24 Februari 2018

TNI AU Siapkan Penerbang dan Teknisi untuk Awaki Su-35

24 Februari 2018


Pesawat tempur Sukhoi Su-35 (photo : Vitaly Kuzmin)

ANGKASAREVIEW.COM – Kontrak pengadaan 11 jet tempur Sukhoi Su-35 dari Rusia telah ditandatangani oleh Kementerian Pertahanan. TNI Angkatan Udara pun menyiapkan penerbang dan teknisi untuk mengawakinya.

Kepala Dinas Penerangan TNI AU (Kadispenau) Marsma TNI Jemi Trisonjaya, M.Tr (Han) menyatakan, TNI AU sudah menyiapkan penerbang dan teknisi yang akan mengawaki Su-35. TNI AU saat ini menunggu koordinasi lebih lanjut untuk pengiriman mereka ke Rusia.

“Penerbang dan teknisi tentunya sudah dipersiapkan oleh TNI AU. Kami menunggu koordinasi lebih lanjut dari pimpinan, misalnya untuk pengiriman mereka ke Rusia guna mengikuti pendidikan di sana. Saat ini belum ada pengiriman personel TNI AU terkait hal itu ke Rusia,” ujar Kadispenau saat dihubungi Angkasa Review, Kamis (22/2/2018).

Jemi menambahkan, perencanaan dan pembahasan untuk mengawaki pesawat pengganti F-5E/F Tiger II Skadron Udara 14 Lanud Iswahjudi, sudah dilakukan jauh-jauh hari sambil menunggu keputusan dari Kementerian Pertahanan perihal pesawat yang akan dibeli.

Berhubung dalam beberapa tahun belakangan ini Skadron Udara 14 sudah tidak memiliki pesawat lagi (F-5E/F sudah dipenisunkan), maka para penerbang dan teknisinya pun dititipkan sementara ke satuan-satuan operasional lainnya. Beberapa penerbang ditempatkan di Skadron Udara 11 Lanud Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar dan Skadron Udara 15 Lanud Iswahjudi, Madiun.

Menteri Pertahanan Ryamizard Ryacudu sebelumnya mengatakan, penandatanganan kontrak pengadaan Su-35 sudah selesai dilaksanakan.

“Sudah tanda tangan, selesai. Sebelas pesawat. Itu kan dibuat dulu. Bukan langsung-langsung. Dibuatnya satu tahun secara bertahap. Awal tahun depan sudah ada dua,” kata Menhan menjawab pertanyaan wartawan di Jakarta, Rabu (21/2/2018), sebagaimana ditayangkan oleh saluran CNNIndonesia tv.

Informasi penandatanganan kontrak pengadaan 11 pesawat Su-35 untuk TNI AU, awalnya disampaikan oleh Kepala Pusat Komunikasi Publik (Kapuskompublik) Kementerian Pertahanan Brgjen TNI Totok Sugiharto saat dikornfirmasi rilis.id. Totok mengatakan, penandatanganan kontrak pengadaan Su-35 telah dilaksanakan pada Rabu (14/2/2018).

(Angkasa Review)

Enam Pesawat Hawk dengan Rudal Maverick Latihan di Aceh

24 Februari 2018

Enam pesawat tiba di Lanud Iskandar Muda, Aceh (photo : Portal Komando)

Enam Pesawat Hawk Tiba Di Lanud Sultan Iskandar Muda

ACEH,.Sebanyak enam pesawat Hawk 100/200 Skadron Udara 12 Lanud Roesmin Nurjadin, Pekanbaru tiba di Lanud Sultan Iskandar Muda. Jumat (23/2). Kedatangan enam pesawat tempur TNI Angkatan Udara yang dipimpin Danskadud 12 Lanud Roesmin Letkol Pnb Adhi Safarul Akbar diterima langsung Danlanud Sultan Iskandar Muda Kolonel Nav Indrastanto Setiawan, S.Sos., beserta pejabat Lanud Sultan iskandar Muda.

Dijelaskan dalam rilis penerangan Lanud SIM, rencananya selama dua minggu, “Black Panther” sebutan Skadron Udara 12 Lanud Roesmin Nurjadin dengan pesawat Hawk 100/200 nya akan melaksanakan latihan tempur dengan menggunakan rudal Maverick dan dilanjutkan patroil pengamanan wilayah udara sekitaran provinsi Aceh.

Hawk 200 dengan rudal Maverick (photo : vitho)

 “Tentunya hal ini dilaksanakan sebagai tugas dan tanggung jawab TNI Angkatan Udara dan sarana meningkatkan kemampuan para penerbang TNI Angkatan Udara,” ujar Danlanud Sultan Iskandar Muda. Mengenai patrol udara, lanjutnya, pengamanan wilayah udara sangatlah penting bagi keutuhan NKRI dalam rangka menjaga dan mengamankan pulau terluar.

