26 Mei 2018

Belarus Tawarkan Pemeliharaan Berat dan Rudal Pesawat Sukhoi

26 Mei 2018


Pemeliharaan berat pesawat Sukhoi di 558 Aviation Repair Plant (photo : 558ARP)

Kasau Terima Kunjungan Kehormatan Dubes Belarus

Bisnis Metro, JAKARTA — Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara (Kasau) Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna, S.E., M.M menerima kunjungan kehormatan Duta Besar (Dubes) Luar Biasa dan Berkuasa Penuh Republik Belarus untuk Indonesia H.E. Mr. Valery Kolesnik di Mabesau Cilangkap, Jakarta Timur, Jumat (25/5/2018).

Kasau sangat mengapresiasi kunjungan Dubes Belarus untuk Indonesia yang dimaksudkan untuk mempererat hubungan kedua negara yang telah terjalin baik selama ini dan menyampaikan ucapan terima kasih karena Belarus telah ikut ambil bagian dalam perawatan pesawat tempur Sukhoi milik TNI AU.

“Belarus merupakan negara sahabat yang juga sekaligus sebagai mitra TNI AU di bidang pertahanan, seperti pemeliharaan tingkat berat dan system upgrade pesawat tempur Sukhoi di fasilitas 558 Aviation Repair Plant,” kata Kasau.

Pada tahun 2017 telah dilaksanakan pemeliharaan 2 unit pesawat Sukhoi, dan saat ini sedang dilaksanakan pemeliharaan 2 unit pesawat Sukhoi Su-30MK yang akan selesai pada bulan September 2018.

TNI AU terus melengkapi persenjataan pesawat Sukhoi (photo : su-27 flanker)

Sementara itu, Dubes Kolesnik mengatakan, hubungan bilateral antara Indonesia dan Belarus semakin erat khususnya di bidang pertahanan yang dibuktikan dengan adanya kerja sama di bidang pemeliharaan pesawat tempur Sukhoi TNI AU di Belarus.  Ia juga menawarkan kerja sama di bidang pertukaran Taruna/Cadet Akademi Angkatan Udara kedua negara.

“Saat ini Belarus memiliki kemampuan yang luas di bidang industri pertahanan, bukan hanya di bidang pemeliharaan pesawat namun juga sudah mampu memproduksi berbagai alutsista diantaranya peluru kendali dari udara ke udara jarak menengah serta teknologi optik untuk penginderaan pasukan khusus,” ujar Dubes Kolesnik.

Menanggapi hal tersebut, Kasau menyambut baik tawaran pertukaran Taruna AAU dengan Taruna Akademi Angkatan Udara Belarus dan akan mengkaji lebih lanjut metode pertukaran yang akan digunakan.  

Terkait produk peluru kendali udara ke udara jarak menengah di atas 20 km buatan Belarus, Kasau menyampaikan bahwa TNI AU saat ini dalam tahap pengembangan kekuatan dan perlu memiliki peluru kendali jarak menengah, khususnya untuk pesawat tempur Sukhoi.

Pada kesempatan tersebut, Kasau didampingi Aspam Kasau Marsda TNI Dwi Fajariyanto, Aslog Kasau Marsda TNI Eko Supriyanto, S.E., M.M., dan Kadispenau Marsma TNI Ir. Novyan Samyoga, M.M., Sedangkan Dubes Belarus didampingi staf Kedubes Belarus Mr. Glen Krykanov.

(Bisnis Metro)

Russia's S-500 Air Defense System Reportedly Hits Target Nearly 300 Miles Away

26 Mei 2018


S-500 Triumfator-M or Promotheus air defence system with range 595 km (photo : Sputnik)

Russia has reportedly conducted the longest range surface-to-air missile test ever with its S-500. If and when it becomes operational, the air and missile defense system could significantly increase the Russian military’s anti-access and area denial capabilities in Europe, East Asia, and elsewhere, but its already years behind schedule.

CNBC was first to report on the development, citing unnamed sources familiar with U.S. intelligence on the Russian program, but its story did not say when the launch occurred. According to the anonymous individuals, the S-500 was able to hit a target just shy of 300 miles away, which is some 50 miles further than the previous record. The stated range of the existing S-400 system when using the 40N6 missile is almost 250 miles.

Though the system, also known as the Triumfator-M or Prometheus, has been in active development since at least 2009, there are few firm details about its capabilities. Russian media has reported in the past that the final production S-500s will be able to engage opponents up to 370 miles away (= 595 km).

Depending on the exact missile type the launcher carries, it will supposedly be able to shoot-down both air-breathing targets, including manned aircraft, drones, and cruise missiles, as well as ballistic missiles. The latter capability appears to be the most immediately important to the Russians and many reports indicate that the road-mobile S-500 is likely to act primarily as a more flexible and survivable replacement, or at least supplement, for Russia’s fixed, silo-based A-135 anti-ballistic missile system.

