16 Agustus 2017

Realisasi Kontrak Alutista Kemenhan-Pindad Capai Rp 2,9 Triliun

16 Agustus 2017


Amunisi buatan Pindad (photo : detik)

TEMPO.CO, BANDUNG - Direktur Utama PT Pindad Abraham Mose mengatakan, total kontrak pemesanan alutista pemerintah yang sudah dibayarkan pada PT Pindad menembus Rp 2,9 triliun. “Kerjasama dalam industri pertahanan ini kontraknya multi years. Tahun ini sudah on-hand Rp 2,9 triliun, sudah kita pegang,” kata dia di Bandung, Selasa, 15 Agustus 2017.

Abraham mengatakan, kontrak multiyears pemesanan pemerintah untuk alutsista itu dijadwalkan tuntas tahun 208-2019. “Kontrak multi-years seluruhnya sampai dengan Rp 3,4 triliun itu sampai tahun 2018-2019, tapi ini nanti bergulir kontraknya,” kata dia.

Menurut Abraham, beragam jenis alutsista yang tercakup dalam kerjasama kontrak multi-years tersbut. “Yang sudah selesai dikerjakan PT Pindad terhadap kontrak Kementerian Pertahan itu misalnya senjata bawah air, senapan doper, pengembangan tank boat, medium tank," kata dia. Dalam waktu dekat produk Pindad itu akan ditampilkan seperti Tank Anoa, Badak, medium tank, kemudian peralatan anti ranjau.

Abraham mengatakna, porsi terbesar pemesanan itu berupa amunisi beragam kaliber. Namun dia tidak merinci nilainya. Kandungan lokal untuk produk amunisi Pindad itu dikalimnya sudah menembus 60 persen. “Kalau bicara teknologi dan produksi sudah di kita, tapi kalau bicara komponen atau material masih dfari luar. Itu yang harus di lokalkan ke depan,” kata dia.

Saat ini Pindad masih terus menggenjot produksi amunisi.  “Bahasanya pabrik kita, giling aja terus. Kita belum bisa memenuhi kebutuhan, maknay aktia tambah mesin, lakukan strategic-partnership untuk menambah kapasitas,” kata Abraham.

Abraham mengatakan, tahun ini produksi amunisi menembus 120 juta butir per tahun. Tahun depan ditargetkan bisa tembus 300 juta butir amunisi pertahun. “Kebutuhan dalam negeri besar sekali, mungkin sekitar 500-600 juta butir pertahun. Belum terpenuhi,” kata dia.

Kendati demikian, amunisi produksi Pindad ada yang di ekspor keluar negeri. Abraham tidak merinci jumlahnya. “Pasarnya sangat luas, oportunity-nya sangat luas. Makanya kita coba menambah kapasitas produksi. Kalau bisa produksi sampai 500 juta butir per tahun, paling tidak bisa memenuhi kebutuhan dalam negeri dan ekspor,” kata Abraham.

Abraham mengatakan, investas menambah mesin produksi sudah dilakukan sejak tahun lalu dengan memanfaatkan dana PMN yang diberikan pemerintah bertahap sejak tahun 2015 lalu yang rencananya menembus Rp 700 miliar. “Rencananya PMN sampai 2018 itu Rp 70 milair,” kata dia.

Dari dana yang sudah diserahkan pemerintah, Pindad menggunakan Rp 135 miliar untuk menambah mesin produksi amunisi kaliber besar, dan Rp 130 miliar untuk mesin produksi amunisi kaliber kecil. “Selain itu kita juga membuat velodrome untuk uji performance kendaraan tempur kita, juga untuk pengembangan industri. Pindad juga ditugaskan untuk membangun generator proyek 35 ribu MW,” kata Abraham.

(Tempo)

Blast Testing for LAND 400

16 Agustus 2017


Blast testing for Rheinmetall Boxer (photo : Aus DoD)

Blast Testing Done And Dusted

A final series of blast tests have been completed on the two shortlisted contenders vying to become the Australian Defence Force’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle.

To assess their survivability, Rheinmetall’s Boxer and BAE Systems Australia’s AMV-35, were exposed to simulated mine blasts at Defence’s Proof and Experimental Establishment at Graytown in Victoria.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the blast tests were conducted under the wheels and under the belly of the vehicles, and represented a final trial by fire.

