17 Oktober 2017

Vietnam Built Mi-8 Simulation Cockpit

17 Oktober 2017

Mi-8 simulator (photo : qpvn)

In pilot training, the use of ground-based simulators will reduce costs and increase training efficiency many times.

The Mi-8 helicopter flight simulator designed and built by the Air Force Air Defense Force (PK_KQ) is based on state-of-the-art technology that is one of the breakthroughs. in the training and combat readiness of the army.

These systems help to solve the problem of training and training pilots in the new situation, while minimizing costs while still ensuring effective training as in real aircraft. On the other hand, pilots can practice difficult situations in the training ground on the ground rather than on the aircraft as before.

Mi-8 simulator (photo : qpvn)

The Mi-8 helicopter flight training system is currently being equipped for a number of PK-KQ units, including the 930th Regiment (Division 372).

The screen shots show the simulation parameters of the training system. With multiple displays and software support, training officers and pilots can easily customize the display, allowing you to display the parameters as you like.

The simulated flight simulator also uses a joystick similar to a real-life helicopter. With this simulation system, the training officers can construct a hypothetical scenario where several aircraft parts are experiencing trouble so that students and pilots can learn how to cope with the problem while flying.

Mi-8 of the Vietnam People's Air Force (photo : BuiTuanKhiem)

Flight simulators can help trainers assess the capabilities of trainees and pilots before they can perform training exercises well on real Mi-8 helicopters.

The Mi-8 is a legendary helicopter design developed by the Mil Moscow (Soviet Union) in the 1960s, manufactured directly by today's two factories, Kazan and Ulan-Ude. This is considered one of the most production helicopters in the world (more than 17,000), most commonly used (in about 80 countries, territories).

The Mi-8 multi-purpose transport helicopter has been in service with the Vietnam People's Air Force since 1973. It has served effectively in the final stages of the American war, and especially in the border war. South Korea 1978-1979, campaigns to help Cambodian people escape genocide.

Mi-8 of the 930th Helicopter Regiment (photo : congnghe)

Mi-8 is still one of the main helicopters of the Vietnam Air Force, doing many tasks from transport, fighting to search rescue and rescue. The picture is a Mi-8 of the 930th Helicopter Regiment.

The 930th Infantry Division (372th Division) was tasked with reconnaissance and military transport in the Central Highlands and the southern part of the Gulf of Tonkin. In addition, the regiment also has a flying role in serving high-level leaders, training officers, participating in disaster search and combat operations.

The 930 is currently equipped with many modern aircraft, but the Mi-8/17 helicopters are capable of a variety of missions including combat.


RAAF Takes Connectivity to New Heights with Honeywell's JetWave

17 Oktober 2017

The new Ka-Band SATCOM fitted to a C-130J Hercules A97-448 from No. 37 Squadron. (photos : RAAF. Honeywell)

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is trialing the next generation in military communications via Honeywell’s JetWave Ka-band satellite communications hardware and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite network.

The RAAF is conducting a six-month trial of the JetWave hardware, including the fuselage-mount antenna (FMA), on a C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft.

At in-air VIP trials in Canberra, Australia, a truly connected battlefield evaluation — powered by JetWave — was successfully demonstrated using a number of secure military applications that previous technology couldn’t enable, including live video streaming and encrypted file transfer.

“Honeywell is proud to usher in the era of the Connected Aircraft for military operators,” said Ben Driggs, President, Americas, Honeywell Aerospace. “The RAAF has been at the forefront of connectivity technologies, seeing the importance of having this type of connectivity for operators. JetWave provided unparalleled situational awareness to the aircrew, passengers and ground-based leaders, ultimately enabling better decision making and enhanced safety.”

The RAAF’s fleet of 12 C-130Js is frequently used to deliver disaster relief in Australia and the Pacific region, as well as to support military deployments overseas.

“Staying connected is vitally important in the modern battlespace. This demonstration is the first of its type in the world and it’s been a great success,” said Wing Commander Rob Crawford, Staff Officer Capability Development for the RAAF’s Air Mobility Group. “Decision superiority is about delivering the right information, to the right people, at the right time, so better decisions can be made. JetWave allows us to do that.”

The trial is being conducted with support from industry partners Airbus Group Australia Pacific, Inmarsat Global Government, as well as the Australian Government Defence Department’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.

