19 Oktober 2017

KASAL resmikan Markas Komando Pasukan Marinir 2 di Marunda

19 Oktober 2017


Prajurit Marinir TNI AL (photo : Antara)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Kepala Staf TNI AL, Laksamana TNI Ade Supandi, meresmikan Markas Komando Pasukan Marinir 2 Korps Marinir TNI AL, di Kesatrian Marinir Baroto Sardadi, Marunda, Jakarta Utara, Rabu.

Nama yang disematkan pada kesatrian baru Korps Marinir TNI AL itu mengambil nama Mayor Jenderal TNI (Purnawirawan) Baroto Sardadi, yang pernah menjadi komandan komponen pendarat TNI AL itu.

Marunda ternama dengan kekhasan adat-istiadat Betawi-nya, sehingga kedatangan Supandi dan rombongan disambut kesenian Betawi, selain demonstrasi terjun payung dari Batalion Intai Amfibi 2 Korps Marinir TNI AL.

Peresmian Markas Komando Pasukan Marinir 2 itu ditandai penyerahan keris dari Supandi kepada Komandan Pasukan Marinir 2, Brigadir Jenderal TNI (Marinir) Nur Alamsyah. Keris menduduki posisi penting pada Korps Marinir TNI AL karena senjata tradisional Indonesia itu dijadikan komponen lambang korps pasukan pendarat TNI AL itu.

Selain itu, dilakukan penandatanganan prasasti dan pemotongan pita secara simbolis dan penyerahan dua unit kendaraan dan pengukuhan Supandi sebagai ketua pembina Jayamahe Jeep Club, sebagaimana dinyatakan siaran pers Dinas Penerangan TNI AL, diterima di Jakarta, Rabu.

Pada kesempatan ini dia turun langsung mengendarai kendaraan off-road, untuk mengetahui lingkungan sekitaran Markas Komando Pasukan Marinir 2 didampingi Alamsyah.

Supandi, mengatakan keberadaan Pasukan Marinir-2 sebagai komando pelaksana Korps Marinir TNI AL di wilayah barat, khususnya Jakarta, dituntut senantiasa meningkatkan kinerja organisasi guna memenuhi tugas pokok yang diharapkan.

Oleh karena itu, kata dia, pembangunan gedung dan fasilitas sarana dan prasarananya dapat mendorong ide-ide pemikiran yang kreatif dan inovatif guna pencapaian tugas pokok Korps Marinir TNI AL dalam rangka mewujudkan visi dan misi TNI AL ke depan.

Dia berpesan agar semua komponen Korps Marinir TNI AL mampu tetap meningkatkan semangat kejuangan dan keprajuritan dan menjaga semua fasilitas yang telah diberikan negara.

(Antara)

Satu Flight Pesawat F-16 Ikuti Latihan AUSINDO 2017

19 Oktober 2017


Kali ini pesawat yang diberangkatkan latihan Ausindo 2017 adalah pesawat F-16C/D dari Skadron Udara 3, Madiun (photo : TNI)

Satu flight pesawat tempur F-16 Fihgting Falcon dari Skadron Udara 3 Lanud Iswahjudi berangkat menuju Darwin, Australia

Satu flight pesawat tempur F-16 Fihgting Falcon dari Skadron Udara 3 Lanud Iswahjudi, beberapa waktu lalu berangkat menuju Darwin, Australia, guna melaksanakan latihan bersama dengan Angkatan Udara Australia.

Latihan Bersama (Latma) dengan sandi "AUSINDO" tersebut merupakan latihan perang antara TNI Angkatan Udara Indonesia dengan Angkatan Udara Australia yaitu Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Keberangakatan Satu flight pesawat F-16 Fighting Falcon dipimpin langsung oleh Komandan Skadron Udara 3 Letkol Pnb Yoga Ambara, dilepas oleh Kepala Dinas Operasi Lanud Iswahjudi Kolonel Pnb Wastum, beserta segenap pejabat Lanud Iswahjudi.

Latma "AUSINDO 2017" akan digelar dari tanggal 17 Oktober hingga tanggal 28 Oktober 2017, dalam latihan tersebut Lanud Iswahjudi mengerahkan 7 pesawat tampur F-16 Fihgting Falcon, 77 teknisi dan didukung dengan dua pesawat C-130 Hercules.

(TNI)

Cubic’s GATR Technologies Awarded Contract to Support New Zealand Defence Force

19 Oktober 2017


GATR’s first foreign military sale contract will provide satellite communications for the Network Enabled Army Program (photo : GATR)

SAN DIEGO –  Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced that GATR Technologies, a subsidiary which operates within the Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division, was awarded an order worth more than $5 million to provide satellite communication (SATCOM) solutions for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Cubic will supply 2.4-meter inflatable satellite antennas with supporting hardware, spares and New Equipment Training (NET) for the NZDF Network Enabled Army (NEA) program.  In addition to a multi-year support contract, Cubic will deliver and integrate an iDirect-based, time division multiple access (TDMA) network within the NZDF's existing and future hub infrastructure. 

