23 April 2018

TNI AL Tambah Lagi 2 KAL-28

23 April 2018


Kapal patroli KAL ini mempunyai panjang keseluruhan mencapai 33,26 meter, lebar 6,2 meter. Kapal ini dilengkapi mesin berkecepatan 28 knot dalam kondisi bermuatan penuh dan bisa mencapai kecepatan 32 knot. Masing-masing kapal juga diawaki 15 personel. (photo : batampos)

Penyerahan dan Pengukuhan Komandan KAL 28 di Palindo Marine Batam oleh Aslog KASAL

Pada hari Kamis, tanggal 19 April 2018 bertempat di Galangan kapal PT Palindo Marine Batam, telah dilaksanakan penyerahan 2 unit Kal 28 dari Direktur PT Palindo Marine kepada Kadismatal, Laksma TNI Kasih Prihantoro, S.E., M.M., M. Tr. (Han), yang dilanjutkan dengan penyerahan dari Kadismatal kepada Kasal dalam hal ini diwakili oleh Aslog Kasal Laksda TNI Mulyadi, S.Pi. M.A.P. Selanjutnya Aslog Kasal atas nama Kasal menyerahkan KAL Pulau Menjangan I-5-39 kepada Komandan Lanal Semarang dan KAL Pulau Pasoso I-6-62 kepada Komandan Lanal Palu.

Hadir pada acara penyerahan dan pengukuhan komandan KAL, Kadisadal Laksma TNI Prasetya Nugraha,S.T., M.Sc., Komandan Lantamal IV Laksma TNI R Eko Suyanto, S.E., M.M., Paban II Mat/Slogal dan para pejabat terkait.


3 buah senjata melengkapi KAL-28 ini (photo : tribunnews)

Kedua KAL 28 ini merupakan pengadaan Dismatal Tahun anggaran 2017, dengan tepat waktu. Dengan masuknya Kedua KAL 28 ke dalam jajaran alutsista TNI AL memiliki nilai strategis, bagi perkembangan kekuatan TNI Angkatan Laut dalam menjaga negara kesatuan Republik Indonesia. Pembangunan kedua KAL 28 ini dilaksanakan menggunakan Class Bureau Veritas dan diawasi secara melekat oleh Satgas Yekda KAL 28 untuk mendapatkan hasil sesuai standar kapal patroli sesuai tuntutan operasional.  

Kedua KAL 28 merupakan kapal cepat yang dilengkapi dengan 1 (satu) buah senjata mitraliur 20 mm di haluan dan 2 (dua) buah senjata 12,7 mm di superstructure buritan. KAL 28 memiliki fungsi asasi untuk melaksanakan pengejaran, penangkapan dan penyidikan, peperangan khusus anti teror aspek laut dan kegiatan infiltrasi melalui laut secara terbatas.  Dengan fungsi tersebut KAL 28 didesain juga untuk mampu melaksanakan SAR terbatas.

(TNI AL)

Malaysia Extends Airbus Support Contract for A400M

23 April 2018


RMAF A400M (photo : androidmafia)

Airbus signs extension with MinDef to provide services to airlifters

KUALA LUMPUR: Airbus has extended its contract with the Ministry of Defence to provide a  wide range of support services for the Royal Malaysian Air Force's (RMAF) A400M airlifters.

A statement issued by Airbus said the agreement was signed on Wednesday at the Defence Services Asia 2018 exhibition here.

This contract would extend an existing services deal between Airbus and MinDef.

Malaysia is the first export customer for the A400M and the RMAF received its fourth aircraft in 2017.

Under the contract, Airbus will continue to provide performance-based services including material support, engineering services, flight operations and maintenance support for the RMAF A400Ms. Airbus will work with the local industry to deliver these services. 

The agreement also covers additional spare parts and ground equipment, as well as training courses, to support A400M air-to-air refuelling operations.

Airbus personnel will continue to be deployed at RMAF No 22 squadron at the Subang Air Base to support the service. However, their numbers will gradually reduce as RMAF officers and other locally-hired personnel take over the work.

