29 Agustus 2015

Malaysia Tanda-tangani Kontrak Pengadaan 20 AV-4 First Win 4x4

29 Agustus 2015


Chaiseri First Win 4x4 (photo : TAF, Chaiseri, Pantip)

Angkatan Tentera Malaysia telah menandatangani kontrak dengan Chaiseri dan Deftech untuk pesanan awal 20 kendaraan AV-4 First Win 4x4.

Berbicara pada ajang Naval Research Day 2015 yang berlangsung di Navy Hall, Managing Director Chaiseri Metal & Rubber Co. Ltd., Mr Hiran Koolhiran telah mengkonfirmasi kepada ThaiArmedForces.com bahwa Malaysia telah menandatangani kontrak untuk pengadaan 20 kendaraan lapis baja First Win 4x4. Pesanan tahap pertama dari kendaraan yang yang di Malaysia diberi nama AV-4 ini akan diproduksi bersama perusahaan Deftech dari Malaysia.



"Enam kendaraan yang pertama akan diproduksi di provinsi Phatum Thani dan akan dikirimkan ke Angkatan Tentera Malaysia pada kuartal pertama 2016", tambahnya.


Untuk membuktikan bahwa performa mobil dalam kondisi operasi yang nyata pengiriman akan dilakukan melalui jalan darat dari pabrik di Pathum Thani ke Malaysia.



Kebutuhan kendaraan lapis baja ini untuk militer Malaysia sekitar 200 unit, First Win 4x4 telah lulus pada uji praktek yang sebenarnya di Malaysia pada tahun lalu. Secara khusus, kemitraan dengan perusahaan Malaysia Deftech akan menyebabkan kedua belah pihak untuk dapat saling bertukar keahlian dalam bidang teknologi.

First Win 4x4 sudah dioperasikan di Thailand sebanyak 25 unit oleh Departemen Kehakiman dan Royal Thai Army. Saat ini perusahaan aktif melakukan pemasaran global dan telah menerima sejumlah pelanggan perspektif, terutama dari negara-negara Timur Tengah.

(TAF)

Mengenal Pleton Motoris Pengamanan Ibu Kota

29 Agustus 2015


Sebagai satu-satunya pleton motoris dengan kemampuan light counter terrorism, Tontaikam Brigif-1 PIK/JS sering dilibatkan dalam pengamanan VVIP. (photos : infotanitas, Simon E. Sirait, aripitstop, Muh. Sirojul Munir)

JAKARTA – Pernah melihat pasukan berpakaian serba hitam dengan menyandang sub machine gun (SMG) jenis MP-5 berboncengan menggunakan sepeda motor besar di sisi mobil tamu VVIP, seperti Kepala Negara atau Kepala Pemerintahan negara sahabat saat melintas dalam rangkaian kendaraan di jalanan Ibu Kota?

Jika pernah, benak kita pasti langsung teringat pada personil Grup-C Paspampres yang bertugas mengamankan tamu negara setingkat Presiden atau Raja/Ratu dan Perdana Menteri. Namun, jangan salah, terkadang personil yang melakukan pengamanan tersebut berasal dari Pleton Intai Keamanan (Tontaikam) Brigade Infanteri-1 Pengamanan Ibu Kota/Jaya Sakti (Brigif-1 PIK/JS) kepunyaan Kodam Jaya/Jayakarta.



Tontaikam Brigif-1 PIK/JS Kodam Jaya/Jayakarta merupakan satuan motoris setingkat pleton yang dibentuk sebagai satuan pengamanan di Ibu Kota yang bisa bergerak cepat dan memiliki kemampuan light counter terrorism (LCT).

“Awalnya Satuan Khusus 44 Anti Teror (SS 44 AT) dengan personil 44 orang yang dibentuk berdasarkan Spin Pangdam Jaya, Nomor Sprin/450-2/IV/1992 pada tanggal 11 April 1992.