The NEA program improves the NZDF’s ability to support deployed land forces by enhancing its battlefield’s command and control system, communications and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) sensor systems. By closely examining how the NZDF communicates across coalition operations, the NEA program works to advance communication capabilities for future deployments in the South Pacific and high-intensity environments. Cubic was awarded the foreign military sale (FMS) contract for the entirety of the NEA program due to its ability to provide the largest aperture and throughput within the smallest packaged weight and form factor in the industry.



 “GATR’s SATCOM is expected to provide the New Zealand Army with a communications solution that meets its tactical requirements and enhance the command and control capabilities of its forces when deployed on operations. Work is expected to commence soon to integrate GATR into the New Zealand Defence Information Environment,” said Major General Peter Kelly, New Zealand Chief of Army. “Along with our partners in the New Zealand Ministry of Defence, we are looking forward to working with Cubic Mission Solutions and GATR Technologies to bring our GATR SATCOM systems into service.”

“To support warfighters at the tactical edge, the GATR inflatable antenna is designed to be extremely portable, reliable and easy to set up,” said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions. “We are pleased to be selected by the NZDF to provide solutions that will further enable interoperability of command, control and communications for our customer’s mission success.”

(Cubic)

Cobham Awarded Contract for KF-X Antenna Suite

19 Oktober 2017


The fully conformal antenna suite for the future KF-X (photo : Cobham)

Cobham Antenna Systems has been awarded a contract from Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) to design and supply the fully conformal antenna suite for the future KF-X, next-generation indigenous multi-role and fighter aircraft.

Cobham Antenna Systems has been a leader in conformal antenna technology since the company’s inception over 50 years ago. This wealth of experience has allowed the company to develop a full suite of conformal antennas for the KF-X platform.

Unlike traditional antennas which stand proud of the skin of a platform, conformal antennas are built into the skin and allow for reduced drag, improved aerodynamics and reduced life-cycle repair costs.

The KF-X conformal antenna suite will offer a full range of Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) functionality.

“Cobham is an established market leader in conformal antenna technology and provides platforms with bespoke Communications, Navigations and Identification antennas which deliver high performance and reliability.” David Bulley, Vice President, General Manager of Cobham Antenna Systems said. “The KFX programme is strategically important and this award allows Cobham Antenna Systems to continue to lead the market in the design and supply of airborne antennas and systems for next generation fighter platforms.”

Cobham will be exhibiting at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) from the 17-22 October at the Seoul Airport, ADEX exhibition site in South Korea. Members of the team will be on hand to discuss any customer requirements.

(Cobham)

18 Oktober 2017

Russia Expands Myanmar Mi-24P Repair Programme

18 Okober 2017


Mi-35 helicopter of the Myanmar Air Force (photo : MMMilitary)

Russian Helicopters is to repair a small number of Mil Mi-24P/35P (‘Hind’) combat helicopters in Myanmar, as part of an initiative to support platforms in the country of operation instead of transporting the aircraft to Russia.

The group said that it would send a team of technicians to Myanmar from this month to repair three of four Mil Mi-24 helicopters operated by the Myanmar Air Force (MAF). Russian Helicopters said that repair work on the first Mi-24 was recently completed at the company’s Aircraft Repair Plant 419 in St Petersburg.

As part of the support programme, Russian Helicopters added that it had delivered the accessories and spare parts to Myanmar required to locally repair the MAF’s Mi-24s, reducing the timeframe required to overhaul the aircraft.

Highlighting the significance of the MAF programme, Russian Helicopters’ deputy CEO for aftersales service, Igor Chechikov, said, “This contract is extremely important for us, as we are implementing a procedure of complete overhaul of military aircraft with on-site visits [from] group specialists to the client’s territory for the first time.”

Chechikov added, “Successful completion of works will lay the foundation for [the] further development of co-operation and [the] signing [of] new agreements with our partners in Myanmar.”

The contract to repair the aircraft was announced in June 2016, and followed a framework agreement in 2015 under which Russian Helicopters committed to expand collaboration with the Myanmar armed forces. Russian Helicopters regards these deals as potential precursors to additional contracts through which the firm will support localised maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) programmes.

