07 Desember 2016

TLDM Cadang Beli 12 Kapal Ronda Baru

07 Desember 2016


Kedah class Kapal Ronda Generasi Baru atau Next Generation Patrol Vessel atau sering juga disebut korvet kelas Kedah (photo : US Navy)

KUALA LUMPUR – Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) bercadang untuk menambah sebanyak 12 unit lagi Kapal Ronda Generasi Baru bagi meningkatkan tahap pengawasan keselamatan di seluruh perairan negara.

Panglima TLDM, Laksamana Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin berkata penambahan aset TLDM berkenaan akan dibuat secara berperingkat.

Beliau berkata TLDM setakat ini memiliki enam buah kapal ronda itu iaitu Kapal Diraja (KD) Pahang, KD Kedah, KD Selangor, KD Perak, KD Terengganu dan KD Kelantan.

“Selain penambahan 12 unit kapal ronda itu, TLDM juga bercadang untuk menambah dua buah lagi kapal selam. Buat masa sekarang, kita telah memiliki dua buah kapal selam iaitu KD Tunku Abdul Rahman dan KD Tun Razak.

“Kesemua penambahan aset itu akan dibuat menerusi menerusi program Transformasi 15 ke 5 Kelas Kapal yang menjimatkan kos perbelanjaan dan tenaga kerja warga TLDM,” katanya kepada Bernama di Majlis Serah Terima Tugas Pegawai Waran TLDM dan Majlis Ramah Mesra Warga Markas Tentera Laut.

Dalam perkembangan lain, Ahmad Kamarulzaman berkata TLDM bakal menerima kapal perang pesisir pantai (LCS) buatan tempatan yang pertama yang dijangka siap pada 2019.

Katanya kapal perang itu dilengkapi teknologi tinggi dan terkini menggunakan kepakaran jurutera tempatan tanpa bergantung kepada kepakaran negara luar.

Beliau berkata ia sedang dalam pembinaan dan turut menjimatkan lebih separuh kos perbelanjaan menerusi program transformasi yang sama.

“Susulan itu, sebanyak enam buah kapal LCS akan dibina secara berperingkat setiap tahun bagi memantapkan pertahanan maritim negara,” katanya lagi.

Terdahulu Ahmad Kamarulzaman yang genap setahun menerajui TLDM hari ini, menyaksikan majlis penyerahan terima tugas Pegawai Waran TLDM di KD Sri Gombak.

Pada majlis itu, Pegawai Markas Kejuruteraan TLDM di Lumut, Eizad Ramli dilantik menjadi Pegawai Waran I Kejuruteraan Marin Kuasa Gerak (TMK) yang baharu bagi menggantikan Nik Ezanee Nek Anom yang akan bersara berkuat kuasa bulan depan.

(Media Permata)

06 Desember 2016

"Russian Helicopters" Started to Repair Mi-35P of Indonesian Army

06 Desember 2016


Mi-35P of the Indonesian Army (photo : indoflyer)

Within the framework of military-technical cooperation in accordance with the contract signed in September 2016 specialists of the holding "Russian Helicopters" (part of the State Corporation Rostec) started arrangements for the transportation of Indonesian Mi-35P to the territory of the Russian Federation.

In accordance with the terms of the contract overhaul of Mi-35P helicopters will take place at the production facilities of JSC "150 Aircraft Repair Plant". On November 28, 2016 representatives of the Indonesian company together with the specialists of JSC "150 ARP" started to perform dismantling, conservation, loading operations of helicopters and their components. 

"In the market of South-East Asian countries, there is a stable demand for Russian helicopters. We promptly and efficiently to fulfill its contractual obligations to repair helicopters produced in Russia, as well as provide services for the services, "- said General Director of the holding company" Russian Helicopters "Alexander Mikheyev.

The first combat helicopters Mi-35P were delivered to Indonesia in September 2003. Within the framework of the intergovernmental agreement in September 2007, Indonesia has ordered another three Mi-35P, which were delivered in September 2010. The official ceremony of the Indonesian army transfer took place at the air base ground troops in Jakarta Pondok Chabe 20 October of the same year.

Within the past this autumn forum "Army 2016" Russian holding company signed contracts for the supply of aviation equipment for helicopters, standing on the arms of the Indonesian Army. The contract with the Indonesian side will deliver sets of rotor blades in order to ensure operation of Mi-35P helicopters. In accordance with the terms of the contract, deliveries will be made during the second quarter of 2017.