Airbus defence and space's head of military aircraft services Stephan Miegel said: “The RMAF A400M fleet has been achieving excellent aircraft availability, which is testament to the effectiveness of the current services contract. 

“We are strongly focused on continuing to build the RMAF’s expertise on the A400M and transferring the support activity to the air force itself and the local workforce.”

In addition to the A400Ms, over 100 Airbus civil and military helicopters are in service in Malaysia. 

Airbus has also secured orders for more than 720 passenger and cargo aircraft from Malaysian customers. 

It also said it has developed strong industrial partnerships in the country, and its activities are worth US$400mil per year for Malaysia’s economy and sustain over 4,000 local jobs.

(The Star)

TNI AL Akan Bentuk Pusat Komando Kopaska

23 April 2018


Pasukan Kopaska TNI AL (photo : David Afredy)

JAKARTA - Untuk menyatukan kekuatan Komando Pasukan Katak (Kopaska) yang tersebar di Indonesia, TNI AL bakal membentuk Pusat Komando Pasukan Katak (Puskopaska). Hal itu diungkapkan Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut (KSAL) Laksamana TNI Ade Supandi saat menghadiri perayaan Hari Ulang Tahun (HUT) ke-56 Kopaska di Pondok Dayung, Tanjung Priok, Jakarta Utara, Jumat (20/4/2018).

Menurut KSAL, dengan penyatuan ini maka pembinaan dapat dilakukan secara merata. "Nanti kita satukan menjadi badan pelaksana pusat yang dinamakan Pusat Komando Pasukan Katak TNI Angkatan Laut. Sehingga pembinaannya jelas," tandas Ade Supandi. 

Meski baru rencana, KSAL mengaku pihaknya akan menstandardisasi peralatan dan kemampuan prajurit. Mulai dari kemampuan hingga menggabungkan dengan teknologi. Termasuk mempersiapkan armada ketiga melengkapi dua armada yang ada sebelumnya. "Nah setelah tergabung maka akan dibentuk Puskopaska (Pusat Komando Pasukan Katak)," ujarnya.

Dalam acara itu, KSAL juga meresmikan lapangan tembak Susilo Dwi Hedianto sebagai bentuk mengenang Susilo yang merupakan prajurit Kopaska yang tewas saat latihan. Dalam kesempatan itu juga diperagakan seni bela diri oleh para prajurit Kopaska. Ada tiga jenis bela diri yakni Libre, Aikido, dan Pencak Silat Merpati Putih. Ketiga bela diri itu wajib dimiliki setiap prajurit Kopaska.



"Setiap prajurit Kopaska wajib memiliki kemampuan itu, karena bagaimana pun Kopaska akan langsung berhadapan dengan musuh. Kemampuan bertarung satu lawan satu dengan tangan kosong harus dimaksimalkan," tandasnya.

Berbeda dengan pasukan elite lainnya, Kopaska mewajibkan menyabotase pertahanan musuh secara sembunyi. Karena itu, kemampuan berenang dan bertarung dengan tekanan air tinggi juga wajib dimiliki oleh prajurit Kopaska.

Laksana Muda Djayeng Tirto Samudra didapuk memperagakan gerakan seni bela diri Merpati Putih. Dia pun memperagakan gerakan memecah beton tebal, memotong besi dragon, hingga tujuh lapisan balok es dengan tangan kosong. Djayeng mengaku bangga bisa menunjukan kemampuannya dihadapan KSAL. "Saya cukup bangga menampilkan kemampuan ini. Membuktikan bahwa tubuh kita kuat," kata Djayeng.

Jenderal muda yang mendapatkan gelar "Pangeran Kodok" ini cukup dikenal dengan kemampuan silat Merpati Putih yang dimiliki. Sejak masuk Kopaska pada 1988, dirinya kerap berlatih meningkatkan kemampuan setiap dua minggu sekali.

