20 Januari 2018

Australia Confirms Additional Bushmaster Sales to Japan

20 Januari 2018


JGSDF's MRAP 'Bushmaster' (photo : UPI)

Australia and Japan have outlined an intention to expand defence equipment collaboration, building on Canberra’s newly confirmed deal to sell additional Bushmaster multirole protected vehicles to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).

The pledge to increase bilateral co-operation in military equipment, science, and technologies was made during meetings in Tokyo on 18 January between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull.

Turnbull used the visit to promote Australian defence exports, and he highlighted Thales Australia’s sales of the Bushmaster as an example of expanding opportunities.

Thales Australia built and supplied four Bushmaster vehicles to the JGSDF in 2014 at a cost of around AUD3.6 million (USD2.8 million) and Turnbull said that the company is scheduled to “ship another tranche of four Bushmasters” during the next few months.

(Jane's)

Panglima: TNI AU akan Aplikasikan Konsep Perang UCAV

20 Januari 2018


Anka drone versi UCAV (photo : Hakan Kilic)

AKURAT.CO, Panglima TNI, Marsekal Hadi Tjahjanto, mengungkapkan bahwa proyeksi pembangunan kekuatan TNI Angkatan Udara (AU) diarahkan untuk dapat mencapai air supremacy dan air superiority.

Menurut Hadi, sasaran yang ingin dicapai adalah kekuatan pemukul udara strategis,untuk menghadapi dua trouble spots dalam bentuk komposit, yang berisi pesawat-pesawat tempur multi-role dari generasi empat setengah.

Marsekal Hadi Sematkan Bintang Swa Bhuwana Paksa Pratama kepada 10 Pati TNI AU Hadi mengatakan, bahwa pembangunan TNI AU juga diarahkan pada kemampuan mobilitas serta proyeksi kekuatan pada lingkup nasional, regional, dan global.

"Sistem pertahanan udara juga akan diintegrasikan dengan matra lainnya dalam suatu jaringan bertempur atau Network Centric Warfare. Pada pembangunan kekuatan selanjutnya, juga akan mengaplikasikan konsep berperang dengan Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) yang berbasis satelit," ungkapnya di Lanud Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta Timur, Jumat (19/1).

Hadi mengingatkan, tantangan tugas TNI AU ke depan tidaklah semakin ringan, bahkan bisa semakin sulit. Namun dengan kebersamaan, seluruh prajurit TNI AU akan mampu melaksanakan tugas dengan baik dalam menegakkan kedaulatan, menjaga keutuhan wilayah dan melindungi segenap bangsa.

"Kita harus bertekad membangun tentara yang profesional, disiplin, militan dan rendah hati, melalui profesionalisme, disiplin dan militan, menjadikan TNI hebat dalam segala medan tugas," ujarnya.

(Akurat)

TNI AL Targetkan Punya 6 Kapal Hidrografi untuk Petakan Perairan

20 Januari 2018


KRI Rigel 933 (photo : Ocea)

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - TNI Angkatan Laut menargetkan memiliki enam buah kapal hidrografi guna meningkatkan kualitas peta perairan Indonesia. Kapal tersebut lebih canggih dari kapal hidrografi milik negara Asia Tenggara lainnya.

"Malah KSAL dari Perancis, sudah pernah bilang akan meniru kapal hidrografi kami, karena kami lebih lengkap," kata Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Laut Laksamana Ade Supandi di Pusat Hidrografi TNI AL pada Kamis, 18 Januari 2018.


Ade mengatakan kelebihan kapal hidrografi milik TNI AL ialah pada teknologi dan kelengkapan persenjataan yang dimiliki. "Dan beberapa survei yang kita lakukan sudah ada hasilnya, salah satunya kita akan membuat peta bawah air," ujar dia.

KRI Floch 934 (photo : Michael Floch)

Digenjotnya hidrografi TNI AL, kata Ade, merupakan salah satu upaya menjadikan Indonesia sebagai poros maritim dunia. Menurut dia, penyediaan data ialah hal yang penting.