(Jane's)

Menyaksikan Uji Coba Meriam GS M109A4-BE 155 mm

18 Oktober 2017


Uji coba howitzer M109A4-BE TNI AD (photo : NusantaraNews)

NusantaraNews.co, Lumajang – Danrem 083/Bdj Kolonel Inf Bangun Nawoko, menyambut langsung kedatangan tim dari Pussenarmed yang dipimpin langsung oleh Danpusssenarmed Brigjen Tni Dwi jati Utomo di Kabupaten Lumajang. Kedatangan tim Pussenarmed untuk mengadakan uji fungsi Meriam GS M109A4-BE 155 mm, Selasa (17/10/2017).

Rombongan tim Pussenarmed yang hadir dalam uji fungsi Meriam GS M109A4-BE 155 mm, Danpussenarmed Brigjen Tni Dwi jati Utomo, Brigjen TNI Eko Erwanto, Kolonel Cpl Saiful Rochima, Kolonel Inf Sugeng Priyanto, Kolonel Cpl Kokom, Kolonel Cpl Suwoto, Kolonel Kav Dwi Haryoko, Kolonel Cpl Bambang Pursetiadi, Kolonel Cpl Dwi Angga Suwono, Kolonel Arm Saripudin, Kolonel Arm Dwi Wahyudi, Kolonel Arm Saiful Rizal, Letkol Cpl Wahyu Widodo, Letkol Cpl Andi Edwin, Letkol Cpl Sugiharto, Letkol Cpl Dwi Cahyadi, Letkol Chb Sihono, Mayor Cpl Krisna, Mayor Cpl Agus Priyanto, Mayor Cpl Untung Sutopo, Mayor Cpl Sutarman, Mayor Cpl Budiyanto dan Mayor Cpl Putu Ngurah.

Brigjen TNI Dwi Jati Utomo menyampaiakan, Artileri Medan merupakan salah satu kecabangan TNI AD dan sebagai kekuatan yang menjalankan fungsi serangan Artileri dan Bantuan Tembakan terhadap sasaran di darat maupun permukaan secara tepat dan kontinyu. Untuk itu, Danpussenarmed Brigjen TNI Dwi Jati Utomo mengadakan uji fungsi meriam GS M109A4-BE155 mm.


Howitzer M109A4-BE TNI AD (photo : meisakh putra)

“Baru-baru ini Pussenarmed telah memesan 18 unit meriam M109A4 155 mm. Meriam Arbeba GS M109A4BE 155 mm Howitzer merupakan upgrade dari meriam M109A2 buatan Amerika Serikat yang dibeli pada tahun 1984-1985. Peremajaan dilakukan oleh Belgia pada tahun 2007-2008. Secara teknis kemampuannya telah diperbaharui dengan tekhnologi terbaru dan mempunyai daya tempur sangat dahsyat dan mobile yang tinggi,” papar Danpussenarmed

“Senjata andalan korps baret coklat yang terakhir ini sekarang berada di Ditpalad untuk dilakukan pemeliharaan secara efektif dan efisien, sehingga seluruh materiil peralatan tersebut selalu dalam kondisi siap pakai guna menunjang kesiapan satuan jajaran TNI Angkatan Darat dalam melaksanakan tugas pokoknya,” imbuhnya.

Materi yang dilaksanakan dalam uji fungsi Meriam GS M109A4-BE 155 mm tersebut adalah Yonarmed roket melaksanakan bantuan tembakan dalam operasi serangan dan Yonarmed roket melaksanakan operasi serangan Artileri (Artileri Strike).

Artilleri Strike yang merupakan suatu bentuk operasi tersendiri, lanjut Dwi Jati Utomo, sangat menentukan dalam pertempuran. Dimana terjadi pengerahan kekuatan Armed roket untuk menghancurkan musuh/instalasi (sasaran strategis) dari jarak yang sangat jauh dengan tembakan penghancuran, ketika pasukan sendiri masih berada dalam jarak yang aman atau belum terlibat dalam operasi secara keseluruhan yang dapat menimbulkan keuntungan bagi pasukan sendiri dan operasi selanjutnya.

“Mengingat persenjataan Armed saat ini semakin canggih dan modern, maka perlu diadakan revisi pembinaan fungsi Armed ke depan,” tandas Dwi Jati Utomo.

(NusantaraNews)

KAI Pushes for Additional T-50 Sale to Thailand

18 Oktober 2017


KAI T-50 lead-in fighter trainer (image : pantip)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is hopeful of selling a third batch of T-50 Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers to Thailand, to add to the two batches already signed for.

Jane’s was told on 17 October that KAI hopes to begin talks shortly for the four fighters that are outstanding from Thailand’s original requirement of 16. Eight were initially procured and delivered in the first batch, with a contract for a further four following earlier this year ahead of delivery in 2018.

“We have spoken to the assistant chief of the Thai air force at the show already, and hope to start a formal dialogue for the third batch soon,” Jake Jaehong Kim, senior manager Business Development Team, Middle East and North Africa, said at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX).

(Jane's)