“This project has been in the works for a long time and is testament to the power of industry and defense working together to ensure that communications are an effective tool for delivering greater operational capability,” said Todd McDonell, Vice President of Inmarsat Global Government.


16 Oktober 2017

KF-X Advances, as Detailed Design Beckons

16 Oktober 2017

KF-X fighter (image : Aviation)

The final design of the Korea Aerospace Industries KF-X fighter is expected in June 2018, at which point detailed design will commence.

The detailed design phase for the twin-engined type will run until late 2019, at which point the production of prototypes will commence, says an official familiar with the programme.

A first flight is planned in the middle part of 2022, with testing and evaluation to run until 2026.

The KF-X will have both single and two-seat versions, and be powered by two General Electric F414 engines.

At present, the design is undergoing wind tunnel tests and computational fluid dynamic analysis.

The official adds that Indonesia, which is undertaking 20% of development costs, obtained export licences from the US government in April 2017. Indonesian Aerospace has over 80 staff working on the programme, along with staff from Lockheed Martin and KAI. Jakarta's variant, of which it will obtain about 80 examples, is referred to as the IF-X.

"At this point, there is almost now difference between KF-X and IF-X shapes," says the official.

Still, the South Korean and Indonesian examples are likely to be different. Previously, officials have said that a Block I configuration without stealth coatings and the ability to carry weapons internally will go to Indonesia. South Korea will have a Block II aircraft, with stealth coatings and weapons bays.

Seoul will also develop indigenous capabilities in key areas where it failed to obtain export licences from the US, an early stumbling block for the programme. These include the jet's active electronically scanned array (AESA), which will be developed with Israeli assistance, infrared search & track (IRST), electro-optical targeting, and the aircraft's electronic warfare suite.

Seoul plans to obtain 80 IF-X fighters, while Seoul plans to obtain 120 examples of KF-X.


PH Marine Corps Plans to Get 87 Tactical Combat Vehicles

16 Oktober 2017

Currently tactical vehicle of PMC (photo : geocities)

PH Navy plans to get Tactical Combat Vehicles for Marines

The Philippine Navy is planning to procure 87 new Armored Tactical Combat Vehicles for the Philippine Marine Corps in 2018 as part of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Second Horizon.

Second Horizon of the ongoing military modernization will start next year and will end 2022. The First Horizon is now on its final year.

According to MaxDefense Philippines, the Navy is allocating PHP2.610 billion for the acquisition of 87 new Armored Tactical Combat Vehicles.

“No specifications has been provided yet, but based on the budget alone we can assume that its a wheeled armored vehicle smaller than the Simba, but definitely larger than an armored Humvee or KIA Light Tactical Vehicle,” MaxDefense said.

MaxDefense added that the procurement of said vehicles may have born out of experience from fighting in Marawi City which mainly required urban warfare operations.

However, MaxDefense noted that “AFP’s procurement plans are so liquid that it keeps on changing.”


Progres Pembangunan Pangkalan Armada Terpadu di Teluk Ratai Mulai Nampak

16 Oktober 2017

Wakasal Tinjau Pembangunan Dermaga Armada Terpadu Teluk Ratai. (photo : TNI AL)

Wakasal Tinjau Pembangunan Dermaga Armada Terpadu Teluk Ratai

Wakil Kepala Staf TNI AL (Wakasal) Laksamana Madya TNI Achmad Taufiqoerrochman M., S.E. beserta rombongan melaksanakan kunjungan kerja dalam rangka meninjau lokasi pembangunan kawasan Armada Terpadu di Pantai Caligi, Teluk Ratai, Lampung, Rabu (11/10/2017)

Dalam kunjungan kesekian kalinya ke Lampung, Wakasal beserta rombongan yang terdiri dari Asrena Kasal Laksamana Muda TNI Tri Wahyudi, S.E., M.M., Dankormar Mayjen TNI Mar Bambang Suswantono, Kadisfaslanal Laksamana Pertama TNI M. Simbolon, S.Pi., dan Paban V Faslan Kolonel Laut (T) Puguh Santoso, dalam kesempatan ini mereka menggunakan pesawat Helly TNI AL langsung dari Jakarta ke Piabung dengan disambut dan didampingi oleh Komandan Pangkalan TNI AL (Danlanal) Lampung, Kolonel Laut (P) Kelik Haryadi, S.H., M.Si beserta Danbrigif-3 Marinir Kolonel Marinir Umar Farouq serta pejabat lainnya.

