30 Juli 2016

Rheinmetall and Tectonica Establish Partnership for the Supply of LAND 400 Boxer CRV Local Situational Awareness System

30 Juli 2016


Boxer 8x8 CRV (photos : Rheinmetall Defence)

Rheinmetall has today announced a partnership with Melbourne-based defence systems integrator Tectonica Australia Pty Ltd for the development and manufacture of a sophisticated Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) for the BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 Request For Tender.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Andrew Fletcher said Rheinmetall would provide funding and support to Tectonica to develop and manufacture a next generation LSAS that enhances the situational awareness of the BOXER CRV.

The battle proven BOXER 8×8 provides a unique mix of survivability, mobility and lethality that allows the vehicle to operate effectively across the full spectrum of combat operations. If selected for LAND 400 the BOXER CRV will provide the Australian Army with a combat proven, low risk capability that can be rapidly transitioned into service and easily supported through life.

“Rheinmetall is delighted to partner with Tectonica, a proven leader in the Australian Defence industry that employs highly skilled engineers and manufacturing workers, invests significantly in research and development and exports its products globally,” Mr Fletcher said.



Mr Fletcher said Tectonica was among 300 companies that met with Rheinmetall executives through June and July as part of its comprehensive supplier engagement activity in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide.

In the event BOXER is selected as Australia’s CRV under LAND 400 Phase 2, Tectonica will manufacture the LSAS and Rheinmetall will offer it for export through its global supply chain, ensuring ongoing local support for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) whilst securing Australian jobs.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to provide a vital situational awareness capability to the ADF in partnership with a world leader in armoured vehicles,” said Tectonica Managing Director David Levy.

The President of Rheinmetall’s Combat Platforms Business Unit, Ben Hudson, said the company was committed to the creation of an enduring Australian capability beyond the minimum LAND 400 Australian Industry Capability (AIC) requirements and the application of Australian technology for global requirements.

“Tectonica has provided an innovative proposal that will dramatically increase the situational awareness of the BOXER CRV crew and we see potential application not only to the BOXER CRV but also to our wider family of military vehicles in-service around the world,” Mr Hudson said.

(Tectonica)

Kemenhan Minta Pemprov Banten Sediakan Tempat Latihan TNI AL

30 Juli 2016


Untuk latihan manuver kapal perang dibutuhkan tempat yang luas dan steril (photo : Kaskus Militer)

SERANG, BANTENDAY.Com  – Direktorat Jenderal Strategi Pertahanan (Dirjen Strahan) Kementrian Pertahanan (Kemenhan), Raja Harahap meminta Pemerintah Provinsi (Pemrov) Banten menyediakan tempat latihan TNI Angkatan Laut (AL) di wilayah Perairan Selat Sunda. Jumat 29 Juli 2016.

Terlebih, Banten ini merupakan daerah yang memiliki luas wilayah pesisir dan laut yang mencapai 11.134,22 kilometer persegi.

“Tempat latihan ini perlu agar TNI AL dapat semakin meningkatkan profesionalime prajuritnya,” kata Raja Harahap kepada awak media, Kamis 28 Juli 2016 kemarin.

Terkait dalam permintaan ini, Kementrian Pertahanan bakal melayangkan surat izin kepada Gubernur Banten, Rano Karno. 

Nantinya di sekitar perairan yang digunakan sebagai tampat latihan itu, masyarakat dilarang untuk beraktivitas  menangkap ikan di wilayah latihan. 

“Dalam pelatihan ini, untuk tempatnya kami akan lihat petanya terlebih dahulu,” pungkasnya. 

(Banten Day)

First MRRV from Japan will Arrive in Manila on August 18

30 Juli 2016


BRP Tubbataha, an MRRV-4401, is leaving the Yokohama shipyard on August 11, 2016. (all photos : Philippine Coast Guard)

PH Coast Guard gets new rescue ship from Japan

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is expecting in August a multi-role vessel from Japan that will help in its “various search and rescue and maritime security and law enforcement operations.”

The BRP Tubbataha, an MRRV-4401, will leave Yokohama on August 11, and will arrive at the Port of Manila on August 18. It will be formally turned over by the Japan International Cooperation Agency to the Philippine government on September 1.



The 44-meter vessel was built at the Japan Marine United Corporation Yokohama Shipyard. In a statement, the PCG cited BRP Tubbataha’s special features will be specially helpful in operations. They include fire monitors, night vision camera, radio direction finder, a work boat, and the bullet-proof navigational bridge.

Here are the ship’s particulars, according to the PCG: Length: 44 meters, Breadth: 7.5 meters, Depth: 4 meters, Engine: MTU12V4000M93L, Output: 2,580 kw, Max Speed: Approximately 25 knots, Cruising range: 1,500 nautical miles, Complement: 25 persons.



