24 November 2017

Duterte Eyes ’23 Gunship Helicopters’, ‘Multiple Rockets’

24 November 2017


Philippine will acquire MLRS (photo : themess)

During his visit to Philippine Army’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on November 22, President Duterte specifically mentioned the acquisition of “23 gunship helicopters” and “multiple rockets”.

“You will have the best of the arms now. Hindi na ako pumayag na magbili tayo ng secondhand,” he said.

“Maybe next year, late, I don’t know but sabi ni [Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin] Diokno, scheduled for delivery na ‘yung 23 gunship helicopters,” President Duterte told the elite troops.

He said that he will be “buying all the available equipment that are needed to fight the rebellion.”

“‘Di naman kayo tinamaan ng ballistic missiles. ‘Yung mga multiple rockets, ‘yun ang kunin natin so utangin ko na lang. Mahirap naman na kasi mag-sige lang tanggap,” he added.

“Maybe Secretary Esperon will go back there to – ito ngayon, credit na ang. Uutang na lang tayo tapos payable in soft loan 25 years but we have to borrow to buy the equipment na kailangan ninyo,” he added.

(Update)

BAE Systems Highlights Proposed Future Frigate Knowledge Transfer

24 November 2017


Type 26 frigate for SEA 5000 (image : BAE Systems)

BAE Systems and the UK government have committed to what the company says would be an “unprecedented” transfer of intellectual property if the Global Combat Ship-Australia is selected for SEA 5000.

More than 5,000 ‘work years’ of technical design worth $1.5 billion would be transferred to Australia, BAE Systems stated.

“The transfer of data and the digital design of one of the world’s most sophisticated ships will support the development of a continuous naval shipbuilding capability in Australia, ensuring that local industry can build the fleet of nine Future Frigates,” the company stated.

“It will also ensure they can be upgraded and supported during their decades of service. The unprecedented transfer of intellectual property will also include all ship parts, materials, systems and subsystems used to build the Type 26 frigate.

“With this knowledge, Australian industry will gain the know-how needed to both build and optimise the ship over its life, potentially improving its stealth, flexibility and performance with bespoke local innovation and technology.”

The proposed Global Combat Ship-Australia is based on the Type 26 being manufactured for the Royal Navy.

(ADBR)

Indonesia dan Spanyol Perkuat Kerja Sama Pengadaan Alutsista

23 November 2017


Pesawat angkut NC-212i (photo : PTDI)

JAKARTA - Pemerintah Indonesia dan Spanyol berencana melanjutkan kerja sama di bidang pengadaan alat utama sistem pertahanan (alutsista). 

Menteri Koordinator Bidang Politik, Hukum dan Keamanan (Menko Polhukam) Wiranto mengatakan, kerja sama alutsista dengan Spanyol tersebut sudah terjalin sejak lama. Kini kedua negara berencana kembali memperkuat kerja sama tersebut, terutama di bidang pembuatan pesawat. 

“Sejak pesawat pertama yang diterbangkan, yakni Pesawat Gatot Kaca, CN 212 hingga 235, dan kemarin menerbangkan pesawat 295. Jadi, saya kira ini kerja sama yang berkelanjutan,” ujar Wiranto seusai menerima kunjungan kehormatan Wakil Menteri Luar Negeri (Wamenlu) Spanyol Idelfonso Castro di Jakarta. 

Sementara, Idelfonso Castro menegaskan, pihaknya ingin memperkuat hubungan kerja sama kedua negara, baik dalam pengadaan alutsista maupun kerjasama lainnya.

“Kami mengharapkan hubungan kedua negara diperkuat. Spanyol ingin kerja sama pengadaan alutsista berjalan dengan baik lagi. Bahkan, tidak hanya pesawat, juga kapal, itu bisa terlaksana baik. 

Apalagi Spanyol dan Indonesia telah melakukan kerja sama ini sejak lama,” ungkap Castro. Wiranto menegaskan, kedua negara juga akan memperkuat kerja sama di bidang penanganan terorisme. “Saya kira Indonesia juga sudah punya pengalaman bekerja sama dengan banyak negara. 

