27 Maret 2017

PN Accepts 2 Japanese TC-90 Aircraft

27 Maret 2017

Arrival of two units of Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft from Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) at at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point in Cavite City on Monday, March 27, 2017 (photo : PNA)

PN formally accepts 2 Japanese TC-90s in Sangley Point ceremony

SANGLEY POINT CAVITE (PNA) -- The Philippine Navy (PN)'s humanitarian and patrol capability got a big boost the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) formally transferred two units of the Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft Monday morning.

Transfer ceremonies took place at the Naval Air Group headquarters, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

The two aircraft landed at the said facility around 10 a.m.

Present during the transfer ceremony was Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and his JSMOD counterpart Kenji Wakamiya.

PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said these aircraft were leased from the JMOD as part of the Navy's efforts to enhance its capability in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, limited transport, and maritime domain awareness including maritime air surveillance and intelligence surveillance reconnaissance.

The whole project involves five units of TC-90s. The remaining three units are expected to arrive by mid-2018.

Last November, two PN pilots and six air crews left for Japan to start their TC-90 flight training.

The Department of National Defense (DND) earlier announced that the Philippines will be re-equipping the TC-90s as Japan have stripped of some its equipment, including its surveillance systems.

The country will pay Japan USD7,000 each for the first four aircraft yearly and only USD200 for the fifth, or total of USD28,200 as stipulated in its lease agreement.

The DND added it is also looking at the possibility of using the TC-90 for 20 years while the military is upgrading its equipment.

The TC-90, which is part of the Beechcraft King Air aircraft family, was offered by Japan shortly after the Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology was finalized last Feb. 29, 2016.

The TC-90's patrol range is double those of small Philippine aircraft which only has a maximum range of 300 kilometers. (PNA)

The two TC-90A aircraft, with tail nos. JN6822 and JN6824 (photo : Maxdefense)

Japanese TC-90s likely to be donated to PN soon

SANGLEY POINT, Cavite (PNA) -- There is a strong possibility that all five Japanese Beech King Air TC-90s will be donated to the Philippine Navy (PN) at a later day.

This was stressed by PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna during the sidelights of the turn over ceremonies of the two TC-90 aircraft in Sangley Point, Cavite Monday.

"The whole project, which involves five units of TC-90s, is pursuant to the agreement between the Philippines and Japan signed in Manila on Feb. 29, 2016. The remaining three units are expected to arrive by the end of March 2018. The PN will temporarily lease the said aircraft amounting to USD 28,000 per year while awaiting for the legal framework that would allow Japan to donate defense equipment to foreign countries," he added.

The TC-90s were leased by the Philippines from the Japan Minister of Defense as part of the efforts to boost the PN's capability in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, limited transport, and maritime domain awareness including maritime air surveillance and intelligence surveillance reconnaissance.

In line with this, two Naval Air Group instructor pilots are currently undergoing TC-90 transition for pilot in command, test pilot and instructor pilot training in Tokushima, Japan, while six more PN personnel composing the aircraft maintenance crew are also undergoing maintenance training in Sendai and Tokushima. (PNA)

Thailand Modernises V-150 Into HMV-150

27 Maret 2017



HMV-150 4x4 armoured vehicles (photo : Shephard)

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has chosen domestic company Panus Assembly to modernise its V-150 4x4 armoured vehicles. To be re-designated as the HMV-150, they will be equipped with various weapons, feature thicker armour and have a higher performance. (Shephard)

Thai Navy has handed the V-150 armored wheeled vehicle to Panus Assembly, a domestic company. The modernization is called the HMV-150.

The car has thicker armor, and with higher performance. The new structure is designed to be strong and comfortable in the interior space. The HMV-150 weighs 16 tons. The car is 6.5 meters long and 2.5 meters wide. Armor side and roof top 12 mm thick, under the 16 mm thick belly, protects the surrounding fire and protects the explosives well. 

Conveyor models equipped with armored fortresses around the body. The truck version is equipped with automatic weapons. Controlling the shot from the inside of the car.


Panus has experience building the Phantom 380-X1 wheeled APC for the the Royal Thai Marine Corps (photo : Shephard)

Replacing the Cummins isle +350 8.9 liters Euro 3 with 350 horsepower, giving the car a top speed of 110 km/h. Alison 4500 sp 6 speed automatic transmission. The 3.5-meter narrower version of the revised Commando V-150, the new HMV-150, will allow the army to operate the car for decades. 

With the efficiency and capacity equivalent to modern armored wheeled tires. Also, save on new car financing. The important thing is that we can do it locally. Make maintenance and repair work done quickly and conveniently. It also promotes the domestic manufacturing industry and factories.

(Battlefield Defense)

RHIB Paskal Bakal Diganti – Panglima

27 Maret 2017


The “M10” Roughneck by Ophardt (photos: Ullman Dynamics)

LANGKAWI 24 Mac – Aset Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) milik Pasukan Khas Laut (Paskal) akan menjalani proses penggantian sebagai salah satu transformasi peningkatan keupayaan Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM).

Panglima Tentera Laut, Laksamana Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin berkata, proses penggantian tersebut akan dijalankan secara berpe­ringkat dan mengambil masa dalam tempoh tertentu.

Walau bagaimanapun, kata­nya, TLDM kini masih menjalankan proses penilaian secara teliti bagi memastikan pasukan itu menerima aset terbaik sekali gus dapat melaksanakan misi dengan berjaya.

“Selain daripada proses transformasi kapal, kita juga akan mempertingkatkan keupayaan Paskal secara berperingkat untuk menghadapi apa jua ancaman masa kini.



“Kita tidak boleh menggunakan aset lama yang menjejaskan keupayaan dan saya akan sentiasa menentukan Paskal sentiasa diberi keutamaan,” katanya.

