31 Agustus 2016

Latihan Armada Jaya 2016 akan Libatkan 39 Kapal Perang

31 Agustus 2016


Latihan akan melibatkan 39 kapal perang TNI AL (photo : panduindramanto)

TNI AL Gelar Latihan Berskala Besar di Surabaya

Jakarta, (Antara) - TNI Angkatan Laut berencana menggelar latihan berskala besar dengan sandi "Armada Jaya XXXIV/2016" di Komando Pengembangan dan Pendidikan Angkatan Laut (Kobangdikal), Surabaya, Kamis (1/9), yang dibuka langsung oleh Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Laut Laksamana TNI Ade Supandi.

Kepala Dinas Penerangan TNI Angkatan Laut (Kadispenal) Laksamana Pertama TNI Edi Sucipto, di Jakarta, Selasa, mengatakan, latihan yang rencananya akan ditinjau oleh Presiden RI Joko Widodo selaku Panglima tertinggi TNI ini dilaksanakan dalam skala besar di Laut Jawa dari awal September hingga pekan ketiga di bulan yang sama.

"Dimulai dengan proses embarkasi pasukan dari pangkalan TNI AL, Ujung, Surabaya, hingga puncaknya dilaksanakan Operasi Amfibi (Opsfib) berupa pendaratan Pasukan Pendarat (Pasrat) Marinir di pantai Banongan, Jawa Timur," tuturnya.

Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut (Kasal) Laksamana TNI Ade Supandi bertindak selaku Pemimpin Umum Latihan Armada Jaya XXXIV/2016, sedangkan Komandan Pengembangan Pendidikan Angkatan Laut (Dankobangdikal) Laksamana Muda TNI Tri Wahyudi sebagai Direktur Latihan.

Dalam Armada Jaya, kata Edi, ini akan dilaksanakan berbagai rangkaian kegiatan latihan yang meliputi proses perencanaan militer (Prosrenmil) hingga kesiapan operasi serta keterpaduan komponen Sistem Senjata Armada Terpadu (SSAT).

Di mana melibatkan lebih dari 7.000 personel dan 39 Kapal Perang (KRI) berbagai jenis (Kapal Selam, Perusak Kawal Rudal, Kapal Cepat Rudal, Perusak Kawal, Angkut Tank, Buru Ranjau, Kapal Tanker dan Kapal Bantu Tunda) delapan Pesawat Udara, Marinir dengan persenjataan Howitzer, Roket Multilaras tipe GRAD 70.

Berikutnya, tank dan kendaraan pendarat amfibi yang tergabung dalam Komando Tugas Laut (Kogasla), Komando Tugas Amfibi (Kogasfib), Komando Tugas Pendaratan Administrasi (Kogasratmin), Komando Tugas Pertahanan Pantai (Kogashantai) dan Pasukan Pendarat (Pasrat).

Uji Coba Rudal dan Torpedo


Rudal C-802 TNI AL (photo : Kaskus Militer)

Latihan Armada Jaya XXXIV/2016 ini adalah latihan puncak TNI AL dalam rangka meningkatkan kemampuan profesionalisme prajurit matra laut yang juga merupakan uji tindak lanjut dari latihan bertingkat dan berlanjut yang dilakukan oleh unsur-unsur SSAT, yaitu Kapal Perang, Pesawat Udara, Marinir dan Pangkalan.

"Ini juga sekaligus merupakan ajang uji coba senjata-senjata strategis TNI AL, berupa peluru kendali (rudal) permukaan ke permukaan C-705 dan C-802 dari Kapal Cepat Rudal (KCR)," ujar Kadispenal.

Selain itu, "Surface and Underwater Torpedo" (SUT) dan Meriam KRI berbagai kaliber serta persenjataan berat Marinir. Secara umum latihan ini meliputi dua tahap, yaitu geladi posko dan geladi lapangan yang didahului "Tactical Floor Game" (TFG) dan teknologi "War Gaming"/Olah Yudha (OYU) yang dimiliki oleh TNI AL.

TNI AL dalam misinya menjadi "world class navy" dan mendukung program nasional poros maritim dunia, dituntut kesiapannya dalam menghadapi dan mengantisipasi berbagai bentuk ancaman yang dapat mengganggu keamanan dan kedaulatan NKRI.

Untuk itu kesiapan, kemampuan dan kekuatan alutsista yang handal disertai dengan kesiapsiagaan operasional seluruh komponen SSAT dan profesionalisme prajurit Matra Laut adalah suatu keharusan.

Sehingga Latihan Armada merupakan tolok ukur sejauh mana hasil pembinaan, baik personiel maupun materil yang telah dilakukan TNI AL untuk mendukung misi tersebut.