Kemudian, berdasarkan Sprin Danbrigif-1 PIK/JS Nomor Sprin/083/VI/1992 tertanggal 4 Juni 1992, berubah menjadi Tontaikam dengan jumlah personil 41 orang,” ungkap Danton Taikam Brigif-1 PIK/JS Lettu (Inf) Nanang Eko Nugroho, Kamis (27/8/2015).


TontaikamLebih jauh perwira pertama yang lama berkarir di Sat-81 Gultor Kopassus TNI AD ini menerangkan, sebagai satu-satunya pleton motoris yang dilengkapi dengan sejumlah jenis sepeda motor khusus, Panser angkut personil jenis Anoa 6x6 dan Panser Intai, Tontaikam sering dilibatkan dalam pengamanan event-event besar kenegaraan dengan pola Bawah Perintah (BP) ke Paspampres.


“Kita memang spesialisasinya di motoris yang didukung dengan sepeda motor Suzuki Special Engine 125cc, Kawasaki D-Tracker 150cc untuk patroli Ibu Kota, serta Kawasaki Ninja 250cc untuk PAM VVIP. Kedepannya, kita akan meng-upgrade dengan tambahan Kawasaki Ninja 650cc,” papar Eko.

Lanjut Eko, sebagai pleton motoris yang bertanggung jawab terhadap keamanan Ibu Kota, Tontaikam Brigif-1 PIK/JS tidak hanya memiliki fungsi operasi tempur dan operasi bantuan. Pleton elite ini juga memiliki fungsi operasi intelijen dan pembinaan teritorial atau kewilayahan.



“Karena memang memiliki fungsi pengamanan Ibu Kota, tentu operasi intelijen dan pembinan teritorial tidak bisa dipisahkan. Tapi tidak direct action, tentunya berjenjang dari Kasi Intel, Danbrigif-1 PIK/JS dan Pangdam Jaya/Jayakarta. Karena unit ini digerakan dengan perintah Pangdam Jaya/Jayakarta,” terang Eko.

Ditambahkan olehnya, dengan mempertimbangkan pengalaman operasional dan luas wilayah penugasan yang sama dengan luas wilayah di bawah Kodam Jaya/Jayakarta, Tontaikam direncanakan akan divalidasi dan dikembangkan menjadi Kompi.

(Infonitas)

Vietnam Looking to Buy 14 Fast Patrol Boats From India

29 Agustus 2015

Nicobar class fast patrol boat made by GRSE (photo : snipiview)

Vietnam is interested in buying 14 fast patrol boats for an approximate US $212 million from Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE).

“Tomorrow a Vietnamese delegation is coming to see our facility and to discuss on procuring about 14 fast patrol boats for coastal surveillance,” GRSE chairman and managing director Admiral A K Verma said today at MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry during an interactive session with the Ambassador of Vietnam.

Verma said tentative cost for the boats could be in the range of $15 million each.

GRSE officials said the Vietnamese delegation had also visited the L&T and Pipavav shipyards, but it was not clear whether it was for the procurement of patrol boats.

GRSE has already produced 18 similar fast patrol boats for the coast guard in the past.

“We have the design, knowhow and capability to produce. We have done in the past and are very hopeful to get this export order,” Verma said.

The contract was expected to be finalized by the year end and if it sailed through, then it would be the second export order for GRSE after an offshore class vessel worth $54 million order for Mauritius.

(DefenseWorld)

Army to Go Ahead with Buying Assets

29 Agustus 2015

Malaysia and France in talks over the acquisition of the French Dassault Aviation Rafale multi-role combat aircraft (photo : Rafalenews)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry will proceed with acquiring the armed forces’ assets under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) despite the current economic challenges.

Its minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that the ministry and the armed forces (ATM) will continue giving their undivided attention to 11MP despite facing global, regional and national economic challenges.

“This is important. We can’t deny that the economic situation globally, regionally and nationally is challenging. But I am confident that with careful planning by the ministry and the ATM, we will be able to overcome these challenges,” he explained.

According to Hishammuddin, the economic situation will not harm the core of the ministry’s “business” which was to ensure national security and boost the morale of ATM personnel and its veterans.

