10 Desember 2016

Philippines’ 2nd 44-Meter Multi-Role Vessel Arrives from Japan

10 Desember 2016


BRP Malabrigo (photo : Manila Bulletin)

The Philippine Coast Guard today welcomed its second Parola-class 44-meter multi-role response vessel, Barko ng Republika ng Plipinas (BRP) Malabrigo. BRP Malabrigo is second of ten ordered 44-meter vessels from Japanese firm Japan Marine United.

“She will be an additional floating asset to the search and rescue vessels being utilized by the Philippine Coast Guard to further strengthen the agency’s capability in the performance of its mandated functions such as the maritime law enforcement, maritime security, maritime search and rescue, marine environmental protection, and maritime safety administration within the country’s maritime domain,” the Coast Guard said.

“Faro de Punta de Malabrigo, is one of the 24 lighthouses erected in the Philippines during the course of the Spanish colonial period,” the Coast Guard added.

Coast Guard said eight (8) more brand new 44-meter MRRV’s will be built for the PCG and will also be named after the primary lighthouses in the country to denote its significance as one of the navigational aids in the maritime industry. Deliveries are expected every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018.

(Update)

Indonesia Belum Sepakati Harga Sukhoi Su-35

10 Desember 2016


Pesawat tempur Sukhoi Su-35 (photo : Sputnik)

Jakarta - Menteri Pertahanan (Menhan) Ryamizard Ryacudu mengatakan Indonesia dan Rusia belum menyepakati harga pembelian pesawat tempur Sukhoi Su-35 buatan Rusia.

"Tunggu saja. Saya masih tawar," kata Menhan Ryamizard, Jakarta, Jumat (9/12).

Menhan Ryamizard mengatakan Indonesia berencana membeli delapan unit pesawat tempur Su-35 dari Rusia. Dia mengatakan proses tawar-menawar antara pemerintah Indonesia dengan Rusia masih berlangsung.

"Sekarang masih delapan dulu lah, ini masih nego (tawar-menawar harga)," tuturnya.

Ryamizard enggan memberitahukan nilai yang ditawarkan pemerintah Indonesia kepada Rusia untuk membeli pesawat tempur itu.

Menurutnya, pemerintah Indonesia seharusnya mendapatkan harga beli pesawat yang tidak mahal karena Indonesia banyak memasok alat persenjataan dari Rusia.

"Nggak mau dong kayak dulu dulu beli heli mahal dari Vietnam. Kita ada persenjataan dari mereka (Rusia), tapi mereka (Rusia) tidak ada, tapi kita beli mahal," ujarnya.

Sebelumnya, kepastian Sukhoi Su-35 akan hadir di hanggar TNI AU menggantikan F-5E/F Tiger II masih belum terjadi. Laman rbth.indonesia, Jumat (28/10), menyatakan, negosiasi harga dan transfer teknologi bisa menjadi faktor penghalang keputusan pembelian pesawat tempur Sukhoi Su-35.

Harga yang ditawarkan dan skema serta jenis transfer teknologi yang diberikan Rusia untuk membangun bersama pesawat tempur itu di Indonesia menjadi hal yang masih mengganjal.

Laman www.defenseworld.net, Selasa (27/10), melaporkan, pemerintah Indonesia saat ini menegaskan hanya membeli benda dan peralatan perang dari luar negeri jika ada transfer teknologi dan produksi bersama. Sumber Rusia yang dikutip pada Singapore Air Show 2016 lalu, menyatakan, jumlah unit Sukhoi Su-35 yang akan dibeli Indonesia masih sangat sedikit untuk memungkinkan mereka memberi kedua hal itu, yaitu transfer teknologi dan produksi bersama.

(BeritaSatu)

RMAF Opens Sukhoi Technical Service Centre in Gong Kedak

10 Desember 2016

The service technical centre (STC) for the maintenance and repair of Sukhoi aircraft at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Base at Gong Kedak, here can boost the national defence industry. (photo : Bernama)

GONG KEDAK: The Royal Malaysian Air Force today unveiled a new multi-million ringgit technical service centre aimed at providing a comprehensive maintenance for the country's foremost jet fighters, the Sukhoi Su-30MKM, at the Gong Kedak air base.

RMAF chief Gen Tan Sri Roslan Saad said the facility would serve as a 'second line for servicing' to complement the existing services provided by privateer ATSC Sdn Bhd at the base's 11th Squadron hangar.

