28 Maret 2015

Vietnam Fabricated Components Igla Shoulder-Fired Missiles

28 Maret 2015


Missile Institute of Personnel introduce electronic block type 9P516. (photo : KienThuc)

The Missile Institute staff has researched and manufactured successfully e-9P516 block - key components of the structure Igla shoulder-launched missiles.

The scientific staff of the Institute of Missile Institute of Science and Technology Military - MOD research has designed, fabricated electronic block type 9P516.  This is the main component of the structure 9P516 missile launcher Igla , prepared release function and Igla missile launcher in battle.

According to Colonel Do Tuan Cuong, Head of Technical Applications missile, Missile Institute, author of the project "Research, design and manufacture of electronic block type 9P516 Igla missiles ", the team has mastered the technology and manufacturing electronic volume 6 of technical standards abroad; was transferred to the plant in the country overall structure assembled reporters. 

The author has completed the design documentation, materials technology electronics manufacturing sector in accordance with the conditions of skilled technicians and workers Vietnam.

Based on the technology employed, the scientists also studied improvements, localized electronic block type 9P516 . Results, 2/4 block of electronic boards have been fully localized (produced from materials and components in the country), tested compatible and works well with the table structure prototype launcher; 2 other tables being studied under the direction of components used in combination with a foreign country, the first step to good results.

The study design, fabrication successful electronic block type 9P516 high practical significance, to help master the technology, actively source components and materials; reduce dependence on foreign experts, contribute to improving the quality of technical assurance and ability SSCD.

(KienThuc)

Indonesia Siapkan Produksi Massal Pesawat N-219

28 Maret 2015

Kokpit pesawat dengan teknologi full glass cockpit dan interior kabin pesawat N-210 (photos : pr1v4t33r)

Pesawat N-219 Siap Diproduksi Massal

SOLO, suaramerdeka.com - Pemerintah pusat, melalui PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI), tengah menyiapkan produksi massal pesawat kecil jenis N-219. Pesawat tersebut dikhususkan untuk melayani penerbangan jarak dekat antarwilayah di Indonesia.

“N-219 akan digunakan untuk menjangkau antarkota berjarak sekitar 200 kilometer. Kapasitasnya kurang lebih 19 penumpang,” ungkap Menteri Riset Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi (Menristek dan Dikti), M Nasir, saat mengunjungi Solo Techno Park (STP), Selasa (24/3).

Ia mengklaim, saat ini prototipe pesawat tersebut telah selesai dibuat. “Satu unit pesawat riset itu bernilai sekitar Rp 120 miliar sampai Rp 125 miliar. Kami sedang mengupayakan agar N-219 bisa lulus uji sertifikasi pada tahun ini.” Dengan demikian, lanjut Nasir, PT DI diharapkan bisa mulai memproduksi pesawat tersebut secara massal pada 2016.

“Jika produksi pesawat itu bisa direalisasikan pada 2016, maka tahun depan akan menjadi tahun kebangkitan dirgantara Indonesia,” tegas Mantan Rektor Universitas Diponegoro (Undip) ini.


Nasir mengatakan, kendati biaya yang dibutuhkan untuk membuat prototipe N-219 relatif tinggi, harga pasaran yang dipatok untuk pesawat tersebut bisa di bawahnya.

“Harga keekonomiannya bisa berkisar US 6 juta dollar. Atau kira-kira Rp 70 juta per unit. Dibanding dengan produksi luar negeri, harga segitu jauh lebih murah.” jelasnya.

Thailand dan Filipina, oleh Nasir diklaim sebagai contoh negara yang sudah menyatakan ketertarikannya terhadap N-219.

“Tapi kami akan fokus kepada pemenuhan kebutuhan dalam negeri dulu. Lagipula untuk memenuhi kebutuhan dalam negeri saja, kami masih kesulitan,” tandasnya.

