16 September 2014

Army Research Day 2014 of Thailand

16 September 2014


Army Research Day "Warrior Wisdom 2014" (all photos : TAF, Matichon)

On last 11 September, Research and development of the army held the "Warrior Wisdom of Thailand" to illustrate the invention, and research of military forces and external agencies involved in this work will be awarded to outstanding research agency within the Army. 






Also exhibits of research, and a parade of military vehicles research and development in the country. The armors featured a total of 18 units, including motor vehicles, tactical reconnaissance, light attack of the Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Technology Lat Krabang, Bangkok, vehicle damage assessment and patrols vehicle, air and R11 models X650 V-4's Regiment 11th Guards, alligator prototype of Army Ordnance, armored wheeled First Win 4x4 from Chaiseri Metal & Rubber Co., the car fired several rockets caliber defense technology institutions DTI-1, etc. Today we have a gallery some pictures come all. (TAF)




Gen.. Prayuth Chan-ocha as the Prime Minister, Chief of Staff and head of the National Peace Keeping Council. Assigns. Gen.. Aksra effective chief of staff Presided over the opening of Wisdom Warrior Thailand at Army Club Rd. Reserved. Along with awarding inventors Government Invention of the Year 2557.





The Daily Wisdom for Warriors Thailand. Office of Research and Development, organized by the army. The objective To strengthen multilateral cooperation in research, both within and outside the country. To honor and morale of inventors and innovators. Including outreach, research and invention of military forces. As well as the exchange of scientific knowledge and military technology.

(Sanook)

15 September 2014

TNI AU Berencana Bangun Satuan Radar Baru di Tambolaka, NTT

15 September 2014


Tambolaka, Nusa Tenggara Timur (image : GoogleMaps)

Markas Besar Tentara Nasional Indonesia berencana membangun sebuah satuan khusus yang mengoperasikan Radar di Pulau Sumba Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur pada 2015. Radar merupakan bagian dari sistem pertahanan udara nasional, diletakkan di perbatasan dengan tugas mendeteksi pesawat terbang yang melintas dari dan keluar wilayah negara.

Selama ini Satuan Radar (Satrad) TNI operasionalnya berada di bawah Kohanudnas. Kohanudnas merupakan Komando Utama TNI yang bertugas menyelenggarakan upaya pertahanan keamanan atas wilayah udara nasional secara mandiri ataupun bekerja sama dengan Komando Utama Operasional lainnya, dalam rangka mewujudkan kedaulatan dan keutuhan serta kepentingan lain dari Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia.

Di sekitar wilayah Sumba, sebenarnya telah terdapat Satrad TNI AU di Pulau Timor yaitu Satrad 226 Buraen, Kecamatan Amarasi, Kupang. Namun seiring dengan tingginya intensitas penerbangan pesawat terbang dari dan ke wilayah selatan (Australia), maka TNI AU perlu pula membangun Satrad baru di Pulau Sumba, khususnya di daerah Tambolaka. Satrad tersebut rencananya akan dibangun pada 2015 mencakup kantor markas, kompleks perumahan dan sarana prasarananya pendukungnya. Diharapkan Satrad tersebut dapat melaksanakan tugas pertahanan udara nasional di wilayah Sumba dan sekitarnya.

Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara (Kasau) Marsekal TNI Ida Bagus Putu Dunia bersama staf terkait untuk merealisasikan pembangunan Satrad di Tambolaka, mengadakan kunjungan ke Kabupaten Sumba Barat Daya, Jumat (12/9). Dengan menggunakan Pesawat Fokker TNI AU, rombongan diterima oleh Bupati Sumba Barat Daya Markus Dairo Talu bersama Muspida di Bandara Tambolaka. Bupati Markus menyampaikan akan siap membantu dan melakukan apapun untuk kepentingan negara, termasuk dalam upaya pertahanan udara nasional dengan pembangunan markas Satrad TNI AU.

Selanjutnya rombongan berganti dengan Helikopter menuju Kahale, lokasi pembangunan Satrad yang disambut Wakil Bupati Sumba Barat Daya Dara Tanggu Kaha dan beberapa anggota DPRD. Dalam peninjauan tersebut Kasau melihat detail teknis perencanaan pembangunan kantor Satrad. Di bagian akhir kunjungan Kasau menyampaikan apresiasinya pada Pemerintah Kabupaten yang peduli pada pertahanan bangsa dengan menghibahkan tanahnya untuk pembangunan Satrad.

