Indonesia menguji BMP3F

Seperti diketahui , beberapa tahun lalu TNI AL membeli 17 buah BMP3F (dari 20 yang direncanakan) dari Rusia. Skema pembelian ini melewati kredit lunak yang yang tawarkan oleh Vladimir Putin.
Perangkat militer dari Rusia atau Sovyet dulunya bagi TNI AL bukanlah barang baru. Tahun 60-an alat utama bagi TNI termasuk TNI AL berasal dari Sovyet. Bahkan sampai sekarang beberapa diantaranya masih dapat digunakan melalui program retrofit, misal penggantian mesin dan sistem senjatanya.
Pembelian BMPF ini dalam upaya TNI AL untuk menapatkan level minimum kemampuan serang dan bertahan. Di awal bulan desembar ke 17 BMPF sudah tiba di Surabaya dan telah menjalani uji tembak dengan hasil yang memuaskan. Kelihatannya setelah melihat hasil yang bagus ada kemungkinan besar bagi TNI AL untuk menambah jumlah BMPF mereka.

Indonesian navy receive their 17 BMP-3F from Russia

Malaysia will build their own LCS

Kuala Lumpur, KLS: Malaysian government announced recently that six Littoral Combatant Ships (LCS) are starting to be built in 2011.

When Ministry of Defence answering parliamentary question raised by Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz in July, it said the second batch of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project is listed under Tenth Malaysian Plan.

“MINDEF plans to build another six ships at Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) while the building period will extend to Eleventh Malaysian Plan. New naval ship will have three dimension war fighting capability.”

Apparently, this announcement has confirmed BNS will remain as the main constructor for the remaining OPV project.

The first batch of OPV was called New Generation Patrol Vessel while the second batch renamed as Littoral Combatant Ship. The construction of first batch will be completed in this year and the last ship will be delivered in August 2010.

Shipyards from Germany and Turkey have submitted their solutions to MINDEF and the Royal Malaysian Navy for review during LIMA 2009. However, there is no final decision being made yet.

Apart from that, MINDEF said according to 1995’s MOU signed between PSC-ND (now renamed as BNS) and government, the former was assigned to build 27 OPVs for the Navy.

“The 27 OPVs was formulated basing on the factors of to replace those patrol crafts which were handed over to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Fast Attack Crafts will reach 45 years old during 2015,”said MINDEF in parliamentarian answer.

MINDEF said the 27 OPVs plan is still relevant for the time being, but the construction will take into account the government’s financial capability via and five years term Malaysian Plan.


Indonesia will build 1000 artillery rocket

After bloody firing test before, it likely that indonesian artillery rocket ready for use. Indonesian defense minister said that they will build around 1000 unit artillery rocket in next year. This rocket has range at 14 km and with impact radius about 15m . Also they have plant to expand range of rocket become 33 km and 60 km. Indoensia a big country but with very low defence fund its seen try to build their deterence power via rocket weapon, so if they succed in this this inital step its not suprising if they will build more potent rocket.

Thai f16 crased

BANGKOK 19 Okt. - Sebuah pesawat pejuang F16 milik tentera udara Thailand terhempas ketika menjalani latihan di satu kawasan berbukit sebelah utara negara itu mengakibatkan juruterbangnya terkorban.

Jurucakap polis, Major Jeneral Chamlong Nomsien berkata, pesawat tersebut adalah sebuah daripada empat buah pesawat milik Tentera Udara diRaja Thailand yang mengambil bahagian dalam satu latihan semalam.

Beliau berkata, keempat-empat pesawat tersebut berlepas dari pusat udara Thailand sebelum salah satu daripadanya gagal dikesan oleh radar. - AP

India leaking submarine strategy

India’s emphasis on undersea warfare is growing, but too slowly for many experts. Today, the Indian navy’s submarine fleet – India’s “silent service” – is beset with numerous problems and delays.

In China, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) shows no sign of backing off its plans to gradually increase its presence in the Indian Ocean. This influx of Chinese naval vessels does not pose an immediate threat to India’s national security, but the situation could change.

Russia, however, may wield considerable influence over the flow of events. While Russia continues to serve as a vital cog in the vast machinery that is driving the PLAN’s construction and development of a modern submarine fleet, American submarine historian and expert Norman Polmar sees ample evidence that Russia is selling India better undersea systems than those it is selling China.

“China, unlike India, is a natural enemy of Russia, and despite China’s distrust of Russia, the Chinese deal with the Russians because the Russians possess submarine and antisubmarine technologies that the Chinese want,” said Polmar. “This is solely an economic relationship involving China as a customer whereas the Russian’s longstanding military assistance relationship with India is based on a need to sustain both its economic and geopolitical bonds that Russia deems very important to its overall security.”

At the same time, the US decision to sell India sophisticated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft known as P-8 India (P-8I) is significant as well in terms of countering any Chinese sub activities in the Indian Ocean. Although US Defense Secretary Robert Gates might have a submarine surprise up his sleeve for Indian Defense Minister A K Antony who is currently in Washington for talks, this seems unlikely given the current restrictions on high-tech exports to India.

“Keep in mind that in the P-8I aircraft, India is getting an ASW platform from the US, not comprehensive and advanced ASW systems such as sonar, or magnetic anomaly detectors,” said Polmar.

China is well aware that India has another option at its disposal. Polmar agrees that India could quickly adopt and update the naval aviation strategy that the Soviet Union devised in the 1950s. By adding several 21st-century refinements and technological advancements – the P-8I takes India in that direction – India’s degree of control over the Indian Ocean could be reinforced considerably, far surpassing what the Soviets achieved in the Western Pacific and elsewhere.

The naval aviation model looms large because India has only 16 submarines today, including 10 Russian-built Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines; four German Shishukumar-class subs; and two Russian Foxtrot subs which are used primarily for training purposes.

In June, India signed a US$80 million contract with Russia’s Zvezdochka shipyard for the fifth in a series of overhauls and upgrades of its Kilo subs. This overhaul commenced in August. [1]

Then in July, the Indian government allocated US$11 billion (over 500 billion rupees) for the development of six next-generation diesel submarines under Project-75 India (P-75I). With their air independent propulsion systems, these new subs will offer major operational advantages, and much to Pakistan’s chagrin in particular, they are envisioned as stealthy, land attack subs.

“India’s submarine force has declined because a good number of older subs will be retiring very soon – the Kilos start retiring in 2013, for example – and an insufficient number of newer subs have been acquired to replace them,” said Dr Rajeswari Rajagopalan, senior fellow in security studies at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

“India’s submarine fleet remains a coastal fleet because of a lack of nuclear-powered subs, and its reach is limited because the missiles on these subs have limited range. Finally, the focus of the Indian navy’s attention also appears to be on large surface ships rather than submarines, which is hindering development of the sub fleet.”

