were leaked when 22,400 pages of submarine secret information documents owned by the Indian Navy were exposed.

India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that affects a major submarine contract for its navy.
The leak of more than 22,000 pages exposes secrets about the combat capabilities of Scorpene-class vessels.

It is not clear who first obtained the confidential documents, which were made public by the Australian media.

Earlier this year DCNS won Australia's largest-ever defence contract to build a fleet of advanced submarines.

India signed a $3.5b (£2.6b, €3.1b) deal for six Scorpene vessels in 2005. They were being built in cooperation with an Indian government-owned shipbuilder in Mumbai.

India is investigating the leak to "find out what has happened," Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

The Scorpene submarines are small-to-intermediate size vessels currently in use in Malaysia and Chile. Brazil is due to deploy the submarine type in 2018.

A DCNS spokeswoman described the leak as "a serious matter" and said French authorities would formally investigate.


Bataliyon Infantri Mekanik 412 Purworejo Dapat Tambahan 36 Tank

25 Agustus 2016

Kendaraan APC M113 Yonif Mek 412 Purworejo (photo : SiaranNews)

SN PURWOREJO – Bataliyon Infantri Mekanik 412 Purworejo mendapat tambahan peralatan tempur berupa 36 kendaraan tempur (ranpur) tank jenis APC M 113 A I B-E buatan Amerika. Penyerahan dari PT Indocentris, selaku penyuplai dilakukan Selasa (23/8) siang di markas Bataliyon Infantri Mekanik 412. Tank-tank tersebut tiba di Bataliyon Infantri Mekanik 412 pada Senin (22/8) malam.

“Sesuai perintah Kasad nomor sprin/1906/vi/2016 tgl 20 juni 2016 Tentang perintah mengeluarkan atau mendistribusikan ranpur tank APC M 113 A1 -BE sebanyak 50 unit dan cover tank sebanyak 55 set, maka hari ini kita serahkan ranpur tank itu kepada bataliyon yonif infantri mekanik,” kata Krisnawati, Direktur PT Indocentris, saat ditemui, Selasa (23/8) disela-sela acara penyerahan.

Dijelaskan,  tank itu perbuah harganya, Rp 2.748.000.000, dan dari 50 ranpur tank, anggaran yang dikeluarkan sebesar Rp 137.400.000.000. Sedangkan harga Cover tank perunit sebesar Rp 1.893.000, dan total anggaran untuk 55 cover berjumlah Rp104.115.000

“Kendaraan organik dibawah rawatan Poldam IV/Dip, dengan rincian untuk bataliyon yonif mekanis 441/k/p berjumlah 14 unit, cover tank berjumlah 19 set, sedangkan untuk Yonif mekanis 412/k/bes berjumlah 36 unit, dan cover tank berjumlah 36 set. Masing-masing  kendaraan dilengkapin copula 12,7 mm, pioner set, tool kit, buku manual operasional dan har, APK, pelampung 13 buah dab p3k,” jelasnya.

Diiungkapkan, tiap unit ranpur tank memiliki daya angkut 10-13, dengan posisi siap tempur. Tank tersebut merupakan buatan awal dari Amerika setelah itu di retrofit di Belgia, “Kalau di belgia itu lavelnya A1, kalau di amerika levelnya A2 maka ranpur tank ini berkode  M113 itu di amerika,” ungkapnya.

Ditambahkan, sebagai penyuplai senjata TNI, pihaknya berharap infrantri bisa lebih maju. Dan rencananya pihaknya akan menyuplai lagi pada tahun 2017 sekitar 22 unit,  “targetnya satu bataliyon memiliki 52 unit,” tambahnya. 


New Zealand to Issue RFP for New Inshore Support Ship

25 Agustus 2016

The four Protector Class Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) are in service with the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The IPV is deployed in patrol and response operations in exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of New Zealand. They will be deployed in support of civil agencies in the littoral area to about 200 nautical miles off the coastline. (photo : NZDF)

Further investment in new Defence capabilities

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee today welcomed the signing of a contract to upgrade the Royal New Zealand Air Force Underwater, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability on our six Orion aircraft with Boeing for a total of $36 million. 

Mr Brownlee says having an underwater surveillance capability deters interference with the sea lines of communication that New Zealand and many of its friends rely on for trade purposes. 

“Knowing what is happening underwater is integral to monitoring submarine activity,” Mr Brownlee says.

“This is particularly important in the Asia-Pacific region which is home to two-thirds of the world’s submarines. 

“The current Orion systems are old and have become less reliable. 

“I am pleased that New Zealand businesses Safe Air, Beca and Marops Limited will also be involved in supporting this acquisition through its life, with around 25 per cent of the value of the contract being spent with these companies.” 

The recently released 2016 Defence White Paper confirmed the importance of the New Zealand Defence Force having capabilities to cope with the realities of a complex and changing strategic environment, and to enable it to operate across a broad spectrum of geographic and operating environments.

Work is already underway within Defence on the Future Air Surveillance Capability project which will select a replacement for the Orion aircraft, which is due to retire from service in the mid-2020s. 


ALIT China Tawarkan Loitering Attack Munition

25 Agustus 2016

Presentasi ALIT di PussenArmed TNI (photo : PussenArmed)

Presentasi Network - Loitering Attack Weapon Systems (NLAWS) Produk Aerospace Long- March International Trade Co Ltd (ALIT) China

Pussenarmed - Senin, 15 Agustus 2016 dilaksanakan Presentasi Network-Loitering Attack Weapon System (NLAWS) Produk Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co LTD (ALIT) China yang diajukan oleh PT Global Difens Mandiri bertempat di Aula Mapussenarmed. 

