27 Juni 2016

Vietnamese Navy Want Sigma 10514 Replacing Sigma 9814

27 Juni 2016

Sigma 10514 of the Indonesian Navy (photo : BUMN)

Vietnam Navy's Sigma-9814 to skip straight to the larger vessels 

Project Sigma-9814 protector ship was postponed at the last minute when the shipyard has ready and just wait to start, affordable Vietnam Navy ships diverted select larger classes?

The new candidate is 10514 Sigma class ships, as well as Damen Group (Netherlands) designed with 105m length and 14m width 3.7 meters draft, displacement of water with approximately 2,500 tonnes.

Sigma's weapons configuration 10514 is not much different from Sigma-9814 which had been offered to the Navy Damen Vietnam (HQVN), but larger size allows customization of weapons and reserves journey  Sigma's 10514 superior.

This is extremely necessary to force the water surface warships are missing the boat HQVN missile sizeable displacement and offshore capabilities prolonged warfare.


PKR Sigma 10514 (image : Damen)

Fleet air defense capability needs to be strengthened

Minutes team's combat surface ships currently lacks a layer HQVN mid-sized ships, capable of protecting non-boundary before the attacks from the air. Sigma-10514 with room configurations becomes the perfect piece for Vietnam border war fleet.

Equipped with air defense missile Aster-30, Sigma-10514 can establish a non-zone with a radius of 120 km around it, ready to destroy any threat from the air in the protected area, qua it and improve survivability of the vessels in the wings.

On the other hand Sigma 10514 can also undertake the command and target designation for fast-attack missile boats and even lead Molynia shoot for the Kh-35 missiles if the integrated control system.

If ordered, the HQVN 10514 Sigma will bring the most modern configuration, with 8 Exocet subsonic anti-ship missile with range 80km block III, Oto Melara 76mm gunboats, torpedo system 324mm, and 2x20mm fast artillery.

VLS systems simultaneously on Sigma 10514 12 tubes will also equip close range air defense missile Aster-15 (maximum range of 30 kilometers) instead of MICA missiles, to make it a non-real ship. Or even medium-range air defense missile Aster 30 can destroy air targets at distances up to 120km.

Considering the urgency of the need soon added a destroyer class ship is capable of protecting the entire boundary water surface combat fleet before the threat from the air such as Sigma-10514 is a pretty perfect choice.

Sigma 10514 will assume the position level air defense destroyer squadron 2 for the minutes of HQVN until we have additional destroyers of relaxation room with water level 1 larger.


Sigma 9814 (photo : WarComissar)

Choices for the Future

Designed in modular integration should enable customization of Sigma 10514 is very high, this does not only lie in the diversity comes equipped weapons, but it also opens up the chance to play a missile escort vessel size medium sized with displacement up to 2,500 tons or more in the future, based on Sigma 10514.

Open design and fully customizable on demand and given the task, as well as raise the level of play in a small frigate current and other ships with a larger amount of water relaxing.

Sigma 10514 choice at this point also solve the growing number of warships to HQVN water, while still ensuring modern elements, not backward compared with the region and the world.

Enough to protect sovereignty over sea and islands, Vietnam Navy requires stepping up the pace to be modernized further. At the same time, strengthening defense cooperation with Western partners alongside traditional partners trusted by Russia will also contribute to change the face of the Vietnam Navy in the future.

(Soha)

26 Juni 2016

Coast Guard Continues to Sign Contracts to Build 12 High-Speed Patrol Boat

26 Juni 2016


The boat length 13,63m; width 3,55m; height 1,295m; 0.6m draft; capacity of 16 people. (photos : defence.pk)

VOV.VN - This type of boat is closed hull technology with new technology materials (PPC) with durable, resistant to hot weather and corrosion.

the Coast Guard Command Vietnam continues to sign contracts to build 12 high-speed patrol boats MS-50S with technology JSC James Boat. Representing investors Major General Nguyen Quang Dam, the Coast Guard Command Vietnam, representing the company's James Boat Nguyen Kim Son.



High-speed patrol boat with patrolling functions, control and law enforcement in the waters near the shore. This type of boat is closed hull technology with new technology materials (PPC) with durable, resistant to hot weather and large corrosion of the marine environment, capable of better insulation and sound insulation , stainless, do not pollute the environment.

Biggest boat length 13,63m; width 3,55m; Chronic 1,295m height; 0.6m draft; capacity of 16 people, is designed to coastal activities 20 nautical miles from shore, the maximum speed can reach 35 knots/h.

