21 Oktober 2017

Pindad Jajaki Kerjasama Fasilitas MRO dengan Qatar

21 Oktober 2017

Anoa Gurun, produk kendaraan 6x6 sodoran Pindad untuk pasar Timur Tengah (photo : Liputan6)

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. PT Pindad (Persero) tengah menjajaki kerjasama dan penjualan baru produk militer. Belum lama ini perusahaan pelat merah tersebut telah merampungkan transaksi alutsista di sejumlah negara ASEAN.

Direktur Utama Pindad Abraham Moses mengatakan, pihaknya tengah menjajaki kembali penjualan ke militer Laos, saat perdana menteri negara tersebut mengunjungi Indonesia. “Selain dengan Laos, juga ada Arab Saudi, rencananya produk yang ditawarkan bom dan misil,” ungkapnya di sela acara Indonesia International Cyber Security Leaders, Selasa (17/10).

Lanjut Abraham, selain itu, perusahaan juga menjajaki kerjasama dengan pemerintah Qatar untuk pendirian fasilitas Maintenance, Repair & Operation (MRO). “Kami masih tunggu lampu hijau dari pemerintah (Indonesia), setelahnya segera follow up,” ujar Abraham.

Kerjasama direncanakan dalam bentuk joint marketing & operation, di mana Pindad akan mengirimkan sumber daya teknisinya. “Kebetulan panser dan tank mereka sejenis dengan punya kita (Indonesia),” terang Abraham. Fasilitas MRO tersebut juga dapat menjadi bisnis after sales Pindad.

Pindad tengah getol mengoptimalkan anak usahanya yang bergerak di bidang perdagangan dan ekspor. Baru-baru ini perseroan telah mendirikan PT Pindad Global Source of Trading yang menjual dan mengageni produk-produk Pindad. “Kami juga punya PT Pindad Logistic Prepare untuk jasa pengangkutan, dan kami punya area penyimpanan yakni Pindad Logistic,” urai Abraham.

Bisnis jasa pengangkutan tersebut tidak hanya dikhususkan bagi grup Pindad, namun bisa digunakan pelanggan di luar perseroan. “Lahan di Bandung 60 hektare bisa dioptimalkan. Di sana kami punya tempat penyimpanan, semacam kawasan industrial berikat,” sebut Abraham. Area penyimpanan tersebut tak ubahnya sebuah dry port yang punya akses distribusi lebih efisien.


Japan to Pay Vietnam More Patrol Boats than Philippines?

21 Oktober 2017

PCG MRRV from Japan (photo : Edison Sy)

Based on the credit package and the number of Japanese patrol boats pledged to help Vietnam with the Philippines, our ship's capacity will be larger.

In 2015, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Philippines (DOTC) announced that Japan had won a tender package for the production of 10 patrol boats under the South East Asian Nations Enhanced Marine Safety Assurance This.

The above package will cost about US $ 170 million, which will be around US $ 170 million from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and about US $ 30 million from the counterpart fund of the Philippine government.

In addition to the new shipbuilding plan, the project also includes the repair and upgrading process, sailors training, maritime transport and marine insurance. It is expected that the first ships will be delivered by 2016 and end in 2018.

Thus, each new Philippine patrol boat was valued at nearly $ 20 million, and as of now they have received the sixty-MMRV patrol vessel with a length of 40 meters, displacing about 300 tonnes.

Earlier this year, Shinzo Abe announced the decision to provide Vietnam with 6 new patrol boats.

PL-31 Izu large patrol ship of the Japanese Coast Guard (photo : Yochan)

At the same time, Japan continues to support the enhancement of the capacity of the Vietnam Coast Guard, concretizing the cooperation activities of the maritime law enforcement agencies of the two countries.

Kawamura Yasuhisa, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, said at a press conference Friday that the total value of six new Japanese ships provided to Vietnam was about 38.5 billion yen ($ 320 million) , with preferential loans from the Government of Japan to Vietnam.

It can be seen that six patrol boats for Vietnam need $ 320 million to build, while 10 MMRVs for the Philippines cost less than $ 200 million.

Based on the above two sources, it is highly probable that the Vietnamese vessels will have a larger water displacement than the Japanese vessels built for the Philippine Coast Guard, showing that your side has given you a decent incentive. large.