Termasuk dalam penanganan terorisme,” kata Wiranto. Pertemuan Pemerintah Indonesia dengan Pemerintah Spanyol tersebut sebenarnya sudah beberapa kali terjadi. Sebelumnya Duta Besar Spanyol untuk Indonesia Jose Maria Matres Manso juga pernah melakukan pertemuan dengan Wiranto pada 21 Juni 2017.


Pesawat angkut CN-295 (photo : Fauzan Rasyadi)

Saat itu dia menawarkan kerja sama dengan Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Terorisme (BNPT) dalam menumpas aksi terorisme. Wiranto mengatakan, Indonesia tak membatasi diri dalam bekerja sama dengan negara manapun yang mempunyai pengalaman aksi terorisme. 

Itu dilakukan agar kinerja BNPT bisa terbantu. Menurutnya, pengalaman Spanyol melakukan pendekatan keras maupun halus dalam menangani aksi terorisme dianggap bisa ditiru BNPT. “Jadi, bagaimana BNPT bisa melakukan pendekatan keras dan halus dalam menghadapi terorisme, Spanyol berpengalaman dengan itu,” kata Wiranto. 

Menko Polhukam mengatakan, Spanyol juga menawarkan kerja sama di bidang keamanan siber.

“Kita kan baru mendirikan Badan Siber Nasional sebagai payung dari semua badan siber di Indonesia. Kita juga butuh di masing-masing negara, termasuk Spanyol menawarkan itu (kerja sama),” kata Wiranto. 

Namun, Wiranto mengatakan, pembahasan kerja sama Pemerintah Spanyol dengan Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara (BSSN) masih tahap awal. Karena itu, perlu ada diskusi lebih lanjut untuk sampai pada tahap kerja sama. 

“Itu belum sampai konsep, nanti setelah kami setuju secara teknis, staf akan tindak lanjuti dengan satu perbincangan atau poin kerja sama yang lebih teknis,” katanya.

(Sindo)

23 November 2017

PN Commisions First TC-90 Aircraft

23 November 2017


TC-90 aircraft of the PN (photo : Manila Bulletin)

Philippine Naval conducts activation, blessing of Beechcraft King Air C-90 aircraft in Cavite

The Philippine Navy through the Naval Air Group (NAG) conducted today activation and blessing ceremony of the Beechcraft King Air C-90 Aircraft held at Hangar 2, Headquarters Naval Air Group, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

Lt. Sahirul A. Taib, the fleet public affairs officer, said the activity was formally opened by Captain Juario C. Marayag, the commander of the Naval Air Group.

In his remarks, Marayag said the aircraft donated by Japan would help boost the Naval Air Group Air Operations and Maritime Air Surveillance capabilities.

He said the aircraft would also enhance the skills of the naval aviators and maintenance personnel in handling modern equipment.

“This platform will serve as the gradual transition from the humble Britten Norman Islanders to a much faster, higher and more fixed wing squadron,” he said.

Rear Admiral Gaudencio C. Collado Jr., the commander of the Philippine Fleet and who served as the guest of honor during the activity, said the C90 would have a big role in the maritime air surveillance, which is a critical component of naval operations.

“It provides a bigger and better perspective of the operating environment which is crucial for decision making because it will determine the type of capability needed to address a certain threat,” Collado said.

Soon after its tail number of C90 aircraft was revealed as Naval Vessel (NV) 390, it was blessed with holy water. To finally complete the activation of the aircraft, the sponsor, Mrs. Arlene Liberty Collado poured a bottle of wine on the aircraft nozzle.

“The Naval Air Group of the Philippine Fleet truly deserves this modern equipment donated by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force,” Collado said.

“It will boost the capability of the Philippine and enhances the capacity of its personnel primarily in conducting maritime security and sovereignty patrols, as the Navy true to its commitment to protect the seas and secure the nation’s future,” he added.

It was recalled that two units of Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft arrived in March at the Naval Air Group (NAG), Naval Base Haracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

Three other planes are expected to arrive in the country in the first quarter of 2018.

Pesawat Tempur Bisa Mendarat di Bandara NYIA Kulon Progo

23 November 2017


Pesawat tempur Su-27 TNI AU (photo : RAAF)

Sleman - Keberadaan Bandara New Yogyakarta Internasional Airport (NYIA) di Kulonprogo dalam kondisi darurat nantinya akan bisa dipakai untuk pendaratan pesawat tempur. Sebab landasan pacu bandara tersebut cukup panjang.