“The aim of this project is to deliver a world-class armoured fighting vehicle which can take a hit, and protect our soldiers,” said Minister Pyne.

“Importantly, these trials have been conducted by Australian soldiers who will operate these vehicles when they are delivered, closely supported by Defence Science and Technology Group staff.”


Blast testing for BAE Systems AMV-35 (photo : Aus DoD)

The tests are the final phase of a rigorous program designed to put the two vehicles through their paces in a range of operating environments.

“During the last 12 months, the vehicles’ protection, lethality and usability have been measured and assessed,” Minister Pyne said.

Defence will buy 225 CRVs costing between $4 to $5 billion.

The LAND 400 Phase 2 team has worked hard to increase opportunities for Australian industry participation in this program.

“The project secures the ADF’s sovereign CRV expertise and over 1000 jobs across more than 300 Australian based companies,” said Minister Pyne.

“The winner will be announced in the first half of 2018.”

(Aus DoD)

15 Agustus 2017

Singapore Taps Elbit for Chinook, Apache Defensive Suites

15 Agustus 2017


An upgraded Republic of Singapore Air Force Boeing CH-47SD Chinook flies in formation with an AH-64D Apache over Singapore's Central Business District during the country's annual National Day Parade on the 9th of August. (photo : DefenseNews)

MELBOURNE, Australia — Singapore’s fleet of Boeing AH-64 Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters are being fitted with defensive suites from Elbit Systems as part of survivability and mission capability upgrades.

Close examination of photographs of upgraded Apaches and Chinooks of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, or RSAF, show that they have been fitted with missile approach and laser warning systems that look identical to that offered by Elbit as part of its All-in-Small integrated electronic warfare suite.

A spokesman from Singapore’s Ministry of Defence had earlier confirmed that the RSAF “is equipping the AH-64D with new mission systems to enhance the helicopter’s survivability and improve its mission capability,” adding that the “upgrading programme involves equipping the AH-64D with a Helicopter Integrated Electronic Warfare System (HIEWS) to enhance survivability and SATCOM for more robust communications.”

The helicopters are also fitted with rectangular-shaped radar warning receivers, or RWR, similar to that carried on RSAF’s AS332M/M-1 Super Puma medium-lift helicopter fleet, which had its upgrades completed earlier this decade. Sources have confirmed to Defense News that these RWRs are also an Elbit product, although the company declined to confirm that Singapore was a customer for its helicopter defensive suite.


RSAF Chinook and Apache (photo : RSAF Media)

Defense News understands that a single RSAF Apache has undergone the upgrade so far. This was an aircraft that was severely damaged during a heavy landing in 2010 and only recently repaired into flyable condition and upgraded. At least three of RSAF’s 10 CH-47SD Chinooks have also undergone the upgrades to date.

With the upgrades, RSAF’s Apaches and Chinooks will be equipped with SATCOM “for more robust communications,” according to the ministry. A SATCOM dome has been fitted onto the outer leading edge of each of the upgraded Apache’s stub wings, similar to that on Israel’s AH-64D Sarafs, for full 360-degree coverage while the upgraded Chinooks have a SATCOM dome on the top of the fuselage in between the twin rotor booms.

The upgrades are being carried out by RSAF and the country’s Defence Science and Technology Agency, or DSTA, which has provided further details of the Chinook upgrade. These include replacement of the existing avionics suite and the installation of new mission systems that incorporates new flight control modes and a personnel locator system, a position and status reporting system and a new dual rescue hoist.

DSTA had also proposed improvements to the software design of the digital Automatic Flight Control System to the Chinook’s handling qualities and accuracy in the hover, although it is not known if these have been carried out on the upgraded helicopters.

(DefenseNews)

RHAN 450, Roket Pertahanan Berjangkauan 150Km

15 Agustus 2017



RHAN 450 dalam ujicoba (photo : kemhan)

Mengenal RHAN 450, Roket Balistik RI Berdaya Jelajah 150 Km

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Indonesia tengah gencar memproduksi berbagai macam alutsista demi mewujudkan kemandirian bangsa. Salah satu alutsista yang tengah dikembangkan adalah roket balistik jarak jauh.