(SindoNews)

Royal New Zealand Navy Adds FarSounder Sonar

21 April 2018


FarSounder sonar (photos : FarSounder)

FarSounder's flagship forward-looking sonar, the FarSounder-1000, is the latest cutting-edge gear slated to equip the Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN) future fleet replenishment tanker, HMNZS Aotearoa (A12). The company's longest range sonar will provide real-time 3D data on what is ahead as the tanker navigates the seas giving the vessel's crew an elevated level of safety and security.

HMNZS Aotearoa is a Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) Vessel that is bound for use by the New Zealand Defense Force under the maritime arm, the RNZN. This new naval tanker will be replacing HMNZS Endeavour, a veteran ship in the RNZN scheduled for decommissioning in the near future. With construction underway in South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard, this naval tanker will be the largest vessel in the RNZN fleet and be equipped with ice-strengthened and winterized steel for a full range of New Zealand Defense Force operations in Antarctica. This state-of-the-art technology along with a FarSounder-1000 aboard, the HMNZS Aotearoa is the perfect ship to take over these duties of the aging HMNZS Endeavour.



Additionally, the tanker will be suitable for a number of missions, from logistics support to maritime protection, to humanitarian aid and disaster relief. FarSounder's innovative sonar will be a paramount addition to the 24,000-metric ton vessel as it carries out operations in disaster zones with dangerous debris and changing seafloors. It will also be important in missions in the always challenging Antarctic environment.

FarSounder's South Korean dealer, Oceantech Co., is the facilitator for this project responsible for delivering the FarSounder-1000 for installation. The vessel's expected delivery date to its home port in New Plymouth is January 2020, with operations set to commence March 2021.

(FarSounder)

Enam Pesawat Grob G-120TPA Batch Terakhir Tiba di Adisutjipto

23 April 2018


Enam pesawat Grob yang tiba merupakan batch terakhir dari 30 Grob pesanan TNI AU (photos : TNI AU)

Thomas Brenner test pilot Germany bersama dengan Komandan Skadik 101 berpose bersama perwira teknik sesaat setelah melaksanakan factory test flight terhadap pesawat Grob dengan tail number LX 1230 yang merupakan pesawat terakhir yang berhasil ditest dari 6 pesawat Grob yang dibeli dari Germany.

Selanjutnya ke-enam pesawat baru tersebut akan menjalani serangkaian IMAA test sebelum resmi diserahkan kepada TNI AU untuk digunakan sebagai pesawat latih dasar. Dengan datangnya 6 pesawat baru ini maka TNI AU saat ini memiliki 30 pesawat Grob G-120 TPA.



Factory dan IMAA test flight dilaksanakan di Lanud Adisutjipto, pada rangkaian pelaksanaan test pilot melaksanakan berbagai macam manuver aerobatik untuk melihat apakah seluruh parameter masuk dalam limitasi yang telah ditentukan.

Grob adalah pesawat latih TNI AU yg merupakan pesawat dual seat side by side yang memiliki  kemampuan Aerobatik, Formasi, Terbang Rendah dan mampu melaksanakan terbang full instrument dengan kecepatan maksimum 240 kias. Pesawat ini dioperasionalkan oleh Skadik 101 Wingdik Terbang.


22 April 2018

BAE Systems will Set Up MRO and Vocational Training Centre in Malaysia

22 April 2018

Typhoon MRCA (photo : BAE Systems)


KUALA LUMPUR: BAE Systems Inc, the wholly owned US subsidiary of the British defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems PLC, is planning to set up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility and a vocational training centre in Malaysia.

BAE Systems International Ltd South East Asia managing director John Brosnan said the conditional assessment would be dependent on Malaysia’s decision to choose the company’s combat aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon for Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) programme.

“Both developments will be based on a joint-venture with local players. It will also provide economic value to the local market about five times of the value of the aircraft purchase,” he told NST Business in an exclusive interview yesterday.

Brosnan said the investment’s facility would be spent over 25 years, creating more than 20,000 high-skilled jobs for the locals including the establishment of vocational training centre for the local aerospace sector.

