24 Juli 2017

Philippine Navy Now has Tethered Aerostat Radar System

24 Juli 2017


The Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) (photo : MaxDefense)

The Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), low-level airborne ground surveillance system that uses aerostat as radar platform, of Philippine Navy from United States government has finally arrived, MaxDefense Philippines said without giving details where the said platform is stationed and when it arrived.

The aerostats are large fabric envelopes filled with helium, and can rise up to an altitude of 15,000 feet (4,600 m) while tethered by a single cable. The largest lifts a 1000 kg payload to an operating altitude providing low-level, downward-looking radar coverage.

TARS has a Maximum Detection Range of 200 nautical miles.

This is among the military aid provided by US to boost the Philippines’ maritime surveillance capabilities amid West Philippine Sea dispute.

The TARS for Philippine Navy was first announced by US officials in April 2016.

In 2015, the US government announced its five-year Maritime Security Initiative, a commitment to help partner nations like Philippines address common challenges with an overall budget of US$425-million.

“We’ve just released the first tranche of this money, nearly 80 percent of which is going to the Philippines. There it will help modernize the technology and train staff at the Philippines National Coast Watch Center, enhance an information network to enable the sharing of classified communications between U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii and key Philippines maritime command centers, provide an aerostat reconnaissance platform (airship), and outfit Philippine navy patrol vessels with better sensors so they can see and do more in the region’s waters,” former United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said in April 8, 2016.

(Update)

TNI AU Akan Bangun Pangkalan Udara Tipe C di Jayawijaya

24 Juli 2017


Jayawijaya, Papua (image : GoogleMaps)

Wamena, Papua (ANTARA News) - Komando Operasi TNI AU II siap membantu pendistribusian kebutuhan bahan pokok kepada masyarakat di pegunungan tengah Papua. TNI AU akan membangun pangkalan udara tipe C di Pegunungan Jayawijaya.

"Saya akan berusaha membantu kelancaran pembangunan atau perkembangan ekonomi di sini melalui penyediaan ataupun melengkapi, atau meningkatkan frekuensi kargo yang mengangkut kebutuhan material yang dibutuhkan," kata Panglima Komando Operasi TNI AU II, Marsekal Muda TNI Yadi Sutanandika, di Wamena, ibukota Kabupaten Jayawijaya, Jumat.

Selain membantu pendistribusian kebutuhan masyarakat, dalam waktu dekat akan dibangun juga pangkalan TNI AU untuk mendukung pelayanan itu.

"Nanti kami bangun pangkalan udara tipe C di sini. Saya dengar ada niat dari masyarakat Jayawijaya memberikan lahan kepada kami untuk mendirikan pangkalan TNI AU," katanya.

Dia memastikan, setelah ada pangkalan TNI AU di sana, frekuensi penerbangan di sana akan meningkat dan dapat membantu pembangunan di sana sebab rata-rata pendistribusian barang ke pegunungan hanya melalui pesawat.

(Antara)

UEC has Signed Contracts for the Repair of Engines Su-30MKM of the RMAF

24 Juli 2017


Saturn AL-31FP engine (photo : HAL)

Zhukovsky (Moscow region) - RIA Novosti. The joint engine building corporation during the MAKS-2017 airshow has signed a package of agreements on the repair of AL-31FP engines installed on the Su-30MKM Air Force fighters of Malaysia, the press service of the UEC told journalists on Wednesday.

"UEC within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon held in the city of Zhukovsky MAKS has concluded a number of agreements on the overhaul of the fleet of turbojet engines AL-31FP and their units installed on the Su-30MKM multi-role fighters of the Royal Air Force (RMAF) of Malaysia," - The report said.


Sukhoi Su-30MKM (photo : Sng Wei Jie)

The documents were signed by the general director of the UEC Alexander Artyukhov and the general director of the Malaysian company ATSC (Aerospace Technology Systems Corp.) Mohd Fadzar in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the RMAF Malaysia, Dato Sri Haji Affendi.

"For us, Malaysia is one of the key partners in the Asia-Pacific region. As part of the development of cooperation with Malaysian partners, our corporation is interested in the formation of a system of comprehensive after-sales technical support of previously delivered products.

