19 November 2014

Myanmar Navy Launches Stealth Corvette

19 November 2014

Myanmar Navy UMS-773 Tabinshwehti corvette (all photos : Myanmar Navy)

Myanmar Navy launched Stealth Light Frigate  Heavily armed Corvette

The Stealth Corvette is believed to be armed with Chinese and Russian made weapons with Anti Submarine Capability 



The stealth corvette of Myanmar Navy is made in Myanmar 

Myanmar Previously has successfully build Two Stealth Frigate F 12 and F 14.Another stealth Frigate F 15 is under construction

The Stealth Corvette aka Stealth Light Frigate's pennant no is 773 .Myanmar Navy operates 2 other corvette with  seral no of 771 and 772.



Myanmar has a economy of $65 Billion which is almost three times less then it's neighbor Bangladesh who has a GDP of $187 Billion.but Bangladesh has not made any stealth ship so far. 

Despite Bangladesh's friendly attitude towards Myanmar ,Myanmar is showing aggressive attitude towards Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Navy is currently going though a modernization phase which threatens Myanmar.

(DefenceBd)

18 November 2014

Philippines Allots P90.86B to Boost Defense

18 November 2014


P41.38B already spent on 46 military modernization projects (photo : aol)

The government has set aside P90.86 billion to sustain the implementation of the defense and military modernization program until 2017, President Aquino announced on Monday.

The President shared the government’s initiatives to further upgrade military capacity and equipment at the 75th anniversary of the Department of National Defense (DND) in Camp Aguinaldo.

“Ongoing na rin ang ating DND Medium Term Capability Development Program na saklaw ng ating Revised AFP Modernization Law. Sa programang ito, 33 proyekto ang kinukumpleto na natin na aabot hanggang 2017. Ang halagang inilaan na natin dito: P90.86 billion. [The DND Medium Term Capability Development Program under the Revised AFP Modernization Law is ongoing. Under the program, 33 projects must be completed by 2017 with a budegt of P90.86 billion],” the President said in his speech.

Surpassed

The President said the government has already spent P41.38 billion on 46 various military modernization and capability upgrade projects from June, 2010, to October, 2014. Aquino took pride that his administration has surpassed the 45 combined projects of three previous administrations since 1995.

“Mayroon pa tayong natitirang mahigit isang taon at pitong buwan, kaya’t tiyak na madaragdagan pa ang makukumpleto natin [We have one year and seven months left so I’m certain we will complete more projects],” the President said.

In 2013 alone, Aquino said 12 projects, including the purchase of two modern ships, three naval helicopters, and eight combat utility helicopters, were completed under the AFP modernization program.

He also welcomed the formation of the Philippine Defense Transformation Roadmap 2028 that will ensure all reform initiatives will be implemented.

Benefit for Soldiers

Apart from the military upgrade program, the President assured that the government will continue to provide benefits for the country’s brave soldiers such as decent and affordable housing, reforms in their pension system, and livelihood programs for retired and active soldiers.

With these programs, Aquino said gone are the days when soldiers and their needs are neglected. “Ang nais natin: Ipagkaloob ang mga benepisyong karapat-dapat lang matanggap ng mga nagmamalasakit sa bayan [Our goal is to provide the benefits commensurate to those who cares for the nation],” he said.

While the government promotes the welfare of soldiers, Aquino said he has higher expectation from the military to improve its service, particularly in protecting the country’s sovereignty.

Ready to Assist

“Makakaasa naman kayo sa pagpapakitang-gilas ninyo, lalo ring ginaganahan ang inyong liderato na tulungan kayong lampasan ang mga hamon ng inyong misyon, at maging ang inyong pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan [Rest assured that while you perform your job well, the government is ready to assist you in overcoming the challenges of your mission as well as daily needs],” he added.

In the same ceremony, the President lauded Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin for the significant reforms in enhancing the nation’s defense capability while looking after the welfare of soldiers. He cited the great public service rendered by Gazmin, particularly when he combated numerous coups against the administration of his mother, the late President Corazon Aquino. Gazmin was then head of the Presidential Security Group.

Aquino also commended the group of awardees during the DND event for their tireless service to the flag and Filipino people.

“Nawa’y lagi kayong magsilbing huwaran sa inyong mga kasamahan upang lalong pagbutihin ang pagtupad sa tungkulin [I hope you will serve as role models to your colleagues to improve the fulfillment of your duties],” he said.

(Manila Bulletin)

TNI AL Tambah 54 Tank Baru dan Roket Multilaras pada 2015

18 November 2014


Penambahan kendaraan tempur batalyon kavaleri Marinir dapat berupa tank BMP-3F atau panser pendarat amfibi BTR-4 (photo : resboiu)

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut (KSAL) Laksamana TNI Marsetio berencana memodernisasi alat utama sistem pertahanan (alutsista) di tubuh marinir. Rencana ini untuk memenuhi Minimum Essential Force (MEF) korps marinir.

