09 Februari 2016

Helmet Mounted Cuing System (HMCS) untuk Helikopter MD 530G Tentera Darat Malaysia

09 Februari 2016


Helm HCMS untuk helikopter MD530G (image : MMP)

Tentera Darat Malaysia telah membeli enam buah MD 530G Scout Attack Helikopter untuk kegunaan PUTD. Pesawat ini agak unik kerana buat pertama kali MD 530G ini akan merangkumkan pakej persenjataan yang custom termasuk Mission Management System yang lengkap yang tidak pernah terdapat pada model MD 500 yang sebelumnya. 

Pakej khas ini juga akan merangkumi satu Store Managment System dan helmet yang dilengkapi Alat Helmet Mounted Cuing System (HMCS) hampir sama seperti helmet pesawat pejuang. Sistem HMCS yang canggih ini akan digunakan untuk mengenal pasti sasaran dan melakukan penjejakan, dan membolehkan roket berpanduan laser dan missile Hellfire ditembak dengan ketepatan tinggi.

Dengan jarak penerbangan pesawat ini lebih jauh berbanding model-model lain, pesawat MD 530G PUTD akan ditempatkan di ESSCOM untuk memburu dan memusnahkan penceroboh dari selatan Filipina.

(MMP)

Royal Thai Armed Forces to Receive New H145M Helicopters

09 Februari 2016


H145M for Royal Thai Air Force with its camouflage pattern, the Airbus Helicopters H145M previously known as the EC645 T2 (photo : DefenceBlog)

The Royal Thai Navy ordered five H145M helicopters in October 2014. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2016. The Royal Thai Army signed for six H145M too  with a VIP installation, under the Light Utility Helicopter Type II requirement, to be deployed principally on official passenger transport duties, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016.

The first helicopters H145M for Royal Thai Air Force with its camouflage pattern are ready and spotted at the factory of Airbus Helicopters.

The H145M (previously known as the EC645 T2) is an economical and versatile military helicopter covering the entire spectrum of military missions, from light utility to light attack.

The H145M delivers the reliability and low operating costs of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role EC145, which is a rotorcraft of reference for law enforcement organizations and military services – including the U.S. Army, with its UH-72A Lakota version.

Earlier in november 2015 was spotted Thai Army H145M 20069 is towed from the production line to the flight test hangar. 20069 is also its construction number.

(DefenceBlog)

Ukrainian BTR-4 with Deutz Engine Adopted by Ukrainian Army

09 Februari 2016


Ukrainian BTR-4 (photo : radiosvoboda)

"Ukroboronprom" signed the decision on the admission into service of the Ukrainian army BTR-4, adapted to the German Deutz engines for all NATO standards. 

The relevant document  was signed by the head of the group Roman Romanov directly on one of the grounds of the Kharkiv region after the test equipment.

Party of the new engines will be used for the assembly of armored personnel carriers BTR-3, BTR-4 and armored latest "Dozor-B." Until now, the equipment installed outdated Russian-made engines.

"Ukroboronprom" quickly made changes to the manufacturing process, technical documentation, so in the near future the companies of the Concern will install the engine of  Deutz (NATO standards) for all domestic samples of armored vehicles.

"German Deutz powerful, reliable, and that is very important in conditions of war, much quieter Russian engines, which were installed on armored vehicles before. Thus, the Ukrainian military will receive the best examples of ukrainian military equipment, which is established in accordance with NATO standards ", - commented Roman Romanov.

"Ukroboronprom" is now sees the development of active cooperation with many famous international companies. Among them - Deutz AG, Iveco, Volvo, Honeywell, Airbus, Boeing, Textron, Elbit, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Thales.

(AutoConsulting)

Japan Steps up Bid to Win Australia Submarine Contract

09 Februari 2016


Australian Collins class submarines in formation in Cockburn Sound, near Rockingham in Western Australia on March 22, 2015 (photo : RAN)

Japan has assured Australia it will share its most secret stealth technology if it wins a contract to design and build Canberra's next generation of submarines, a report said Monday.

Three international bidders are competing for the project worth up to Aus$50 billion (US$36 billion) to replace Australia's current diesel and electric-powered Collins Class submarines which are set to be retired from about 2026.

The tender process is now closed with submissions received from DCNS of France, Germany's TKMS and the Japanese government.

Besides matching the range and endurance of the Collins Class, the new generation of subs are expected to offer superior sensor performance and stealth capabilities.

Japan's Deputy Defence Minister Kenji Wakamiya said Tokyo ordinarily only shared details of its Soryu class submarine with the United States, but Australia was also considered a deeply trusted ally.