Japan is building 9 more MRRV’s for the Philippine Coast Guard. They “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.”

The Japanese Coast Guard has also conducted sea drills with its Philippine counterpart since their two countries signed a Declaration for a Strengthened Strategic Partnership and its Action Plan in June 2015. 

(Rappler)

Lockheed Martin Delivers Final MH-60R SEAHAWK for Australia

30 Juli 2016


Lockheed Martin delivers 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter destined for the Royal Australian Navy. (photo : Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Delivers Final MH-60R SEAHAWK® Helicopter to U.S. Navy in Support of Royal Australian Navy Foreign Military Sales Program

OWEGO, N.Y. – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility.

The event marked the official transfer of ownership of the final MH-60R SEAHAWK destined for the RAN from Lockheed Martin to the U.S. Navy. The ceremony was attended by officials from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the RAN and the Australian Embassy, as well as representatives from the Defense Contracting Management Agency, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin.

RAN MH-60R at Avalon Airshow 2015 (photo : FlightGlobal)

“In late 2010, the Australian Government had not yet made a decision to acquire the Romeo, and yet here we are in mid-2016 accepting the 24th, and final, aircraft,” said Royal Australian Navy Commodore Scott Lockey, Director General Navy Aviation Systems. “The Royal Australian Navy has formed the first three embarked flights, conducted the first Hellfire Missile shoot and conducted a highly successful ‘DIPEX’ against a Collins Class submarine. None of this would have been possible without the professional work conducted by everyone at Lockheed Martin involved in the Romeo program. The work done here at Owego has been of the highest quality and directly contributed to the most successful helicopter acquisition program undertaken by the Australian Defence Force.”


The Commonwealth of Australia chose the MH-60R “Romeo” SEAHAWK helicopter in June 2011 to fulfill the Australian Defence Force’s requirement for a fleet of 24 new-generation, multi-role naval combat aircraft. In addition to the MH-60R helicopter’s primary mission areas of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, it also has the capability for secondary missions including search and rescue, vertical replenishment, naval surface fire support, logistics support, personnel transport, medical evacuation, and VHF/UHF/link communication relay. The new MH-60R helicopters are currently replacing the RAN’s existing fleet of S-70B-2 SEAHAWK helicopters.

 "This is a very exciting time for the U.S. Navy and Australia. Although today is significant in marking the last Seahawk delivery to the Royal Australian Navy, it also signifies a great opportunity to continue and grow our collaboration in advanced maritime operations," said Captain Craig Grubb, H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopter program manager.  "I’m proud of the team’s accomplishments and look forward to our continued partnership with the RAN."

MH-60R specification (photo : US Navy)

The sale to Australia marked the first international sale of a U.S. Navy MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopter.  The RAN took in-country delivery of its first mission-ready aircraft in 2014, and the MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopter training Squadron, 725 Squadron, was commissioned in Nowra, New South Wales in June 2015.

“This delivery is a testament to seamless teamwork between industry, the U.S. Navy and Australia’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, which has kept this program on-budget and on-schedule,” said Lockheed Martin Director of Naval Helicopter Programs Tom Kane. “From aircraft delivery to training and long-term sustainment, we are honored to support the Australian Defence Force and ensure that the Romeo maintains superior capability and performance throughout its life.”

In 2015, the Romeo Project Office in Australia’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group won a “Project of the Year” award for the RAN MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopter program from the Australian Capital Territory chapter of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). The AIPM award serves to recognize, honor and promote recognition of the program’s outstanding achievements in program and project management.

Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin support the RAN fleet through the Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo), which provides ‘Through Life Support’ logistics services to sustain peak flight readiness for the RAN SEAHAWK helicopters during the fleet’s estimated 30-year lifespan.

(Lockheed Martin)

29 Juli 2016

RMAF Receives Five Pilatus PC-7 MK II Aircraft, Three EC 120B Helicopters

29 Juli 2016

RMAF Pilatus PC-7 MK II aircraft (photo : Max Fankhauser)

ALOR SETAR: The Royal Malaysian Airforce yesterday received five Pilatus PC-7 Mk II aircraft and three EC 120B helicopters which will be used to train its pilots.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the new assets would be placed at the Air Force College (KTU) Kepala Batas, here.

“The addition of the new flight training assets will improve the efficiency, ability and effectiveness of RMAF in defending the security and sovereignty of the nation’s air space,”he said.

He was speaking to the media after attending RMAF’s Hari Raya celebration and launching both air assets at KTU here, yesterday.

Also present were Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah, Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Johari Baharum and RMAF chief General Tan Sri Roslan Saad.


RMAF Airbus Helicopters EC 120B (photo : SMAviation)

Hishammuddin said the acquisition of the new aircraft, making the total Pilatus PC-7 Mark II owned by RMAF to 21, which were received in stages since 2007 to replace the former Pilatus PC-7 which has been used for 33 years.