Hishammuddin said among efforts to be taken by the ministry were the upgrading of the ‘Nuri’ Sikorsky S-61A-4 helicopter, Hercules C-130, Laksamana Class Corvette and the acquisition of other assets for the three wings of ATM.

He added that the acquisitions were to meet the needs of the armed forces and overcome threats to national security.

Hishammuddin confirmed that French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian will be visiting the country on Tuesday and that discussions over the acquisition of the French Dassault Aviation Rafale multi-role combat aircraft might be carried out.

“If it is within our ability, I would like the acquisition to be considered. The technical aspects will be accessed by the air force.

“The economic viability and buying power is under the purview of the Finance Ministry,” he said.

According to Hishammuddin, the acquisition can only be carried out if the financial package offered fulfilled the requirements set by the Finance Ministry.

“It can be done in the near future, and with transparency. The asset is not cheap, and it must be accepted by the public.

“It must be something that we need, but at the same time we must be realistic on whether or not we can afford it,” he clarified.

Hishammuddin spoke to reporters at the Defence Ministry yesterday after presenting awards of excellence to children of the armed forces’ personnel, who performed well in the recent Form Three Assessment (PT3) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

(The Star)

28 Agustus 2015

Second Australian Company to Provide Parts for Initial Production of the Triton UAV

28 Agustus 2015
The first MQ-4C Triton BAMS UAS undergoing final assembly at Northrop Grumman's factory. (photo : Naval Technology)

CANBERRA, Australia – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has awarded a second Australian supplier contract to Mincham Aviation for the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production lot.

South Australia-based Mincham Aviation will manufacture aircraft structure components for the first low-rate production lot of four Triton air vehicles. This second supplier contract follows one awarded in July to Ferra Engineering for mechanical sub-assemblies.

"We are pleased to be able to further demonstrate our ongoing commitment to developing and fostering capabilities in local supply chains," said Ian Irving, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia. "We will continue to look to offer opportunities to quality-focused Australian companies to be involved in the production and sustainment of Triton, which will be one of the U.S. Navy's and Royal Australian Air Force's key capabilities for many years to come."

Northrop Grumman's engagement with Mincham Aviation and Ferra Engineering were facilitated through the Australian Department of Defence's Global Supply Chain program. Under the Global Supply Chain initiative, international companies such as Northrop Grumman can assess Australian industry and provide them the opportunity to compete for business around the world on a value-for-money basis. 

Australian companies have also received requests from Northrop Grumman for quotations to provide components for follow-on low rate production lots. These industry opportunities include cables, complex machined and composite assemblies, as well as special tooling and test equipment. 

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his government's intent to purchase the Triton UAS for high-altitude, long-endurance surveillance missions in March 2014. Triton can fly missions up to 24 hours and at altitudes of over 55,000 feet, covering vast areas of ocean and coastal regions. Its unique sensor suite provides a continuous on-station presence in a 360-degree field of view for some of the most demanding surveillance missions.

(Northrop Grumman)

Selesai Peremajaan, Tahun 2016 Pesawat C-130 Hercules Kembali Beroperasi

28 Agustus 2015

Pesawat C-130B Hercules TNI AU (photo : mbahman)

JAKARTA - Usai melakukan peremajaan, Mabes TNI Angkatan Udara (AU) memastikan pesawat angkut  jenis C-130 Hercules tipe B sudah bisa beroperasi kembali pada 2016 mendatang.

Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara (KSAU), Marsekal TNI Agus Supriatna mengatakan, pihaknya terus melakukan peremajaan (retrofit) terhadap pesawat Hercules tipe B dengan mengganti beberapa komponen.

"Sekarang sudah lima pesawat. Mudah-mudahan tipe B tidak lama, tahun depan bisa lagi dipakai tapi dengan engine (mesin) baru. Outer wing-nya juga baru," ujar Agus usai melepas Satuan Tugas Maritim Task Force (Satgas MTF) TNI Konga XXVIII-H Unifil Lebanon, di Dermaga Kolinlamil, Tanjung Priok, Jakarta Utara, Kamis (27/8/2015).