The construction of larger patrol boats in Japan is also justified because the MMRV that the Philippines has just received is equivalent to Vietnam's TT-400 - the class that we have fully mastered in construction technology in the country, no need to hire foreign.


Russia Contunues Negotiating with Indonesia for the Supply of Amphibious APCs

21 Oktober 2017

The BT-3F with gross combat weight 18.5 tons (photo : Tractor Plants)

MANAMA (Bahrain) - RIA Novosti. Russia is negotiating with Indonesia for the delivery of amphibious armored personnel carriers (BTR) BT-3F, Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport (RoE), who heads the ROE delegation at this arms salon, Sergei Goreslavsky, told reporters on Tuesday at the BIDEC-2017 exhibition.

"The negotiations on this subject are underway, the command of the Armed Forces gives exceptional importance to two-armored vehicles," he said, responding to a journalist's question.

Goreslavsky noted that initially the Indonesian side raised the issue of doubling its fleet of fleet infantry fighting vehicles by Russian BMP-3F.

Earlier in some media, information was published, according to which Indonesia intends to abandon the purchase of amphibious Ukrainian production BTR-4 in favor of a new Russian armored vehicle BT-3F.

Indonesia want to double its fleet of BMP-3F (photo : defence.pk)

It was assumed that the negotiations will be held during the visit of the Indonesian delegation to the international military-technical forum "Army-2017".

According to these publications, Indonesia's Marines, testing the BTR-4 floating wheeled vehicles, concluded that the Ukrainian armored car was excessively "buried" in the water while overcoming water obstacles at full speed.

BT-3F developed by the enterprise "Kurganmashzavod" was first introduced at the forum "Army-2016". He can move on water and despatch from transport aircraft. The crew of the BT-3F is three men, with the armored personnel carrier taking on board up to 14 paratroopers.

On the roof of the combat vehicle is a remotely controlled combat module with a 7.62 mm machine gun with a thermal imaging sight and a laser range finder. A diesel engine with a capacity of 500 horsepower allows onshore to develop a speed of up to 70 kilometers per hour, and afloat - up to 10 kilometers per hour.

(RIA Novosti)

HMAS Hobart Set Sail for the First Time Since Commissioning

21 Oktober 2017

HMAS Hobart - Air Warfare Destroyer (photo : Aus DoD)

HMAS Hobart sets sail

HMAS Hobart has “slipped her lines” and set sail for the first time since commissioning on 23 September 2017.

Her departure from Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney on Wednesday heralded the much anticipated return to sea for the Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG) of the Royal Australian Navy.

During her journey to and from Jervis Bay on the New South Wales south coast, HMAS Hobart’s ship’s company will perform a series of exercises to test core mariner skills.

Commanding Officer, HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, said the ship’s company were eager to put their skills to the test.

“This is really the first key milestone in proving that we can operate the warship safely and effectively,” he said.

“My crew have worked very hard to get the ship commissioned and ready for sea.”

The week long Mariner Skills Evaluation (MSE) period will see the ship’s company put through their paces in a series of essential navigation and seamanship exercises off the east coast of Australia to prove Hobart’s safe and effective operation at sea. 

The MSE will feature boat drills, man-overboard, casualty and damage control exercises.

“The ship’s company will be tested in toxic hazards, fire-fighting, flood stop and repair, all the essential emergency responses to ensure a ship can operate safely at sea,” Captain Stavridis said. 

“It’s a challenging time for the ship’s company but the sense of accomplishment will make it very worthwhile.”

“We’re all very proud to wear the name Hobart on our shoulders and carry the motto ‘Grow with Strength’,” he said.

“This is an opportunity to live up to that legacy.”

On return to Fleet Base East, Hobart will continue with a complex series of system trials and unit readiness tests and evaluations, working towards full operational capacity late next year.


Fregat PKR ke-2 Akhir Bulan Ini Diserahkan Kepada TNI AL

21 Oktober 2017

Fregat KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai 332 (photo : Piet Sinke)

Sebagaimana dilansir Okezone pada akhir bulan ini TNI AL akan terima kapal perang Perusak Kawal Rudal, Kapal perang buatan PT PAL kedua jenis frigate Sigma 10514 bernomer lambung 332 yang diberi nama KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai mempunyai panjang 105 meter, lebar 14 meter dan memiliki kecepatan 28 knots tersebut rencananya akan diserahterimakan kepada TNI AL akhir bulan ini sesuai dengan kontrak dengan Kemhan RI.

