21 September 2017

Rafael and Varley Agree to Manufacture Spike LR 2 missile in Australia

21 September 2017


Spike LR anti tank missile (photos : Rafael)

Varley selected for Australian production of SPIKE LR II missile

Varley Australia has announced a joint venture with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for local production and assembly of high-end technologies in support of future Defence contracts.

Varley stated that it has been selected to create a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Australia that will provide production and support of the SPIKE LR II missile, after Rafael conducted a comprehensive assessment of Australian manufacturing facilities and operations.

The joint venture would be the first entity to manufacture the SPIKE LR II outside of Israel.
This partnership would provide the LAND 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle program with a unique source for local production and sustainment that will last for decades, Varley stated.

“Rafael’s intent is to maximise opportunities for competitive Australian companies such as Varley,” said Giora Katz, Rafael executive vice-president, corporate business development and marketing.

“Through this partnership, we will transfer our production capability, enhancing the skills, technology and infrastructure of Varley, thereby ensuring Australia has total operational independence in its use of our technologies.”

(ADBR)

AT-01 Tugboat Angkatan Laut Myanmar

21 September 2017


Tugboat AT-01 (photo : mmmilitary)

Kapal bantu, seperti AT-01 merupakan kapal angkatan laut yang diproduksi di dalam negeri seperti halnya fregat yang sudah dapat dibangun di dalam negeri.

Kapal ini juga berguna untuk memadamkan api dan memandu manuver kapal-kapal besar.

Dalam latihan bertajuk Sea Shield 2017 kapal ini juga digunakan untuk latihan memadamkan api.

(MDW)

Safran Providing Gun Target Designation, Surveillance System of PH Frigates

20 September 2017


Safran PASEO NS (photo : Safran)

French company Safran Electronics & Defense will be providing the electro-optical tracking system of Philippine Navy’s upcoming frigates to be built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Safran Electronics & Defense announced in its website that it won a contract to supply the latest-generation PASEO NS (Naval System) to new frigates to be deployed by an Asian navy without mentioning the Philippine Navy and Hyundai Heavy Industries.

However, MaxDefense Philippines said it can confirm that the contract is with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the two frigates it is constructing for Philippine Navy.



According to Safran, PASEO NS “is used for both surveillance and fire control of naval guns of all calibers, especially 40, 57, 76 and 100 mm.”

Safran said PASEO NS sights will offer day/night target designation and surveillance capabilities.

“Gyrostabilized, it also features a video camera, Medium Wave Infrared channel and laser rangefinder,” it added. “The PASEO NS can detect and automatically track all threats, conventional or asymmetrical, from near the ship out to the horizon.”

(Update)

20 September 2017

November, Indonesia dan Rusia Tanda Tangani Kontrak Pembelian 11 Sukhoi

20 September 2017

Pesawat Su-35 Flanker E (photo : Sergei Chaikovsky)

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Menteri Pertahanan Ryamizard Ryacudu mengungkapkan bahwa proses pembelian 11 pesawat Sukhoi Su-35 sudah memasuki tahap finalisasi.

Menurut Ryamizard, penandatanganan kontrak dengan pihak Rusia akan dilakukan pada November 2017.

"Finalisasi pembelian Sukhoi, ya sudah, sudah sampai (finalisasi), nanti tanda tangan selesai semua. November orangnya (pihak Rusia) ke sini," ujar Ryamizard saat ditemui usai rapat koordinasi khusus tingkat menteri di Kemenko Polhukam, Jakarta Pusat, Rabu (20/9/2017).

Setelah penandatanganan, lanjut Ryamizard, diperkirakan sebelas Sukhoi tersebut baru akan tiba setelah dua tahun. Meski satu skuadron terdiri dari 16 pesawat, namun pemerintah belum berencana untuk membeli lima Sukhoi sisanya.

"Ya dibuat dulu dia, dua tahun paling enggak," kata Ryamizard.

Sebelumnya, Pemerintah Indonesia dan Rusia sepakat melakukan imbal beli dalam membeli 11 pesawat Sukhoi SU-35 dengan sejumlah komoditas nasional.

Barter tersebut terealisasi setelah ditandatangainya nota kesepahaman (MoU) antara BUMN Rusia, Rostec, dengan BUMN Indonesia, PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia.

Menteri Pertahanan Ryamizard Ryacudu menegaskan bahwa pembelian Sukhoi melalui mekanisme imbal beli tersebut sesuai dengan Undang-Undang Nomor 16 Tahun 2012 tentang Industri Pertahanan.

"Ini baru pertama kali kita merasakan undang-undang itu sebelumnya belum terlaksana. Pembelian ini berdasarkan undang-undang, sesuai aturan," ujar Ryamizard saat memberikan keterangan pers di Kementerian Pertahanan, Jakarta Pusat, Selasa (22/8/2017).

Adapun Pasal 43 Ayat 5 (e) UU Industri Pertahanan menyatakan bahwa setiap pengadaan alat peralatan pertahanan keamanan (Alpalhankam) dari luar negeri wajib disertakan imbal dagang, kandungan lokal dan ofset minimal 85 persen, di mana kandungan lokal dan/atau ofset paling rendah 35 persen.