"I am confident that the agreements signed today will strengthen the foundation of our relations with Malaysian operators "- quoted in the message of the word Artyukhov.

(RIA Novosti)

23 Juli 2017

KSAU: TNI AU Segera Memperkuat Sistem Pertahanan

23 Juli 2017


Hercules tipe J akan dipesan pada kurun 2014-2019 (photo : jewsnews)

Banyumas, ANTARA JATENG - Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Udara (KSAU) Marsekal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto mengatakan dalam rencana strategis (renstra) kedua, TNI AU segera memperkuat sistem pertahanan di sejumlah wilayah Indonesia.

"Renstra kedua, kami akan memperkuat di Natuna, kemudian di Tarakan, Morotai, Biak, Merauke, kemudian di Kupang. Dalam hal ini kami juga akan membangun pangkalan yang ada di Selaru sesuai dengan kebijakan-kebijakan Panglima TNI," katanya usai membuka kegiatan Bakti Sosial dan Karya Bakti TNI Angkatan Udara di Kabupaten Banyumas, Jawa Tengah, Minggu.

Hercules tipe J

Sementara yang sedang berjalan untuk renstra kedua 2014-2019, kata dia, TNI AU juga akan memperkuat sistem pertahanan di antaranya pengadaan pesawat tempur pengganti pesawat F5.

Selain itu, lanjut dia, penambahan pesawat Hercules tipe J, penambahan pesawat-pesawat latih termasuk pesawat helikopter, dan penambahan 12 radar.

Menurut dia, penambahan radar itu sangat penting karena bisa mengawal dan mengamati seluruh wilayah Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia.

Anka UAV buatan Turki yang dikerjasamakan dengan PTDI (photo : TAI)

UAV tipe MALE

"Dan yang sangat penting lagi, rencana pesawat `drone` tanpa awak di Natuna dan Tarakan dengan kemampuan MALE (pesawat tanpa awak buatan PT Dirgantara Indonesia), terbang 24 jam sampai 36 jam dengan jarak jangkau kurang lebih 2.000 kilometer. Itu yang akan kami tempatkan dalam renstra kedua ini di Tarakan dan Natuna," katanya.

Sementara dalam renstra ketiga, kata dia, TNI AU akan menempatkan pesawat tanpa awak di Morotai dan Selaru.

Dengan demikian, lanjut dia, TNI AU dapat melihat pengamanan di hampir seluruh wilayah Indonesia mulai dari samudra hingga daratan dengan menggunakan pesawat tanpa awak.

Terkait dengan hal itu, KSAU mengatakan pihaknya telah membangun jaringan komunikasi data (network centric corporation) di TNI AU dan akan dikembangkan di Markas Besar TNI.

"Kemungkinan juga pada tingkatan yang lebih tinggi sehingga seluruh informasi di negeri kita ini bisa terpantau dari `drone` dan bisa disebarkan ke seluruh satuan-satuan yang ada di bawah dan tidak bisa dibohongi karena semua menggunakan sistem digital yang bisa dibaca, di mana ada ancaman, entah itu ancaman laut, ancaman darat, ancaman udara, itu yang sekarang sedang kita bangun," katanya.

Ia mengharapkan pada renstra ketiga, dari TNI Angkatan Laut, Angkatan Udara, dan Angkatan Darat yang ada di perbatasan sudah satu komando dalam jaringan komunikasi data atau "network centric corporation". 

(Antara)

PH Now Covers 85% of Entire Airspace with 13 Radars

23 Juli 2017


The six operational Doppler Radars of PHL (image : noah_dost)

Philippines’ air traffic radars are now up at 13 from 3, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said. With 13 radars the Philippines can now monitor 85% of its entire airspace to provide safer and more efficient flights.

“Definite air travel, established aircraft identification, and guaranteed air passenger safety and security are now within reach through the new Communications Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM),” DOTr said.

“On September 2017, an additional satellite-based CNS/ATM will be turned over to DOTr-CAAP to enable 100% coverage of the PH airspace,” DOTr added.