Sebagai kapal perang modern yang berteknologi modular, maka kapal hasil kerjasama DSNS (Belanda) dan PAL (Surabaya) ini terdiri dari 7 bagian kapal (modul) yang dapat dikerjakan di tempat terpisah untuk kemudian disatukan kembali. Untuk kapal PKR-1 dari 7 modul kapal ini, sebanyak 5 unit dikerjakan di Surabaya dan 2 unit dikerjakan di Belanda, sedangkan untuk PKR-2 sebanyak 6 modul dikerjakan di Surabaya dan 1 modul dikerjakan di Belanda. Perakitan akhir modul-modul kapal ini dilakukan di galangan kapal PT PAL Surabaya.

Kapal fregat ini diluncurkan pada 29 September 2016 di PT PAL Surabaya. setelah itu dilakukan sea trial untuk melakukan uji fungsi dan integrasi sistem tenaga, sistem pemindai dan sistem senjata kapal ini agar dapat dioperasikan secara penuh oleh TNI AL.

Fregat KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai 332 akan menjadi fregat modern kelas Sigma-10514 yang kedua di TNI AL setelah pada bulan Januari 2017 yang lalu dilakukan serah terima fregat pertama KRI RE Martadinata 331. 

(Defense Studies)

20 Oktober 2017

PH Nears in Sealing Deal for Acquisition of 6 Super Tucanos

20 Oktober 2017

EMB-314 Super Tucano (photo : Combat Aircraft)

The Philippine government through the Department of National Defense (DND) is nearing to seal a deal with Brazilian manufacturer Embraer for the purchase of six EMB 314 Super Tucanos for Philippine Air Force (PAF), IHS Jane’s Defence Industry said in a report.

IHS Jane’s cited DND public affairs chief Arsenio Andolong saying the contract is expected to be finalized before this year ends.

These aircraft to be procured will act as Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft for PAF and will replace/complement PAF’s Rockwell OV-10 “Bronco” turboprop attack planes.

According to MaxDefense, the plan under the second horizon of AFP modernization is to acquire 18 more Super Tucano to “ultimately replace the OV-10A/C/M Broncos and SF-260TP with the PAF’s 15th Strike Wing.”

The DND confirmed in June that Embraer was declared as the lowest calculated bidder.

“Embraer was determined as the lowest calculated bidder for the Close Air Support Project, but they still have to undergo and pass the post-qualification inspection to be awarded the contract,” DND told Update Philippines.


Rockwell Collins Wins Contract for Digital Terminal Control System Simulators for ADF

20 Oktober 2017

Battlefield controller simulator (photo : Aus DoD)

$40 million to modernise military training

The battlefield training of our soldiers has been given a major boost with eight new Digital Terminal Control System simulators coming online next year.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a $40 million contract with Rockwell Collins Australia to supply the simulators.

Minister Pyne said the contract includes operator and maintenance support and built on the acquisition of three interim systems in March this year, with 80 per cent of the contract value to be spent in Australia.

“This contract will create seven new jobs in Perth, Sydney, Newcastle and Puckapunyal, on top of the four jobs created under the earlier contract,” Minister Pyne said. 

“The DTCS itself is a state of the art computer-based capability which uses specialised software and hardware equipment to identify enemy targets with greater speed and accuracy.”

“These simulators will equip our soldiers with the skills necessary to use the DTCS to coordinate battlefield fire from artillery, mortars, helicopters, naval ships and fighter aircraft.”

“It also provides our personnel with the ability to work with multiple Australian and coalition land, air, and sea platforms to engage the enemy.” 

“The simulators provide an environment which can be difficult to replicate in live training, they provide a realistic, cost effective and safe alternative.”

“The purchase of these systems demonstrates our commitment to using Australian defence industry to improve and modernise our training equipment.”

The new simulators will be installed at bases in Brisbane, Townsville, Darwin, Perth, Sydney, Williamtown and Puckapunyal.

Delivery of the simulators is planned to commence in May 2018 with the final simulator expected in December 2018.

(Aus DoD)