Sementara itu pihak Rusia hanya sanggup memberikan ofset dan lokal konten sebesar 35 persen, maka Indonesia menegaskan kembali bahwa pembelian Sukhoi ini dibarengi dengan kegiatan imbal beli yang nilainya 50 persen nilai kontrak.

Barter tersebut terealisasi setelah ditandatangainya nota kesepahaman (MoU) antara BUMN Rusia, Rostec, dengan BUMN Indonesia, PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia.

Menteri Pertahanan Ryamizard Ryacudu menegaskan bahwa pembelian Sukhoi melalui mekanisme imbal beli tersebut sesuai dengan Undang-Undang Nomor 16 Tahun 2012 tentang Industri Pertahanan.

"Ini baru pertama kali kita merasakan undang-undang itu sebelumnya belum terlaksana. Pembelian ini berdasarkan undang-undang, sesuai aturan," ujar Ryamizard saat memberikan keterangan pers di Kementerian Pertahanan, Jakarta Pusat, Selasa (22/8/2017).

Adapun Pasal 43 Ayat 5 (e) UU Industri Pertahanan menyatakan bahwa setiap pengadaan alat peralatan pertahanan keamanan (Alpalhankam) dari luar negeri wajib disertakan imbal dagang, kandungan lokal dan ofset minimal 85 persen, di mana kandungan lokal dan/atau ofset paling rendah 35 persen.

Sementara itu pihak Rusia hanya sanggup memberikan ofset dan lokal konten sebesar 35 persen, maka Indonesia menegaskan kembali bahwa pembelian Sukhoi ini dibarengi dengan kegiatan imbal beli yang nilainya 50 persen nilai kontrak.

Selain itu, lanjut Ryamizard, pihak Rusia memberikan keleluasaan bagi Indonesia untuk membangun tempat pemeliharaan suku cadang pesawat di dalam negeri.

Menurut Ryamizard, skema tersebut akan menguntungkan Indonesia, sebab dua negara pengguna Sukhoi yakni Malaysia dan Vietnam akan melakukan pemeliharaan di Indonesia.

"Kami juga diberikan keleluasaan untuk pemeliharaan atau MRO. Jadi nanti ada tempat pemeliharaan, jelas, ada juga transfer of technology-nya. Jadi tidak usah dibawa lagi ke Rusia. Jauh dan mahal," ujar Ryamizard.

"Dengan ada di sini banyak untungnya. Apalagi yang punya Sukhoi-nya di asia ada dua yaitu Malaysia dan Vietnam. Mereka nanti akan melakukan pemeliharaan juga," ucap mantan KASAD itu.

Pada kesempatan yang sama Menteri Perdagangan Enggartiasto Lukita mengatakan, dengan skema imbal beli tersebut, Indonesia mendapat potensi ekspor sebesar 50 persen dari nilai pembelian SU-35.

Namun menurut Enggartiasto, Rusia belum memutuskan komoditas nasional apa yang akan dibeli.

"Persentase dalam pengadaan Su-35 ini yaitu 35 persen dalam bentuk ofset dan 50 persen dalam bentuk imbal beli. Dengan demikian, Indonesia mendapatkan nilai ekspor sebesar USD 570 juta dari USD 1,14 miliar pengadaan SU-35," ujar Enggar.

(Kompas)

Australian AUV Pilots Complete Two-Week Course

20 September 2017


One of the autonomous underwater vehicles used during the course at the HMAS Penguin Pittwater annex. (photo : RAN)

Underwater vehicles set course

Personnel from Mine Warfare Team 16 and the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic School took part in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles training course recently.

They were joined by participants from the Australian Maritime College, Tasmania and the University of California-Davis.

The two-week pilot course, conducted at HMAS Penguin’s Pittwater annex, aimed to provide a comprehensive foundation in preparation for the delivery of significant new maritime autonomous systems through project SEA1778 – Deployable Mine Counter-Measures, commencing in 2018.

Led by Dr Alexander Forrest, of the University of California-Davis, with assistance from members of the Australian Maritime College – Isak Bowden-Floyd, Supun Randeni and Peter King – the course aimed to provide the future operators with the skills they needed to handle, maintain and operate the vehicles in a safe and effective manner.

The first of its kind, the course included theory and practical lessons in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles technology, mission planning, fault-finding, launch and recovery, as well as data analysis and optimisation.

Participants used their new-found knowledge to plan, execute and recover the vehicle on a number of missions, as well as to process and analyse the data collectedduring the missions.

Commanding Officer Mine Warfare Team 16 Lieutenant Commander Ryan Carmichael said the experience was invaluable for the divers.

“A key component to the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle’s development program is maximising opportunities to engage with and learn from organisations already operating these vehicles, such as the Australian Maritime College and Defence Science and Technology Group, as well as our partner nations,” Lieutenant Commander Carmichael said.

“This course was an exciting step in the right direction for generating a deployable Mine Counter-Measure capability in support of maritime task groups of the future.”