Selain itu, tambahnya, kegiatan latihan dan patrol pengamanan wilayah udara bukan hanya meningkatkan kemampuan serta profesionalisme Skadron Udara 12 Lanud Roesmin Nurjadin saja, melainkan juga Lanud Sultan Iskandar Muda dalam mendukung operasi penerbangan. “Mari kita berikan yang terbaik agar hasil yang dicapai maksimal,” tutupnya.

IMI Systems will Upgrade the Royal Thai Army M-163 VADS

24 Februari 2018

M-163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) of the Royal Thai Army after upgrade (all photos : Thai Military)

Ramat Hasharon, Israel – IMI Systems will upgrade the venerable M-163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) of the Royal Thai Army.


According to the Thai Military and Asian Region magazine, the upgrade will consist of laser rangefinder to replace AN/VPS-2, video feed, thermal imaging sight (uncooled) and some new functions including remote-controlled operation, all-weather operation capabilities as well as automatic target tracking.


Using linkless feed system the, M168 20mm autocannon rotary gun can fires at 3,000 rounds per minute in short bursts of 10, 30, 60, or 100 rounds or in a continuous fire mode at a rate of 1,000 rounds per minute.

(IMI Systems)

23 Februari 2018

Indonesian Navy to Receive Four ScanEagle UAVs in 2018

23 Februari 2018

The Indonesian Navy will receive four ScanEagle UAVs in mid-2018. Equipment is provided under a grant from the US government, which seeks to build maritime surveillance capabilities of Southeast Asian countries (photo : Strategy Page)

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) is currently anticipating the delivery of four Insitu ScanEagle surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the US government, a source from the service’s headquarters told Jane’s on 23 February.

The UAV system and its associated equipment and launchers are provided under a grant by the US government under a capacity building programme for Southeast Asian navies known as the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI).

The MSI was first announced by then US secretary of defense Ashton Carter at the 2015 iteration of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. The initiative seeks to improve maritime capabilities of partner countries in the region, namely Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Specifically, for Indonesia, the MSI seeks to improve the country’s maritime patrol capabilities, ISR integration, and equipment maintenance capacity. The aim is to ensure that Indonesia has the capacity to adequately safeguard its maritime territories and economic resources, and contribute to regional security and stability, according to a note on the programme from the US government’s website.

Besides the TNI-AL, other Indonesian beneficiaries of the MSI programme include the country’s coastguard, which will receive assistance in organisational development and technical skill training from the US government.

The ScanEagle UAV can be equipped with a range of payload types including electro-optical imagers, long-wave infrared sensors, and X-band radars. Information on the type of sensors that will come along with the Indonesian UAVs is currently not available.

(Jane's)

Boeing Completes First Stage in Major Upgrade for Australia’s E-7A Fleet

23 Februari 2018


RAAF E-7A Wedgetail (photo : Airbus Defence)


The first phase of upgrades to Australia’s E-7A fleet has been completed, paving the way for a suite of world-first modifications to enhance its capability as a key military asset for the Australian Defence Force and allied partners. 

Under the Wedgetail AIR 5077 Phase 5A program, Boeing Defence Australia is leading a global Boeing team to deliver structural and software upgrades to the Royal Australian Air Force’s Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) fleet. 

The on-time completion of the first stage of Phase 5A equipped the fleet of six aircraft with satellite position broadcast technology and the latest version of a traffic collision avoidance system. These upgrades will keep the aircraft compliant with mandated changes in the civilian environment. 

The Wedgetail upgrade program is a key element of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) strategy of becoming an integrated fifth-generation force, said Trevor Smith, Phase 5A project manager for the ADF. 

“The changes being made to Australia’s Wedgetail fleet will allow us to share large amounts of strategic and tactical data more easily in a battle space environment,” Smith said. “Being able to quickly exchange information, such as the location of threats, with our allies and across different platforms means we can combine potent capabilities more effectively during joint operations. 

“The Wedgetail is the centerpiece of our national air defense capability, and it continues to be a critical asset in protecting our warfighters in missions and exercises overseas.” 

BDA’s general manager of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Scott Carpendale praised the efforts of the global team in delivering the first round of upgrades on schedule. 

“The Wedgetail program demonstrates the strength we bring to our international customers when we operate as one Boeing,” said Carpendale. 

“Our Australian team worked closely with Airborne Surveillance Command & Control organisation in Oklahoma City to deliver the updates and that relationship allowed us to draw on the expertise of our people across the globe. 


“Phase 5A is delivering world-class support and global AEW&C capability for our Australian customer and they are extremely happy with the result.” 

(Boeing)

PH Must Learn to Produce Own CMS, Other Military Equipment

23 Februari 2018


Thales TACTICOS CMS (photo : Thales Nederland)

MANILA -- The Philippines must produce its own combat management system and other related defense equipment in order to protect its military capabilities.

"The only way we can do that is to make our own. We produce our own CMS, everything, so nobody will know about it," Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said during Monday's Senate hearing about the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP).

He also admitted that as long as the Philippines sub-contracts ships and other military equipment from other nations, there is nothing the country can do to prevent others from knowing about its capabilities.