Ade mengatakan Hidrografi Angkatan Laut memiliki peran penting karena dengan pemetaan perairan yang akurat, maka TNI akan dapat melindungi batas-batas wilayah Indonesia. "Jadi Kapus Hidrosal, mengemban amanah cukup berat," ujarnya.

Pushidrosal merupakan perwakilan Indonesia dalam bidang hidrografi. Satuan tersebut menyediakan data dan informasi hidro-oseanografi dan memberikan perlindungan lingkungan laut untuk kepentingan sipil dan militer. Kegiatan dari satuan ini antara lain survei, penelitian, pemetaan laut, penerapan lingkungan laut, dan keselamatan navigasi laut untuk pertahanan dalam tugas pokok TNI AL.

(Tempo)

Border Patrol Received Two High-Speed Patrol Boats

20 Januari 2018


It is known that the patrol boat SPA-4207 (Stan Patrol), was designed by Damen Group - The Netherlands, the nose design is very different from the model ships week Other, prominent with the ability to go vietnam sea. (photo : QDND).

On the morning of January 18, in Da Nang, Song Thu Corporation and Border Guard Command have held the launching ceremony of two high speed patrol boats to the Border Guard Command.


High-speed patrol boats (Stan Patrol) SPA 4207 (photo : Da Nang Corporation)

Two SPA 4207 ships are modern high speed patrol boats designed to best serve the patrol and coastal protection; marine rescue and safety. The vessel is built according to international standards, the equipment is arranged reasonably to save operating costs, easy maintenance and technical features in accordance with the requirements of the task, equipment of the force. of the Border Guards of Vietnam.

Closed to high quality and modern standards, the vessel is 42.81m in length; width 7.11m. It is equipped with two diesel engines, with a capacity of 4200 bkw (5632 bhp)/1600 rpm; speed: 25.5 knots.


High-speed patrol boats (Stan Patrol) SPA 4207 (photo : Damen)

The launch of two SPA 4207 ships in Seri 4 ships to the Border Guard Command not only meet the requirements of technical equipment, boats for the Border Guard under the project approved by the Prime Minister but also remove difficulties, contributing to save State budget, army over 400 billion, creating the premise for the localization of products to enhance the production capacity of defense, affirming the capacity and prestige of the General. Song Thu in ensuring the building of military ships for national defense and security.

(QDND)

19 Januari 2018

Indonesia Puts KC-46A Pegasus, Airbus A330 in Frame for Aerial Tanker Requirement

19 Januari 2018


Boeing KC-46A Pegasus based on Boeing 767. Indonesia is studying the Boeing KC-46A, and the Airbus A330 MRTT to improve its aerial refuelling capabilities. Programme is expected to be the next major logistics aircraft acquisition undertaking after the Airbus A400M (photo : Boeing)

The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara) has begun a study to expand the service’s aerial refuelling capabilities, with a view on establishing a formal acquisition programme for two airframes by 2024, a TNI-AU official told Jane’s on 18 January.

The aircraft types that are being compared in this study are the A330 multirole tanker-transport (MRTT) from Airbus, and what the Indonesians allude to as a militarised version of the Boeing 767 tanker, in reference to the KC-46A Pegasus.

Issues that will be scrutinised in the study include suitability for Indonesian operational requirements, compatibility of refuelling methods with the TNI-AU’s fleet of aircraft, interoperability with existing and future assets, and life-cycle costs.


Airbus A330 MRTT (photo : Aus DoD)

Also to be considered are possible local and foreign funding options that can be tapped upon, and potential for transfer-of-technology arrangements with local companies such as state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTD), said the TNI-AU official.

A completion of this study will then pave the way for a definition of programme parameters, and the TNI-AU is expected to launch a formal acquisition programme, and funding request from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, in the 2020–24 timeframe.

Prior to June 2015, the TNI-AU operated a fleet of two pod-equipped KC-130Bs, which were delivered in the early 1960s. One of these aircraft crashed in Medan on 30 June of that year after developing engine troubles, and since then the TNI-AU has had to rely on a single airframe of the type for its aerial refueling needs. The sole KC-130B is currently stationed with the TNI-AU’s Aviation Squadron 32 at the Abdul Rachman Saleh airbase in Malang.

