13 Februari 2016

Order Berulang Thailand untuk Pesawat Buatan PTDI

13 Februari 2016


Thailand membeli satu unit pesawat CN235-220 untuk kepolisiannya. Sebelum itu, Thailand membeli C212-400, lima unit NC212, dan dua unit NC235. (photo : CNN Indonesia)

Thailand Borong Pesawat Indonesia Buatan PTDI

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Manajer Penetrasi Pasar dan Jaringan PT Dirgantara Indonesia Dadhik Kresnadi mengatakan pemerintah Thailand kembali membeli satu unit pesawat buatan mereka. Negeri Gajah Putih memang telah beberapa kali memesan pesawat PTDI.

"Kami sekarang sudah punya kontrak dengan Thailand untuk pembuatan satu unit CN235-220 untuk Royal Thai Police," ujar Dadhik kepada CNNIndonesia.com, Jumat (11/2).


C-212-400 Biro Pembuatan Hujan Thailand (photo : Sudpoth S)

Thailand, menurut Dadhik, berulang kali memesan pesawat PTDI karena merasa cocok. Pesawat yang belum lama ini dipesan Thailand berjenis CN235-220 multi purpose aircraft. Pesawat itu akan digunakan Kepolisian Thailand untuk mengangkut personel mereka.

Sebelumnya, Thailand juga membeli pesawat C212-400 untuk hujan buatan (rain-making). Pesawat tersebut telah dikirim ke Thailand tahun 2015.


CN-235 Kepolisian Thailand (photo : Thai Aviation)

Dadhik menyatakan pemerintah Thailand mau merogoh kocek untuk membeli pesawat-pesawat buatan PTDI karena dinilai sesuai kebutuhan pertahanan mereka dan cocok dengan medan negaranya.

Selain itu, letak geografis Indonesia dan Thailand yang berdekatan bisa mempermudah servis pendukung setelah pembelian pesawat (aftersales support).

"Itu membuat pemerintah Thailand terus berminat untuk membeli produk kami, karena cocok untuk kebutuhan mereka dan secara geografis dekat dengan pembuatnya, yaitu PTDI,” ujar Dadhik.


NC-212 Biro Pembuatan Hujan Thailand (photo : pharppoth)

Berdasarkan data PTDI, Thailand juga pernah membeli lima unit pesawat NC212 dan dua unit pesawat NC235 untuk kebutuhan angkutan sipil.

Kemarin, Menteri Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia Retno Marsudi pun menawarkan lagi pesawat produksi PTDI kepada pemerintah Thailand. Tawaran ini disampaikan saat ia menggelar pertemuan bilateral dengan Menteri Luar Negeri Thailand, Don Pramudwinai, di Kementerian Luar Negeri RI. 


CN-235 Biro Pembuatan Hujan Thailand (photo : Sudpoth S)

"Dalam hal perdagangan pesawat, kami sudah mempunyai sejarah baik. Thailand pernah beli pesawat dari PT Dirgantara Indonesia, dan tadi saya menawarkan Thailand untuk membeli pesawat Indonesia lagi," ujar Retno. 

Indonesia menawarkan pesawat ini sebagai salah satu upaya meningkatkan hubungan perdagangan dengan Thailand yang menurun tahun lalu.

(CNN)

Russia Delivered Last Two Su-30MK2 Fighters to Vietnam

13 Februari 2016



Total number of Su-30MK2 fighters into service in the Vietnamese Air Force rose to 36 units. (photo : VNAS)

Sukhoi aircraft maker named Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) has handed over 2 final Su-30MK2 multirole fighter to the Vietnamese Air Force.

2 new Su-30MK2 fighters, bringing the total number of advanced combat aircraft of this type in the Vietnamese Air Force up to 36 units into service .

Interfax-AVN citing sources in the Russian aviation industry said Thursday 6/2, two new Su-30MK2 multirole fighter, built for the Vietnamese Air Force with the serial number 88 520 and 88 521, has been loaded to a super-heavy transport aircraft An-124-100 and transport to Vietnam in the past day 06.02.2016.