(TNI AU)

Pindad Gandeng CMI Belgia Produksi Meriam Tipe Besar

15 September 2014


Meriam 105mm produksi Cockerill Belgia (image : CMI)

BANDUNG, KOMPAS.com - PT Pindad (Persero) mengambil langkah strategis jangka panjang untuk pengembangan sistem persenjataan kendaraan tempur dan tanknya. Senin (15/9/2014) Pindad resmi menggandeng perusahaan asal Belgia, Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenierie SA Defense (CMI), untuk pengembangan sistem meriam atau turret. Untuk tahap awal, produsen amunisi senapan dan kendaraan tempur asal Bandung itu akan memproduksi turret kaliber 90 mm dan 105 mm untuk dipasang di kendaraan tempur produksi Pindad. 

Penandatangan nota kesepahaman antara kedua perusahaan diresmian di hanggar produksi panser Anoa milik Pindad, di Kiara Condong, Bandung. Direktur Utama Pindad Sudirman Said mengungkapkan, kesepakatan ini membawa dampak positif bagi pengembangan Pindad  sebagai perakit sistem persenjataan. Selain itu, kerjasama sekaligus bertujuan meningkatkan kemampuan teknologi perusahaan dan membawa Pindad masuk dalam global supply chain industri pertahanan bersama CMI.  

Pindad dan CMI akan membentuk komite untuk menyusun proses alih teknologi dan pelatihan teknis untuk mendukung tujuan memproduksi turret kaliber besar. "Pindad juga memperoleh kesempatan untuk mengirimkan beberapa putra-putri terbaik kita untuk belajar masalah sistem persenjataan di CMI," kata Sudirman.

Kesempatan ini sangat sesuai dengan tujuan manajemen untuk membangun kapasitas perusahaan  agar bisa maksimal dalam menjalankan amanah UU Nomor 16/2012 tentang Industri Pertahanan. 



Sementara itu, Executive Vice President CMI James Caudle menyatakan, CMI sebenarnya sudah lama hadir dan dikenal oleh Tentara Nasional Indonesia sebagai pengguna sistem persenjataan, meski hanya berupa nama. "Brand 'Cockerill' sudah akrab dikenal dan telah lama melengkapi sistem persenjataan TNI Angkatan Darat," katanya. "Ini akan menguntungkan bukan saja kami tetapi juga Pindad dan Indonesia". 

CMI percaya kerjasama ini akan meningkatkan potensi besar industri pertahanan lokal dan mendukung sistem pertahanan nasional Indonesia lewat pembangunan kapasitas sumber daya manusia dan transfer of technology. "Kami senang bisa meneken kerjasama dengan Pindad sebagai langkah awal jangka panjang dalam bidang perakitan dan teknologi sistem persenjataan," ujar Caudle. 

Setelah meneken nota kesepahaman, Pindad dan CMI akan duduk bersama merampungkan detail kerjasama yang memuat secara rinci kesepakatan dan komitmen yang telah dijalin dalam bentuk skema kerjasama yang memuat hak dan kewajiban kedua belah pihak. Kerjasama dengan CMI ini adalah kali kedua Pindad meneken kerjasama dengan industri pertahanan dunia. Bulan lalu, Pindad meneken kerjasama dengan Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) untuk pengembangan amunisi kaliber besar. 

Pindad memang sedang tencar mendorong tenaga ahlinya membangun sendiri kekuatan alat utama sistem persenjataan di dalam negeri. Untuk kendaraan tempur misalnya, sudah lahir kendaraan lapis baja Anoa dan kendaraan taktis Komodo. 

Pindad juga sudah mengantongi kepercayaan TNI Angkatan Darat untuk melakukan retrofit tank AMX 13. Di tangan para insinyur Pindad, tank tua ini telah mengalami perubahan total mesin, sistem transmisi, elektronik hingga sistem senjata lewat pemasangan meriam kaliber 105 mm.