(Antara)

30 Agustus 2016

Hobart Crew Trains on Aegis with US Navy Ship

30 Agustus 2016


USS Spruance DDG (photo : US Navy) 

Destroyer combat systems training enhanced

With destroyer NUSHIP Hobart set to commence contractor sea trials next month before being delivered to the Royal Australian Navy next year, many of the growing number of the ship’s company have already undertaken AEGIS combat system training in the United States.

Some of them were able to hone these skills onboard a US Navy AEGIS ship while the ship was alongside in Australia last month.

At the invitation of US Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 31, Captain Charles Johnson, eight Hobart electronics technicians embarked USS Spruance in Darwin for a day of training. 

Having previously conducted AEGIS training in the US, the Hobart crew enjoyed a tour of the ship before Spruance personnel provided combat systems training in the operations room. 

U.S. and Australian Sailors participate in a bilateral combat systems training exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance. (photo : RAN)

Utilising tailored scenarios that displayed capabilities and functionality unique to the AEGIS Weapon System, the event enabled the Hobart sailors to consolidate their previous training in preparation for delivery of the first destroyer next year, affording them the opportunity to glean deeper combat system knowledge from their US counterparts.

Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Hobart, Lieutenant Commander Peter Shirley rated the experience highly.

“The benefits of this training opportunity and the chance to talk with experienced AEGIS technicians were immeasurable,” he said.

“Our team was excited to learn from the US officers and sailors and have walked away with additional knowledge and skills that will immediately support the introduction of Hobart." 

Opportunities for AEGIS experiential training with the US Navy are likely to become more frequent as the three Hobart class destroyers are transitioned into service and beyond.

(RAN)

29 Agustus 2016

Vietnam Conducts Test Runs for Two More ‘Molniya’ Warships

29 Agustus 2016


One of the two new M5 and M6 warships (photos : QDND)

The Ba Son Shipyard under Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense is carrying out trial runs to prepare for formal handover of two more fast-attack missile ships to the Navy.

The four-day test runs of the M5 and M6 vessels at sea are wrapping up on Friday following the successful trial operations at the dock, the government portal reported Thursday.

The two vessels were launched in April this year.

Vietnam received the first two Russian-made ships of Molniya class in 2007 and 2008. Under a technology transfer agreement signed by Vietnam and Russia in 2009, the latter agreed that six more will be built and assembled under license in Ba Son shipyard. So far four have been handed over to the Navy and M5 and M6 are the fifth and sixth.

The vessels are designed to destroy warships, amphibious vessels, corvettes, and other enemy targets. They are able to help protect submarines and amphibious ships, and perform reconnaissance missions at sea.



Russia has already handed over five out of the total six submarines to Vietnam. The last one is expected to be delivered at the end of this year.

The two corvettes are equipped with advanced weapons and functions. They are able to operate at sea for 10 straight days and can attack targets both in the air and at sea.

Apart from a modern radar system for tracking targets, each of the vessels is also equipped with 16 sea-to-sea Uran-E missiles arranged into four modules for launch on each side with a range of 130 km.

The other weapons installed in each vessel include two AK-630 ship-borne artillery systems with 4,000 shells each, which can fire at targets at a range of 4-5 km, and an AK-176M automatic gun with a range of 15 km for sea and land targets and 11 km for air targets.

(VNExpress)

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Hopes to Conclude the Contract for the Su-35 in 2016

29 Agustus 2016


Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker E (image : wallpapercave)

MOSCOW -. RIA Novosti the Indonesian Ambassador to Russia supriyadi Waheed told RIA Novosti that he hoped to sign a contract for the purchase of Russian multi-role fighters Su-35 before the end of this year.

"Now there is a discussion, but we are still very interested in buying the Su-35, is discussed between the relevant ministries hope that the contract will be signed before the end of the year." - Said the diplomat.

He noted that the Russian-Indonesian relations are developing in many areas. "Earlier, the Indonesian delegation visited Russia to discuss the whole spectrum of issues the memorandum of cooperation in the sphere of defense It was not only the purchase of aircraft, but also of combating extremism and terrorism, the exchange of information." - Added supriyadi.

Earlier, the ambassador said that Indonesia intends to purchase from eight Russian Su-35 fighters. According to him, the country's laws also provide for the transfer of technology. In late April, the state corporation "Rostec" stated that the decision in principle to supply Su-35 Indonesia has adopted and is now being discussed details of the upcoming agreement.

Late last year, the defense minister said that he had received from the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo direct instruction to buy the Su-35 to replace the obsolete American fighters F-5, the Tiger, whose age has reached 40 years.

(RIA Novosti)

27 Agustus 2016

TNI AU Butuh Tambahan 1 Skadron Tempur untuk Perbatasan

27 Agustus 2016


Pesawat tempur TNI AU (photo : TribunNews)

TNI AU Butuh Tambahan Pesawat Tempur

NGAMPRAH, (PR).- TNI Angkatan Udara membutuhkan tambahan pesawat tempur dan helikopter untuk meningkatkan pengamanan di wilayah perbatasan nusantara. Saat ini, beberapa pesawat tempur juga tengah dalam proses pengadaan.