Bercakap dalam sidang akhbar khas sempena Pameran Udara dan Maritim Antarabangsa Langkawi 2017 (LIMA’17) di sini hari ini, katanya, beliau tahu dan yakin dengan kemahiran Paskal apabila diperlukan.

Beliau mengulas mengenai ujian penilaian bot Roughneck M-10 keluaran Ophardt Maritim yang dijalankan oleh Paskal semalam.

Dalam pada itu, Ahmad Kamarulzaman berkata, aplikasi Keselamatan, Kesedaran dan Komuniti Maritim (K3M) mampu menjadi platform komunikasi terbaik antara masyarakat serta TLDM.

“Dengan adanya aplikasi itu, golongan nelayan terutamanya dapat membantu kami dan agensi lain membanteras ancaman di perairan serta insiden kemalangan,” ujarnya.

(Utusan)

PM Confirms Thai Navy to Get Three Chinese Submarines

27 Maret 2017


S-26T submarine (image : thailandsusu)

It’s finally Chinese submarines for Thailand. But the government would pay for only two as the third one was “a free gift”, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha revealed at his weekly press briefing yesterday.

The announcement by the PM ends a wait of over two decades for the Navy.

Thailand had four submarines in 1937, the first country in Asean to have submarines and only the second in Asia.

Made in Japan, they became damaged over time and were beyond repair. Following the defeat of Japan in World War II, the submarines were discharged in 1951.

Since then, Thailand has never had any submarines. The Thai Navy revived its quest for some submarines to be deployed in the Thai waters, especially in the Gulf of Thailand, in 1995.

Several western countries – Germany, Sweden, France – and Russia were eager to offer new submarines at good prices, but the Navy’s dream was hampered by budget shortage and political problems.

In 2010, the Navy made another try, eyeing six submarines from Germany, though they were second hand. The Navy then readjusted the plan, eyeing one brand new submarine from either Germany or South Korea, but even that bid was suspended.



It was only when the current military government took power in 2014 that the Navy felt itself closer to realising its dream.

The three submarines are Yuan Class S26 T, which have been developed exclusively for Thailand based on China’s Yuan Class Type 039 A.

They would be nearly 78 metres long and 9 metres wide, equipped with the latest technology AIP (Air Independent Propulsion) system, that would allow them to dive consecutively up to 21 days without surfacing. Normal nuclear-based submarines can dive around seven to 10 days.

The deal would cost Thailand Bt3.6 billion.

Sensing the criticism of the Navy’s obsession with acquiring submarines, Prayut urged the public to understand why the country needed the subs, and that too from China.

“The submarines from China are the cheapest with the quality relatively acceptable. It has also offered services after purchase, something extra that we have received. I asked my Deputy Prime Minister Prawit [Wongsuwan], and he is ready for any examination of their worthiness.

“We are not rich, and we don’t have much money to spend [on them]. We cannot build them on our own so we have to buy them from others,” said Prayut.

(Nation)

Tiga Tiang "KRI BIMA SUCI" Telah Terpasang

27 Maret 2017


KRI Bima Suci (all photos : Javier JAC)

Pagi tanggal 25 Maret 2017 jam 11.00 siang, kapal layar tiang-tiga jenis brigantine dan menggunakan layar jenis bricbarca "KRI BIMA SUCI" selesai menjalani docking di dermaga perbaikan dan kembali ke dalam galangan kapal untuk melanjutkan pekerjaan pemasangan senjata dan penyelesaian pekerjaan interior.



Kapal latih Angkatan Laut Indonesia KRI BIMA SUCI benar-benar akan menjadi kebanggan Angkatan Laut Indonesia, anda sudah bisa melihat dengan mata kepala sendiri, sekarang kapal layar itu telah tampak lebih tinggi dengan tiga tiang utama yang telah terpasang. 

Pada saat masuk ke layanan, "KRI Bima Suci" akan menjadi salah satu yacht terbesar di dunia dari jenisnya, dilengkapi dengan tiga tiang dan layar dengan luas total 3.350 m2, berukuran 110 meter panjang, lebar 12,6 meter dan tinggi badan 5,5 meter.

(CX9AAW)

26 Maret 2017

Aselsan Debuts 'Anti-Drone Jammer' System

26 Maret 2017


IHASAVAR 'anti-drone' system (photo : Shephard)

Turkish defence company Aselsan has unveiled a man-portable 'anti-drone jammer' system at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2017 exhibition, and is positioning the product for the export market for the first time, a company official told Jane's.

The system, which has been developed to protect high-security facilities, such as military bases and airports from rotary-wing and fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is designed to disrupt remote control, data link, and satellite navigation frequencies, which will effectively render an offending UAV uncontrollable.

According to an Aselsan representative who spoke to Jane's at the LIMA exhibition, the system has been developed relatively quickly, over a period of six months, in response to the growing threats posed by the proliferation of commercial UAVs.



"Aselsan analysed that developing a cost-effective, man-portable, and ergonomic solution that doesn't need any sensor systems to disrupt hostile drones, would meet the high expectations of its present and future customers," said Ertugul Nacak, account manager at Aselsan's radar and electronic warfare systems.

Known as the IHASAVAR, the system consists of one 11.5 kg backpack that houses two lithium-ion batteries, and a handheld 2 kg 'rifle', which features a directional antenna that will be aimed at hostile UAVs. According to specifications provided by the company, the system can operate in temperatures that range from -30°C to 50°C and features an operation time of about 1.5 hours.

The IHASAVAR system is currently in use with the Turkish Armed Forces, and the company is currently eyeing the wider Asia-Pacific region as a potential market for the system.

(Jane's)

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)