"Dengan panjang landasan 3.600 (meter) ini memungkinkan (dipakai) pada saat negara dalam keadaan darurat. Sehingga pesawat tempur sejenis F-16, Sukhoi bisa mendarat," kata GM AP I Bandara Adisutjipto Yogyakarta, Agus Pandu Purnama kepada wartawan seusai FGD di Wisma Adisutjipto Yogyakarta, Rabu (22/11/2017).

"Artinya dalam keadaan darurat dan normal bisa digunakan dalam rangka pertahanan negara, maka fasilitas itu pasti bisa digunakan. Bagaimana nanti kontrolnya, karena di sana (NYIA) satuan kita berdekatan dengan satuan radar (milik TNI AU)," lanjut dia.

Oleh karenanya, kata Pandu, nantinya NYIA di Kulonprogo akan dilengkapi dengan Military-Civil Collaboration (MCC). Selanjutnya juga ada Pusat Komando dan Pengendalian (Puskodal) yang mengontrol seluruh aktivitas di NYIA dalam satu ruangan.

"Mungkin nantinya TNI sebagai penyelenggara pertahanan negara juga bisa berkolaborasi dengan kami yang sipil di bandara," ungkapnya.

Sementara itu Komandan Lanud Adisutjipto, Marsekal Pertama TNI Novyan Samyoga menambahkan, keberadaan NYIA di Kulonprogo nantinya bisa menjadi alternatif saat TNI melakukan operasi udara. 

"Ada yang perlu ditambah, seperti misalnya agar pesawat tempur bisa mendarat dengan aman, pemasangan senjata juga aman, itu harus suatu area di mana pesawat tempur bisa standby di situ," paparnya.

Selain itu harus ada MCC (Military-Civil Collaboration). "Di situ nanti di bandara ada radar dan sebagainya. Nah radar juga nantinya akan disinergiskan dengan radar yang dimiliki TNI AU," pungkasnya. 

Thales Details More Information on HTMS Trang And Bang Rachan Class

23 November 2017


Electronic equipment on HTMS Trang (photos : TAF) 

Thales give more details about the electronics to be installed on board HTMS Trang.

HTMS Trang will be equipped with TACTICOS CMS, Variant search radar, Vigile Electronic Warfare Suite that will be working with SKWS decoy launcher, STIR 1.2 EO Mk.2 fire control radar, IFF ISB2525, and Link Y Mk.2.

"We will also install the RTN-own Link RTN on board the ship" Boudewjin Geerink, marketing manager of Thales said to TAF



HTMS Trang's TACTICOS will use the MOC Mk.4 console and Thales will be responsible for weapon integration including 76/62 naval gun, two 30 mm gun, and Harpoon missile.

Thales also received the contract to upgrade the Bang Rachan-class Minehunter that included the installation of TSM 2022 Mk.3 Sonar - the first time Thales sonar win the contract in RTN - M-CUBE C2 system, multi-influence signature range, vessel revisit and repair, system integration, navigation system, communication system upgrade, and the logistic support that will extend the service life of the ship to another 15 years.

(TAF)

KRI R.E. Martadinata (REM)-331 Melaksanakan Latihan RAS

23 November 2017


KRI RE Martadinata 331 (photo : deefence.pk)

KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (REM) – 331 yang di Komandani Kolonel Laut (P) Agam Endrasmoro melaksanakan Latihan Replenishment at Sea (RAS) atau pembekalan di laut, latihan tersebut dilaksanakan di perairan Teluk Pattaya Thailand, Selasa (21/11/2017).

KRI REM-331 melaksanakan latihan pembekalan di laut dengan Kapal perang Royal Thai Navy yaitu HTMS Taksin-422. Dalam latihan tersebut KRI REM hanya melaksanakan Station Keeping dengan posisi sejajar yang dilanjutkan peran parade penghormatan kapal.


Latihan Replenishment at Sea bersama HTMS Taksin 422 (photo : Koarmatim)

Selesai melaksanakan latihan pembekalan di laut, KRI R.E.Martadinata- 331 dan Kapal perang Thailand Taksin-422 kembali sandar di pelabuhan Chuksamet Naval Base of Thailand.

(Koarmatim)