In total, 15 hours of vehicle missions were conducted over 55 operational hours using two Teledyne-Gavia manportable vehicles.

They were provided by the Australian Maritime College as well as the Science and Technology Group.

The vehicles collected high quality sonar imagery and detailed bathymetric products of the ocean floor, including mooring blocks and miscellaneous items.

The successful course was the first step in the implementation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles into Royal Australian Navy service.

(RAN)

Vietnamese Fleet will Add Three More Large Vessels

20 September 2017


Gepard 3.9 with temporary hull number from the shipyard (photo : parxis)

From now to early 2018, the Vietnam Navy and the Vietnam Coast Guard will put into service three large patrol ships and guards.

Last week, the first Gepard 3.9 rocket train belonging to Russia's second pair of ships to Vietnam was picked up by the super-heavy Rolldock Star ship.

The ship has officially left the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea, which is expected to last for more than a month.

Prior to that, Zelenodolsk Shipyard CEO Renat Mistahov announced that the couple's second Gepard 3.9 will be handed over in November.

So including the time to go to sea around January 1/1818 Vietnam will receive enough pairs.

At present, the Coast Guard has successfully completed the US Coast Guard (USCGC Morgenthau) (US Coast Guard) (WHEC 722) receiving vessel from the US Coast Guard, which has received the new number of CSB 8020.


The CSB 8020 of Vietnam ex USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722) of the US Coast Guard. (photo : Maritime Hawaii)

As is customary for the duration of the transfer as well as the training process, it is very likely that the ship will leave for Vietnam after the end of September 2017.

Because of the swim from Honolulu to the water, not depending on the heavy transport ship, the cruise time in the sea will only take a few weeks.

Therefore, it may be possible for the Vietnam Coast Guard to put the CSB 8020 on duty before the Navy's 3.9 Gepard pair.

Thanks to the addition of three large ships in a short time, Vietnam's maritime power will increase significantly compared to the present.

In the near future, when deploying the project of building six new patrol boats in the country, plus 6 Japanese ODA-funded vessels, and some old ships delivered by Korea, Vietnam is capable enough to ensure Maintain the sovereignty of the sea island of the country.

(BaoDatViet)

Lanud Atang Senjaya (ATS) Bogor Menerima 2 Helikopter EC-725 AP Caracal

20 September 2017


Lanud Atang Senjaya (ATS) Bogor menerima dua unit pesawat helikopter EC-725 AP Caracal dari PT Dirgantara Indonesia (photo : TribunNews)

Tingkatkan Kekuatan TNI AU, Lanud Atang Senjaya Kedatangan 2 Helikopter Dari PT Dirgantara Indonesia

TRIBUNNEWSBOGOR.COM, BOGOR BARAT - Lanud Atang Senjaya (ATS) Bogor menerima dua unit pesawat helikopter dari PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Selasa (19/9/2017).

Dua pesawat tersebut diantaranya adalah pesawat helikopter EC-725 AP Caracal dengan nomor registrasi HT-7205 dan HT-7206.

Penerimaan dua pesawat helikopter itu sendiri merupakan sisa dari total jumlah enam pesawat yang dipesan dari PT Dirgantara Indonesia, sebab sebelumnya telah diterima sebanyak empat pesawat.

Kehadiran kedua pesawat HT-7205 dan HT-7206 disambut dalam bentuk tradisi penerimaan pesawat yang berlaku di TNI Angkatan Udara Lanud ATS.

Asrena Kasau, Marsda TNI Fahru Zaini Isnanto mengatakan, dengan adanya tambahan dua pesawat tersebut maka kekuatan TNI Angkatan Udara secara umum dan Skadron Udara 8 Wing 4 Lanud ATS secara khusus akan bertambah.

"Pembelian pesawat helikopter EC-725 AP Caracal ini juga sekaligus melengkapi empat pesawat helikopter EC-725 AP Caracal sebelumnya," katanya dalam siaran pers yang diterima TribunnewsBogor.com.

Dia pun berharap dengan bertambahnya kekuatan pesawat tersebut, kegiatan operasi yang dilaksanakan Lanud ATS bisa semakin ditingkatkan.

“Kemudian juga dalam pelaksanaan kegiatan operasi, saya berharap dapat berjalan dengan aman dan lancar," terangnya.

Hal senada diungkapkan oleh Direktur Niaga PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Irzal Rinaldi Zailani yanga hadir dalam penerimaan dua pesawat itu di Lanud ATS.

“Dengan terus bertambahnya kekuatan pesawat di TNI Angkatan Udara yang semakin canggih, akan membuat Indonesia semakin disegani oleh negara-negara lain”, ucap Irzal.

Sebagai informasi, dalam kegiatan serah terima dua pesawat itu sendiri, Lanud ATS turut mengadakan kegiatan istighosah dengan menghadirkan 50 orang anak yatim dari panti asuhan Doratun Solihin Bogor untuk mendoakan agar pesawat yang baru tersebut dapat dipergunakan secara baik, aman dan lancar serta terhindar dari bencana.

(TribunNews)