In mid-2009, India launched a nuclear sub, the INS Arihant. It is currently designated as an Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV), and it is undergoing sea trials. If all goes well, Arihant might be transferred to the Indian navy by the end of 2011. Plans call for two more ATVs with a goal of building five or six new nuclear subs. It is still unclear whether these ATVs are nuclear strategic missile subs (SSBNs) or simply nuclear – powered attack subs (SSNs). (See India’s nuclear submarine plan surfaces, Asia Times Online, Feb 20, 2009).

“Some estimates suggest that if India is to maintain an effective nuclear triad [from air, land and sea], India would need at least a fleet of 24 subs, though this is likely out of India’s reach,’ said Rajagopalan. “Meanwhile, a Russian nuclear-powered Akula II SSN – the K-152 Nerpa – has departed Russia for India under a 10-year lease.” [2]

Absent any replacements or additions to its existing fleet, the most upbeat assessment is that India’s sub fleet could be reduced to around nine by 2014 or 2015. In fact, the Indian navy has already notified the government that there is strong possibility that only nine subs might be in service by 2012, and just five in the coming years. No matter which projection proves to be accurate, the result is still a single digit total.

India is in the process of getting six Scorpene subs from the French – with an option of six additional subs – to be built at the Mazagon facility in Mumbai under the supervision of French technicians, but this procurement is experiencing a slowdown. Mazagon Docks in Mumbai will construct three of the six, Hindustan Shipyard Ltd in Visakhapatnam will construct one, and the other two may be procured from foreign sources or built by another private shipyard in India

“The delivery of the first of the French Scorpenes, which was supposed to enter service in December 2012, has been delayed. Antony addressed this situation in parliament only a few weeks back. This will clearly impact upon India’s undersea force levels,” said Rajagopalan. “India has about 35 private shipyards, of which L&T [Larsen & Toubro Ltd] and Pipavav are believed to be competing to build the two submarines, of the six planned.”

Some doubt that these two will be built in India after all.

India must focus on meeting its planned timetable for new submarine deployments to avoid critical challenges in the next decade. Among those who argue for submarines, there have been disagreements over whether to pursue nuclear-powered or conventional submarines. In fact, under the original P-75I program, there was a 30-year Submarine Construction Plan approved in 1999.

“Internal disagreements within the navy, however, have substantially undermined that plan. The fact that last two naval chiefs were naval aviators who did not appear to have great interest in allocating limited available funding for sub programs did not help matters,” said Rajagopalan.

According to some reports, once Antony became defense minister in 2006, all the decisions relating to the nuclear triad were put on hold. Antony reportedly was of the opinion that decisions involving India’s strategic nuclear program should be taken by the Prime Minister’s Office. In the process, there was little or no real progress concerning any additional SSNs and SSBNs.

“Dr VK Saraswat, director general of India’s Defense Research and Development Organization [DRDO] is of the view that SSNs can be developed easily once DRDO gets the go-ahead. He had noted that the essential difference is the weaponry and accordingly the size, but the technology for design and integration remains the same,” said Rajagopalan. “Meanwhile, the Indian Atomic Energy Commission is continuing with its work on nuclear steam reactors for the ATVs which are powered by light-water reactors using enriched uranium as fuel.”

According to Dr Bharath Gopalaswamy, a researcher in the Arms Control and Non-proliferation Program at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the principal challenge facing India is India’s own bureaucracy and its lack of vision in formulating long term strategic goals.

“The Comptroller and Auditor General’s recent report seriously criticized the Indian navy about its aging fleet – 63% of the subs would be past their operational life beyond 2012 – and highlighted that due to this aging fleet and its refit schedules (which has been consistently delayed), the average operational availability of India’s subs is as low as 48%,” said Gopalaswamy.

To make matters worse, a test check on certain submarines revealed that prescribed standards for operational patrol, tactical exercises and individual work ups were either not in play or loosely followed.

“Piecemeal modernization and upgradation of submarines at an aggregate cost of 1,560 crore rupees [15.6 billion rupees] was undertaken by the navy without taking approval of the competent financial authority,” the report said. And according to its findings, most refits were not well managed and seldom completed within the prescribed time period.

The looming sub gap that India will confront from 2013 to 2016 cannot be sidestepped. Delaying the retirement of existing subs is a very risky strategy at best.

As India starts to build its own nuclear submarines, very complex construction programs and prolonged at-sea trials will strain existing resources including manpower. Building indigenous submarine reactors is one thing, integrating them into modern undersea battle platforms in another even greater challenge. Nevertheless, despite enormous obstacles, confidence is running high and the objectives are deemed achievable in the required timeframe by many Indian naval experts

Others including Nathan Hughes, director of military analysis at Texas-based Stratfor a global intelligence company, raise serious questions about the submarine force which the Indian navy intends to deploy. [3]

“For all its various interests and challenges, India does not have a competitor like the US-USSR rivalry of the Cold War that drove massive investment and the frantic pace of development and competition. There is a certain lack of urgency to India’s drawn out effort to design a nuclear submarine of its own,’ said Hughes. “Russian assistance including leasing nuclear subs to India has been more direct and overt than Russian-Chinese cooperation, although this is also quite significant. Indeed, with China working to increase its independence from Russia and refine its own designs, Moscow may have extra bandwidth in terms of advising and design assistance and expertise from which India might benefit,”

However, the Indian navy does not now possess a viable submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), and this gap cannot be dismissed or overlooked. While the new Arihant-class ATVs may carry Sagarika SLBMs, they may do so only on a very limited basis.

“Some development work has been done with the Sagarika, but this has been from a submerged pontoon. Much more work remains for an SLBM to be integrated into a submarine and made operationally capable, said Hughes. “The only ship of the Arihant class so far will have only a very limited – if any – capacity for vertical launch of any kind. She is a technology demonstrator and more ships of the class will need to be built with modified designs before India fields a meaningful SSBN capability.” [4]

And while India is planning a Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) variant of the Brahmos cruise missile with a range of about 300 kilometers or more – Brahmos was jointly created with Russia – several issues must be addressed and resolved before this SLCM is deployed on Indian subs.

“Yes, this will likely be the last variant tested and certified. Ground and surface ship-launched variants have already completed testing, and preparations are being made for testing of an air-launched version. However, the Brahmos is simply too big to be fired from the 21-inch [533mm] torpedo tubes used by India’s current sub fleet, but the 25.6-inch [650 mm] tubes of the Nerpa would be sufficient in theory to do so,” said Hughes. “Other submarines India might acquire from Russia might also be tailored to carry a vertically-launched Brahmos.”

Otherwise, it is unclear if the recently leased Russian Nerpa sub is going to have Indian or Russian cruise missiles aboard.