Thales TACTICOS CMS (photo : Thales Nederland)


The FAP has a contract of PHP18 billion including the weapon systems and munitions.

Earlier, the DND chief said that using the Thales Tacticos CMS would shoot the price of the frigates by USD7 million per ship or USD14 million for the two vessels.

In Monday's hearing, Lorenzana defended the decision of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to pick Hanwha as the supplier of the CMS for its two frigates over Thales Tacticos, the manufacturer preferred by former PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado.


Hanwha CMS (photo : kookbang)

While acknowledging that Thales Tacticos is a good CMS brand, the DND chief said the Hanwha CMS being selected to fit the Navy's first two missile-firing capable frigates are equally capable.

"We are not buying a lesser product. we are buying an equally capable product to be put into our ship(s)," he added.

Also, Lorenzana emphasized that Mercado's relief last December was brought about by the latter's refusal to comply with two of his memorandum on the CMS and pronouncements that he will have the project cancelled if Thales Tacticos was not selected to supply the above-mentioned equipment.


Hanwha CMS (photo : kookbang)

"(The reason for his relief as FOIC was) dahil dalawang beses na memo ko hindi n’ya sinusunod tapos, sa mga conference niya (sinasabi) na pag hindi (na)tuloy ang (Thales) Tacticos, ika-cancel niya ang FAP (The reason for his relief as FOIC was he disobeyed my memos twice and he says in his conferences that he will have the FAP cancelled if Thales Tacticos will not be selected)," the DND chief pointed out.

Also, Lorenzana said that it was Mercado who had the specification "Tactical Data Link 16" or the ability to transmit and receive data from various platforms in a bid to justify the preference for the Thales Tacticos CMS. 

(PNA)

TNI AU Selenggarakan Latihan Manyar Super

23 Februari 2018


Latihan Manyar Super 2018 (photo : TNI AU)

Latihan Manyar Super Skadron Udara 6 Wing 4 Lanud ATS

TNI AU -  Dalam rangka meningkatkan kualitas penerbang pesawat NAS-332 Super Puma Skadron Udara 6 Wing 4 Lanud Ats dalam mendukung Operasi Pengungsian Medis Udara, Operasi Angkutan Udara Dukungan Logistik dan Operasi Dukungan Udara lainnya, maka dilaksanakan latihan satuan Manyar Super tahun 2018. Latihan ini dilaksanakan di Skadron Udara 6 Lanud Ats, dan beberapa spot lainnya yang ditentukan, Selasa (20/2).

Sehari sebelum pelaksanaan latihan, dilaksanakan briefing kepada seluruh penerbang dan pendukung penerbangan serta latihan lainnya, yang dipimpin langsung oleh Komandan Skadron Udara 6, Letkol Pnb Suryo Patmonobo, selaku Direktur Latihan (Dirlat), bertempat di ruang rapat Skadron Udara 6 Lanud Ats, Senin (19/2).

“Latihan ini dilaksanakan sebagai upaya meningkatkan kemampuan para penerbang NAS-332 Super Puma Skadron Udara 6 dan serta para pendukung penerbangan”, jelas Danskadron 6 kepada awak media. “Dalam latihan ini, lanjut Letkol Pnb Suryo Patmonobo, seluruh peserta latihan dilatih untuk dapat melaksanakan koordinasi dalam kegiatan-kegiatan operasi yang dilakukan, diantaranya Operasi Pengungsian Medis Udara, Operasi Angkutan Udara Dukungan Logistik dan Operasi Dukungan Udara lainnya, karena ini merupakan tugas dari Skadron Udara 6, sehingga ketika operasi dilaksanakan, apa yang menjadi tugas dari Skadron Udara 6 ini dapat terlaksana dengan baik”.


Helikopter NAS-332 Super Puma TNI AU (photo : AkuratNews)

Latihan ini menjadi penting, mengingat tahun 2018 ini akan dilaksanakan Asian Games XVIII yang digelar di Jakarta, sehingga Komandan Lanud Ats, Marsma TNI Irwan Is. Dunggio, S.Sos., sebagai Dansatgasud yang bertanggungjawab penuh atas penggunaan unsur Helikopter yang berada di Skadron 6, harus selalu siap untuk pelaksanaan pengamanan kegiatan Asian Games XVIII, termasuk melaksanakan Operasi Pengungsian Medis Udara, Kontijensi Darurat kepada pejabat VVIP serta seluruh peserta Asian Games XVIII jika dibutuhkan.

“Selain itu, saat ini kita diperhadapkan pada salah satu agenda nasional yaitu Pilkada 2018, maka Skadron Udara 6 di jajaran Koopsau I memiliki salah satu tugas untuk ikut mendukung dan suksesnya pelaksanaan Pilkada tersebut”, ungkap Danskadron Udara 6. “Kita ditugaskan untuk melaksanakan pendistribusian logistik Pilkada berupa kotak suara ke remote area yang sulit dijangkau menggunakan transportasi darat”, pungkas Letkol Pnb Suryo.

(TNI AU)