(Suara Merdeka)

First of Two MH-60R Flight Simulator Commissioned Into Service

28 Maret 2015

The full-motion simulators are part of a package for the delivery of 24 new MH-60R helicopters under an AUD3.2 billion (USD2.5 billion) contract to replace the RAN's 16 S-70B-2 Seahawk (photo : ABC)

New flight simulator for Navy helicopter crews

The Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, and the Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, today announced that the first of two Navy MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ flight simulators had been commissioned into service.

The Seahawk Romeo training system is part of the $3.2 billion dollar investment that will deliver 24 new Seahawk Romeo naval combat helicopters.

More than 100 long term jobs will be created in the Shoalhaven area to support the new Seahawk Romeo capability.

The training system will include two full motion flight simulators and a wide range of sophisticated maintenance trainers, allowing Navy’s Seahawk Romeo crews to safely train in Australia across a wide range of operational and mission related training scenarios.

HMAS Albatross in Nowra, has already begun training Seahawk Romeo crew, with a training capacity of around 80 students a year, including pilots, aviation warfare officers, sensor operators, and maintenance personnel.

The simulators will prepare Navy crews for advanced maritime combat operations from Navy ships all over the world.

It is expected that the second simulator will be delivered in 2016.

The Seahawk Romeo helicopters are on track to achieve an Initial Operational Capability at sea by August 2015.

(Aus DoD)

27 Maret 2015

Boeing, Destini Prima To Explore Service Opportunities For AH-6i Helicopters

27 Maret 2015

Boeing AH-6i helicopter (photo : Boeing)

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Boeing and Destini Prima Sdn Bhd, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) supplier for aviation safety equipment, today signed an agreement to explore potential opportunities for Destini Prima to provide services and support for Boeing's AH-6i helicopter.

Boeing's AH-6i, a light attack/reconnaissance helicopter, is currently being considered by the Malaysian government to fulfill the country's attack helicopter requirement, it said in a statement.

Under the agreement, the two companies will discuss opportunities for Destini Prima, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Destini Bhd, to expand its current expertise in aviation safety MRO to provide services and support for aircraft such as component maintenance.

"Exploring the possibilities for Destini Prima to build on its current services portfolio would not only benefit Destini Prima's business, but also is consistent with Boeing's aims to help expand opportunities throughout Malaysia's aerospace and defence industry," Jim Armington, East Asia & Pacific International Business Development Vice-President, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said.

Destini Prima Chief Executive Officer Tunku Johan Mansur said, "We are delighted to cooperate with Boeing to identify efficient and effective support solutions for the AH-6i helicopter and expand our aircraft-support capabilities."

The Destini Group is a leading Malaysian integrated engineering solutions provider, while Destini Prima specialises in maintenance, repair and overhaul of safety and survival products and spares for the aviation industry.

The group holds internationally recognised certifications from leading industrial regulatory and accreditation authorities.

(Bernama)

Northrop Grumman Delivers Center/Aft 'Shipset' for First RAAF EA-18G Growler

27 Maret 2015

Northrop Grumman mechanics perform final quality inspections on the center/aft fuselage shipset produced by the company for the first Australian EA-18G Growler. The subassembly will be delivered to The Boeing Company for final integration into a complete aircraft. (photo : Northrop Grumman)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

The subassembly, also known as a shipset, comprises the Growler's center/aft fuselage section, twin vertical tails and all associated subsystems. It is the 115th Growler shipset produced by Northrop Grumman and the first to be produced for an international customer.

"We are honored to celebrate this significant milestone with the U.S. Navy and our industry partners," said RAAF Director General Capability Planning, Air Commodore Michael Kitcher. "I am confident that Growler will provide our air force with the most versatile and effective airborne electronic attack platform in the world."

Including this first Growler, Northrop Grumman has delivered shipsets for 100 Australian F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, including 24 F/A-18 Super Hornets. Northrop Grumman is Boeing's principal subcontractor on the F/A-18 Super Hornet and its Growler derivative.

"Production of the first international Growler shipset marks another important milestone in Northrop Grumman's storied history as a volume producer of advanced aircraft systems of unmatched quality," said John Murnane, F/A-18 program manager and director, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Our consistent record of on-time, on-budget performance helps give Australia critical, new offensive and defensive options for its air combat operations."