"It is of major importance to us that we will be sharing this secret technology with Australia," he told The Australian newspaper in comments published Monday.

Wakamiya added that Tokyo's willingness to do this demonstrated the importance it placed on maintaining regional security.

"Please also recognise that this decision was based on Japan seeing Australia as a very important partner," he said.

"And I believe that a joint project to build the new submarine would contribute greatly to maritime safety in this region."

Late last year Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani echoed similar sentiments that picking Tokyo could help ensure maritime security in the Asia-Pacific.

He was alluding to the importance of allies such as the US, Japan and Australia working together in the face of China's growing military might.

For Australia, cooperating with Japan -- whose Soryu is widely seen as the best submarine of its type -— risks angering its biggest trading partner China.

According to the report, Japan is offering to build a new Soryu with its hull extended six to eight metres (20 to 26 feet) to carry more batteries and fuel to take account of the massive distances the Australian navy travels.

The tender process has been politically sensitive, with Canberra keen to maximise Australian industry involvement and jobs. There are fears that any off-the-shelf purchase could kill off the domestic shipbuilding industry.

Japan, France and Germany all have said they will build a large part or all of their submarines in Australia with the competitive evaluation process expected to take 10 months.

(DailyMail)

08 Februari 2016

DND Membuka Spesifikasi Fregat Yang Ditenderkan

08 Februari 2016

2 fregat brand new akan menemani 3 fregat ex US Coast Guard di Angkatan Laut Philippine (photo : pdff)

Rencana akuisisi dua fregat baru untuk Angkatan Laut Philippina memasuki babak baru dengan dikeluarkannya spesifikas teknis terbaru beserta penjelasan detail tender setelah pembiayaan untuk proyek ini telah ada titik terang.

Dengan anggaran harga per-unitnya dipatok $200 juta maka sebagian besar persenjataan yang terdiri dari rudal, torpedo dan beberapa perlengkapan elektronok akan dibeli terpisah sambil mencari sumber pembiayaannya. 

Berikut ini adalah ringkasan teknik yang diterbitkan oleh Departemen Pertahanan Philippine.

Lambung Kapal dan Perlengkapannya
- desain stealth
- sea state level 7 (mampu menahan ombak 9 meter)
- panjang minimal 95 meter
- bobot minimal 2000 ton
- kecepatan maksimal 25 knot
- endurance 30 hari
- jangkauan operasi hingga 4500 mil pada kecepatan 15 knot
- helipad untuk naval heli 12 ton dan hanggar untuk heli 10 ton
- 4 mesin dengan konfigurasi CODAD
- 2 perahu karet RHIB 
- fasilitas pengisian bahan bakar di laut (replenishment-at-sea)
- perlengkapan nuklir/biologi/kimia (NBC)

Persenjataan
- 1x76mm sebagai kanon utama dengan 120 rentetan/menit
- 1x30mm atau 40mm sebagai kanon sekunder dengan E/O tracking system
- 4x .50 senapan mesin berat
- 2 peluncur twin SAM jarak minimal 6 km
- 4 peluncur SSM jarak minimal 150km
- 2 peluncur triple torpedo ringan
- 4 peluncur triple decoy (3 untuk pengelak rudal, 3 untuk pengelak torpedo)
- lokasi untuk pemasangan CIWS
- lokasi untuk pemasangan VLS SAM (8 sel) 
- rudal dan torpedo dari negara yang telah mempunyai MoU dengan Philippines

Sensor dan Peralatan Elektonik
- 3D air search radar minimal berjangkauan 100 nm tipe solid-state transmitter
- X-band dan S-band solid-state navigation radars minimal berkekuatan 200W
- hull sonar tipe medium frequency (active mode) dan low frequency (passive mode)
- electronic support measures (ESM)
- fire control radar dan elektro optikal (EO)
- combat management system
- lokasi untuk pemasangan towed array sonar system

- lokasi untuk pemasangan tactical data link, tipe Link 16 dan Link 22

Dalam babak akhir tender, perusahaan galangan kapal yang mengikutinya ada 6 perusahaan dimana tipe kapal yang diajukan kemungkinan adalah :
-Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Korea mengajukan derivatif fregat HDF-3000
-Navantia Spanyol mengajukan Avante 2200 Combatant
-GRSE India mengajukan derivatif korvet Kamorta-class
-STX Prancis mengajukan New Generation Floreal Frigate (NGFF)
-DSME Korea mengajukan fregat DW-2500, dan
-STX Korea 

Keenam perusahaan ini diberikan tenggat waktu untuk memasukkan penawaran pada 16 februari 2016. Adapun dalam tender ini pemerintah Phillipine mensyaratkan bahwa desain pemenang tender akan menjadi milik pemerintah Philippine sehingga mempunyai hak untuk membangun fregat baru tambahan di galangan kapal dalam negeri setelah 2 fregat baru diserahkan.