Earlier, May 12/2015, the Coast Guard Command Vietnam has signed contracts to build one series of 12 high-speed patrol boat with Technology Corporation James Boat, which was put into operation using 3 canoe, dated 07.02.2016 will host canoe acceptance 4. Expected 12 speedboat series 2 will come into operation in 2017./ use.

(VoV)

Helikopter Mil Mi-26T akan Bersaing dengan Chinook untuk Puspenerbad

26 Juni 2016

Helikopter angkut berat Mi-26T (photo : Stephane Gimard)

Mil Mi-26: Kandidat Helikopter Angkut ‘Raksasa’ Untuk Puspenerbad TNI AD

Kebutuhan helikopter angkut berat tentu tak bisa ditawar untuk menunjang operasional TNI. Setelah sebelumnya menggunakan Mil Mi-17 V5, Puspenerbad TNI AD sebagai elemen kavaleri udara nasional dikabarkan tengah dalam proses menerima helikopter angkut berat asal AS, Boeing CH-47 Chinook. Meski berita pengadaan CH-47 Chinook cukup santer, namun hingga ini toh belum juga dilangsungkan kontrak pembeliannya. Lepas dari itu, muncul kabar lain, bahwa TNI AD justru tertarik pada helikopter angkut raksasa Mil Mi-26 dari Rusia.

Meski kabar pengadaan Mil Mi-26 belum bisa dikonfirmasi, tapi sinyal hadirnya helikopter yang sempat tampil dalam film Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), mendapat dukungan dari pihak internal user, terlebih Puspenerbad selama ini telah berpengalaman menggunakan helikopter asal Rusia, seperti Mil Mi-17 V5 dan heli serbu Mil Mi-35P Hind. Seperti halnya kabar jumlah CH-47 Chinook yang ditawarkan ke Indonesia, Mil Mi-26 yang rencananya akan didatangkan untuk TNI AD diproyeksikan sebanyak empat unit. Dan bila mengacu ke periode pengadaan, helikopter yang mampu membawa tank ini idealnya hadir pada periode tahun 2016 – 2019.


Helikopter Mil Mi-26 dan Mil Mi-17 (photo : Vitaly V. Kuzmin)

Bila nantinya Mil Mi-26 jadi memperkuat arsenal Puspenerbad, rasanya kehadiran helikopter ini bakal mendapat sambutan hangat dan suka cita dari warga, khususnya penggemar alutsista asal Rusia. Pasalnya, Mi-26 bisa menjadi obat rindu saat di era 60-an, TNI AU pernah mengoperasikan helikopter angkut raksasa Mil Mi-6. Merujuk ke sejarahnya, hadirnya Mil Mi-26 tak lain sebagai pengganti dari Mil Mi-6, dan sayangnya tidak ada jejak Mi-6 yang bisa dilihat saat ini sebagai monumen atau museum di Indonesia.

Kembali ke Mil Mi-26, bisa dipastikan sampai saat ini Ia menjadi helikopter terbesar yang ada di muka Bumi. Fakta bahwa Mi-26 raksasa tak hanya bisa dilihat dari ukurannya yang super jumbo, tapi kapasitas cargo pun luar biasa hebat, yakni punya payload 20 ton. Bisa dipastikan tank amfibi andalan Marinir BMP-3F atau truk Ural 4320 mampu dibawa dengan mudah oleh Mi-26. Untuk urusan mobilitas pasukan misalnya, Mi-26 bahkan bisa menandingi daya tampung C-130 Hercules, sebanyak satu kompi pasukan infanteri dengan senjata lengkap dapat langsung diangkut oleh satu unit Mi-26.

Dari sejarahnya, Mil Mi-26 mulai dirancang pada awal 1970 oleh biro desain Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. Dari bobotnya yang ekstra besar dan punya kemampuan mengangkut kargo lewat sling seberat 12 ton, Mi-26 awalnya diperuntukkan untuk mendukung pekerjaan konstruksi berat, pembangunan jembatan, dan pemasangan transmisi listrik. Saat memasuki tahap pembuatan, Mi-26 diproduksi oleh Rostvertol, yakni dengan terbang perdana pada 14 Desember 1977.


Helikopter berat Mi-26 mampu mengangkut kendaraan tempur (photo : DefenceForumIndia)

Mil Mi-26 juga dikenal sebagai helikopter pertama di dunia yang menggunakan rotor utama dengan delapan bilah baling-baling. Sumber tenaganya dipasok dari dua mesin turboshaft Lotarev D-136 yang masing-masing mesin mampu menghasilkan tenaga 8.500 kW (11.399 shp). Dalam spesifikasinya, helikopter ini tidak dilengkapi dengan persenjataan, dan sudah lumrah bila Mi-26 dalam operasinya mendapat kawalan dari helikopter gunship.