"Idealnya, kami butuh tambahan 1 skadron (14 unit) pesawat tempur di wilayah perbatasan. Namun, ini disesuaikan dengan ketersediaan anggaran di Kementerian Keuangan," kata Kadispen TNI AU Jemi Trisonjaya seusai menghadiri serah terima jabatan Komandan Sekolah Staf dan Komando TNI AU di Lembang, Jumat, 26 Agustus 2016.

Jemi menuturkan, pesawat tempur dan helikopter angkut yang siap beroperasi dibutuhkan di wilayah perbatasan nusantara, seperti Sumatra Utara, Kalimantan, dan Papua. Sebab, wilayah perbatasan dengan negara lain tersebut membutuhkan tingkat pengamanan tinggi.

Meski demikian, pihaknya tetap memaklumi keterbatasan anggaran pemerintah pusat. Dengan demikian, penggunaan pesawat tempur yang ada saat ini akan terus dioptimalkan.

Sementara untuk sejumlah pesawat tempur TNI AU, pihaknya tetap melakukan pemeliharaan sesuai dengan prosedur. Untuk itu, dia membantah jika pesawat tempur yang jatuh terjadi akibat kelalaian dalam pemeliharaan.

"Pesawat jatuh itu bisa disebabkan banyak hal, bisa faktor alam ataupun lainnya. Seperti mobil juga misalnya. Walaupun pemeliharaan sudah baik, bisa saja terjadi kecelakaan akibat faktor lain," ujarnya.

(Pikiran Rakyat)

Commission Ceremony of Myanmar Air Force's Y-8F-200 and Grob G120TP

27 Agustus 2016

Y-8F 200 transport aircraft of the Myanmar Air Force (photo : Bangkok Post)

On August 22, 2016, Myanmar Air Force held commission ceremony of transport aircraft and training aircraft.  Two Shaanxi Y-8F-200 two engine transport aircraft from the people's Republic of China, and 10 units propeller training aircraft Grob G120TP from Germany stationed at the air base Meiktila in Mandalay.

Myanmar Air Force has procured Y-8D transport aircraft from China active previously in 1990, 4 machines with the number 5815, 5816, 5817,5818 and 5819.

Grob G-120TP of the Myanmar Air Force (photo : Myanmar MoI)


The new generation Y-8F-200 for Myanmar Air Force has acquired. Two aircraft for this type used for cargo.

The primary training aircraft propeller Grob G120TP of the Myanmar Air Force has ordered from Germany to supply 10 machines into service in June 2015 and an additional supply of 10 machines for totally 20 units.

(AAG)

DND Alocates Fund for Several Navy's Ship to Undergo Maintenance

27 Agustus 2016

BRP Gregorio del Pilar frigates (photo : cimsec)

PN allocates PHP6-M for frigates maintenance

MANILA (PNA) ---The Philippine Navy (PN) is allocating the sum of PHP6,095,160 for the acquisition of materials needed for the repairs and maintenance of the naval guns of frigates BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16).

The two ships are the former Hamilton-class cutters acquired from the US through the Excess Defense Articles Program.

They are armed with an Oto Melara 76mm autocannon and a variety of 25mm and 20mm light cannons.

Winning bidders are required to deliver the items within 45 calendar days.

Pre-bid conference is on Aug. 30, 1 p.m. at the Office of the PN Bids and Awards Committee, Naval Station Jose Francisco, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. (PNA)

BRP Cebu corvette (photo : maximontero)

Navy’s 5 patrol vessels to undergo repair, maintenance

The Philippine Navy will be spending PhP2.863 million for the repair and maintenance of the five oldest Navy patrol vessels. These patrol vessels are BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19), BRP Magat Salamat (PS-20), BRP Cebu (PS-28), BRP Pangasinan (PS-31), and the BRP Rizal (PS-74).

All of the mentioned vessels are of World War II vintage and are still being used for patrol and maritime surveillance by the Navy.

These vessels have the average age of 50 to 70 years old.

Pre-bid conference is slated at 1 p.m. on Aug. 30, at the Office of the PN Bids and Awards Committee, Naval Station Jose Francisco, Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City. Winning bidders are required to complete the repair within 45 calendar days.

BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19), BRP Magat Salamat (PS-20), BRP Cebu (PS-28), and BRP Pangasinan (PS-31) are from the Miguel Malvar class is a ship class of patrol corvettes of the Philippine Navy, and are currently its oldest class of corvettes. Prior to conversion as corvettes, these ships were formerly used by the US Navy as Admirable-class minesweepers, and PCE-842-class and PCE(R)-848-class patrol craft, which were both based on the Admirable-class hull.

Meanwhile, BRP Rizal (PS-74), one of the two Rizal class ships in service, is an ex-USN Auk class minesweeper. (Update)