The source said, the two Su-30MK2 Russia finally handed over to Vietnam within the framework of a contract to supply 12 aircraft of this type are signed by two party in May 8/2013.

4 The first Su-30MK2 (bearing number 8581, 8582, 8583 and 8584) have been delivered to Vietnamese Air Force in October and May 12/2014.

Two delivery on month 8/2015, two on month 12/2015, two on 01/08/2016 and the last two on 02.06.2016. 

According to the initial handover plan, all 12 fighters Su-30MK2 will be handed over to the Vietnamese Air Force finished before the end of 2015. However, the actual handover has slowed nearly 2 months .

Anyhow, the contract has been completed on the aircrfat to the present time, meaning that the number of fighters of this type was put into service in the air forces up to 36 units.

The fighter squadrons modern multirole Su-30MK2 after going into operation will significantly enhance combat power for the Vietnamese Air Force.

(BaoDatViet)

Team Sentinel Readying for RMA

11 Februari 2016



Based on the hull of the Terrex 2, a trio of Sentinel II CRVs is being prepared for possible participation in the Land 400 Phase 2 RMA (photos : Elbit)

Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA) and the industry partners comprising Team Sentinel have begun 2016 in a flurry of activity as vehicles are prepared and made ready in anticipation for involvement in the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) for Phase 2 of Land 400.

Elsa confirmed with DTR that as of early February vehicle hulls and turrets were being finalised in Singapore and Israel respectively prior to shipment to Australia for integration, fine tuning and final testing.

"All major components will be assembled and integrated in Tasmania," said ELSA.

Hull derived from the Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK) Terrex-2 8x8 and Elbit's MT30 turrets will arrive in Burnie, Tasmania, for integration, whilst Caterpillar will install the 6-cylinder C.9.3 ACERT 600hp diesel engine into the three vehicles.

Primed by ELSA, Team Sentinel proposes the Sentinel II to meet the Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) requirement. Sentinel II is a marriage of a version of the Terrex 2 fitted with the MT30 turret and underpinned by a proven networked combat system that is the next generation of the Australian Army's current battle management system (BMS).



The MT30 is an update and re-working of Elbit's in-service UT30 unmanned overhead weapon station, with sights and sensors relocated internally rather than mostly externally. Armament consist of the Orbital ATK Mk 44 Bushmaster II 30mm automatic dual-feed cannon and 7.62mm co-axial machine gun. The MT30 has the Rafael Spike-LR anti-tank guided weapon already integrated.

According to a spokesperson from W&Platt, which would build the MT30 in Australia should the ELSA bid prove successful, the MT30 is fully integrated with the next iteration of the Army's BMS. The BMS capability networks the Sentinel II's weapon, detection and active protection systems to provide cavalry crews with a collective hunter-killer capability and a collaborative, 360° force protection capability.

The MT30 is understood to have been purchased recently by two international customers for use on both wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles, with the former application adopting the 30mm version and the latter the M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun.

In concert with senior bid partner SAIC, STK has been contracted to deliver up to 16 Terrex 2 vehicles for the engineering, manufacturing development phase of the US Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle Phase 1, Increment 1 program. Vehicle delivery is required in the third quarter of 2016.

(Defence Technology Review)

PT PAL Rancang Kapal Markas Pemburu Illegal Fishing

13 Februari 2016

Kapal Markas Perikanan (photos : Detik)

Diminta Susi, PT PAL Rancang Kapal Pemburu Illegal Fishing

Jakarta -PT PAL Indonesia merancang kapal markas atau kapal induk perikanan pertama di Indonesia. Kapal ini dirancang atas ide dan permintaan Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan, Susi Pudjiastuti.

Kapal ini bisa dipakai untuk misi pengawasan, pengintaian dan pemantauan maritim. Selain itu, kapal ini bisa mendukung aktivitas pencurian ikan atau illegal fishing karena bisa membawa kapal patroli di dalamnya.