(Defense Studies)

Launch of Military Blimp Delayed

08 Februari 2016


If the launch goes ahead, Singapore will be the first South-east Asian country to have an aerostat. (image : Sing Mindef)

Safety concerns have, for now, grounded plans by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to fly a radar-equipped balloon that can spot hostile threats coming from as far as Malacca.

The 55m-long helium-filled military blimp, known as an aerostat, was supposed to be airborne early last year to watch over Singapore.

But its launch was delayed because the giant balloon's United States-based manufacturer TCOM has failed to meet the RSAF's safety and operational requirements, The Sunday Times has learnt.

The yet-to-be-delivered aerostat will likely be tethered to the ground inside a military camp in the western part of Singapore.

A Defence Ministry spokesman cited "delays in delivery" yesterday, saying: "It is still undergoing rigorous testing by the manufacturer to ensure it meets the RSAF's stringent operational requirements and high safety standards."

The blimp will be secured with high-strength winch lines and a tether "built to withstand strong winds and lightning strikes". Its radiation emissions will be "as safe as those of mobile phones" and its radars will be certified to the same standards required for mobile phones and microwave ovens.

"The RSAF will apply safety procedures that are in line with the regulations developed by the US Federal Aviation Authority," said the spokesman. The air force is working with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to plan its safe operation in Singapore airspace.

If the launch goes ahead, Singapore will be the first South-east Asian country with such a balloon.

US military leaders use aerostats to protect Washington DC against airborne threats and spot insurgents in Afghanistan. But last October, one blimp broke free from its mooring in Maryland and flew 240km, disrupting civil aviation and damaging power lines.

Designed to operate round the clock, Singapore's blimp will hover at around 600m - more than twice the height of UOB Plaza One, Singapore's tallest building.

It can spot hostile threats from as far as 200km away, double the distance covered by ground radars. It can scan up to Malacca for straying light aircraft, for instance, and detect small boats coming in from Indonesia's Pekanbaru. Information will be shared with other security agencies, such as the coast guard.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, who in October 2014 announced plans for its launch, called it the "protector in the sky" and said it would be cheaper than flying surveillance planes.

Associate Professor Ng Teng Yong of Nanyang Technological University's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering said it is crucial for the RSAF to "get its own aerostat right... as a runaway blimp could possibly drift into Indonesian or Malaysian territory".

(Straits Times)

06 Februari 2016

HQ 186 Da Nang Joined the VPN's Brigade 189

06 Februari 2016


Debarkation process of HQ 186 Da Nang submarine (photos : petrotimes, datviet, tienphong)

At 10h15 days 5/2 Da Nang 186 Kilo submarine has been towed into port of Navy's Brigade 189 submarines.




Before its successful towing of Da Nang submarine, on 3/2 and 4/2 all the preparatory work for the debarkation of the 5th Vietnamese Navy submarine from its mother ship Rolldock Star and bring to Brigade 189's port were made.


From dawn 5/2, Rolldock Star ships is sinking partially, include Da Nang 186 submarine. The tug boats, cranes and wire jointly separates Da Nang 186 from mother ships Rolldock Star.



With the accompaniment of specialized ships, Kilo submarines Da Nang -186 with a yellow star red flag fluttering on the roof, towering closer to the military port, offering a bit screaming siren rang military port.




To 10:45 in the same day, the Kilo Da Nang -186 has been put into port of submarine Brigade 189, which has 4 Kilos: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Khanh Hoa.

The handover of Kilo submarines Da Nang - 186 will be made after the Lunar New Year and flag ceremony will be held the 6th ship (tentatively named Ba Ria Vung Tau - city in Vietnam).


The 5th submarine is part of  Vietnam's 6 submarines were ordered from Russia under a contract signed in 2009. Earlier, on 12.17.2015, the submarine depart from St. Petersburg on his way back to the port of Cam Ranh.



Purchase contract of 6 diesel-electric submarines 636.1 "Varshavyanka" (NATO Kilo submarines are called "black holes ocean") was signed in 2009 when Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visit to Moscow.



According to many experts, Vietnam Navy submarine is a key force in combat in the sea, there is a large deterrent power.


After the reception of Kilo 636 submarines, the Navy has quickly organized the training, in the short period of time has successfully completed all training faculty position, the safe voyage, the ship operated with the parameters to achieve and exceed the feature.



Four submarines from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong and Khanh Hoa has officially join into the squad combat readiness of the Navy, ready to perform their assigned tasks.