Sebelum meninjau ke lokasi terlebih dahulu dilaksanakan paparan master plan dari kawasan Armada Terpadu dan progres pembangunan Dermaga serta Sarana prasarananya dari tim Direksi dan Pengembang dilanjutkan dengan meninjau langsung dari kemajuan pembangunan Dermaga, selain itu juga dilaksanakan pengecekan lokasi rencana dari Denah pembangunan sarana prasarana seperti lokasi Gedung Mako dan perkantoran, Pembuatan Kanal dan Irigasi serta normalisasi muara sungai Sabu, Pembuatan Jalan penghubung, Penampungan Air bersih serta rencana pembangunan Fasilitas lainnya.

Turut hadir juga dalam peninjauan tersebut para Perwira dari Staf Kormar, Lanal Lampung dan Brigif-3 Marinir yang diahiri foto bersama dengan rombongan Wakasal. (TNI AL)

Pangkalan Armabar Mulai Dibangun, Danlanal: Lampung Akan Menyaingi Jakarta
17 Agustus 2017

Suasana pembangunan pangkalan Armabar di Pantai Caligi, Pesawaran, Lampung di bulan Agustus lalu (photo : Kupas Tuntas)

Kupastuntas.co, Bandar Lampung – Pangkalan Armada Barat (Armabar) TNI AL di Lampung mulai dibangun di Pantai Caligi, Pesawaran.

Komandan Lanal Lampung, Kolonel (P) Kelik Haryadi, mengatakan pembangunan sudah dilakukan sejak 3 minggu lalu, dimulai dengan pembuatan dermaga, yang ditargetkan selesai 2017.

Setelah itu, pembangunan dilanjutkan 2018 dengan penambahan fasilitas, seperti gedung dan fasilitas pendukung lainnya.

“Targetnya 2019 sudah bisa digunakan, dan akan diresmikan oleh Presiden. Karena, salah satu nawacita Presiden adalah membangun pertahanan maritim,” ujar Kelik di ruang kerjanya, Selasa (15/08/2017).

Danlanal menjelaskan, nantinya di Teluk Ratai akan dibangun armada terpadu berbasis SSAT (Sistem Senjata Armada Terpadu), yang terdiri dari Pangkalan, KRI, Penerbangan, dan pasukan Marinir. Personel TNI AL di Lampung juga akan bertambah hingga di atas 10 ribu prajurit.

“Jika suatu saat dibutuhkan dalam perang, kita bisa cepat mengumpulkan kekuatan di satu wilayah. Kalau saat ini kan terpisah, Pasukan Marinir 2 di Cilandak, KRI di Tanjung Priok, memerlukan waktu dan kurang efektif dalam pertempuran,” jelasnya.

Di Teluk Ratai Lampung, nantinya akan dipadukan berbagai unsur, Armabar, Kolinlamil, Pusidros, Pusperbal, dan Marinir. Maka dipastikan di 2019 akan ada pergeseran personel dari daerah lain menuju Lampung.

“Jumlahnya di atas 10 ribu personel. Karena untuk KRI saja kita hitung personelnya untuk kapal kecil diawaki 50 orang, kapal besar bisa di atas 200 orang. Nanti di Lampung akan banyak KRI,” kata Kelik lagi.

Menurutnya, pembangunan Armabar akan berdampak positif bagi Provinsi Lampung. Ekonomi juga akan membaik dan stabilitas keamanan juga demikian. Selain itu, pembangunan rumah untuk para personel TNI AL di Armabar ini juga akan mendukung property di Lampung.

“Yang jelas keamanan akan terjamin, investor tidak akan ragu berinvestasi di sini. Pokoknya Lampung bisa jadi saingannya Jakarta,” tuntasnya.

Teluk Ratai, Lampung (image : GoogleMaps)

Sementara, Komandan Brigade Infanteri-3 Marinir, Kolonel (Mar) Umar Farouq, mengatakan dengan pembangunan Armada terpadu ini Brigif-3 Marinir akan bertransformasi menjadi Pasukan Marinir (Pasmar). Ia mengatakan saat ini baru ada dua Pasmar, yakni Pasmar 1 di Surabaya dan Pasmar 2 di Jakarta.