He said the new facility was undertaken by Setiajaya Sdn Bhd from March 24, 2014 and completed yesterday (Dec 6). The centre will operate through collaboration with the Public Works Department.

"This new facility will be fully equipped with the necessary logistics, spares and equipment to provide a comprehensive and effective servicing and maintenance for the Sukhois. 

"Before this, we were relying on the services provided by ATSC," he said after unveiling the new facility at the Gong Kedak air base. 

On another note, Roslan revealed that the air traffic control radar at the Butterworth base would be upgraded for a year from January, to meet with the advancement of technology. 

This, he said, followed a similar successful upgrade at the Gong Kedak air base by Jetro Sdn Bhd which equipped it with the ASR Meteor 087 type. 

"We hope these developments will spur the local defence industries to play a greater role in maintaining the sovereignty of the country's defence and security," said Roslan.


The agreement for the purchase of the Su-30MKM jet fighters costing US$900 million (RM3.42 billion) was officially signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Malaysia in May 2003, with the first of 18 jets arriving in June 2007. 

By Sept 2010, operations at the Gong Kedak base became an all-Malaysian affair, after the 50-odd Russian and Indian technical crew, engineering officers and instructor pilots ended their two-year service tenure. 

Their departure posed a strong challenge to the local airmen and women to stand on their own and operate the Sukhoi SU-30MKM flanker multi-role combat aircraft. 

The RMAF also utilised the services of 300-odd staff from ATSC Sdn to support a similar strength of its own crew to continue running the base. 

While the Indians provided flight instructors, engineering officers, technical experts and administrative staff here, the Russians provided their test pilots and engineers to verify, certify and standardise the Flanker.

The base here is now Malaysia's foremost jet-fighter facility. It was established in 1993, with nearby Bukit Puteri housing an air defence tactical radar for the RMAF's 321st Squadron.

By 2009, the ground-based 402nd air defence squadron and 11th Sukhoi Squadron were established. 

To date, there are more than 1,000 servicemen and civilians stationed at the base, which is divided into two entities that nestle in an area straddling Kelantan and Terengganu. 

(NewStraitsTimes)

09 Desember 2016

Instruktur Penerbang Tingkatkan Kemahiran di Sacheon Korea

09 Desember 2016


KT-1 simulator di Korea (photo : KAI)

Kepala Dinas Operasi Kolonel Pnb Indan Gilang Buldansyah, S. Sos sebagai Ketua Tim dengan para Instruktur Penerbang, Sekbang Lanud Adisutjipto mengikuti kegiatan Latihan Simulator Pesawat KT 1B Wong Bee di 3rd Flight Training Wing ROKAF. di Sacheon Korea Selatan.

Kolonel Pnb Indan Gilang Buldansyah yang kesehariannya menjabat sebagai Kepala Dinas Operasi Lanud Adisutjipto, menyampaikan bahwa kegiatan latihan simulator KT 1 B Wong Bee bagi awak pesawat Sekbang Lanud Adisutjipto ini bertujuan untuk melatih dan mensimulasi situasi emergency yg mungkin terjadi di pesawat KT 1 B Wong Bee dan juga melatihkan prosedur dalam mengatasi situasi emergency.

Kolonel Pnb Indan Gilang Buldansyah menambahkan selain itu kegiatan delegasi Instruktur Penerbang, Sekbang Lanud Adisutjipto ini juga mempunyai maksud untuk membuka komunikasi dan kerjasama sekaligus sharing pengalaman dengan Penerbang-penerbang KT 1 B ROKAF yang mengoperasikan pesawat yang sejenis. Program ini juga diharapkan mampu meningkatkan profesionalisme para Instruktur Penerbang dalam menjalankan tugas.

Sementara Komandan Wing Dik Terbang Lanud Adisutjipto Kolonel Pnb Bonang Bayuaji menambahkan bahwa Kegiatan Latihan simulator KT 1B Wong Bee dilaksanakan selama kurang lebih 3 minggu, dari tanggal .28 November sampai dengan tanggal 16 Desember 2016. Kegiatan dibagi menjadi tiga Batch. Batch pertama dari tanggal 28 November sampai dengan 2 Desemebr 2016 dengan Ketua Tim Kadis Ops Kolonel Pnb Indan Gilang Buldansyah. Batch kedua 5 – 9 Desember 2016 dengan Ketua Tim Mayor Pnb Surono dan Batch ketiga dari tanggal 12-16 Desember 2016 dengan ketua Tim Mayor Pnb Yulianto.