Pesawat C-130 Hercules tipe B dengan nomor registrasi A-1310 jatuh di Jalan Djamin Ginting, Medan, Sumatera Utara, akhir Juni lalu. Pesawat yang jatuh di permukiman warga ini menewaskan 122 penumpang, termasuk para kru. 

Setelah insiden tersebut, KSAU langsung menghentikan sementara operasional pesawat buatan Amerika Serikat yang diproduksi pada 1964 untuk diperiksa. Menurut Agus, setelah dilakukan pemeriksaan terhadap pesawat Hercules yang mengalami kecelakaan, ternyata mesin yang digunakan masih tipe Dash 7.  

"Padahal ini (pesawat) perlu di retrofit. Tapi waktu retrofitnya lamban dan terus mundur, makanya saya stop untuk dilaksanakan retrofit," jelasnya.

Agus mengaku, sekarang seluruh pesawat Hercules tersebut tidak lagi menggunakan mesin tipe Dash 7 melainkan mesin tipe Dash 15. Dalam proses peremajaan pesawat tersebut, kata Agus, pihaknya menggandeng Malaysia dan Singapura. Namun, proses pengerjaan itu sepenuhnya dilakukan di Indonesia.

"Retrovit ini sekarang Alhamdullilah sudah berjalan jadi semua enginenya baru lagi," terangnya.‬

Dia menambahkan, dalam upaya peremajaan pesawat Hercules C-130 tipe B itu, pihaknya terlebih dahulu melakukan analisa terhadap kondisi masing-masing pesawat. Maka, proses perbaikan dan peremajaan pesawat disesuaikan dengan tingkat kerusakan pesawat. 

"Tergantung dilihat kerusakannya seperti apa. Ada yang cepat. Ada yang bisa tiga bulan, bisa enam bulan. Alhamdulillah, pemerintah juga sudah mendukung anggaran untuk itu," tukasnya.

Sementara itu, disinggung soal hasil investigasi penyebab jatuhnya pesawat C-130 Hercules di Medan, Agus mengakui, hasil investigasi secara keseluruhan seperti, penyebab, hasil rekaman memang belum selesai karena harus dilakukan secara teliti.

"Tapi hasilnya sesuai dengan apa yang pernah disampaikan. Engine nomor empat mati. Kalau engine empat mati, dia (pesawat) harus cari kecepatan, kalau tingkatkan kecepatan, pesawat harus berada di level tertentu, tidak menaikan ketinggian. Ternyata level itu pun tidak cukup, sudah ada antena, bangunan dan segala macam," ucapnya.

(SindoNews)

Russia's New MiG-35 May Replace Vietnam's Aging Fighter Jets

28 Agustus 2015


Russia's MiG-35 multirole fighter jets (photo : alphacosera)

Russia's MiG-35 multirole fighter jets may be coming to Vietnam, where the useful life of the country's third-generation MiG-21 fighter jets is coming to an end, the head of MiG aircraft manufacturer Sergei Korotkov told RIA Novosti.

The MiG-35 is a new multirole fighter which includes fifth-generation information and sighting systems. According to Korotkov, Southeast Asia is an "interesting region" for the aircraft manufacturer when it comes to prospective sales.

"According to our evaluation, there are definite prospects for MiG-35s in Vietnam, where the expected life of MiG-21 fighter jets is coming to an end," Korotkov told RIA Novosti.


Korotkov added that interest in MiG-35 planes is growing in India, in part because French Rafale fighter jet shipments are limited. The purchase of MiG-35s to replace India's aging fighter jet fleet is being discussed in India's professional circles, according to Korotkov.

"Unlike the 'classic' MiG-29, from which the MiG-35 inherited its aerodynamic concepts, the new machine is multirole. It can employ high-precision weaponry on any targets, air, ground or sea. It can even perform some functions which were earlier entrusted to reconnaissance planes," Korotkov added.

MiG is currently modernizing India's MiG-29 planes in collaboration with the local aerospace industry to the MiG-29UPG standard under a $1.2 billion 2010 contract. MiG is also supplying MiG-29K carrier-based fighter jets to the country.

(SputnikNews)