RHAN 450, menjadi salah satu dari sekian jenis roket yang diproduksi anak bangsa yang terus dikembangkan kemampuannya.

Roket balistik ini tengah dikembangkan Balitbang Kementerian Pertahanan dan Konsorsium Roket Nasional, yang terdiri dari PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero), PT Dahana (Persero), PT Pindad (Persero) dan PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk.

Dikutip Liputan6.com dari beberapa sumber, RHAN 450 pertama kali menjalani uji statis pada 21 Agustus 2014 yang berlangsung di Lapangan Sonda LAPAN, Pameungpeuk, Garut, Jawa Barat.

Saat masa pengujian awal, RHAN 450 ini bernama RX-450. Roket ini akhirnya pertama kali diluncurkan dalam masa uji coba pertama pada Mei 2015 dengan jarak jelajah saat itu mencapai 100 kilometer, dan sukses.


RHAN 450 dalam ujicoba (photo : defence.pk)

Namun seiring pengembangannya, Konsorsium Roket Nasional menggandeng Lapan dalam meningkatkan kemampuan RX-450. 

Terakhir, roket ini kembali diuji coba pada Desember 2016. Dalam uji coba itu, jarak jelajah roket ini meningkat menjadi 150 km. Uji coba saat itu RX-450 sudah berubah nama menjadi RHAN 450.

Dengan perubahan nama ini, berarti roket balistik ini sudah siap memasuki tahap produksi. Dengan demikian, RHAN 450 akan melengkapi produksi roket Indonesia lainnya seperti RHAN 122 yang memiliki jarak jelajah 40-50 km.

Selain berperan sebagai roket balistik untuk kepentingan militer, basis RHAN 450 juga direncanakan sebagai bagian dari roket bertingkat yang akan digunakan sebagai Roket Pengorbit Satelit (RPS).

RHAN 450 dapat membawa payload seberat 50 kg – 100 kg, bisa diartikan payload sebagai hulu ledak bila roket ini difungsikan alutsista artileri medan.

RHAN 450 adalah tipe roket balistik dengan panjang total 6.110 mm, panjang motor 4.459 mm, berat total 1.500 kg, berat muatan 100 kg, gaya dorong 12895 kg, dan menggunakan bahan bakar propelan komposit.

(Liputan6)

Navantia Pitches F-5000 Design for Future Frigates Bid

15 Agustus 2017


A rendered image of Navantia's F-5000 design. (image : Navantia Australia)

Navantia Australia has submitted its response to the Commonwealth’s Request for Tender for the Sea 5000 Future Frigate program with what it regards as “a comprehensive plan for a leading edge anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel and Australia’s continuous shipbuilding industry”.

The F-5000, an evolution of the soon to be commissioned Navantia-designed Hobart Class DDG, will be designed locally to meet specific requirements of the Royal Australian Navy, and built in Adelaide using expertise, experience and equipment from Australia, according to the company.

With capabilities based on the Hobart Class, the F-5000 also incorporates lessons learnt from the operational requirements of the Navantia designed and built Norwegian F-310 ASW frigate. The F-5000 will also provide operational flexibility and force multiplication by incorporating 48 strike length missile cells, a Mk45 5” gun, an advanced above water sensor suite, and integration of the MH-60R combat helicopter and UAV featured in the F-5000’s design.

Navantia says that incorporating the Navantia-SAGE Automation Group’s (NSAG) Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), which will already be operated by 1,500 men and women of the Navy across seven existing naval platforms, additional training requirements will be reduced and the Adelaide based NSAG will continue to grow as a key input to capability.

“By using an in service Australian ship as our reference to build the F-5000, we will be ensuring that Australia’s future ASW frigate is able to seamlessly integrate into the RAN’s fleet and provide the savings through economies of scale for shipbuilding, training, maintenance and supply support.” Navantia Australia’s Donato Martínez said.


Navantia proposed for SEA 5000 during Pacific 2015 exhibition (photo : Navy Recognition)

Navantia Australia board member and former DMO chief executive Warren King said the F-5000 builds on over a decade of ship design and build experience with industry that ensures a low risk, early start for the Australian shipbuilding industry.