“We will develop the technical vocational training centre in phases over 10 years with the involvement of Bristol University and Loughborough University,” he added.

Brosnan said BAE Systems had been working with the RMAF for nearly five years to test its combat aircraft.

“Hopefully, a deal will happen soon for the Eurofighter Typhoon,” he said, adding that there is a requirement for Malaysia to upgrade its aerial surveillance capabilities.

Brosnan said the fighter jet delivery could be made in about four years, subject to the RMAF requirements and negotiations.

The fighter jet package could include the unit, support services including maintenance and repair as well as training modules for local technicians.

Malaysia has been for several years considering to replace its ageing combat fighters, Russian-made, MiG-29s, which currently are not in service.

However, the decision to acquire new 18 fighter jets has yet to materialise as the country is preparing its focuses on the 14th General Election, which will be held on May 9.

It was made to understand that the decision could only be finalised after the election with regards to potential purchase either Eurofighter Typhoon or France’s Dassault Aviation, Rafale fighter jet.

“Every country has economic pressure. Defence is a significant cost, where governments have to allocate certain spending priorities.

Typhoon MRCA (photo : Eurofighter)

“That’s why we have affordable solutions whereby, rather than selling new defence equipment, we also help countries to upgrade their existing equipment with installation such as new missile system and radar,” said Brosnan.

However, he said there would come to a point where governments can’t just upgrade their defence systems.

“Malaysia is currently considering the replacement aircraft for its MRCA programme,” he opined.

He said Malaysia is certainly an important defence-military market in South East Asia for BAE Systems with over 50 years establishment in the country.

“We regard Malaysia as a first-world military customer. We are the largest international defence-equipment supplier to the Malaysian armed forces including frigates, trainer aircraft (Hawk), armed vehicles, missile systems, ground-based air-defence systems, radars and bridging systems,” he said.

BAE Systems International sales director – Typhoon and Hawk, Andy Lavin said the company provides the cheapest cost of ownership to operate the Eurofighter Typhoon.

“Currently we have over 520 units in service from eight countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

“The fighter jet is collaboratively developed and manufactured by BAE Systems UK, Leonardo – Aircraft Division (Italy) and Airbus Defence & Space (Germany and Spain),” he said.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations including air policing, peace support and high intensity conflict.

“Currently we have secured over 100 additional orders with potential orders of 184 aircraft from countries including Germany, Saudi Arabia and Spain,” he said.

Lavin said Eurofighter Typhoon sales could reach 1,000 aircraft globally in the next five years, backed by on-going active campaign promotion in countries including Belgium, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Malaysia and Canada.

(NewStraitsTimes)

Progress CN-235 MPA Pesanan TNI

22 April 2018

CN-235 MPA kode produksi N63 pesanan TNI AU (photo : PTDI)

Pada tanggal 13 April Komandan Lanud Sultan Hasanuddin dan tim mengunjungi PTDI perihal acara Acceptance Test Flight & Penerimaan Pesawat Terbang CN235-220 MPA (N63). Delegasi TNI AU ini diterima oleh Direktur Niaga, Irzal Rinaldi.

Selanjutnya dilakukan acara serah terima Pesawat Terbang CN235-220 MPA (serial number N63) kepada Komandan Lanud, Sultan Hasanuddin dan Tim.

CN-235 MPA kode produksi N67 pesanan TNI AL (photo : PTDI)

Pada tanggal 16 April CN235-220 MPA serial number N67 untuk TNI AL telah dilakukan flight test yang pertama pada pagi ini dengan pilot uji, Capt. Esther Gayatri & Capt. Adi Budi. Penerbangan berlangsung dengan sukses.

PTDI akan terus berusaha memaksimalkan perannya sebagai industri strategis untuk dapat memperkuat alutsista militer dalam negeri, juga diharapkan bisa mendatangkan nilai tambah bagi perekonomian nasional.

(PTDI)