02 Juni 2017

RMAF Wants New Assets to Keep Air Defence Relevant, Capable

02 Juni 2017


RMAF Martello S-743D D-band 3D ground base radar system Bukit Ibam, Pahang (photo : Zone Interdate)

LABUAN: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has submitted its proposal to acquire new assets to uplift the country’s air defence capability.

RMAF chief, General Datuk Seri Affendi Buang said among the assets proposed were multi-role combat aircraft, maritime patrol aircraft, and ground base radar system.

“It is in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), and if the government’s financial situation allows it, we may get these assets in the near future.

“We need these assets to keep our air defence relevant and capable,” he told a press conference during RMAF with media session in conjunction with the force’s 59th anniversary at its base in Labuan recently.

Although the procurement of the new assets is still in the process, he said that the RMAF’s existing assets such as the Sukhoi, FA-18, and Hawk aircraft ensure that the force’s capability is not compromised.

According to him, to ensure that the force have sufficient airframes while waiting for the new assets to be delivered, it is considering to reactivate its MiG aircraft by upgrading them.

Commenting on the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force’s (JMSDF) plan to give its P3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft to Malaysia, Affendi said that the RMAF has sent technical a team to evaluate the aircraft to determine its effectiveness and practicality.


RMAF VERA-E passive radar (photo : Valka)

“The technical team will determine whether we can support the aircraft operation and whether it is suitable with our capability. These will be focused on by our team to ensure our decision will uplift our maritime patrolling capability.

“At the moment, we are looking at several options for maritime patrol aircraft because we are a maritime nation, and the ever changing situation in the South China Sea.

“Therefore, we are putting emphasis on acquiring sophisticated maritime patrol assets which can accomplish our missions effectively,” he said adding that the RMAF will do its best to achieve it.


On a question on RMAF’s plan on having Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV), Affendi said that the force is currently studying its application comprehensively.

Should RMAF decide to acquire such technology, he said that it might do it through smart partnership between local defence companies and foreign technological partners.

Speaking of his visit to Labuan RMAF base, he said that it is its main forward base for its South China Sea and Sulu Sea operation.


Malaysian Air Defense Ground Environment (MADGE) coverage (image : aip-dca)

“This is also where we place our important assets to ensure effective operations, and the mini air show was to showcase that our assets and our pilots are always ready to be deployed for any operations,” he said.

Speaking of the RMAF’s 59th anniversary’s theme ‘Kuasa Udara Tunggak Kedaulatan Negara’, he said that air power is critical in defencing the country’s sovereignty, considering the geo political and geo strategic situation in the South China Sea that requires a strong force that can be deployed in the front line.

In that context, he said that RMAF can be a balancing act in determining the peace and stability in the region according to the country’s favour.

“We also want to remind our personnel of the importance of the responsibilities shouldered on them. They should understand that they have been entrusted in ensuring the peace and sovereignty of the country and the stability in the region.

“Labuan is a very important base in ensuring we can achieve that, therefore we have built many infrastructures to support the assets that we have ordered, and our operations should the situation requires us to do so,” he added.

(New Sabah Times)

28 komentar:

  1. sediakan popcorn.. it going to be long comments..

    BalasHapus
  2. sediakan popcorn.. it going to be long comments..

    BalasHapus
  3. Haha aku nungu ni komentar yg hanget dari 2 pihak...

    BalasHapus
  4. Luas jugak eeh radar malaysia bole sampai seluruh singapor...sebahagian sumatara dan sedikit bahagian kalimantan...tpi kan sudah ketahuan oleh dunia apa bila malaysia berkongsi informadi tentang MH370 yg malang...jd harus tukar radar baru....apa rahsia yg udah d ketahui oleh negata sahabat aku kurang paham ....mungkin shed bole jelaskan

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    Balasan
    1. kalau luas nape tak dapat deteksi nelayan cina yg beratus ratus datang dekat sabah tu???