Northrop Grumman produced and integrated the RAAF Growler shipset on its F/A-18 assembly line in El Segundo, which it uses to produce major center and aft structures for both F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft. The company plans to continue producing shipsets on the line at least through August 2017.

"This significant milestone brings us one step closer to Australia becoming the first country besides the United States to receive this unique airborne electronic attack capability," said Dan Gillian, Boeing F/A-18 and EA-18G programs vice president. "Boeing looks forward to celebrating the rollout of the first RAAF Growler this summer."

The EA-18G Growler is a derivative of the Navy's combat-proven, two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. Its primary mission is to detect, identify and disrupt enemy air defense radar and related communication systems.

In addition to producing the Growler shipset, Northrop Grumman produces and integrates the jet's primary electronic warfare subsystems, and provides related software maintenance and support services.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

(Northrop Grumman)

Submarine Plan Resurfaces with Backing from PM

27 Maret 2015



Chinese-made Yuan class is favoured by the committee due to its specifications, Beijing offer 10-year payment plans. Yuan class is a class of diesel-electric submarine with 3.600 3.600 tonnes displacement (photo : pantip)

A plan to buy submarines for the Royal Thai Navy is on again with strong backing from Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon who wants Thailand’s fleet to be on par with neighbouring countries. 

The sub plan, which has surfaced periodically over the years, re-emerged when Gen Prawit on Wednesday said the country needed to equip its navy with submarines as part of efforts to modernise the armed forces.

The defence minister said chances were good that the navy can fulfil its deep yearning for submarines, but he stopped short of saying when funds would be allocated. 

"I can't say exactly how many percent (chance there is). But when I said the navy has a chance, it means more than 50% or 60%,'' he told reporters. The budget could be around 36 billion baht. 

In July, the navy opened an ultra-modern, 540-million-baht submarine base and training centre in Chon Buri province, even though the country doesn't own a single sub. 

Thailand has not had a submarine since 1951, but has been trying for several years to get some. In 2011, the military negotiated to buy six small used submarines from Germany for 7.7 billion baht and considered buying two larger new vessels from South Korea, but both deals fell through. 

Navy officials say they want submarines to protect the Gulf of Thailand and Thai interests on the high seas. But one worry is the spat over the South China Sea's Spratly Islands — claimed in part or in part or in whole by Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam — could erupt into a regional conflict that destabilises the region. 

The high-ticket price was the factor, however, that ultimately sank the submarine plan. This week, however, Gen Prawit asserted that the country needs submarines to keep up with other Asean countries Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam all have them. 

Keeping up with the neighbours 

A navy source said the navy quietly set up a committee commanded by chief of staff Thanarat Ubon to dust off the project in December after Gen Prawit gave navy officers a green light. The panellists visited Germany, Spain and South Korea, with China set to be their next stop in investigating sub sellers. 

The navy wants to buy two diesel-powered submarines with displacement of 2,400-3,000 tonnes. The source said the Chinese-made Yuan class is favoured by the committee due to its specifications. The U-class from South Korea and Germany also pinged the sonar screen. 

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan offered to sell weapons with special conditions and ''friendship price tags'' to Thailand twice when Gen Prawit visited Beijing in November. The offer, which also included 10-year payment plans, was repeated when the Chinese minister came to Bangkok last month. 

The source said navy chief Adm Kraisorn Chansuwanit planned to swap the position between Adm Thanarat and Narongphol Na Bangchang, who is a deputy chief of staff at the Supreme Command, in a mid-year reshuffle to speed up the sub project. Adm Narongphol was a key figure on the submarine team before he was moved to the Supreme Command, the source added. 