Pada batch atau gelombang 1 Delegasi Instruktur Penerbang Lanud Adisutjipto sebagai Ketua Tim Kadisops Kolonel Pnb Indan Gilang Buldansyah, berkesempatan berkomunikasi dengan orang ke tiga dari Flight Training Wing Commander Brig Gen Kim Jo, papar Bonang.

(TNI AU)

BRP Andres Bonifacio Arrives in the Philippines

09 Desember 2016


BRP Andres Bonifacio PF-17 (photo : PN)

MANILA, Philippines — BRP Andres Bonifacio, the Philippine Navy's newest ship, arrived early Friday from California, where it underwent sea trials before joining the Philippine Fleet.

The ship, a former US Coast Guard high endurance cutter, stopped at Honolulu, Hawaii in November.

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim congratulated the Philippine Navy on the newest addition to the fleet.

He said the ship will increase the Navy's presence in Philippine territorial waters. 

The frigate is the third Hamilton-class USCG ship to join the Philippine Navy. It joins BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and BRP Ramon Alcaraz in the Philippine Fleet.

The Bonifacio is armed with a 76-mm Oto-Melara auto-cannon and has a cruising speed of 29 knots.

It was decommissioned by the US in early 2016, and formally received by the Philippines on July 21, 2016.

The frigate left the US Coast Guard base in Alameda, California on November 1 for its voyage to the Philippines.

(PhilStar)

08 Desember 2016

Austal Rolls Out First Cape Class Patrol Boat Royal Australian Navy

08 Desember 2016

Austal’s Cape-class patrol boat program for the Royal Australian Navy has directly engaged 348 Australian suppliers and directly employed 350 people over the past 12 months of construction. (Photos: Austal)

Austal (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce the successful roll out prior to launch of Hull 380, the ninth Cape-class patrol boat designed and constructed by Austal and the first of two to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 2017.

Australian Defence Industry Minister, The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Senator Chris Back and Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie MP joined Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton and Austal Chairman, John Rothwell at the official roll out, completed at Austal’s Henderson Western Australia shipyard.

Mr Singleton said: “It is with great pride we welcome the Defence Industry Minister here today to celebrate not only the continuing success of Cape-class as an effective maritime border protection solution, but Austal’s proven shipbuilding capability.

“Austal delivered eight Capes to the Australian Border Force over 2013 – 2015 and we will hand over Capes 9 and 10 to the Royal Australian Navy in the first half of 2017. To date, we have directly engaged 348 Australian suppliers and created and sustained 350 jobs in the delivery of the Cape program.”



Austal’s Cape-class patrol boat is a 58 metre all aluminium monohull vessel, designed to perform border protection and maritime security tasks, with a top speed of 26 knots and a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles. With a crew of 22, the vessel is capable of undertaking 28 day patrols in (up to) sea state 4 and the ability to launch two boats simultaneously.

New, enhanced maritime security and anti-mine warfare variants of the Cape were announced at Euronaval 2016, which offer even greater capability and feature mission packages that include unmanned aerial vehicle’s (UAV’s), unmanned surface vessel (USV’s) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV’s).

Hull 380 is due to be launched later this week and will undergo final fitout before sea trials commencing in January 2017. Delivery to the RAN is on schedule for April 2017.

The second Cape for the RAN, Hull 381, is due for launch in February 2017.

(Austal)

Mast Fregat Gowind TLDM

08 Desember 2016


Mast (tiang utama) fregat Gowind TLDM (image : MMP)

Gowind LCS TLDM PSIM (Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module)

Antara advantage terbesar Gowind LCS TLDM ialah sistem PSIM (Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module) yang di integrasikan oleh DCNS. Ia merupakan sebuah modul khas yang mana radar dan sensors, peralatan utama combat system termasuk juga operational room seperti Combat Information Centre dan Communications Control Room diintegrasikan sekali dalam satu modul di bawah satu mast.

Inovasi ini merupakan added value terhadap keupayaan combat system Gowind LCS.

PSIM memberikan coverage 360 derajat untuk kapal perang ini di mana kesemua sistem sensor berlainan di-superimpose dan digabungkan di bawah satu mast.

Ini menjadikan sistem sensor dan radar Kapal Frigat Halimunan Gowind LCS tidak memiliki sebarang blindspot. Sebab itu dipanggil panoramic.

(MMP)