(Kompas)

Russia to Handover High-Speed Landing Craft for Vietnam

15 September 2014


Ivan Kartzov landing ship launch on 30/09/2013 in shipyards in the Far East Vladivostok (all photos : militaryrussia.ru)

Amphibious ship Ivan Kartzov high speed (280 tons the amount of water displacement) has completed state testing in the Pacific Ocean, near the military port Vladivostok (Russia) and is about to hand over to the Vietnamese Navy, according to Red Star newspaper (Russia) dated 11.9.

This is a lightweight class amphibious ships of project 21820 (code named Sea Cow), with displacement water volume of 280 tons, 45 meters long, 8.5 meters across, a draft of 1.9 m, maximum speed is 35 knots (65 km / h) in 0.75 m high wave mode. Range of class amphibious assault ship is 930 km. Capacity 4 armored vehicles and 40 soldiers. Ship's cargo compartment can accommodate up to 140 tons.



The vessel was launched at the shipyard Date 30/09/2013 Far East in Vladivostok. Initially the ship was designed and built for the Pacific Fleet, the ship was then exported to Vietnam under the 2010 contract.

Ivan Kartzov ship is a close second in this project 21820 to Russia has closed and is for experiment 4 units, including one unit of Vietnam has completed state testing, and 3 assigned to the Baltic Fleet and the Caspian fleet.

A spokesman for the shipyard's Yaroslav Russia, where their three amphibious ships for the Russian Navy 21820, Red Star told that this class amphibious ship maneuver, running very fast and cheaper than Zubr landing hovercraft (type Ukraine sold to China).



The ship is automatically controlled by a computer, just 6 OS, two machine guns armed and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.

The ship is designed for high-speed running on the sea, with amphibious troops fighting vehicles to wheeled or crawler is not the most convenient beach.

(TinNong)

13 September 2014

Only One Company Eligible for Contract to Supply Boats

13 September 2014

Two rigid-hull inflatable boats will be acquired for the Philippine Navy (photo : americanspecialops)

A local entity was the only company declared eligible to proceed to the next step of the bidding process to supply two rigid-hull inflatable boats for the Philippine Navy.

Anwelh Holdings, Inc. was the sole bidder that met all the eligibility requirements set by the Department of National Defense’s Special Bids and Awards Committee II for the P63-million contract.

This developed after bids for the supply contract were opened in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday.

Four local vessel manufacturers that competed in the auction included Stoneworks Specialist International Corp., Propmech Corp., and Geneve S.A. Philippines, Inc.

Two other foreign companies that participated included Indonesia-based company P.T. Lundin Industry and Korean firm Hanwha Corp.

Five other bidders were declared ineligible due to documentary deficiencies and lack of certification required by government procurement procedures, Major Robert B. Maraon, legal officer of the Technical Working Group for the project, said.

“There are MRs (motion for reconsiderations) and then the other [bidders] may get reconsidered then we will proceed with the opening of the financial proposals,” Mr. Maraon told BusinessWorld in a phone interview.

Under current procurement laws, bidders may file an appeal three days after they are declared ineligible. But since the third day would fall on a Sunday, Mr. Maraon said they would accept filing until Monday, Sept 15.

The opening of financial proposals, on the other hand, will be done within ten days after the bid opening date, he said.

Rigid-hull inflatable boats are lightweight sea vessels designed for rough sea military operations by the Philippine Navy.

Besides being able to load light to medium armaments, these vessels are designed to maintain bouyancy especially during stormy weather.

These type of boats are usually used by the elite Philippine Navy Special Operations Group.

(Business World)

12 September 2014

Keel Laying for the RSN's First Littoral Mission Vessel

12 September 2014


The Keel Laying Ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy's first Littoral Mission Vessel. at Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (photo : Sing Mindef)

The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was held at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) in Jurong today. Permanent Secretary (Defence) Mr Chan Yeng Kit officiated at the ceremony. The keel laying of the first LMV marks another significant milestone for the RSN.


RSN will have eight new LMVs to replace the existing Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (photo : RSN)

This LMV is the first of eight new LMVs to be built for the RSN by ST Marine, together with ST Electronics and DSO National Laboratories. The Defence Science and Technology Agency is the overall programme manager and systems integrator for the LMV programme.