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    2. wong suwandaru, ini radar arhanud..nga ada kaitan sama sekali ma kapal nelayannya..

      Hapus
    3. @perwira its just bait bro

      Hapus
  5. Aku harap dapat pendapat ilmiah dan bukan kata kata sembronoh dari kefua pihak....politik bukan d sini...ini laman ketenteraan

    BalasHapus
  6. harap kekal alatan nie....tak hilang kena songlap...kesian malaysie

    BalasHapus
  7. Radar ni utk lengkapkan network centric operation NCO di fasa3 tahun 2020.
    Skrg NCO difasa 2.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Coverage radar apa kena mengena dgn NCO?klu NCO yg baru d perkenalkan....kan pake satelit x-band..MARGE is ground search radar cari unidentify airplane in your country ?pls explain bro....

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    2. radar nie untuk dapat komisyen duit raya la....singlap gituuuu

      Hapus
  8. air tebu tambah ais...tak pun laici kang...fuyooooooo

    BalasHapus
  9. Saudara saudara kalau kita perhatikan skema signal radar malaysia cukup rapat dan susah untuk ditembus.
    Ini bisa kita bandingkan dengan skema signal radar milik Indonesia yg masih banyak bolong bolongnya, ini wajar karena luas wilayah nusantara sangat luas.
    Dan Indonesia terus berupaya untuk menambah pengadaan radar baru sampai sekarang.

    Ini contoh skema radar Indonesia tahun 2014.:

    https://i1.wp.com/www.jakartagreater.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/radar-tni-au21.png

    😎

    BalasHapus
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    1. Buat ap sih? Ap urgensinya beli radar? Indonesia itu zero enemy.kita ga bakalan perang.lebih baik bagi2 wrangler.lebih bermanfaat

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    2. Semua dibeli kok om... kan wong sugih... mau wrangler mau radar mau poseidon atau yg dari saab dll dikita kan sukanya gado gado kayak showroom.
      Btw tergantung pemerintahan skrg maunya kayak apa.

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    3. Kalo di Indonesia bagian timur kalo ada pesawat asing masuk cukup baca doa agar segera keluar dari kedaulatan NKRI. zizizi....

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    4. Klo masalah beli alutsista itu tenang saja.sudah diatur ko ga usah heboh.nnti klo dbikin rame kan malah macam heli awewe itu.. ketauan kan.pdhal pembelian2 yg terdhulu baik2 aj ko beli *ini seharga *itu beli 2nd dbilang baru.

      Klo masalah blackflight ah itu kan mereka cuma motong jalan.ga usah risau lah sdh dr dulu ko itu

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  10. Wajar lah coverage radar infonisia bnyk bolong sbb bnyk beli barang baru dan terpakai..

    BalasHapus
  11. Infonesia tak mahu beli vera-e...itu bagus utk mengintai pergerakkan tentera australi tanpa d ketahui...mana tahu esok esok papua barat pula bole dapat kemerdekaan...anything is possible

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    1. Relax bro skill tentera australi sudah kita pahami dengan baik. They are only good on equipment.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Vf0Q2iCM0

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  12. Sabar...,baca dgn seksama diatas. It's 11th PM. if the government financial situation allow it, we may get these assets near future. Masih akaaaann..liat wang kerajaan dulu.ada p ga..kikiki...

    BalasHapus
  13. Sabar...,baca dgn seksama diatas. It's 11th PM. if the government financial situation allow it, we may get these assets near future. Masih akaaaann..liat wang kerajaan dulu.ada p ga..kikiki...

    BalasHapus
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    1. Doal wang gampang lah...bole pinjam saudi...negri atab with lo intrest...cuma mahu tak mahu je....smua negri beli alat perang dengan cara kaedaan barter trade pinjaman daru negri pembeli atau pinjam IMF mana ada beli kontan....singapor pon beli hutang payment jangka panjang atau bond

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  14. Balasan
    1. Masi akan dan nunggu wang hibah dari raja arab Wkwkwk

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