See full article The Drive-The War Zone

Ini Kelebihan Helikopter Panther AKS Milik TNI AL

26 Mei 2018


infografis helikopter Panther TNI AL membawa peralatan dipping sonar HELRAS (image : tandaseru)

4 Kecanggihan helikopter baru milik TNI AL, anti kapal selam

Merdeka.com - Kekuatan Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) baik darat, udara sampai laut tidak perlu diragukan lagi. Karena, saat ini, TNI sudah dibekali dengan persenjataan dan alutsista yang super canggih. Bahkan TNI baru saja menerima dua unit Helikopter AS565 MBe Panther Anti Kapal Selam (AKS) untuk TNI AL.

Dengan adanya Helikopter AS565 MBe Panther Anti Kapal Selam, laut Indonesia aman dari para musuh dan tentunya kedaulatan NKRI dapat terus terjaga. Untuk itu, helikopter jenis tersebut dilengkapi dengan kemampuan yang luar biasa dengan segala kecanggihannya. Dirangkum dari berbagai sumber, inilah kecanggihan Helikopter AS565 MBe Panther Anti Kapal Selam milik TNI-AL.

infografis spesifikasi helikopter Panther TNI AL (image : tandaseru)

1. Bodi ringan
Helikopter AS565 sangat ringan karena mempunyai bobot maksimum saat take off hanya 4,3 ton. Bodi helikopter merupakan kombinasi glass fibre yang diperkuat Nomex untuk menambah daya tahan dan sekaligus mengurangi berat helikopter.

Nomex juga dikenal sebagai bahan tahan api. Rotorhead dengan empat bilah baling-baling utama menggunakan bahan serat gelas Starflex. Posisi pilot juga ditingkatkan keamanannya dengan kursi yang dapat menahan tekanan gravitasi hingga 20 g.

2. Dapat terbang dalam kondisi cuaca apapun
AS565 Panther disokong dua mesin turboshaft Turbomeca Arriel 2C. Masing-masing mesin punya kekuatan 635 kW. Dengan mesin ini, Panther memiliki performa yang dapat diandalkan dalam kondisi apa pun, termasuk panas dan di ketinggian.

Pemasangan torpedo ringan di helikopter Panther TNI AL (photo : Indonesian Military)

Kendali mesin digital dengan otoritas penuh memungkinkan starter mesin secara otomatis dan menjamin operasional mesin sesuai batas akselerasi, torque dan suhu. Panther dapat melakukan hovering hingga ketinggian 2.600 meter, bicara tentang kecepatan, Panther dapat melesat hingga 285 km per jam.

3. Mendeteksi keberadaan musuh lebih luas
Panther memiliki daya jangkau deteksi keberadaan kapal selam musuh yang lebih luas. Sebab, helikopter ini memiliki dipping sonar L-3 Ocean Systems DS-100 Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS).

Helikopter Panther TNI AL dapat membawa 2 torpedo ringan (photo : tni tniad)

HELRAS menggunakan frekuensi rendah dengan resolusi tinggi pada sistem Doppler dan rentang gelombang panjang untuk mendeteksi keberadaan kapal selam dari jarak jauh. Khususnya dengan perangkat DS-100, dirancang ideal untuk melakukan redetection, melokalisir sasaran, dan melancarkan serangan torpedo di perairan dalam dan dangkal.

4. Dilengkapi dengan dua torpedo
Sebagai penghancur kapal selam, helikopter ini dilengkapi dengan dua torpedo. Jenis torpedo yang dapat dibawa adalah MK46 dari Amerika Serikat dapat menjadi bagian dari ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket) dan ranjau CAPTOR yang menggunakan sensor khusus yang akan melepaskan torpedo ketika mendeteksi musuh dan torpedo jenis A.244. Helikopter ini juga memiliki stabilitas yang baik untuk mendarat di atas kapal perang.

(Merdeka)

Việt Nam Starts Building its First Submarine Rescue Ship

26 Mei 2018


A model image of the MSSARS 9316, Việt Nam’s first submarine search and rescue ship, which begins construction on Thursday in Hải Phòng. (image : Z189 Shipbuilding)

HẢI PHÒNG — A keel laying ceremony was held on Thursday in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng to mark the building of Việt Nam’s first submarine search and rescue ship.

The vessel will not only serve the Vietnamese navy force’s needs in its waters, but also engage in international submarine rescue operations when the situation demands.

The vessel, numbered MSSARS 9316, measures 94m long, 16m wide, and 5.85m high, with a displacement measurement (i.e. weight) reaching 4,000 tonnes.

The vessel will feature an on-deck helipad and a “robust dynamic positioning system and various other features” to make sure the ship can function unhindered in harsh weather conditions, such as winds of Beaufort force 9 (75-88km/h) and waves as high as 14m, which could threaten even the biggest sea liners.

Aside from its main duty as a submarine rescue vessel, the MSSARS 9316 is also capable of underwater surveying, seafloor mapping, and serving as an ocean research vessel.