Menurut KSAL Laksamana TNI Marsetio, alutsista tersebut juga untuk menjaga kedaulatan dan keutuhan Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia.

"Tahun depan akan ada penambahan 54 tank terbaru serta roket multilaras," kata Marsetio saat perayaan HUT marinir ke-69 di Lapangan Tembak Bumi Marinir, Karangpilang, Surabaya, Senin (17/11/14).

Dalam peringatan HUT marinir ini, ditampilkan beberapa atraksi keterampilan prajurit. Antara lain tarian kolosal prajurit dan tarian nusantara dengan diiringi rampak bedug yang dipersembahkan jalasenastri marinir wilayah timur.

Menurut Marsetio, tarian kolosal tersebut mencerminkan bagaimana TNI AL mengangkat budaya maritim Bangsa Indonesia.

"Gambaran dari tarian kolosal tersebut sejalan dengan visi pemerintah yang ingin menjadikan Indonesia sebagai negara maritim terbesar dunia dan menjadi poros maritim dunia," tandas Mersetio.

Selain menampilkan tarian kolosal, peringatan HUT marinir ini juga menampilkan atraksi serangan kilat gabungan infanteri dan kesenjataan marinir, dancing tank, free fall 12 prajurit pasukan khusus yang melaksanakan kerjasama udara Canopy Relative Work (CRW) dan flag jump dengan membawa bendera-bendera satuan, bendera merah putih, bendera Mabes TNI, Mabesal, serta marinir. 

(Liputan6)

Australia Set to Receive Additional C-17s

18 November 2014


C-17 Globemaster strategic transport aircraft (photo : Aus DoD)

A requested sale of four Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft to Australia has been approved by the US government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 12 November.

The sale, which is valued at USD1.6 billion, includes three spares engines, AN/AAQ-24V Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and AN/AAR-54 Missile Warning Sensor systems (one set per aircraft), as well as other communications and navigation equipment.

The Royal Australian Air Force already operates six C-17s and this sale would "further improve Australia's capability to deploy rapidly in support of global coalition operations and also greatly enhance its ability to lead regional humanitarian and peacekeeping operations", the DSCA said.

No timeline for the delivery of the aircraft was given in the notification, but with the production line set to shut down in mid-2015 and a number of unassigned 'white-tail' aircraft already built and awaiting a customer, the waiting time should not be too long.

Comment

In placing its order for four more C-17s, Australia has secured a large proportion of the final aircraft to roll off the production line. Having announced the closure of the line in 2013, Boeing built 12 additional aircraft, dubbed 'white-tails', in the expectation that customers would be found.

Having delivered 258 C-17s to date - Australia (6), Canada (4), India (5), Kuwait (1), NATO and the Partnership for Peace nations (3), Qatar (4), the United Arab Emirates (6), the United Kingdom (8), and the United States (221) - Boeing has just five more contracted aircraft set to be delivered to India, plus a further one that is expected for Kuwait.

With this Australian order there remain eight white-tails on the line. India has previously stated that it would like a further six aircraft, while Algeria and the UK have also expressed interest in acquiring aircraft.

(Jane's)

17 November 2014

TNI AL Siapkan Divisi-3 Korps Marinir

17 November 2014


Divisi 3 Korps Marinir akan bermarkas di Sorong, Papua (photo : Marinir)
  Surabaya (ANTARA News) - Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Laut Laksamana TNI Dr Marsetio menegaskan bahwa pihaknya akan terus melakukan modernisasi alutsista (alat utama sistem persenjataan) untuk menyiapkan Divisi 3 Korps Marinir.

"Kami akan terus berupaya memodernisasi alutsista Marinir dengan membangun kekuatan kesenjataan sesuai dengan target pemenuhan Minimum Essential Forces (MEF), termasuk untuk mengantisipasi pembentukan Divisi-3 Marinir," katanya di Surabaya, Senin.

Dalam sambutan pada peringatan HUT ke-69 Korps Marinir di Bhumi Marinir Karangpilang, Surabaya, orang nomor satu di jajaran TNI AL itu menegaskan bahwa Korps Marinir telah memiliki 54 unit tank amfibi BMP-3F pada akhir renstra tahap 1 tahun 2014.

Selain itu, kata KSAL, juga ada penambahan 15 kendaraan pendarat amfibi LVT-7 A1, dan rencana penambahan roket multi-laras. "Modernisasi alutsista Marinir akan terus berlanjut pada renstra tahap 2 (2015-2019)," katanya.