(RussianHelicopters)

05 Desember 2016

Country’s Biggest Ambulance Vessel Arrives

05 November 2016


MV Susitna (photo : Manila Livewire)

Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) ambulance vessel from Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough, M/V Susitna has arrived Friday, December 2 afternoon at Subic Bay Freeport Zone. M/V Susitna is a 195-foot military prototype vessel that was supposed to be turned into a ferry service between Point MacKenzie and Anchorage in Alaska.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has been trying to sell the vessel for about three years since plans to build a landing terminal outside of Anchorage fell through. The Mat-Su Assembly unanimously approved the plan to sell the ferry to the PRC for USD 1.75 million, a fraction of what the borough originally hoped to get for it.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon said that the ship will be the biggest ambulance and disaster response vessel in the country.

He said that they will conduct a contest so that the ship will be given a particular name.

He explained that the ship will be capable of evacuating thousands of people from a particular barangay to a safer place when need arises in recognition of the fact that the country is disaster-prone.

(Update)

T-50i Golden Eagle, Andalan Latih Lanjut dan Serang Darat Indonesia

05 Desember 2016


Pesawat latih T-50i TNI AU (photo : SH Yang)

Tentu kita tahu, sudah sejak 2012 Indonesia diperkuat oleh salah satu pesawat tempur taktis T-50i Golden Eagle. Pesawat yang bermarkas di Skadron Udara 15 ini hadir sebagai pengganti Hawk MK.53 yang sudah mengabdi lebih dari 30 tahun.


Pesawat buatan Korea Selatan (Korsel) ini terbang perdana pada tahun 2002 dan mulai diproduksi pada tahun 2005. Awalnya, program Golden Eagle di Korsel merupakan program untuk menggantikan pesawat-pesawat latih yang dipakai oleh AU Korea dan sebagai pesawat serang ringan. Dalam pembangunannya, Korean Aerospace Industries menjalin kerjasama dengan Lokheed Martin. Isu yang banyak beredar, kode penamaan T50i juga berasal dari Amerika Serikat untuk menghindari konflik dikemudian hari.


Pesawat latih T-50i TNI AU (photo : SH Yang)

Saat ini tercatat ada empat negara pengguna T-50 Golden Eagle dengan varian yang berbeda-beda. Pesanan Indonesia sendiri merupakan T-50 versi latih lanjut (advance trainer). Dengan panjang badan mencapai 13 m dan diawaki oleh dua penerbang, pesawat ini ditenagai oleh mesin General Electric F404-FE-102.


Soal sistem terbangnya, sebagai pesawat abad 21 tentu Golden Eagle juga dibekali sistem fly by wire dengan kontrol terbang yang digital secara penuh. Desain pesawat sendiri sekilas mirip F-16, namun dengan ukuran lebih kecil dan dilengkapi dua buah air-intake disamping badan mungilnya.


Pesawat latih T-50i TNI AU (photo : SH Yang)

Golden Eagle semakin mirip dengan F-16 dengan sistem kontrol yang menggunakan sistem HOTAS (Hand-On Throttle and Stick), sama seperti yang digunakan ‘kakaknya’ itu. Selain itu, pesawat ini juga dibekali perekam video yang berguna untuk merekam aktivitas penerbangan. Pada beberapa varian, T-50i juga mampu dijejali beberapa armament yang mendukung operasional tempur dan dilengkapi dengan radar multinode.


Di tanah kelahirannya sendiri, Golden Eagle menjadi salah satu produk kebanggaan. Untuk membuktikan keandalan T-50, AU Korsel juga mempercayakan tunggangan tim aerobatiknya kepada pesawat itu.


Pesawat latih T-50i TNI AU (photo : Alex Sidharta)

Indonesia sendiri saat ini telah diperkuat oleh 16 unit T-50i. Terdapat dua variasi warna yang digunakan, yaitu cammo dan warna biru-kuning khas tim aerobatik F-16 Fighting Falcon yang pernah berjaya di era 1990-an Elang Biru.

Satu unit T-50i Golden Eagle mengalami kecelakaan saat melakukan atraksi udara di Yogyakarta tanggal 21 Desember 2015 lalu. Kecelakaan itu mengakibatkan gugurnya dua penerbang TNI AU Letkol Marda Sarjono dan Kapten Dwi Cahyadi.


Pesawat yang masuk jajaran keluarga besar TNI-AU ini dikirim dengan ferry flight dari Sacheon, Korsel ke Lanud Iswahyudi, Madiun dengan tiga kali transit di beberapa kota. Total jarak yang ditempuh sekitar 5484 km.

(Angkasa)

Aboard Vietnam’s Homebuilt Missile-Armed Fast Attack Craft

05 Desember 2016


Two Molniya-class missile-armed fast attack crafts of the Vietnam People’s Navy during a combat training mission at sea (photo: Tuoi Tre News)

Vietnam’s homebuilt Molniya-class fast attack crafts (FACs) are armed with 12 air defense missiles and 16 subsonic anti-ship missiles with an operational range of up to 130 kilometers.