Kelebihan lain sebagai helikopter raksasa, pada fasilitas ruang kargo dilengkapi dua derek listrik, yang masing-masing punya kapasitas tarik 2,5 ton. Derek ini digunakan untuk memudahkan proses pemindahan muatan di dalam ruang kargo. Awak helikopter juga dapat memantau proses pemuatan dan kondisi ruang kargo lewat kamera CCTV. Untuk menjamin keamanan dalam penerbangan, bila terjadi masalah pada power, Mi-26 sanggup terbang meski hanya dengan satu mesin, pasalnya Mi-26 dirancang dengan sistem berbagi beban pada mesin, jika satu mesin mati, maka otomatis bisa tetap terbang hingga jarak tertentu.

Karena fungsinya asasinya tak melulu untuk kebutuhan militer, Mi-26 banyak juga digunakan oleh pihak sipil, terutama dalam bisnis penerbangan charter pemindahan alat berat. Dan Bila kelak helikopter ini jadi memperkuat TNI, maka Indonesia menjadi negara kedua di Asia Tenggara, setelah Kamboja yang mengoperasikan Mi-26. Dalam kode NATO, helikopter mendapat penamaan sebagai HALO. Sampai saat ini, Mi-26 telah hadir dalam belasan versi.

(IndoMiliter)

25 Juni 2016

ST Marine Celebrates the Fourth & Last Patrol Vessel to Royal Navy of Oman

25 Juni 2016


A series of four patrol vessels designed and built by ST Marine for the Royal Navy of Oman, namely RNOV Al-Seeb, RNOV Shinas, RNOV Sadh and RNOV Khassab (photo : ST Marine)

ST Marine Celebrates the Interim Delivery for the Fourth Patrol Vessel RNOV Khassab

Singapore – Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), today held the Interim Acceptance ceremony for the Patrol Vessel (PV) RNOV Khasab. This is the final, in a series of four vessels, designed and built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). The Guest-of-Honour was the Consul General for the Oman Consulate for the Republic of Singapore, HE Zakariya Hamed Hilal Al Saadi.

The contract for the design and build of the four Al-Ofouq class of PVs was awarded by the Ministry of Defence of the Sultanate of Oman in April 2012. It was the largest defence export contract in ST Engineering’s history. These four vessels will replace the Sultanate’s current four Seeb class PVs commissioned in the early 1980s.

The Al-Ofouq vessel is designed and built based on ST Marine’s proprietary 75m Fearless-class patrol vessel. Measuring 75m in length, breadth at 12.5m and displaces approximately 1,250 tonnes, the vessels can accommodate 60 crew and is equipped with a flight deck to support the operation of a medium lift-helicopter. Armed with modern weapons and sensors and equipped with a state of art combat management system, the PVs are most suited for a variety of maritime missions.

The Al-Ofouq vessels are named after various cities along the Oman coastal area. Al-Seeb is a coastal fishing city, located several kilometers northwest of Muscat, in the northeastern Oman; Shinas is a coastal town in northern Oman, Sadh is located in Salalah; and Khassab is a coastal city located in Musandam Governorate and overlooking the Strait of Hormuz.

The first PV, RNOV Al Seeb has been successfully delivered.  The second, RNOV Shinas has completed her live firing trials in Oman last November 2015. The third, RNOV Sadh had arrived in Oman on 17 March 2016, had completed her live firing trials in April 2016. Both are currently preparing for hot-weather trials by 2Q2016.

(ST Marine)

Produksi Pesawat NC212I PTDI

25 Juni 2016


Pesawat NC-212i produksi PT DI (photo : Antara)

Sejumlah teknisi menyelesaikan produksi pesawat NC212i di hanggar PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI), Bandung, Jawa Barat, Jumat (24/6). 



Pesawat NC212i merupakan pesawat multiguna generasi terbaru dengan daya angkut 28 penumpang, yang sepenuhnya dikerjakan oleh PT DI dan diproduksi untuk memenuhi pesanan dari negara lain.



Negara Filipina sebanyak dua unit dan 3 unit pesanan dari Negara Vietnam untuk kebutuhan militer seperti patroli maritim dan penjaga pantai.