“The inclusion of the RK-55 Granat [SS-N-21 Sampson], a medium-range land-attack cruise missile, is not likely. The inclusion of the 3M-54 Klub [SS-N-27] short-range anti-ship cruise missile is more likely, but also uncertain,’ said Hughes. “It is not clear if Indian armaments might be fitted.” [5]

Regardless of weaponry, the Indian navy needs place more emphasis on simply getting its submariners aboard their subs for longer periods of time at sea, according to John Pike, director of Virginia-based

“Submarines are more difficult to operate than surface ships, and this requires more time at sea to remain proficient. India has had an easier time mapping out ambitious plans than in actual implementation, and an easier time putting submarines into service than in keeping them in service,” said Pike. “Delays and other problems have been the rule not the exception over past decades, so this seems to be business as usual. India’s naval programs, like so many other Indian military acquisition efforts, are remarkably leisurely.”

From the standpoint of flexibility, while India seems to be relying on French and Russian submarine purchases thus far, these countries do not enjoy a preferred supplier status.

“India might turn to Germany, and possibly eventually to South Korea,” said Pike. “If Japan started exporting subs, it might also export aircraft carriers.”

Pike sees little chance that Japan will start exporting subs to India or any other country for that matter anytime soon, however. Other experts agree. Japanese submarines are for Japanese use only.

Regardless, India cannot hold its breath and wait to see what does or does not happen in Kobe, where Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is concentrating its submarine construction activities. As India focuses its attention on China instead, it must realize at the same time that some prefer to depict China as totally unprepared to churn the waters of the Indian Ocean.

“China poses no naval threat to India either on the surface or beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean. China is not seeking a naval confrontation with India there for a variety of reasons despite much talk of China’s ‘string of pearls’ strategy involving its development of port facilities in countries surrounding India,” said Polmar. “China does not intend to try and outmatch the Indian navy in India’s own backyard. China wants access to vital resources, not a series of unwanted engagements at sea. China is simply not prepared for any heated naval engagements so far from its coast at this time.”

In a nutshell, India must forge balanced submarine and anti-submarine programs, and inject them with the same energy and enthusiasm that has propelled its space program. India must also define what it expects from a true 21st-century submarine fleet. Sustained dependence on legacy undersea systems seems out of the question. Leaks in India’s submarine strategy By Peter J Brown .

Peter J Brown is a freelance writer from Maine USA.

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TLDM conduct integrated maritime drill

To bost its war capability, malaysian navy (TLDM) conduct integrated maritim drill in south china sea and semarang peninjau. During this drill malaysia include their very new submarine, TD Abdul Rahman. Likely this exercise its to test TLDM readiness in south china sea as china navy also show its interest in this disputed area. Even TLDM is relative small navy (if we compared with china navy, very-very strong navy if we compare with indonesia, philipine, vietname), but its equipped with the latest technology on sea war.
In naval exercise before (taming sari exercise), KD Abdul rahman succefull conduct test firing. Exocet missile (tipe38) hit intended target in range about 40 km, KD Abdul rahman fire its missile while submerged.

Thailand will buy frigate fro singapore

BANGKOK - Thailand's military, still standing watch over the kingdom's political upheaval, has been cleared to purchase thousands of Israeli assault rifles and a Singaporean warship.

Embattled Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, who doubles as defense minister, approved a package of defense modernization deals with his Cabinet on Sept. 9. In total, the package is worth an estimated $191.3 million.

Most of the package is devoted to a $152.8 million Singapore Technologies-designed amphibious frigate. The Royal Thai Armed Forces will also buy thousands of Israeli assault rifles and Russian shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.

"The Cabinet has been lenient with military requests this year in particular," said Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a political and security analyst with Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University. "The last thing Samak needs right now is disgruntlement in the military."

Cabinet documents obtained by Defense News say that Thailand's military will contract with Singapore Technologies to buy one large, amphibious frigate - called a landing platform dock ship - for transporting cargo and troops.

However, the papers don't specify an exact model. The frigate will be paid off in installments through 2011.

Thailand has also inked a contract to buy 15,037 Tavor TAR-21 assault rifles from Israel. This $30.1 million buy will boost the Thai military's total stock of the bullpup-design rifles to more than 30,000 - replacing many of the Army's aging rifles.

That purchase is coupled with a $4.4 million order for 531 Israeli Negev light machine guns, raising Thailand's stock to more than 1,100. These will be partially paid for from a special budget tied to securing the violence-scarred Malaysian border, where separatist Muslim insurgents continue to target soldiers and civilians. Russia will also supply 36 Igla-S shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles to Thailand - with seven launching mechanisms - for nearly $4 million.

The contracts, which Thitinan described as "scattered," suggest the Thai military lacks a "coherent long-term procurement strategy," he said.

In December, when a military council still led Thailand after former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's 2006 coup, it announced a similar round of purchases. In addition to overall modernization plans for each service, the military announced plans to buy Saab Gripen fighter jets, Chinese surface-to-surface missiles, armed personnel carriers and more.

"It's been a hodgepodge package in the last few years," Thitinan said.

The new package appears in part to address some of Thailand's topical needs, with the Negev light machine guns intended to fight the kingdom's gruesome southern insurgency. The amphibious frigate, according to Cabinet documents, will provide quick disaster relief. Singapore's fleet of landing platform dock ships - all built by the same Singapore Technologies firm - were among the many vessels delivering medics and supplies during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The deal, a modernization boon to Thailand's military, was inked under a shroud of political unrest. To approve the package, the prime minister and his Cabinet convened many provinces away from their Bangkok compound, still occupied as of Sept. 12 by protesters demanding Samak's resignation. At one point 10,000 deep, the protesters transformed the prime minister's stately grounds into a grungy campsite ringed with razor-wire and makeshift barricades.

After Samak issued a state of emergency on Sept. 2, no soldiers were dispatched to the compound, and many questioned his sway over the military.

Gen. Anupong Paochinda, the Royal Thai Army's commander in chief, has insisted that restoring peace through the military is not the answer. Still, Thai military leaders took a similar public stance just before they ousted previous Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra two years ago.

Relations between Samak and the military remain "smooth and close," said government spokesman Nattawut Saikua. But he added: "I say this realizing the leader of the last coup said many, many times he would not seize power."