(Jane's)

Japan to Assist with Establishment of 11 New Radar Stations Across Southern Philippines

19 Januari 2018


Japan is providing Manila with resources to establish 11 new coastal radar stations across southern Philippines. Move aims to secure major shipping lanes that connect the Sulu Sea, with the Celebes Sea and the Pacific Ocean (photo : Flying Dutchman)

In an effort to help bolster security along a notorious sea lane known as the Sibutu Passage, the Japanese government has agreed to donate equipment and systems for 11 new radar stations that will be constructed across southern Philippines.

The assistance will be provided under a government-to-government programme, with equipment and systems likely to be acquired from Japanese electronics company Furuno, said Lieutenant Al-Hafidz Bih, assistant deputy chief of Coast Guard Staff for Intelligence, Security and Law Enforcement, of the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG), in an interview with Jane’s on 17 January.

(Jane's)

Anti-Stealth Radar RV-02 Vietnam is Stronger than Imports

19 Januari 2018


Anti-Stealth Radar RV-02 manufactured by Vietnam (photos : PK-KQ)

According to PK-KQ, Vietnam has officially operated RV-02 - stealth radar is evaluated against more powerful version produced by Belarus.

In the article "Cánh sóng canh trời Đông Bắc" in the second issue of the PK-KQ, January 1, 2018, the RV-02 anti-stealth radar built by Vietnam has been dispatched to the radar station 61 , Regiment 291 - Ba Be radar mission to guard the Northeast.

Based on this information, up to now, many RV-02 radars have been manufactured and shipped to radar stations to supplement a new, modern, Invisible, create new fighting force for Air Force - Air Force (PK-KQ) Vietnam.

According to public information, the RV-02 radar complex was born with full initiative in technology of designing, fabricating and machining at all stages, based on the cooperation of RV-01. designed with Belarus.

The limitations of RV-01 have been studied and overcome, along with the most advanced applications in radar technology. RV-02 has achieved many technical breakthroughs.

The RV-02 system integrates on two vehicles designed specifically to ensure mobility, with only two cars and some of the base equipment imported, the rest, the Military Technical Institute PK-KQ coordinated with other units to actively design and manufacture, from mechanical to software.

The RV-02 features a 21.6 meter long antennae with 28 deadbolts designed and engineered with state-of-the-art technology to ensure target detection at distances of hundreds of kilometers on all terrain conditions. different weather.



On fixed platforms for fiber optic transmission installations, this is also an important improvement of the RV-02 in signal transmission because fiber optic cable makes the transmission process faster and more accurate. Much like high-frequency cable systems such as older radars.

With RV-02, the transmission and reception process is optimized with 28 digital channels, equivalent to 28 antennas, and 28 receivers are designed as standard. RV-02's proactive technology is also reflected in the optimal design of the body, platform and column.

The height of the RV-02 is 11m from the ground, which ensures that the system can best capture aerial targets within hundreds of kilometers. However, with a revolution speed of 6 rounds per minute, the body system, the radar platform is designed with special criteria.

The radar platform is rotatable and at the same time ensures the rigidity of the entire antenna array with a weight of approximately 18 tons. Caravans are simply arranged with three computers, like a miniature command post, in which the systems are arranged in an integrated way to minimize the area and maximize efficiency.

Optical cables are used to replace the conventional ones of older radar generations. Accordingly, the signal speed of the radar is optimized, and the LAN system is also designed with the best processing and communication between the coordinator on the RV-02.

RV-02, with the participation of an automatic hydraulic control system, has a recovery time of only 10-15 minutes, which is much lower than the deployment time of radar radars. from 45 minutes - 1 hour.

The operation of RV-02 is simple and effective. The state-of-the-art equipment assists RV-02 with superior features such as the ability to capture targets with small reflective areas or use stealth technology.

(PK KQ)