CNS/ATM system is a state-of-the-art computer and satellite based air traffic management technology is the same technology that is being used by Australia, Taiwan, and other European states.

“The CNS/ATM project was started in 2009, but due to delay in construction and other challenges, it did not hit its target completion in 2016. Upon Secretary Art Tugade’s assumption into office, he ordered the CAAP to fast-track the project,” DOTr said.

“The CNS/ATM system is now in parallel operations with the existing technology and will be fully operational by December 2017,” it added.

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The UAC Confirmed its Readiness to Start Production the Su-35 of Indonesia and the UAE

23 Juli 2017


Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-30Mk2 (image : KNAAPO)

Moscow.INTERFAX.RU - The production facilities of the United Aircraft Corporation are ready to implement large export contracts for the delivery of the Su-35, UAC President Yury Slyusar told Interfax.

"The production capacity of the Su-35 is such that we are ready right now, without adjusting the contract with the Defense Ministry, to start implementing major foreign contracts," Slyusar said, responding to Interfax's question about the readiness to sell the Su-35 supplies from Indonesia and the UAE.

He stressed that the production capacity exceeds the current level of demand and covers the requirements under the State Defense Order.

Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of the State Corporation Rostek, said earlier that the contract for the supply of Russian multi-purpose super maneuverable Su-35 fighter aircraft has already been agreed upon and will be signed in 2017.

Earlier it was reported that we are talking about the supply of Indonesia's 12 Su-35 aircraft.

The head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Dmitry Shugaev, reported that Russia has begun pre-contract work on deliveries of the Su-35 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In April, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov announced that the UAE could buy several dozen Su-35 fighters from the Russian Federation.

The Su-35 fighter was developed at the Sukhoi Design Bureau. It is a deeply modernized super maneuverable multifunctional fighter of the "4 ++" generation.

(Interfax)

22 Juli 2017

APM Bakal Miliki 29 Bot Penyelamat Amphibious Sealegs

22 Juli 2017


Sealegs amphibious boat (photos : Utusan, Sarawakiana) 

Shahidan Kassim (tengah) dan Azmy Yahya memotong reben sebagai simbolik penyerahan kenderaan amphibious Sealegs milik Angkatan Pertahanan Malaysia (APM) di Putrajaya (photo : Utusan)

PUTRAJAYA  – Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (APM) bakal memiliki 29 buah bot penyelamat Amphibious Sealegs yang digunakan untuk misi menyelamat ketika bencana alam menjelang hujung tahun.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr. Shahidan Kassim berkata, sehingga kini APM telah menerima enam bot manakala selebihnya diterima secara berperingkat-peringkat.

“Pertambahan aset itu merupakan antara satu komitmen kerajaan dalam usaha memperkasa pengurusan bencana alam sekali gus berupaya memudahkan usaha menyelamat.

“Penerimaan ini bakal menjadikan APM sebagai pemilik terbanyak Amphibious Sealegs di Malaysia dengan membabitkan kos perolehan berjumlah RM15.7 juta,” katanya dalam sidang akhbar selepas majlis Penyerahan Bot Amphibious Sealegs di sini hari ini.



Yang hadir sama Ketua Pengarah APM, Datuk Azmy Yahya.

Sementara itu Shahidan memberitahu, jumlah keanggotaan APM dijangka mencecah dua juta orang sebelum hujung tahun ini.

Katanya, aspek kecekapan anggota yang dikerah ke lapangan turut dipertingkatkan menerusi pelbagai latihan, bukan sahaja membabitkan ketika banjir tetapi merangkumi bencana lain.

“Malah keperluan mengadakan latihan pengendalian aset harus dipergiatkan, bukan sahaja kepada APM tetapi kepada agensi lain menerusi kerjasama Strategi Lautan Biru Kebangsaan (NBOS).

“Perancangan dan persediaan ini haruslah dimulakan lebih awal dengan mengenal pasti atau menjangkakan kejadian yang bakal berlaku, agar mampu mengge­rakkan pelan tindakan dengan segera,” katanya.

(Utusan)