"Saya bilang, markas apa yang dimaksud oleh Bu Susi. Setelah beberapa pertemuan dengan Bu Susi. Inilah yang dimaksud kapal markas," Kata Direktur Utama PAL, Firmansyah saat Forum Bisnis Perikanan di KKP, Jakarta, Kamis (11/2/2016).



Lanjut Firmansyah, Susi telah setuju dengan desain awal kapal markas yang ditawarkan oleh PAL. Kapal tersebut sebetulnya penyempurnaan dari desain kapal perang jenis Strategis Sealift Vessel (SSV) yang dirancang untuk memenuhi pesanan militer Filipina.

"Ini dikembangkan dari SSV Filipina," ujarnya.

Selain sebagai markas, kapal yang dirancang memiliki panjang 140 meter ini bisa dipakai sebagai rumah sakit terapung hingga sarana karantina dan penelitian. Kapal ini juga dilengkapi teknologi canggih pemantau ikan.

"Kapal juga bisa dipakai penyedia sarana bahan bakar dan sarana koordinasi dan posko bagi instansi," ujarnya.

Firmansyah mengaku pihaknya terus berkoordinasi dengan Susi terkait produksi kapal induk ini, termasuk soal harga.

"Ini masih desain. Kita nanti mau ngobrol soal kapal markas sama Bu Menteri," tambahnya.

(Detik)

New Indonesian Simulator Ready

13 Februari 2016


Inside of TNI AU C-130 H Simulator (photos : anas nurhafidz)

Following on from the Australian Government’s decision to gift four of their retired C-130H aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) in 2011, a subsequent contract saw the TNI-AU procure a further five aircraft along with spares and the former Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) C-130H full mission simulator (FMS).

Prior to the dispatch of these aircraft, the TNI-AU ran a competition to carry out pre-delivery maintenance of the aircraft and train the crews to ferry the aircraft to Indonesia. That contract was subsequently won by Airbus Military with Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services actually undertaking the pre-delivery maintenance overhaul and CAE Australia, the aircrew training. 

The initial four aircraft were delivered by the end of October 2014 and the last aircraft of the subsequent five is about to be delivered.

As part of the five aircraft buy, Airbus brought CAE Australia under contract to undertake a major service of the FMS and remove any ‘Australian eyes only’ equipment prior to delivery to Halim Perdanakasuma air base. This was undertaken at RAAF Base Richmond, where the simulator is still currently located.

‘The simulator is now ready to go and we are just waiting for the completion of the new simulator bay at Halim which we expect to be completed by June this year,’ Peter Redman, VP CAE Asia Pacific tells MTSN. ‘We expect the FMS to be ready for training in the August-September timeframe.’

The ex-RAAF FMS will join another C-130H FMS that CAE Australia supplied to the TNI-AU in 2000 and that the company is now in discussions to upgrade.



The TNI-AU is no stranger to C-130 operations and currently operates a mixed fleet of C-130B, KC-130B, C-130H and the commercial Hercules variant, the L-100. Exact fleet numbers are unclear due to serviceability and accident issues. The last accident occurred in June 2015 when a C-130B crashed into a suburb of Medan after taking off from Soewondo air base killing all on board and a number of people on the ground. The conservative death toll was put at 140.

The June 2015 crash was the fourth C-130 airframe to be lost since 2000 and clearly highlights issues with maintenance and training. With perhaps too much haste, TUI-AU issued a statement on 7 July 2015 saying that it was going to replace the C-130 with the A400, C-17 or an Antonov design. With the accident report not yet published, blaming the airframe without considering operating issues seemed a little harsh.

The link between proficient training, maintenance and an air force’s accident rate has always been appreciated but the TNI-AU’S C-130 saga also parallels that of Indonesia’s air carriers. In June 2007 Garuda International was banned from flying into European airports by the European Commission and although this ban was lifted in 2009, four Indonesian carriers are still currently banned from Europe due to safety concerns.