However, Samak's tenuous hold on the prime minister's seat is not expected to affect the military's new arms package. source :

Singapore will buy more M-346 Jet Trainer from Italy

To bost trainng capability and capacaty on their own foghter pilot program, singapoe air force will buy 12 mre M346. This contract worth of 250milion euro. Italy's Finmeccanica has been awarded a 250 million euro contract by Singapore to supply 12 M-346 jet trainers built by its unit Alenia Aermacchi, the firm announced Sept. 28. Finmeccanica, teamed with prime contractor ST Aerospace and Boeing, expects to deliver the first aircraft in 2012.
"Successively, together with ST Aerospace, Alenia Aermacchi will make a contribution to ITS (Integrated Training System) activities and to supporting the fleet," Finmeccanica said in a statement. Finmeccanica CEO Pierfrancesco Guarguaglini said the contract proved "The international supremacy of this aircraft."
In July Finmeccanica confirmed that the aircraft had been selected by Singapore over the T-50 built by Korea's KAI.
The speed of the signing contrasts with negotiations to sell the M-346 to the UAE. The aircraft was selected by the Gulf state in early 2009, beating off competition from the T-50, but a firm order has yet to be made. The Italian Air Force has meanwhile ordered six M-346 trainers with the aim of acquiring a total of 15.

Finmeccanica has also teamed with EADS to pitch the aircraft for Europe's multi-nation Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT) program and is set to compete with the T-50 again to supply the U.S. Air Force with a new trainer, a battle which will see BAE System's as a third competitor.

BTR 3E1 APC : Thailand brand new APC

As we know, thailand put order on BTR e31 APC from ukraine, On septem 2010 thailand navy receive first batch of his order (96 unit BTR E31). BTRE31 is very well armed apc and for thailand, BTR 3E1 didnt use Germany machine, as we know germany parlement didnt afford machine selling for Thailand BTR E31. Below is an expert view on this apc (source www.
In some aspects the Ukrainian vehicle is definitely better than those from Canada and China, because it carries an anti-tank missile. Actually, even though the Ukrainian APC claims to be "totally new", it shows all the signs of being a development of the Soviet APC, but the Soviet BTRs were absolutely incomparable with anything else in the world - the Soviets were always the best in this field - but the Ukrainian machine is okay.

However, if it were my decision, I would rather buy the Russian BTR-90 because it's faster and can carry nine troops instead of six, which is the greatest advantage in my opinion. Besides, the BTR-90 has an 800km range on roads, while the Ukrainian machine only has a range of 600km. That's a big difference, I would say - 200km under combat conditions is really a lot.

In addition, I believe that the Russian-made armour is much better than the Ukrainian. But when it comes to usability, since Thailand is not going to fight a real war anyway, it doesn't matter what they actually buy. Moreover, it's a waste of money because any APC made in any country would be destroyed by a single RPG [rocket-propelled grenade] or a couple of shots from any 20mm, or 30mm rapid-firing cannon mounted on a helicopter or jet-fighter, or by a single anti-tank mine.

It could also be destroyed by a single Molotov cocktail - so it's vulnerable to opponents that can't afford anti-tank grenades, but can afford a bottle. So, the combat effectiveness of these vehicles is doubtful in any case.

During combat missions by Soviet troops in Afghanistan, soldiers always sat on top of BTRs [bronyetransporter, or armoured transporter] and BMPs [boyevaya mashina pyekhota, or infantry fighting vehicle] while on the road, because it increased their survivability. If an RPG hits it, or it runs over an anti-tank mine, the soldiers inside will be killed - with 0% chance that any will survive.

But when they are on top of the vehicle, they could only be killed by a sniper's bullet or by a machine-gun, and in this case they will not all be killed at once - those who are not killed will have a chance to take cover. That is to say that while these vehicles were initially designed to provide armoured cover for troops while on the road, this feature is not used in practice.

The conclusion is that the soldiers would feel much more comfortable, and would travel much faster, with less fuel consumption, on non-armoured vehicles. But because countries such as Switzerland, Thailand and Singapore have never fought a modern war, they still believe in the value of APCs, despite the fact that the concept behind them is flawed. The use of these vehicles by the Soviet army was partly justified by the fact that the Soviets were prepared to fight a nuclear war, in which tanks and APCs can provide a lot of protection to troops against an atomic blast, but even in this case their value was doubtful. But to use them in non-nuclear wars, where an enemy is armed with RPGs and similar weaponry, is just ridiculous.

CTRM (Malaysian Coorp) will cooperate with South African Corp (ATE) in strategic partnership

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23. - Son of Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM), CTRM System Integration Sdn. Bhd.. (CSI) will launch a strategic partnership with Advanced Technologies and Engineering Co.. (Pty) Ltd. (ATE) from South Africa to develop an inventory of aircraft in the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).

Corporate Communications Unit of the Ministry of Defence said in a statement yesterday, told by CTRM ATE selection is made based on the ability of South African companies in the development of various subsystems of aircraft from around the world for this.

"Strategic Partnership Program is aimed at creating the integration capabilities of military aircraft in Pakistan.

"This program will be implemented in phases and is witnessing the first step into creating ATE integration capabilities in CTRM, with the aim of modernizing existing aircraft operations to a level higher operating capacity," the statement said.

Yesterday, the council signed a memorandum of understanding between the two companies was held in Cape Town, in conjunction with the African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2010.

The event was also witnessed by Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Chief of Defence Force, General Datuk Seri Rodzali David and the South African Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano.

The statement added that Pakistan and South Africa are able to forge strategic partnerships both in the military as both use the same number of aircraft in air forces respectively as Hawk and C-130.

Indonesia army receive 3 Mi 35 assault and transport chopter

source : ria novosti
Russia has delivered three Mi-35M Hind assault helicopters to Indonesia, a military source said on Thursday.

Russia signed an agreement with Indonesia in September 2007 to provide a $1 billion credit line to the Southeast Asian country for Russian weapons purchases. Indonesia planned to buy ten Mi-17 transport helicopters, five Mi-35Ms, six Sukhoi fighters and two Kilo-class submarines financed by the credit.

Jakarta became one of Russia's major arms customers in 1999 when the United States tightened an embargo on arms sales to the country over alleged human rights violations.

Washington has since lifted the ban, but Indonesia, the world's most populous Islamic country, continues to turn to Russia for its military hardware imports.

Moscow has already delivered three Su-27SKM fighters to Indonesia as the final part of an August 2007 $300 million deal for six of the Sukhoi fighters.

The agreement followed a 2003 deal on the purchase of four fighter jets by Indonesia from Russia.

The planes will take part in a military parade dedicated to Indonesian Armed Forces Day on October 5.

The Mi-35M is an export version of the Mi-24 Hind that was used extensively in Afghanistan. The Mi-24/35 can be used for transportation, assault and medical evacuation tasks.
(RIA Novosti)

F-22 raptor , Sukhoi Pak-Fa: strategy and contra strategy

In medio 70 era, USA intesiffly their built stealth capabality on their war plane, and the the result is very awesome. We cannot deny that usa make a leap frog in stealth technology and there is still a lap even it is become narrower in stealth technology between USA and Its main counterpart, Russia. Very clearly that russia makes rapid progress in carbon composite technology, as we know, material for RAM mainly consisted by carbon composite.
USA pride an as a frontline air fighter , ist use not only for deep interdiction is very well defender enemy air area but also to ensure USA superiority in aerial figth over is enemy war plane.

