Finally indonesia decide to buy south korea submarine

A News from korea times say that indonesian decided buy south korean submarine. The contract is worth at 1,1 billion dollar. Two submarine will build at daewoo shipyard and last submarine will be build at PT.PAL, Indonesia.
This very interesting because if its true , its indonesia is mean more choose technology transfer than power punch . The Germany is not proposal isn't accepted cause didnt offer technology transfer for indonesia. I think is a wise decision. (korea times)

Malaysian navy Included SIGMA class as their new stealth LCS platform

Im very surprised that RMN include SIGMA class as their new stealth LCS platform. Soo far I know, SIGMA Class isnt a stealth ship and until now sigma opv only operated by two country, Indonesia and Marocco.
RMN source stated that SIGMA and Gowind cass become two strong candidate for RMN LCS program.

Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) closer to a stealth warship technology (stealth) modern when the ship class and class 10,614 Gowind Sigma shortlisted for coastal combat ship development program (LCS).

The fact is also supported by confirmation of the Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently that the final design of the squadron's first LCS, with emphasis on stealth technology will be ready later this month.

This means that any platform that will be selected to form the basis of assets will be answered by fighting the next month or latest by showing the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2011 this December.

Sigma 10 614 born Dutch technology results to show a proven modular design managed to reduce radar reflection and has the ability to integrated with any modern weapon systems today.

The integration advantages arising from the use of combat management systems Tacticos, which is recognized as among the best in the world so gladdened the hearts of some other consumer countries including Morocco and the Indonesian Navy.

It is understood, confidence and ability of the intrinsic evidenced by Sigma in the country, a strong impetus to the Navy for Sigma 10 614 shortlisted as one of the final platform for the LCS squadron programs.

However, Sigma 10 614 are different versions as far more sophisticated, the length and width than four Sigma 9113 (corvette) and two Sigma 10 514 (friget) belong to Indonesia, and even owned the Sigma Moroccan Navy itself.

Gowind is recognized as a stealth platform with the best technology ever created, the research and development (R & D) length of DCNS, the shipping company to supply the submarine.

Did DCNS win the SGPV deal?

Not long ago, a huge procurement contract for the purchase of military tanks (Armoured Fighting Vehicles) was given to DRB Hicom (read: Syed Mokhtar) for almost RM9 billion. It is not that DRB Hicom have the knowledge or expertise on how to build such vehicles, but that is not a problem in this country if you are close to those in power.

I have been told that there is a mark up of about RM700 million from that exercise. In other words, that’s the additional cost the tax payers will have to unnecessarily pay for these equipments. The Minister of Defence will of course not divulge details of such a contract, as these details will be conveniently categorized as official secrets. Besides the financial issue, we have reason to believe that for the actual technology purchased, it is not money well spent. It is probably some old technology from Turkey.

Now we have a new blockbuster: it's called the Patrol Vessels contract. The infamous French company, DCNS, the same company that supplied us those famous Scorpene submarines (under the contract which some parties made RM500 million, of which coincided with Altantuya's tragic death) is here again to partner up with Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd ("BNS") to build these patrol vessels.

Further to that, DCNS will build these patrol vessels in Perak this time (afterall, our Minister of Defence hails from Perak). Unsurprisingly, BNS have no idea how to build these patrol vessels, nor do they know what electronic and fighting equipments these vessels should be equipped with. BNS will not listen to advice of the Navy either. DCNS will decide and dictate everything, including the price of about RM10 billion (usually, they will announce a lower figure but these costs usually escalate further on various grounds: new additional requirements etc). The same old modus operandi.

Our Opposition politicians need not just focus their attention towards rallying the streets and peaceful protests. They must also get together to unearth such scandalous contracts that have been dished out, as I have described above. We must not allow our country and our own security to be in jeopardy. And it is not just about the money and the frivolous spending. Our military forces, the navy and the airforce must be responsible for the decisions on the types of military hardware and software that we procure. Our army, navy and airforce chiefs must be the judge of what we need and the appropriate price we should be paying for these purchases, not the politicians. These men, not the politicians, are the ones who are aware of what our country’s defence requires.