The delivery of a newly refurbished C-130H FMS next June is just one step towards improved performance. The TNI-AU needs to reappraise its complete training philosophy, flight safety and maintenance cultures; buying new and more complex aircraft is not the answer without having a robust training and safety culture in place first. 

(Shephard)

12 Februari 2016

PT DI Mulai Produksi 2 Skuadron Pesawat IFX Pada 2020

12 Februari 2016

Pesawat tempur IF-X/KF-X (image : wasco)

Pada 2020, Indonesia Produksi Pesawat Tempur

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANDUNG -- Indonesia melalui perusaahan industri pesawat terbang PT Dirgantara Indonesia akan mulai memproduksi pesawat tempur Indonesian Fighter Xperiment (IFX) pada 2020 hingga 20 tahun mendatang atau pada 2040.

"Pesawat ini mulai produksi pada 2020 dan berlanjut sampai 20 tahun," kata Direktur Utama PT DI Budi Santoso di kantor PT DI, Bandung, Kamis.

Produksi pesawat tempur tersebut untuk kebutuhan militer Indonesia sebanyak dua skuadron dan untuk penjualan ke negara lain.

Ia mengatakan kontrak kerja sama tahap dua yang dilakukan Indonesia melalui Kementerian Pertahanan dengan Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) Korea Selatan dan PT DI dengan Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) pada Januari lalu merupakaan permulaan pengembangan pembuatan pesawat purwarupa.

Pembuatan purwarupa pesawat Korean Fighter Xperiment/Indonesian Fighter Xperiment dilakukan mulai 2016 hingga 2019 di Korea Selatan dan di Indonesia.

Pembuatan dua unit pesawat purwarupa akan dilakukan di Korea Selatan dan satu unit pesawat sisanya dirakit di Indonesia.

Pengerjaan pembuatan pesawat tersebut juga melibatkan ilmuwan dan teknisi dari Indonesia dalam jumlah yang berbeda-beda di setiap unit.

Namun Budi mengatakan akan ada 300 orang Indonesia yang mempelajari pengerjaan pesawat tempur KF-X/IF-X.

Budi juga menjelaskan bahwa pesawat tempur kerja sama Indoensia-Korea Selatan tersebut merupakan generasi 4.5 dengan jenis semi-stealth.

 "Kita menggunakan geometri stealth, kalau materialnya belakangan," kata Budi.

Dalam perjanjian pembagian biaya yang disepakati kedua negara, Indonesia membiayai 20 persen dari total keseluruhan biaya eksperimen. Sementara Korea Selatan mendanai 80 persen sisanya. Namun Indonesia tetap mendapatkan 90 persen teknologi pembuatan tersebut.

(Republika)

Sixth Submarine will be Delivered at the end 2016

12 Desember 2016


Submarine Ba Ria - Vung Tau in Svetlyy port of the Baltic Fleet, near the city of Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Province (photo: Russian Navy Forum)

MOSCOW (RIA Novosti) - last of six diesel-electric submarines of Project 636 "Varshavyanka" will be transferred to the Vietnamese Navy in November and December 2016, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, the press service of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).

The contract was signed in 2009. In 2014-2015 "Admiralty Shipyards" have transferred to Vietnam four submarines that are currently serving in the naval base in Cam Ranh. The fifth submarine has already been delivered to the customer as noted in the CCA.

"Transfer of planned foreign customer on schedule in November-December 2016 In January 2017 the submarine should be delivered at the place home.", - Reported the press service of the corporation.

Submarine Project 636 "Varshavyanka" refers to the third generation, have a displacement of 3.95 tons, speed of 20 knots, dive depth of 300 meters, the crew of 52 people. They can detect a target at a distance of three to four times greater than the one where they can detect the enemy. For his stealth boat project received NATO name "black hole".

(RIA Novosti)