Sukhoi sent last su 27skm order to indonesia air forcr

In september 2010, sukhoi complted it order from indonesian air force, it is make indonesia air force has 10 unit sukhoi, consitesd of SU 30 and su 27 type. Some source in jakarta, said that indonesia has plan to get more sukhois in future year, at least 2 squadron su 27. If this plan become reality, it will be make indonesia air force as main su operator in south east asia. But even with more su squadron (unless more than 120 unit su) indonesaia air force its not in comparable condition if we compare it with aussie or singapore ar force. Until now Aussie and singapore is the stronggest air force in south east asia hemisphere
but good luck forTNI AU, with their very new expensive toy...

below is the full story..(source :
TEMPO Interactive, Makassar - Antonov 124-100 aircraft had just landed
at Sultan Hasanuddin Air Base at around 20:10 pm. Plane
Russia's Sukhoi aircraft carries one unit of the type SU-27 SKM
Additional ordered by the government of Indonesia.

The arrival of this aircraft Sukhoi complete nine units already
first arrived in Makassar. On Friday, two aircraft
Sukhoi newly purchased government through the ministries of defense and
security also arrived at Sultan Hasanuddin Air Base.

The two aircraft that arrived Friday is already finished assembled,
Wednesday (15 / 9). The second flight test aircraft will be performed on
September 18 to 19.

In addition to one unit of Sukhoi, Antonov aircraft also mengankut three
replacement warranty team who was killed several days ago. Until now
The third identity is unknown technician. Party Airbase
Sultan Hasanuddin has not provided a description of the three technicians
replacement, and one unit of additional pessawat it. Antonov crew
still busy lowering the light combat aircraft equipment.

To complete the assembly of aircraft, has attended several teams from Russia.
They are assembling a team 12 people, 1 person the specialist of water
craft, 1 of the specialist of JPC Sukhoi, 9 of the specialist
enterpice sub-contractor, and 3 of the representatives of state
rostechnologi corporation.

Antonov plane was scheduled to return to Russia, tomorrow around
at 15.00 pm. At the same time the plane was going to bring home third
Sukhoi body technician who was killed after drinking.


PT91 Pendekar : TDM Pride ready for action

GEMAS: The army's pride -- the PT-91M Pendekar main battle tanks (MBT) -- are now fully operational.

Army chief Gen Datuk Zulkifeli Zin said the Pendekars (Malay for warriors) have full battle capability with the fleet of 48 complemented by 14 support vehicles, six WZT-4 armoured recovery vehicles, five PMC Leguan armoured vehicle-launched bridges, three MID-M armoured engineering tanks and an array of supplementary vehicles.

"The MBT regiment's readiness embodies the 'man, machine and method' development strategy the army professes."

He said this at the MBTs operational readiness declaration ceremony at the Syed Sirajuddin Camp in Negri Sembilan on Sept 1.

The MBTs are part of the 11th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps' (RAC) which celebrated its 58th anniversary on that day.

The delivery of the 48 Pendekars began in 2008.

This was followed by the other supplementary vehicles, reportedly under a US$380 million (RM1.18 billion) package from Poland.

The Pendekars each have a crew of three, weigh 45,310kg and can reach a speed of 70km per hour.

Calling the Pendekar acquisition as very pricey, Zulkifeli justified their need as history had proven that armoured vehicles played a significant role during battle.

"For instance, during World War II the German military used its Panzers to combat and capture Allied Forces.

"The speed and mobility of the Panzers were very suitable with their Blitzkrieg lightning offensive tactics," he add

Philippine hostage release operation tragedy

Hostage release operation is not an easy operation. Especially if perpetrator is numerous, armed and trained enough. Conditions will deteriorate if the hostage-taking occurred in the aircraft or other transportation such as buses that occurred in Manila, Philippines in August 2010. In this case the perpetrator, a former police armed with M 16 hostages tourist bus with 20 passengers inside. In this case the perpetrator only one with an assault rifle weapons Unfortunately the process of freeing the hostages taken by bus into the raid resulted in tragedy. Eight hostages were killed. Last investigation the cause of death of the hostage not only by the perpetrator but also by the invading army rifle. This proves that the attack carried out by teams who do not have qualified for the task of liberation of hostages. This also proves the Philippines does not have teams or troops who have that quality. It was only a few countries which has a reputation glorious liberation of hostages in the operation. Several countries including Israel, Germany and Indonesia.
In the case of Indonesia, a team was formed for the liberation of hostages troops at the airport dong Muang, Thailand.Perpetrators of 5 armed assault rifles and grenades. In this operation team successfully freed all hostages safely although one team member shot and killed.
Before the liberation operations, the liberator of the team was doing a brief training by wearing the same plane was hijacked, DC 9. This is to improve the team's ability to master the field.
It seemed to not run properly by the Philippines, as evidenced when they broke the window and meleparkan smoke grenades, they were puzzled to get into the bus. This causes the perpetrator immediately opened fire on hostages.

J10, IDF Cing KUO, F 16 A/B, SU 30 and Mirage 2000 Comparation according Taiwan Military Dept

Now day, China has better fighter than Taiwan, this statement come from simulation performed by Taiwan Military Department.The source told the Chinese-language Liberty Times’ (the Taipei Times’ sister newspaper) that when facing China’s Su-27s, Su-30s and J-10 fighters, Taiwan’s F-16A/Bs had a slight advantage, while the IDFs and Mirage were inferior. The computer evaluation showed that Su-30s are the best jets in China’s air force. While an F16A/B can match an Su-30, an Su-30 has 1.7 times the capability of the IDF and 2.8 times that of the Mirage 2000.
A J-10, meanwhile, has 0.88 times the capability of an F-16A/B, but 1.36 times that of a Mirage and 1.52 times that of the IDF.
Or if we make shortlisted of that figure :

1 F16 = 1 Su 30
1.7 IDF = 1 SU 30
2.8 Mirage 200 = 1 Su 30
0.88 F 16= 1 SU 30
1.36 Mirage 2000 = 1 J-10
1.52 IDF = 1 J 10

The military source said the main factor behind the results of the evaluation was the projected range of the air-to-air missiles the jets possess.

F-16A/Bs carry US-made AIM-20 missiles, IDFs carry domestic TK-2 missiles and Mirage 2000s carry French-made MICA missiles.

The Su-30s and Su-27s carry the Russian-made R-77 missiles while the J-10 carries Chinese-made PL-12s.

The source said that since the MICA only has a projected range of 60km — while the other four missiles have projected ranges of more than 100km — the Mirage 2000 did badly in the evaluation.

A senior fighter pilot told the Liberty Times the computer simulation was questionable because it failed to consider an aircrafts’ combat capabilities.