The PC-7 MK II is powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25C turboprop engines which is able to produce as much power as 700hsp.

The single engine EC 120B helicopters were acquired to replaced the former Alouette III helicopters, specifically to give early exposure to the pilots on the operation of the new generation of advanced helicopters.

Weighing at 1.7 tonnes, the helipcopter which is capable of ferrying four passengers, is equipped with advanced technology that simplifies operations, is safe and cost effective.

(Borneo Post)

ST Kinetics is Expanding Market to UK

29 Juli 2016

Terrex wheeled infantry fighting vehicles (photo : STK)

Singapore company Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics, a division of the state of ST Engineering, sptsializiruyuscheesya in armored vehicles, is seeking to expand its presence in the international market of armored 8x8, offering a family of wheeled infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) TERREX, which currently includes three different platforms with a weight ranging from 24 to 35 tons.

Leaders of ST Kinetics argued during closed the press conference, which was held on July 22 during which were first shown together all three of the current family car Terrex - that successive company's efforts to improve the machines will allow them to meet the growing demands of international customers.

Toh Winston (Winston Toh), executive vice president and chief marketing officer ST Kinetics, said that the machines 8x8, some have already expressed interest in the Middle East, and North and South America. However, they are already participating in the tender for the project of the Australian Army Land 400 Phase 2 program in the United States Marine Corps Floating combat vehicle, stage 1 substage 1 (ACV 1.1).

Three different platforms of TERREX with a weight ranging from 24 to 35 tons. (photo : Shephard)

In addition, during the press conference, a representative of ST Kinetics, said the company is considering the possibility to take part in the planned UK tender for mechanized infantry MIV (Mechanised Infantry Vehicle).

"We have a different business model to meet customer requirements," explained Toh. "For example, we are the manufacturer of the machine, but we assure [our partners] design and technical capabilities for the production of the organization in their country ... to help manage the cost and risk to the customer on their own."

Toh acknowledged that while the Terrex has yet to make a breakthrough in the Asia-Pacific region outside Singapore, ST Kinetics has used its experience with TERREX to provide technical advice to the Thai Defense Technical Institute (DTI) to create a local 24-ton armored Black Widow Spider 8x8, generated for the Royal Thai army (RTA).

(VPK)

Serbia Tawarkan Meriam Nora B52 155mm SPH

29 Juli 2016

Yugoimport NORA - B52 155mm buatan Serbia. Serbia juga memasok munisi kaliber besar kepada Korps Marinir TNI.  (photo : 1080plus)

Presentasi Meriam GS NORA - B52 155mm Howitzer Buatan Serbia

Bandung – Senin, 25 Juli 2016 pukul 10.00 wib s.d. selesai dilaksanakan Presentasi Meriam GS Nora-B52 155 mm Howitzer buatan Serbia oleh PT. Esefa Krida bertempat di Meeting Room Hotel Aston Primera Pasteur Bandung dengan pimpinan acara Danpussenarmed Kodiklat TNI AD Brigjen TNI Yudi Satriyono, S.H. 

Acara ini dihadiri oleh Wadanpussenarmed, Danpusdikarmed Pussenarmed, Sekretaris Pussenarmed, para Pamen Ahli Pussenarmed, para Dirbin Pussenarmed, Paban III/Litbang Srenum Panglima TNI, Paban III/Pammat Spamad, Paban IV/Bindok Sopsad, Paban III/Alpal Slogad, Paban IV/Renproggar Srenad, Paban III/Litbangasro Srenad, Kasubditbinmu Ditpalad, Kasubditbinjat & Optik Ditpalad, Kasubditbinran Ditpalad, Kasubdismat Dislitbangad, Kabagbinsat Sdirbinsen Pussenarmed, Kabaglatorsat Sdirbindiklat Pussenarmed, Kabaglitbang Mat Sdirbinlitbang Pussenarmed, Kabaglitbang Sismet Sdirbinlitbang Pussenarmed, Kadepsista Pusdikarmed, Kasibinmatsus Bagbinsat Sdirbinsen Pussenarmed Serta Direktur dan Staf PT. Esefa Krida.

Myanmar adalah negara di kawasan yang telah terlebih dahulu mengoperasikan howitzer Nora B52 kaliber 155mm (photo : mmmilitary)

Berikut Spesifikasi Meriam GS Nora-B52 155 mm Howitzer Serbia:
1. Sistem Tembakan menggunakan Technologi Komputerisasi.
2. Kecepatan Tembakan 6-12 pluru per menit.
3. Jarak Capai Maximum 67 Km.
4. Kecepatan Kendaraan di Jalan Raya 90 km/jam, Kecepatan Kendaraan Lintas Medan 15 km/jam.

(PussenArmed)