I am not hopeful that this piece of information will be acted upon by those responsible in running the country. But there is no harm in trying.


Philippines Receive new surface combatant

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Very goods news come from the USA for the Philippine Navy. Recent day USA ready to sent one of their offshore patrol boat, Hamilton class. Although its a old vesel but after heavy upgrade program, this vessel become powerfull (in term weaponry)for philippine to conduct offshore patrolling.
Hamilton Class now equipped with Phalanx ciws and powered by CODOG system and now maybe become flagship of Philippine Navy.
Surely this ship did'not adequate do detter China navy that become more assertivein south china sea, but at least class hamilton ship will give more bite to china navy (or another country) if they tend to harrast them.

Brunei Defense Expo start

TAIPEI - The third Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) is quickly taking its rightful place among regional exhibitions as one of the top defense and security events in Southeast Asia.

Organized by the Royal Brunei Technical Services, BRIDEX 2011 will showcase the latest regional and international defense technologies and equipment in land, sea, air and security systems from July 6-9.

Local South east asia country also contribute in this event, Singapore with their defense industry also will show their product such of :
Asia-Pacific exhibitors include Australia's Prism Defence, China's Hubei Hudiequan Plastic Products Co., Pakistan Ordnance, Singapore Technologies Engineering and Taiwan's Smart Team Technology.U.S. companies vying for market space include BBA Aviation, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Piper Aircraft and Raytheon. European defense exhibitors include BAE Systems, Defense Conseil International, QinetiQ, Renault, Rosoboronexport and Saab. A number of competitive helicopter manufacturers will also be exhibiting, including AugustaWestland, Bell Helicopters, Eurocopter and Sikorsky.

BRIDEX officials said there would be land-based and waterborne demonstrations of defense and security equipment and systems. The new BRIDEX Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jerudong is located next to the waterfront.

"BRIDEX also provides an excellent platform for building vital alliances, forging partnerships and capturing new business opportunities in a fast growing South East Asian region, as well as for networking, sharing ideas and knowledge, discussing technology advancements and industry developments," said a BRIDEX press release.

BRIDEX 2011 coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. This year about 300 exhibitors and 500 VIP delegates are expected to participate. In 2007, 108 exhibitors representing 16 countries participated, including more than 60 delegates from 17 countries. In 2009, the number of exhibitors jumped to 200 from 26 countries, along with 300 delegates from 40 countries.


Regional defense industry in south asia will also display their product. ST kinetic from singapore will show their APC, Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle and a Formidable-class frigate, the RSS Stalwart, at BRIDEX.

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Indonesia local defense manufacture will their latest product such of PINDAD Anoa, Banjarmasin class LPD, Clurit class fast patrol boat.

Malaysia local defense industry will also display their latest product.


Why Nato's air force is superior and is very successful in Libya?

Looking at developments in the civil war, Libya, in a few months (almost 4 months)NATO air forces under the command of French was very superior in libya airspace. France did not experience any disadvantage when attacking air force and groundlibya. no French planes that can be shot down by soldiers libya.While the part of Libya, several planes had been shot down.
Why NATO air force was so superior to libya?
to answer any questions that we must look at the condition of the air force libya libyaand defense systems against air attacks.Seen from the list of aircraft owned by Libya's air force is very much a fighter whoowned the French-led NATO.Libyan air force fighter aircraft of the most modern isthe French artificial mirage F.1.F.1 fighter aircraft is the third generation. French fighter aircraft maker as the countryis certainly very aware of the weaknesses and strengths Mirage F.1. While on the other hand, the French Rafale fighter aircraft use, the aircraft is arguably generation fighter 4.5. So it looks different levels of technology that is very striking between libyaair force fighter planes and fighter aircraft of NATO air force.
Libya air force fighter planes other is Mig23. The aircraft is arguably an old plane,which does not support the air war today

Is the google+ will be the next facebook

Its very interesting that Mark Zekenberg, CEO of facebook become member of Google+. Because we know that Google+ will become facebook rivals. And so its not good news for Mark . Maybe the mark profile in google+ isn't true profile of him. Maybe there someone acting as Mark approve in google+.
But for me as internet user, the birth of google+ is very very exciting, its mean we has another alternative beside facebook.