Taiwan Missile shiled will ready in next year

Taiwan missile defence shield ready next year: report

by Staff Writers
Taipei (AFP) Sept 6, 2010
Taiwan expects a much-anticipated missile defence shield to be ready next year after buying advanced weapons at a cost of about 300 billion Taiwan dollars (9.4 billion US), local media reported Monday.
Six batteries of Patriot III missiles forming the backbone of the system will account for roughly half the costs associated with the project, the China Times newspaper said.

A long-range early warning radar system, priced at about 40 billion Taiwan dollars, will allow the military to detect and track incoming ballistic missiles and cruise missiles, it said.

While the Patriot III and radars are US-made, the system will also include locally produced tactical ballistic missiles evolved from existing missiles known as "Tienkung", or Sky Bow, the paper said.

The defence ministry declined to comment on the report.

Military experts estimate the People's Liberation Army currently has more than 1,600 missiles aimed at the island.

Ties between Taiwan and its giant neighbour have improved markedly since President Ma Ying-jeou of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang took office in Taipei in 2008.

But China still considers Taiwan to be territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary, prompting Taipei to seek more advanced defence weaponry, largely from the United States.

Washington announced in January a weapons package for Taiwan that includes Patriot missiles, Black Hawk helicopters, and equipment for Taiwan's F-16 fighter jets, but no submarines or new fighter aircraft.

Beijing reacted angrily to the arms deal, valued at 6.4 billion US dollars, halting military and security contacts with the United States.

Indoensia air force will receive the last sukhoi packet

MOSCOW - Russia will deliver the last of six contracted Su fighter jets to Indonesia on September 7 and 16, an informed source said on Monday.

Under a $300 million contract, signed in 2007, Russia is to complete the delivery of three Su-30MK2 and three Su-27SKM fighters to Jakarta by the end of 2010 in addition to two Su-27SK and two Su-30MK fighters purchased in 2003.

The third Su-30MK2 jet was delivered in January.

Russia's An-124 transport plane will deliver two Su-27SKM planes to the air base in the city of Makassar in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province on Tuesday, the source said. The other Su-27SKM plane will be delivered to the same base five days later.

The planes will be sent to Indonesia earlier than scheduled following a request by the Indonesian military authorities, who would like the aircraft to take part in a military parade dedicated to Armed Forces Day on October 5, he added.

Indonesia earlier said it needed at least one squadron equipped with 16 Sukhoi fighters to replace part of the outdated fleet of U.S. F-16 fighters.



Jakarta, Kompas - Three Russian-made Sukhoi planes are planned to come 5
September 2010. The third plane was completing a seven similar aircraft
has owned the Indonesian National Army Air Force.

"Three Sukhoi will come this September. Already have a team
pick up over there, "said Army Chief of Staff Air Force (Air Force Chief) Marshal
Imam Sufaat, Tuesday (31 / 8). Two aircraft will come on Sept. 5 and
one aircraft will come on Sept. 15. These new planes
plan will be performing at the TNI anniversary date of October 5.

"So, we already have 10 Sukhoi and plans to add six more.
The President had already approved, "said Imam. Owned Sukhoi aircraft
Indonesia first came in 2004. Currently aircraft
incorporated in the 11th Squadron based at Hasanuddin Air Field,
Makassar. Three Sukhoi who come will be accompanied by Antonov planes.

Priest admits, three planes were not equipped with weaponry.
According to him, purchase the package with the purchase of different aircraft
weaponry. "But we will definitely armed," he said.

Currently the Air Force R & D has managed to make bombs to arm
Sukhoi. In addition, it also has made rocket. However, for completeness
missiles can not be made. During this missile manufacture
aka seekers hindered technological mastery tracker. According to Imam,
with sophisticated technology capable Sukhoi shoot outside
range of visual and radar lock-on, the bullet that could accommodate
that technology can not be made by Indonesia.

Sukhoi related to communication systems, the Imam said, three planes
the future has been adjusted to the prevailing system
TNI AU. Several years ago, the difference in this communication system could
technical problems.

Currently two Air Force pilots were sent to study in Russia for
Sukhoi introduction. Some Russian technicians will come to Indonesia
to assist the Air Force. (EDN)

US and China increase their defence cooperation with Indonesia

DENPASAR, Indonesia -- In the tussle for influence in Southeast Asia, the United States and China have long been competing for Indonesia's affections. The strategically positioned, resource-rich archipelago is a prized partner in an era of fuel shortages and the global war on terror. But Washington and Beijing have lately expanded their courtship of Jakarta from the traditional areas of trade agreements, foreign direct investment, market access and technical assistance, to increasingly include offers of military hardware and military cooperation.

This three-way dance began in 2005, when China and Indonesia announced their "Strategic Partnership." At the same time, the U.S. partly normalized military-to-military ties with Indonesia after an embargo imposed in the 1990s due to the human rights abuses in East Timor by the Indonesian military (TNI).

Beijing took an early lead in this race for influence. The Indonesia-China Strategic Partnership marked a breakthrough in the relationship between the two giant neighbors and sent alarm bells ringing in Washington. The agreement sought to expand the political, cultural and military-security aspects of the bilateral relationship. In terms of the latter, in particular, it committed the two countries to developing each other's defense industries, establishing a defense consultation mechanism, and increasing cooperation between their law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the fight against transnational security threats.

In July 2005, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited Beijing and signed a memorandum of understanding on defense technology cooperation for the development of short- and medium-range missiles. Jakarta also placed a $11 million order for YJ-82/C-802 anti-ship missiles.

In 2006, Indonesia-China Defense Security Consultation talks were inaugurated, causing significant concern in Washington. The warming ties between Jakarta and Beijing led to two Chinese warships visiting Indonesia in March 2007, the first such visit in more than 12 years.

A draft agreement on defense cooperation was then signed in the second Defense Security Consultation Talks a month later, covering defense technology cooperation, exchange of military students and the possibility of further arms sales to Indonesia.

In January 2008, the two countries further agreed to cooperate in the joint production of military transport vehicles and aircraft, to be developed by the two countries' state-owned defense industries. The same year, China's NORINCO and Indonesia's Pindad signed a deal to jointly develop rocket launchers and accompanying ammunition. An agreement was also reached on setting up a TNI-PLA cooperation committee, with a view to arranging joint military and training exercises.

China's charm offensive, however, has led to little tangible results, as the Jamestown Foundation's China Brief argued last year. For all the talks, no contractual production agreements have been signed thus far. Sino-Indonesian military exchanges have also been limited, and no more large orders of Chinese-manufactured military hardware have been placed by Jakarta.

One potential explanation for the slowdown is the United States' renewed efforts to restore relations with Indonesia. Though the groundwork had been laid in previous years, the speed with which the U.S. moved to regain the upper hand in the contest for Jakarta's sympathies over the last 12 months has been quite remarkable.