The model of the MSSARS 9316 submarine rescue ship is on display at the Vietship 2018 (photo : BaoDatViet)

The important project will be undertaken by Z189, a shipyard company under the Việt Nam Ministry of National Defence, who has gained international reputation after it built ships with similar functions for the Royal Australian Navy in a joint venture with the Dutch defence group Damen.

A representative from the Z189 factory said the construction of the MSSARS 9316 will also draw on experience it obtained from the construction of Australia’s twin submarine intervention gear ships (Besant and Stoker).

The entire shipbuilding process is estimated at 27 months.

Speaking at the ceremony, Phạm Hoài Nam, Rear Admiral of the Việt Nam People’s Navy, asked Z189 to “work closely with concerned authorities to hasten the implementation of the project and to keep to the schedule.”

(VietNamNews)

Australian Army to Roll Out Black Hornet Micro UAVs

26 Mei 2018


Australian Army soldiers with a PD-100 Black Hornet UAV during an exercise at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland on 4 May 2018. (photo : Aus DoD)

The Australian Army (AA) will soon roll out the PD-100 Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) across one of its brigades in Brisbane, the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced in a 24 May statement.

The rollout and sustainment of the micro unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) is an AUD18 million (USD13.6 million) project and a “key capability milestone for the army as it continues to be a technologically advanced force”, said the DoD.

Brigadier Susan Coyle, commander of the AA’s 6th Combat Support Brigade and of the service’s only UAS unit – the 20th Surveillance Target Acquisition Regiment – was quoted in the statement as saying that the rollout is a “significant achievement for the army”.

(Jane's)

25 Mei 2018

Czech-Slovak Unveils New Version of EVA 155-mm Wheeled Self-Propelled Howitzer

25 Mei 2018


A prototype of the Czech-Slovak 155-mm / 52 EVA self-propelled howitzer in a version with a wheel configuration of 8x8 (photo : BMPD)

At the 7th International Defense Exhibition IDEB-2018, held between May 16 and 18, 2018 in the Slovak capital Bratislava, the KONSTRUKTA Defense Company (actually the artillery KB, part of the Slovak holding company DMD Group), together with the Czech-Slovak Association Czechoslovak Group Yaroslav Strnada (CSG, partly controls the DMD Group) presented a new version of the EVA 155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzer on the wheeled chassis. The new version of EVA is made on a wheeled chassis of 8x8, unlike the variant on the chassis of the 6x6, which was demonstrated in 2015.

In the new EVA version, the 155 mm / 52 howitzer is mounted on the Tatra T815-7 8 × 8.1R chassis with a wheel arrangement of 8 × 8. The combat mass of the installation is 28 tons, 11.5 meters long, 2.7 meters wide, 3.8 meters high. The machine is equipped with a diesel engine Tatra T3C-928.90 with a capacity of 300 kW and an auxiliary diesel power plant Lombardini 11LD626-3 with a capacity of 30 kW.


A prototype of the Czech-Slovak 155-mm / 52 EVA self-propelled howitzer in a version with a wheel configuration of 8x8 (photo : Miroslav Gyürösi)

The 155-mm / 52 howitzer has a capacity of 23 liters of charging chamber. The artillery part of the EVA is mounted on a turntable (angle of horizontal guidance of 60 degrees per side, maximum elevation angle of 75 degrees) in the rear of the chassis and can be controlled both from an armored crew cabin and with a remote control. The gun is equipped with a fully automated loading system with automatic loading, which contains 12 shells and 12 charges ready for firing. Another 12 shells and 12 charges are placed in a sealed pile. The automatic loader will allow five shots to be fired within one minute, or 12 shots in three minutes. It is possible to shoot in series of four to six projectiles for several different purposes in sequence according to the fire control system. The rate of fire when back-up manual loading is up to 2 rds / min.

A highly automated fire control system includes an autonomous inertial navigation system and a 24-hour Sagem CM3 MR opto-electronic system (including a laser rangefinder and a thermal imager) for direct fire capability. A radar was installed for measuring the initial velocity of the projectile.

The release of the system in the event of receiving orders for it should be carried out on the ZTS - ŠPECIÁL enterprise in Dubnitsa (former leading artillery production of Skoda), which is part of the DMD Group.

(BMPD)

Philippines Commits to Naval Modernisation

25 Mei 2018


Goverment allocate P77-Billion projects to modernize Philippine Navy (photo : PN)

The Philippine government is looking to set aside PHP77 billion (USD1.47 billion) for the modernisation of the Philippine Navy (PN) during its second phase of modernisation, President Rodrigo Duterte said on 22 May.

In a speech to mark the 120th anniversary of the PN he said the government is committed to continuing the development of the PN through its ‘second horizon’ modernisation programme, which runs 2018–23.

The development programme – outlined under Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernisation Programme – allocated around PHP90 billion for total AFP modernisation in the 2013-2017 first horizon, with the third and final phase starting in 2024.

(Jane's)