The LMVs, to be equipped with advanced combat systems, will be highly versatile and capable of embarking on various mission modules to fulfil a full spectrum of operations. To enable enhanced operational efficiency with a leaner crew size, cutting-edge technologies and innovative concepts have been integrated into the design of the LMVs.


RSN Littoral Mission Vessel (image : Sing Mindef)

The LMVs will replace the existing Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, which have served the RSN well for close to 20 years. The addition of the LMVs to the RSN will enhance the capabilities of the RSN for the seaward defence of Singapore.

(Sing Mindef)

CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre Announces Official Launch of Training at New Training Facility in Brunei

12 September 2014


The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) (all photos : CAE)

Rimba, Brunei Darussalam -The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) today announced it has officially started training at the new training facility located at the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB)'s Rimba Digital Junction, Brunei Darussalam.

The official Launch of Training ceremony and celebration was attended today by the Guest of Honour Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of BEDB.  The CAE Brunei MPTC Launch of Training event was also attended by other Government of Brunei officials and CAE executives, as well as customers of the CAE Brunei MPTC.

The CAE Brunei MPTC is a joint venture between CAE, based in Canada, and the Government of Brunei Darussalam through the Ministry of Finance.

"The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre is a shining example of Brunei's investment in diversifying and growing knowledge-based industries, and CAE is honoured to be a partner in helping Brunei Darussalam achieve its National Vision, or Wawasan," said Gene Colabatistto, CAE's Group President, Defence and Security. "The MPTC will now provide high-quality job opportunities for local Bruneians, and the facility will play a key role as a world-class learning and training hub for a range of industries, defence and security forces, and the wider Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) region."



The CAE Brunei MPTC has worked closely with the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) as well as other stakeholders in Brunei to ensure the successful start-up of the CAE Brunei MPTC.  This project is one of the highest non-oil and gas investments secured by the BEDB with a total investment valued at more than US$100 million. Additionally, this project will create 65 local jobs and by the year end, there are plans to have 100 positions for Bruneians.

Brunei Darussalam was chosen for the training centre not just because of its economic strength, geographic location, stability, focus on safety, low tax rates and strong relationship with its ASEAN neighbours but also because the project was in line with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's vision of providing high-quality and high-tech employment opportunities for the locals in the future. The preparation of the Rimba Digital Junction and the training facility will see the CAE Brunei MPTC deliver the following training:



S-92 Training

The CAE Brunei MPTC features training for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter in a new CAE 3000 Series S-92 simulator, which was recently certified by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators. Brunei Shell Petroleum S-92 helicopter pilots have begun training at the CAE Brunei MPTC, and it is expected that other international S-92 customers in the region will also train at the MPTC.



PC-7/S-70i Training

A CAE-built PC-7 flight training device (FTD) was recently installed at the CAE Brunei MPTC and will now be used to provide training for the PC-7 training aircraft.  The PC-7 FTD will complement PC-7 pilot training programs by providing a flight simulator that is safe and cost-effective for procedural, familiarization and emergency training.

In late 2015, the CAE Brunei MPTC is expected to take delivery of a CAE 3000 Series S-70i Black Hawk helicopter simulator.



Emergency and Crisis Management Training

The CAE Brunei MPTC has established an Emergency and Crisis Management Centre of Excellence that will provide relevant local authorities such as Brunei's Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) with comprehensive training designed to better plan and prepare for emergencies.  Using simulation-based training, the CAE Brunei MPTC will offer emergency and crisis management training programs that will help improve coordination, response and operational decision-making during a range of emergency scenarios.  The CAE Brunei MPTC will also be offering emergency and crisis management training to the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN).

"We are pleased to officially launch training at the CAE Brunei MPTC just 15 months after breaking ground on this world-class training facility," said Kevin Speed, Director of the CAE Brunei MPTC.  "The facility will play a prominent role in the training and education of professionals in Brunei and throughout the ASEAN region who are involved in mission-critical environments.  We are honoured to be the Government of Brunei's partner of choice in bringing simulation-based technologies and capabilities to the region to support safety, security, and productivity for Brunei Darussalam and its neighbours."

Other simulation-based training programs to support other market segments such as healthcare are expected to be added to the CAE Brunei MPTC in the future.

(CAE)