“When Navantia first partnered with the Commonwealth on the Hobart Class destroyer, we didn’t have a ship designer, and we didn’t have a shipyard. Now, over a decade since the partnership first began, Navantia Australia has developed the intimate customer knowledge, understanding of Australian industry capability and commitment to building Australia’s own shipbuilding industry.”
In April Navantia Australia managing director Paco Barón told ADM studies had “basically confirmed the AWD platform can undertake Sea 5000 requirements in a very low risk fashion with engineering work we would consider routine”.

At the time, Navantia was analysing any changes to the Commonwealth’s requirements and “was trying to stick to a philosophy of minimum change”, and, according to Barón, the existing design had space and weight margins to provide for the requirements.

He didn’t foresee any change to the AWD hull design and said, “the platform as it is, even in terms of noise signature, is at a very high level of performance”.

(AustralianDefence)

Setelah Nagapasa, Indonesia Bakal Punya Kapal Selam Kedua Tahun Ini

15 Agustus 2017


KRI Ardadedali 404 (photo : KBS News)

Jakarta - Pemerintah Indonesia telah meresmikan kapal selam KRI Nagapasa-403 pada Rabu (2/8) kemarin menjadi kapal perang. Kapal tersebut merupakan bentuk kerja sama transfer teknologi dengan pemerintah Korea Selatan. Masih ada dua kapal selam lagi yang tengah dibangun 

Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut (KSAL) Laksamana TNI Ade Supandi mengatakan kapal selam kedua memiliki spesifikasi yang sama dengan KRI Nagapasa-403. 

"Sama (spesifikasi). Hanya produknya di sana banyak dikerjakan tangan Korea, di sini nanti tangan Indonesia," kata Ade kepada wartawan di Gedung Kemenko Polhukam, di Jalan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta Pusat, Senin, (14/8/2017).

Ade mengatakan, kapal selam kedua bakal rampung pada tahun ini. Sementara yang ketiga target pembangunannya sekitar 2,5-3 tahun. Kapal selam kedua dibangun di perusahaan pembuatan kapal Korsel Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). Sedangkan kapal selam ketiga dibangun di galangan kapal dalam negeri PT PAL Indonesia, Surabaya bekerjasama dengan DSME Korsel.

"Target pembangunan kan 3 tahun. 2,5 tahun sampai 3 tahun. Yang kedua akhir tahun atau awal tahun, kemudian yang ketiga itu tahun 2018," jelas Ade.

Sebelumnya, Menteri Pertahanan Ryamizard Ryacudu telah meresmikan kapal selam KRI Nagapasa-403 masuk ke dalam jajaran kapal perang TNI AL. Kapal ini rencananya akan tiba di Surabaya, Jawa Timur dari Korea Selatan pada 28 Agustus mendatang. 

Kapal selam KRI Nagapasa-403 memiliki panjang 61,3 meter dengan kecepatan ± 21 knot di bawah air. Kapal ini punya ketahanan berlayar lebih dari 50 hari dan mampu menampung 40 kru untuk menunjang fungsi. Juga dipersenjatai torpedo dengan fasilitas delapan buah tabung peluncur. 

(Detik)

Coast Guard Getting 7 New Helicopters

15 Agustus 2017


Bo-105 helicopter of PCG (photo : chosun)

The National Economic and Development Authority Investment Coordination Committee (ICC)-Cabinet Committee approved the acquisition of seven maritime disaster response helicopters for Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

The approval was made during ICC-Cabinet Committee’s meeting last Friday, August 11. ICC-Cabine Committee is being chaired by Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez III, co-chaired by NEDA Director-General Ernesto Pernia.

The Department of Finance (DOF) said the ICC-Cabinet Committee approved the procurement of seven maritime disaster response helicopters to strengthen and expand the Philippine Coast Guard’s capability to respond to maritime incidents during natural calamities.

DOF said the procurement worth PHP5.887 billion will include training of pilots and technical crew; purchase of mission equipment, maintenance tools and spare parts; construction of hangars; and project management.

This project proposal will no go to NEDA Board chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte for final approval before implementation.

(Update)