(Bangkok Post)

Pesawat Latih AS-202 Bravo Pensiun, Digantikan G-120TP Grob

27 Maret 2015

Pesawat latih AS-202 Baro (photo : TNI AU)

Pesawat Bravo Pensiun, Sekbang A 89 Pertama Gunakan Pesawat Grob

Penerbang militer adalah identik dengan penerbang tempur. Dan untuk membentuk calon penerbang militer yang memiliki kualifikasi handal, memerlukan pendidikan dengan waktu yang panjang dan beresiko tinggi. Agar program tersebut dapat berjalan lancar dan aman, diperlukan suatu proses yang konsisten dan berlanjut, dengan tahapan-tahapan yang sistematis, ketat dan tanpa kompromi. Hal ini ditempuh karena bakat dan kemampuan terbang bagi setiap siswa, tidaklah sama. Sementara kemampuan terbang tidak bisa ditawar-tawar. Toleransi sekecil apapun terhadap kekurangmampuan dari setiap siswa, mengandung resiko potensi yang membahayakan, tidak saja bagi diri calon penerbang itu sendiri, namun juga bagi orang lain dan alutsista yang digunakannya. Dengan kriteria demikian, secara jelas tersurat bahwa TNI AU, tidak akan mengambil resiko yang mungkin dapat terjadi akibat dari kekurangmampuan para siswa.

Demikian Sambutan Komandan Pangkalan TNI AU Adisutjipto Marsekal Pertama TNI Yadi I Sutanandika, M.S.S, pada upacara tradisi Terbang solo Siswa Sekolah Penerbang (Sekbang) angkatan 89 di Shelter pesawat Grob Lanud Adisutjipto, Kamis (26/3)

Lebih lanjut Marsma TNI Yadi mengatakan “kalian patut bersyukur, karena tahapan bersejarah ini kalian telah mengunakan alutsista terbaru yaitu pesawat G 120 TP-A Grob yang pertama kali digunakan Sekbang baru Angkatan 89 ini.” Kalian merupakan generasi baru bagi TNI AU dan telah menjadi bagian penting dari proses modernisasi alutsista TNI AU.

Berhasil meraih predikat Terbang Solo Pertama adalah Letda Adm Hendra Zainuddin, sedang Letda Cpn Rizki Yudistira memperoleh predikat terbang Solo Terakhir. Namun demikian Komandan Lanud Adisutjipto juga menambahkan “bagi yang telah mendapat predikat itu bukanlah segalanya, karena masih banyak waktu lagi untuk membuktikan terbaik “, imbuhnya


Pesawat latih GT-120TP Grob (photo : TNI AU)

Tradisi yang dikemas dalam upacara militer ini ditandai upacara tambahan berupa pemotongan rambut yang diartikan (perubahan status) pemecahan telur diatas kepala perwakilan siswa sebagai tanda telah berhasilnya mereka “(menetas) menjadi burung yang bisa terbang. Selanjutnya pemberian kapas diartikan (mulai tumbuhnya sayap terbang) penyiraman kembang (penyucian dari segala yang buruk). Upacara dipimpin langsung oleh Komandan Lanud Adisutjipto, Marsma TNI Yadi I. Sutanandika, M.SS, Kadispers, Komandan Satuan, para instruktur penerbang, siswa serta ground crew yang terlibat langsung selama latihan.

Komandan Lanud Adisutjipto Marsekal Pertama TNI Yadi I Sutanandika, M.S.S juga menambahkan bahwa di setiap tahapan bina terbang sangat terbuka kemungkinan untuk menjadi penghalang yang menyebabkan kegagalan. Untuk itu Komandan Lanud menekankan kepada seluruh siswa Sekbang Angkatan ke-89 agar memelihara semangat belajar dan lebih mengedepankan konsentrasi pada setiap latihan terbang selanjutnya

“Latihan terbang tahap awal ini dilaksanakan di Lanud Adisutjipto selama kurang lebih 4 bulan. Siswa Sekbang Angkatan 89 ini terdiri dari 48 orang siswa. Selama latihan, siswa Sekbang Angkatan ke-89 menggunakan Pesawat Latih G 120 TP-A Grob dan sudah tidak lagi mengunakan pesawat latih Bravo seperti pendahulunya. Pesawat bravo sendiri telah dilikuidasi dan dinyatakan purna tugas terhitung tahun 2014, namun masih menunggu kelengkapan proses administrasi.” Mayor Tek Timbul.

(TNI AU)