(Antara)

TNI AU : Hawk 100/200 akan Digantikan A-50 Golden Eagle

25 Juni 2016


Pesawat Golden Eagle serie A-50 (photo : KAI) 

Ingin Spektek Terbaik, TNI AU Bersabar Menunggu Su-35

TNI Angkatan Udara tetap bersabar menunggu proses pembelian penempur generasi 4++ buatan Rusia, Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E, guna menggantikan F-5E/F Tiger II yang saat ini tinggal beberapa unit dioperasikan oleh Skadron Udara 14 Lanud Iswahjudi, Madiun.

Kepala Dinas Penerangan Angkatan Udara (Kadispenau) Marsma TNI Wieko Syofyan mewakili KSAU Marsekal TNI Agus Supriatna menyatakan hal tersebut kepada media di Mabesau, Cilangkap, Jakarta Timur, Jumat 24 Juni 2016.


Pesawat Golden Eagle serie FA-50 (photo : KAI) 

Dikonfirmasi apa detail proses yang saat ini tengah dilakukan, Kadispenau menjelaskan bahwa hal itu menyangkut spesifikasi teknis (spektek) yang diinginkan oleh TNI AU dari Su-35 yang akan dibeli Pemerintah Indonesia. “Itu hanya tinggal kesepakatan saja. Dengan biaya anggaran yang ada, TNI AU ingin mendapatkan spektek yang terbaik,” ujarnya. Hal lainnya, lanjut Wieko Syofyan, adalah menyangkut cara pembayarannya. “Tapi, sekali lagi, ini ranahnya Kementerian Pertahanan ya,” ujar Kadispenau menjawab pertanyaan wartawan. “TNI AU hanya merekomendasikan saja.”

Kepala Dinas Pengadaan (Kadisada) TNI AU Marsma TNI Fachri Adamy dalam kesempatan yang sama saat ditanya Angkasa mengatakan, pengadaan Su-35 termasuk dalam program jangka dekat TNI AU. “Pengadaan jangka dekat di TNI AU saat ini adalah melengkapi pesawat T-50 Golden Eagle dengan radar dan persenjataannya, pengadaan radar untuk melengkapi Satuan Radar, dan pengadaan Su-35,” ujarnya.


Pesawat Hawk 100/200 TNI AU (photo : defence.pk)

Sementara itu, Asisten Operasi KSAU Marsda TNI Barhim, juga dalam kesempatan yang sama menyampaikan kepada Angkasa, untuk pengadaan pesawat tempur di TNI AU arahnya adalah melengkapi tipe yang ada, bukan menambah tipe baru. “Jadi ya melengkapi yang kita punya sekarang ini: F-16, Sukhoi, dan T-50. Hawk 100/200 kemungkinan besar akan diganti oleh T-50, tapi varian A-50 (FA-50),” ujar mantan Pangkoopsau II ini. Ditambahkan, FA-50 akan dipilih selain karena spekteknya juga dalam kaitan kerja sama pengembangan KF-X/IF-X yang tengah dikerjakan oleh Korea Selatan dan Indonesia.

Meski demikian, proses memang masih terus bergulir. Dalam catatan Angkasa, beberapa hal yang diinginkan oleh TNI AU belum tentu sama dengan apa yang diputuskan oleh Kementerian Pertahanan. So, mari kita tunggu saja.

(Angkasa)

Australian Army Gets Three New CH-47F Chinooks Ahead of Schedule

25 Juni 2016


The Australian Army has taken delivery of three additional CH-47Fs Chinook helicopters to add to its existing fleet of seven CH-47F-model Chinooks. (photo : CASG)

CASG delivers three new Chinooks ahead of schedule

In a major boost to Army’s medium lift helicopter capability, CASG has delivered three additional CH-47Fs Chinooks two and half months ahead of schedule.

The addition of three CH-47Fs to the existing fleet of seven significantly expands Army's battlefield capability in the areas of air mobile, air assault, aero medical evacuation and amphibious operations, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The three new Chinooks are straight off the Boeing production line and are fitted with the latest US Army technologies, including updated avionics and next generation self-protection systems.

Executive Officer Cargo Helicopter Management Unit Major Michael Hansen, said the success of the project represents a significant amount of negotiation, contract work and governmental liaison.

“Achieving delivery of three new aircraft inside four months demonstrates highly effective and coordinated project acquisition between the US Army, Vice Chief of the Defence Force Group, the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and Army Aviation,” he said.

“By employing the foreign military sales strategy the ADF also leverages the benefits of being part of a much larger fleet, which is growing to almost 500 CH-47Fs flying with the US Army.

“Not only does the ADF see the benefits of scale in the initial purchase price but the ongoing cost of consumable and repairable items is greatly reduced.”

(CASG)