Acara tersebut dipimpin oleh Danpussenarmed Kodiklat TNI AD Brigjen TNI Yudi Satriyono, S.H. dan dihadiri oleh Wadanpussenarmed Kodiklat TNI AD, Paban III/Litbang Srenum, Danpusdikarmed Pussenarmed, Sekretaris Pussenarmed, Paban III/Pamad Spamad, Paban III/Bindok Sopsad, Paban III/Alpal Slogad, Paban II/Ren Progar Srenad, Paban III/Litbang Asro Srenad, 

Para Dirbin Pussenarmed, Para Pameh Ahli dan Pamen Sus Pussenarmed, Para Kabag Pussenarmed serta Direktur dan Staf PT. Global Difens Mandiri.


Vietnam to Upgrade Strela-10M System

25 Agustus 2016

Strela A-10M of the Vietnamese Army (photos : Soha)

For missile S-300 long-range combat assured, Vietnam has actively upgrading Strela-10M system to ensure the best combat readiness.

According to the Institute for International Peace Studies Stockholm (SIPRI), the Soviet Union aid to Vietnam systems Strela-10M . And this weapon is used to protect the anti-aircraft missile complexes S-300 long-range in Vietnam.

However, due to a long operating time should these systems need to be repaired and upgraded. Instead of having transported overseas, the current defense industry Vietnam fully qualified to perform the services.

Strela-10M is a combination of low-altitude air defense missile control optical / infrared with high maneuverability. In Vietnam it is designated as a low-range missiles A-89.

The combination of price rocket launch pad block weaponry radar and optical devices placed on amphibious chassis MT-LB light, capable and highly mobile field Vietnam. Reserve journey according to the combination of fuel is 500 km on asphalt.

Strela-10M Each vehicle carries four 9M37 missiles (9M37M) has an effective range of up to 5,000 m altitude range 25-3500 m, located in the storage tube discharge tube cum ready to shoot mode.

In addition, there are more 4-8 other ammunition stockpile belongs and only takes 3 minutes to re-loaded. The 9M37 missile is guided to the target by homing mode in channel 2: Infrared and Optical, lets shoot targets "invisibility" of heat as well as "invisible" on radio.

Strela-10M air defence system (russiadefence)

Combination can kill all kinds of low-flying targets and small area of ​​radar reflectivity at speeds up to 517 m flying towards / s (when fired pick) and airspeed overlooking 415 m / s (when shooting chase ) as fighters, helicopters, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV),

Strela-10M has participated in the Gulf War (1991) and the Kosovo War (1999) with quite good performance fighter, shot down on the spot and wounded many Allied aircraft (and allied NATO), the most is to search and destroy aircraft A-10 Thunderbolt increase.


Ukraine Sent the First Batch of New BTR-4M to Indonesia

25 Agustus 2016

First batch of BTR-4m of Korps Marinir (all photos : Yörük Işık)

Ukraine Sent the First Batch of new BTR-4M Wheeled Armoured Vehicles to Indonesia

The Ukrainian Defense company has sent the first batch of new BTR-4M wheeled armoured vehicles for Indonesian Marine.

The vessel Texel with Ukrainian  BTR-4M wheeled armoured vehicles was spotted by Yörük Işık during the transit of Bosphorus. Earlier «Ukroboronprom» won the bids of the Indonesian Defense Ministry for the wheeled armored vehicles.

Indonesia’s needs for wheeled armoured personnel carriers are a total of 55 units. The armored vehicles are for the Marines, to replace the aging Indonesian BTR-50.

The new version of BTR-4M have Deutz engine and received the upgrade package giving it fully amphibious capabilities. The new armoured amphibious vehicle can swim at sea  and negotiate inland water obstacles without any configuration changes.

The Delegation of the Naval Forces of Indonesia, together with representatives of  Indonesian Marine Corps has successfully completed a live firing test programme for its new BTR-4M infantry fighting vehicle in Ukraine in June 2016.

(Defence Blog)

24 Agustus 2016

Indonesia Acquires Chinese-Developed CIWS for Another Kapitan Pattimura-class Corvette

24 Agustus 2016

Indonesia has selected the Type 730 close-in weapon system for a second Kapitan Pattimura corvette. KRI Silas Papare that will be receiving the Type 730 CIWS in 2017. Similar to KRI Sultan Thaha 376. (photo : harianrakyatbengkulu)

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has signed a contract for a single Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS) from China North Industries (NORINCO), sources at the TNI-AL's headquarters in Cilangkap, Jakarta, confirmed with IHS Jane's on 23 August.

The system will be installed onboard the service's Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette, KRI Silas Papare (386), and replace the ship's 30 mm gun located in the forward section.

Upon successful installation, Silas Papare will be the second known ship in the class to operate the Chinese-developed CIWS. Sister ship KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin (376) conducted successful test firings of the system with live rounds against radar-reflective seaborne and tethered airborne naval gunnery targets in August 2015.

The Type 730 CIWS is a radar-guided seven-barrelled Gatling gun-style system that provides a defensive capability against incoming precision guided munitions and aircraft. Variants of the weapon are in service with a number of People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels such as the Type 051C Luzhou-class and Type 052B Luyang I-class destroyers.

The Type 730 CIWS has also been selected for the TNI-AL's first two of three KCR-60M-class missile attack craft.

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL will work with NORINCO in Surabaya to install the system onboard Silas Papare in 2017.