Menurut dia, penambahan itu juga untuk mengantisipasi pembentukan Divisi-3 Marinir yang akan dilakukan pada renstra tahap 2 (2015-2019). Pada akhir renstra 1 telah diresmikan batalyon baru yakni Yonif 10 Mar/SBY di Batam pada 10 November 2014.

"Itu untuk mengembalikan kejayaan Bangsa Indonesia lewat laut, sekaligus mewujudkan Indonesia sebagai Poros Maritim Dunia yang di dalamnya perlu peran konstruktif dari jajaran Korps Marinir," katanya.

Upacara HUT Korps Baret Ungu itu sesuai hari terbentuknya sejatinya dilaksanakan pada tanggal 15 November, namun dilaksanakan pada 17 November 2014 untuk menyesuaikan dengan agenda acara lain. Upacara yang bertema "Bersama Rakyat Membangun Negeri" itu melibatkan 5.054 prajurit Korps Marinir TNI AL.

Secara historis, kelahirannya bermula dari berdirinya sebuah Korps Ketentaraan yang diberi nama "Corps Mariniers" di Pangkalan IV ALRI Tegal pada 15 November 1945, lalu Corps Mariniers ditetapkan menjadi Korps Komando Angkatan Laut (KKO AL) pada 9 Oktober 1948 dan KKO AL secara resmi berubah nama menjadi Korps Marinir pada 15 November 1975 berdasarkan Surat Keputusan KSAL Nomor Skep/1831/XI/1975.

Seiring pengabdiannya, Korps Marinir senantiasa hadir dalam setiap palagan dengan mengibarkan bendera keberhasilan di setiap pelaksanaan operasi mulai dari Perang Kemerdekaan, Operasi RMS, operasi DI/TII, Operasi PRRI/Permesta, Operasi Dwikora, Operasi Seroja, Operasi G30S PKI, pengamanan Kepulauan Natuna dan Ambalat, Operasi Reformasi, Operasi Pengamanan Ambon, Operasi Rencong Sakti di Aceh, operasi pengamanan pulau terluar Indonesia dan operasi pembebasan sandera perompak Somalia.

Selain melaksanakan tugas-tugas tempur, Korps Marinir juga aktif dalam Bakti TNI dan operasi bantu rakyat lainnya. Dalam rangka ikut serta menjaga ketertiban dunia, Korps Marinir terlibat aktif sebagai pasukan penjaga perdamaian PBB sejak tahun 1960 hingga sekarang.

Selama 69 tahun pengabdian kepada negara dan bangsa, Korps Marinir telah kehilangan 838 prajurit terbaiknya yang gugur, tewas, dan hilang. Semua itu terukir rapi dalam Prasasti Sakti Jasawira Perkasa.

(Antara)

Australia Acquires New Deployable Air Traffic Management and Control Systems

17 November 2014


Indra Australia is to supply three deployable air traffic management and control systems worth more than AUD50 million (USD44 million) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) (photo : Indra)

The Australian Government has purchased deployable Air Traffic Management and Control Systems for the Royal Australian Air Force.

 Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today said the new systems would enable the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to use radar to control aircraft and manage airspace for missions within Australia and overseas.

“This acquisition will assist the ADF in managing airspace during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, as well as deployed combat operations, either independently or integrated with our allies,” Senator Johnston said.

The contract to supply the two rapidly deployable and one larger Air Traffic Management and Control Systems is valued at more than $50 million, and has been awarded to Indra Australia.

Senator Johnston said the contract would provide significant employment opportunities for Australian industry during the integration and through-life support phases of the project.

“Recent global events have seen Australia’s air capabilities come to the fore to assist our friends and allies, with the search for MH370, Operation Bring Them Home and in support of the international efforts in Iraq,” Senator Johnston said.

“These deployable air traffic control systems will enhance the RAAF’s future operations both overseas and domestically.”

(Aus DoD)

Indonesia Targets Shipbuilding Collaboration with France, Germany

17 November 2014


Indonesia to increase naval shipbuilding collaboration with France and Germany (photo : DCNS)

Indonesia has outlined its intention to increase naval shipbuilding collaboration with France and Germany as part of the southeast Asian country's continuing drive to become a modern maritime power.

Indonesia's state news agency Antara reported on 16 November that President Joko Widodo met separately with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Markel at the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia to discuss maritime industrial co-operation.

Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto said Indonesia and France had agreed to establish a working group to explore areas of shipbuilding collaboration. With regards to Germany, he added that industrial links would continue in the land systems sector but that "in the wider defence industry both sides will co-operate on what can be done within the maritime [sector]".

(Jane's)