In March 2010, a U.S. Air Force technical team carried out critical in-country safety and maintenance reviews of the Indonesian air force's of U.S.-built aircraft. This was followed by the signing in early June of a wide-ranging agreement -- the Framework Arrangement on Cooperative Activities in the Field of Defense -- intended to integrate existing defense collaboration between the two countries, according to a press release from the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia.

The same month, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron R. Hume inaugurated a $56 million program to fund production of coastal and shipboard radar systems at the Batam Regional Maritime Command Center. The systems included 16 coastal radars, 11 shipboard radars, one set of headquarters equipment and two regional command centers, according to information on the official Web site of the U.S. embassy.

In July, the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta told Jane's that it was processing a range of Indonesian requests for services and equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense. It also indicated that Washington intended to position itself as a key military supplier to Indonesia.

Just what that meant became clearer when Indonesia Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro expressed Jakarta's intention to buy U.S.-built F-16 and C-130H Hercules aircraft during a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in Jakarta on July 22. The purchase would be funded by the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program, a U.S. grant provided to foreign governments to fund the purchase of U.S.-made weapons, services and training.

After the lifting of the U.S. military embargo, Indonesia received nearly $1 million in FMF funds in 2006. That has climbed to $20 million this year.

While in Jakarta, Gates also announced that Washington had lifted its ban on cooperation with Kopassus, the TNI's controversial special forces. The restriction had been the last remaining embargo on bilateral military-to-military ties.

But Washington's reversal of fortune does not mean that Beijing is accepting defeat. China has designated 2010, "The Year of China-Indonesia Friendship," to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. High-ranking Chinese officials have already traveled to Jakarta this year to propose, among other things, the establishment of a joint council to facilitate increased levels of joint military production. Beijing has also offered additional C-802 anti-ship missiles as well as a range of naval vessels.

While Jakarta is considering its options, there are rumors that Yudhoyono may ask for an increase in Indonesia's FMF allocation when U.S. President Barack Obama visits Indonesia later this year. Against such a backdrop, Obama -- who spent part of his childhood in Indonesia -- will find it difficult to refuse.

Fabio Scarpello is the Southeast Asia correspondent for the Italian news agency Adnkronos International. He is based in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Indonesia will realize their submarine procurrement

After several delays, finally going to Indonesia soonrealize the procurement of new submarines. Issues purchase submarines actually has emerged around the year 2005 when President Megawati,where at this time the submarine will be bought is from kilo class. But along with the development and conduct ToT for submarine procurement, in addition kilo class choices also appear purchase discourse of class submarines U-214. Only from the military tends to vote kilo class or armur class because the capability of these class to conduct attacks projection ashore.

Qiam 1: Latest Iran missile launched

In recent days Iran will conduct launching test for their most sofisticasted missile, Qiam 1
Baku – APA. Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says the military has successfully test fired a new surface-to-surface missile, APA reports quoting “The Voice of America”.

Iran’s Press TV quotes Vahidi as saying the Qiam-1 missile has what he called a "smart navigation system" that decreases the chances of it being intercepted. He also said the missile can hit targets with high precision.

Vahidi commented during Friday prayers in Tehran. He did not say where the test was carried out or reveal the missile’s precise range.

Local TV reports showed a missile lifting into the air from what appeared to be a desert location.

Word of the test came a day before Iran was expected to launch its Bushehr nuclear power plant, using fuel delivered by Russia.

Thailand defence budget on under fire

The military budget nevertheless managed to sail through its second reading in the lower house last night following a long, intense debate over transparency in the procurement of weapons, armoured vehicles and airships.

The Puea Thai Party failed in its attempt to seek a 10% to 30% cut in the 170 billion baht defence budget, which accounts for 8% of total spending in the 2011 fiscal year.

A majority of MPs, 242, approved the budget last night.

"I'm sure we have sufficient weapons and armoured vehicles compared to our neighbours," said Puea Thai MP Plengmanee Rengsomboon.

There is no need for the country to possess such a large amount of weapons because anybilateral conflict could be mediated by international organisations like the United Nations, Ms Plengmanee said.

"Some of this money is part of our borrowings so why don't we use it for something necessary like improving people's quality of life?"

Ms Plengmanee questioned the planned purchase of six Gripen fighter aircraft to add to the six already ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force. That should be enough for now, she said.

Corruption scandals in military procurement schemes showed this was not the time for the army to be getting more money, MPs said.

The Royal Thai Army would be given 20 billion baht over the next three years to buy 1,500 machine guns, 60 armoured vehicles, two planes, 11 helicopters and three large trucks.

Puea Thai MP for Bangkok Anudit Nakornthap said several weapon purchase projects had been tainted by corruption.

Grp Cpt Anudit cited the army's purchase of an airship costing 300 million baht to improve security in the lower South. The craft is troubled by apparent construction flaws and delays in delivery.

The army's 4 billion baht procurement of 96 armoured personal carriers from Ukraine had also caused problems. The APCs have still not been delivered even though the agreement was signed in July 2008.

Puea Thai MP for Khon Kaen Preechaphol Pongpanich said the defence budget exceeded that of other ministries that worked to help improve the quality of people's lives.

Lt Preechaphol, who was a minority voice on the house budget bill scrutiny committee, said he felt there were irregularities in the military budget.

The military asked for 10 million baht to renovate 10 houses inside the 11th Infantry Battalion in Bang Khen where the government based its operation against the anti-government red shirts.

He accused Democrat MP Suwaroj Palang, also a member of the scrutiny committee, of joining influential figures in the army to push for the money.

Mr Suwaroj denied the allegation. "No one can order me about," he said.

Army commander Anupong Paojinda Thursday defended the spending, saying it was in line with the armed forces development plan.

Gen Anupong said the purchases did not come out of thin air. The procurements were studied and regarded as necessary for military development.

"We have a plan for this. We have researched what our troops need," he said.

"I don't just wake up, head to a market and look around for what to buy."

Thailand's defence spending should be about 2% of gross domestic product, he said. The 170 billion baht accounts for 1.4% to 1.5 %.