The crafts are allotted to the three-year-old 167th Artillery – Missile Ship Brigade, which has become a key unit of the Vietnam People’s Navy with capabilities for standalone and cooperative combat missions at sea in the armed force’s operations.

Young officers of the brigade take particular pride in being trained to master the controls and operations of the crafts.

Lightning strikes

The name Molniya means ‘lightning’ in Russian, an accurate representation of the speed and power of these modern warships.

In the past, Vietnam resorted to buying Molniya-class FACs from Russia, but newer Moniya vessels employed by the 167th Brigade were built completely locally at the Ba Son shipyard under the country’s Ministry of Defense.

In comparison with Russian-built Molniya-class vessels, Vietnam’s Molniya ships boast a more modern control system.


A Vietnamese naval officer on board a Molniya-class missile-armed fast attack craft during a combat training mission at sea. (photo: Tuoi Tre News)

Thanks to the readily available vessels, the training of new crew members for Molniya-class FACs now takes only four months, according to naval captain Le Ba Quan, chief of staff of the 167th Brigade.

“In 2016 alone, the brigade trained two entire crews to prepare for admission onto our two newly-built ships,” Quan said. “In only a short time, we have managed to train a united team that makes dedication and solidarity their first priority in training missions.”

According to captain Quan, his brigade is focused on the sole mission of training crew members to operate Molniya-class vessels, as “undertrained officers would not have full combat capability when the situation arises."

Molniya-class FACs differ from older warships in Vietnam's naval fleet in that all of the vessels' operations are controlled through modern equipment.

Machinery, radars, and all types of weaponry on board these vessels are interconnected to automatically locate the target and calculate relevant parameters before sending the final confirmation to the commanding officer to fire the shot.

“In combat, the ship is only as powerful as its crew,” Quan explained. “Just one wrong move by a soldier and the machines will lose accuracy.”

See full article :TuoiTreNews

TUDM Peruntuk RM7 Juta Lagi untuk Projek POH Lahad Datu

05 Desember 2016


Wilayah Esscom (image : Focus)

LABUAN: Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM) memperuntukkan dana tambahan sebanyak RM7 juta kepada peruntukan asal RM9 juta yang disediakan kerajaan untuk pelaksanaan projek Pangkalan Operasi Hadapan (POH) TUDM di Lahad Datu.

Panglima Tentera Udara Jeneral Tan Sri Roslan Saad berkata pada masa ini, TUDM sedang menunggu kelulusan daripada Kementerian Pertahanan dan Kementerian Pengangkutan untuk memulakan projek itu.

Beliau berkata POH, iaitu infrastruktur detasmen helikopter yang akan dibina di Lapangan Terbang Lahad Datu, penting untuk membantu mengekalkan keselamatan ruang udara Sabah, khususnya di Zon Selamat Timur Sabah (ESSZone).



“Pangkalan operasi itu adalah untuk anggota tentera udara bertindak cepat sekiranya berlaku apa-apa kejadian tidak diingini atau isu berkaitan keselamatan di kawasan itu,” katanya selepas menutup Eksesais PARADISE 3/16 TUDM di Pangkalan TUDM Labuan di sini kelmarin.

Upacara pecah tanah projek itu disempurnakan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pada Mei lalu.

POH akan berfungsi sebagai pusat transit dan sokongan udara untuk pelbagai helikopter yang dikendalikan oleh Angkatan Tentera Malaysia yang berulang-alik antara Kawasan Keselamatan Khas Pantai Timur Sabah (ESSCom) dan Lapangan Terbang Lahad Datu.

(New Sabah Times)

03 Desember 2016

BRP Andres Bonifacio to Arrive on Dec. 8

03 Desember 2016


BRP Andres Bonifacio PF-17 (photo : US Navy)

MANILA — The country's third Hamilton-class cutter, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is scheduled to arrive to the country on Dec. 8 at the Manila South Harbor.

This was confirmed by Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Roland Joseph Mercado in an interview with the PNA during the sidelights of the Department of National Defense's 77th founding anniversary Tuesday.

"She's a beautiful ship, so be there when she arrives," Mercado said.

BRP Andres Bonifacio is expected to boost the Navy's capability to conduct "territorial patrols" within the nation's exclusive economic zone.

"FF-17 is a significant addition to the Navy' inventory of ships in order to boost the conduct of territorial patrol missions within our EEZ," PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said.

BRP Andres Bonifacio, the sister ship of BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, is now in Guam for a three-day visit.

The frigate departed the US Coast Base in Alameda, California Nov. 1 (American time) and made reprovisioning stops in San Diego, California; Hawaii and finally Guam before proceeding to the Philippines.

The BRP Andres Bonifacio is formerly the USCGC Boutwell which was retired from US Coast Guard service last March 16 and handed to the Philippine Navy last July 21.

(RadyoNatin)