“Brigif 3 jadi cikal bakal Pasmar. Nanti Indonesia akan memiliki 3 Pasmar. Konsepnya, Pasmar 1 di Lampung membawahi ujung Sumatera sampai Kalimantan bagian barat dan Jakarta. Pasmar 2 di Surabaya membawahi Kaltim dan Sulawesi, dan Pasmar 3 di Sorong membawahi wilayah timur Indonesia,” bebernya, kemarin.

Disversi kekutan ini, sambung dia, untuk mendukung komando armada TNI AL yang juga akan dibangun jadi 3, yakni Armada Timur, Armada Tengah dan Armada Barat.

Tak hanya AL, penambahan serupa juga dilakukan TNI AD dan AU. Dimana nantinya Divisi Kostrad juga akan menjadi tiga (saat ini masih 2) dan AU juga demikian.

“Dalam menghadapi ancaman dari luar. Kita mempersiapkan diri dengan tindakan preventif untuk menjaga kedaulatan negara. Secara otomatis personel Marinir di Lampung juga akan bertambah untuk mengembangkan kekuatan material,” jelas Danbrigif.

Terkait tahapan yang sudah berjalan, ia mengatakan saat ini sudah dibangun dermaga untuk digunakan tempat memasok logistik menuju Lampung. di Teluk Ratai akan dibangun Pangkalan TNI AL, sehingga status Lanal nantinya akan bertransformasi jadi Lantamal.

“Pemilihan Lampung tidak serta-merta, banyak pertimbangan seperti kondisi alam maupun jalur taktisnya. Itu semua sudah dikaji oleh dewan strategis para petinggi TNI AL,” pungkasnya.


Keel Laying Ceremony for MMEA OPV

16 Oktober 2017

A CGI of the MMEA OPV (image : APMM)

SHAH ALAM: The keel laying ceremony for the first out of three MMEA OPV is expected to be held this December. It will be held at the THHE-Destini shipyard in Pulau Indah, in Port Klang.

Industry sources told Malaysian Defence steel cutting for the first OPV is already underway in Singapore and it was a matter of time before the prepared materials are shipped to Port Klang for the building process to start.

For those unawares, we also sourced and cut steel for both the LCS and NGPV projects – overseas as Malaysian steel producers do not make steel for ship-building. In the case of the LCS and NGPV, the steel were sourced and cut at two different manufacturing plants in Holland.

By getting the steel from a plant in the region, THHE-Destini would have reduce the cost for the OPV somewhat.

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Australia and Indonesia Conduct Trilateral Maritime Patrol

16 Oktober 2017

Australian Border Force Cutter (ABFC) Cape Wessel on patrol with the BAKAMLA vessel Ular Laut 4805. (all photos : ABF)

Australia’s cooperation with Indonesia on maritime security has been further strengthened through a trilateral maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea north-west of Darwin, targeting illegal exploitation of natural resources.

The Australian Border Force (ABF) and Indonesian Coast Guard (BAKAMLA), as part of Operation Shearwater V, concluded the patrol together with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries (MMAF) on 11 October 2017.

Operation Shearwater and the MMAF Coordinated Patrols are usually standalone patrols but, in a first for all of the involved agencies, were combined into a single operation.

These patrols target the illegal exploitation of natural resources and help to stop illegal fishing and environmental threats, while simultaneously improving operational communication between Australia and Indonesia.

The Australian Border Force Cutter (ABFC) Cape St George worked alongside BAKAMLA vessel KN Gaja Laut 4804 and MMAF vessels KP Orca 01 and Hui Macan Tutul 01 with an ABF Dash-8 aerial aircraft complementing the surface assets.

In support of this operation, an AFMA officer was on board ABFC Cape St George for the duration of the patrol.

Commander Maritime Border Command (MBC), Rear Admiral (RADM) Peter Laver, said these activities demonstrate the inter-operability of MBC, BAKAMLA and MMAF assets and enhance Australia’s collaboration between agencies involved.

“The combined Operation demonstrates the close relationship between MBC, AFMA, BAKAMLA and MMAF to combat the ongoing threats of illegal civil maritime activity, including foreign fishing either side of Australia and Indonesia’s maritime boundaries.

“These maritime operations are a result of ongoing close cooperation among the ABF and our international law enforcement and intelligence partners,” RADM Laver said.

This was the fifth Operation Shearwater conducted between the ABF and BAKAMLA, with the inaugural patrol occurring in October 2013.

(Aus Border)