Indonesia launching their first missile patrol boat (PKR)

August 17, 2010, Jakarta - Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro me
launching the construction of warships combat type missile Destroyer Watchtower (PKR)
which is a combat warship tpertama and the largest to be made
in Indonesia, Monday (16 / 8) at the Defense Ministry offices in Jakarta.
Making PKR warships will be done by PT. PAL as
domestic defense industry cooperation with other countries, as
winner of the tender.
PKR is Launching a war ship building with the theme "Child Dedication
Nation To Bumi Persada Indonesia "is, marked by the opening
Mock Up symbolically sheath combat warships PKR by the Minister of Defence.
Attending the ceremony were the Commander of TNI Djoko Santoso, TNI Laksama Kasal
Agus Suhartono, Lieutenant General Sjafri Sjamsoeddin deputy defense minister, secretary general Kemhan
TNI Mardya Haryyanto Eris, S. IP, M.A. and Managing Director of PT. PAL Harsusanto and
some officials in the ranks Kemhan, TNI and Mabesal.
In addition, officials also attended by representatives from the Ministry of Industry,
Ministry of Research and Technology, Ministry of Enterprise, Bappenas and the House Commission I members
RI as well as representatives from Damen in Indonesia.
Defence in his speech said, after a journey that
long enough, eventually launching Kemhan able to ship building
PKR war which is the largest combat warships and the first
will be built in Indonesia, namely PT. PAL.
According to Minister of Defense, launched the construction of warships is extremely PKR
important, considering this is one of the priorities in line with
development in the government of Indonesia to the second Cabinet of building
defense industry in the city. The significance of the construction industry
is the best defense in the country and as far as possible in order
Military defense equipment be built in the country.
"Launching this PKR warship construction becomes very moment
important, because after the Indonesian monetary crisis in
1998, then we try to rebuild the defense industry
in the country, "added Minister of Defence.
Defense says, the construction of warships would be the point of this PKR
initial rise of the domestic defense industry, particularly ship industry
war, and further expected to continue to build ships
This kind of next to Indonesia in the future will have
a strong navy.
Defense further explained, in addition used for the task - the task
fighters, warships PKR is also required to provide a deterrent
effect or effects of fear against anyone who would try to interfere with
Homeland sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Minister of Defense added that warships of this PKR can also be used in peace
keeping mission or peacekeeping missions. In a peace mission,
Indonesia has not only sent troops from the Army, but has also
sending naval warships in a mission in Lebanon.
At that time, with a Sigma Class was quite successful and is recognized by
NATO warships the Navy that meets the standards of ship - ship
NATO war. With the presence of PKR warships, according to Defense
Indonesia is expected to be placed on more class
high and honorable in the world in the International arena.
In addition, with the construction of warships that will be created PKR PT. PAL,
also proves that the government in this regard and Armed Kemhan
committed in realizing the welfare pro-defense policy.
Through the development of CRF in PT.PAL warship, the defense industry
and other domestic support will grow that will ultimately
encourage the growth of national economy through employment.
Defense says, although in the first PKR warship construction
There are still some deficiencies that must be continually enhanced, but this
This represents a major step of the journey for the defense industry
domestically. "While elsewhere the construction of warships PKR
This is already done, but this proves that some time
Indonesia will be able to perform and maintain a strong and deep-sea
Homeland sovereignty and territorial integrity, "added Minister of Defence.
Ending his speech, Defense Minister expressed his pride and gratitude
to all parties, both the Armed Forces Commander, Kasal and a team led by
Kemhan secretary general who had worked hard for many - years in
preparing and realizing the construction of warships PKR. Coincide
Independence anniversary to the 65th, this is a form of sacrifice
of the children of the nation in the defense sector, all levels of Kemhan and TNI.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of the Army Eris Kemhan Mardya Haryyanto, S. IP, MA time
read the narrative construction of warships PKR says, in
realize the noble ideals and a dedication to the nation of Indonesia,
Kemhan with all stake holders are determined to realize the construction of ships
war fighter type PKR is the largest to be built in industry
domestic defense. It is also as an appreciation of the industry
defense in order to meet the needs Alutsista contribute.
Kemhan Secretary-General further explained that the design of this ship has PKR
consider the fulfillment of operational requirements including
development of the strategic environment, military and construction concepts tridimensional
Alutsista independence programs through transfer of Knolage (Tok) and
Transfer of Technology (TOT).
Meanwhile in a predetermined design criteria include
able to be operated until the outer limit of the exclusive economic zone,
have the fire power and is able to generate reliable penangkalan impact,
have the latest technology and integrated Senkomlek and can diup-
grade in accordance with technological developments and able to perform the task -
SAR duties.
Kemhan secretary general added that the target is expected to be achieved
PT. PAL as a strategic industry self-defense may be able to
designing and producing ships of PKR, frigate and ships on the water
Kemhan secretary general said the construction of this ship is devoted PKR
children of the nation to Bumi Persada Indonesia in welcoming Birthdays
Years to 65 Years Independence in 2010 that are expected to increase
bargaining power and competitiveness of the Indonesian nation.
PKR warship building process
PKR warship development was preceded by a submission of one
fruit types of PKR by a warship to the Navy and subsequently Kemhan
processed through the existing mechanisms in procurement Alutsista TNI.
Making these warships carried out by PT. PAL as an industry
defense in the country who will cooperate with other countries, as
the winning bidder as part of technology transfer. Based on
PT calculations. PAL is based in Surabaya for shipbuilding
PKR is the first war that takes about four years.
Previously Kemhan has also established the Dutch state of three countries
Other European proposals to co-workers, namely the Netherlands, Italy
and Russia. In the assessment of warship construction program PKR
conditions, the Kemhan and the Navy have been require to winners
tender, in terms of development of the first warships carried PKR
fully in PT. PAL by maximizing local content (the portion PT.PAL). Right
design patents from PKR warships armed with various
missile types into common property Kemhan and winner of the tender.
In addition, Kemhan and PT. PAL has the right to sell the same boat
ASEAN countries and Asia, and if the winner of the tender vessel builder
PKR war to sell the same boat, PT. PAL has the right to download the supply
engine room and accommodation section section in the framework of 'co-
production '.
Some other things that support the war shipbuilding program PKR
, ie type PKR warship warship built at the division,
where management & project organization including engineering,
procurement, construction and finance are managed separately from
PT.PAL corporate events.
PKR warship building process was also based on the existence of a
full commitment from management, employees of PT. PAL and its stake
holder. Besides, it needs also an investment commitment
clear from the partners to increase capacity and production facilities
battleship division.
A special selection of every human resources as executors
terlibatpun in warship building project is also PKR
must match the required competence.
Specifications warships PKR
PKR types of warships that will be created in Indonesia by PT. PAL
designed can be used in several missions such operations
electronic warfare, anti-air warfare, anti-ship warfare
submarines, surface warfare and anti-ship gunfire support ship. In
Moreover PKR warship is equipped with a SAM missile, SSM
and anti-submarine missiles.
Specifications of PKR warships, among others have long
Overall ± 105 meters, width of ± 14 meters, a depth of ± 8.8 meters,
speed (max / cruiser / econ) ± kn 30/18/14 with engine power
main ± 4 x 9240 hp.
The ships are equipped with radar equipment to detect
submarines and aircraft, including armament equipment
76 caliber cannon up to 100 mm and caliber 20 to 30 mm, launcher
to-air missile and torpedo weapons and other support equipment.
This ship is also equipped with a helipad facility in the ship deck.

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