26 September 2017

China’s CH-5 UAV Conducts Live-Fire Trial with New Precision Weapon

26 September 2017

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation integrated a new 80 kg precision guided missile on its Cai Hong 5 armed reconnaissance UAV. The latest test in northwestern China also enabled engineers to refine the CH-5's sensor systems as well as its payload release mechanisms (photo : Jane's)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has successfully integrated and launched a new precision guided missile (PGM) on its Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5, or CH-5) strike-capable, medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV), Jane’s sources have confirmed.

The latest test was staged out of an undisclosed airport in the northwestern province of Gansu during the morning of 21 September, with CASC engineers successfully deploying a new 80 kg-class PGM – carrying a blast fragmentation warhead – via lock-on before launch (LOBL) targeting protocols from a production-model CH-5 at a launch altitude of 11,482 ft.

Further details of the new PGM were not disclosed, although it is understood that the latest effort also enabled engineers to further test and fine-tune the CH-5’s electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload as well as its weapons targeting and rail-mounted payload release mechanisms.

“We demonstrated the CH-5’s ability to win the initiative in any battlefield with its reconnaissance and strike ability, and our latest success exemplifies the maturity of our advanced products,” a company spokesperson told Jane’s .

Company sources also revealed to Jane’s that the 45 kg-class AR-1 semi-active laser (SAL) anti-armour missile was successfully integrated and certified for delivery aboard the CH-5 in August.

(Jane's)

ST Kinetics Readies Bronco 3 for Production

26 September 2017


ST Kinetics Bronco 3 ATTC in the troop carrying role being put through its paces at Bovington, Dorset, southern England. The remote weapon station is not fitted with its machine gun. (photo : Jane's)

Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics has completed development of its latest Bronco 3 all-terrain tracked carrier (ATTC) and is ready to start production once a launch order has been secured, the company’s chief marketing officer Winston Toh has told Jane’s .

The original Bronco, now referred as Bronco 1, was developed to meet the operational requirements of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) with over 45 variants now deployed, most of these being fully amphibious. No production figures have been released but Jane’s understands that at least 730 have been built for the SAF.

To meet an urgent UK Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) a new model was developed that is today called the Bronco 2, or Warthog in British Army service, with 115 built for deployment in Afghanistan to replace the Swedish BAE Systems Hagglunds BvS 10 ATTC.

The Warthog has a higher level of ballistic and mine protection but is not amphibious as this was not a UK requirement.

Further development resulted in the Bronco New Generation (Bronco NG) technology demonstrator, which benefited from ST Kinetics’ experience with the Bronco 1 and 2 programmes.

This resulted in the latest Bronco 3 ATTC of which two pre-production vehicles have been built by the company for potential customer demonstrations. The final design will be the baseline for all future production vehicles.

Bronco 3 is powered by a MTU diesel developing 325 hp coupled to an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission with Soucy International composite rubber tracks (CRT).

(Jane's)

25 September 2017

RAPBN 2018 : Porsi Pinjaman untuk Alutsista Rp 15,2 Triliun

25 September 2017

Sigma 11514 sodoran baru dari Damen untuk kapal PKR (photo : Defense Studies)

Ini Rincian Alutsista yang Dibeli dari Utang

Jakarta - Pemerintah dalam rancangan anggaran pendapatan dan belanja negara (RAPBN) Tahun Anggaran 2018 telah menyediakan porsi penarikan pinjaman atau utang, untuk pembelian alat utama sistem persenjataan (alutsista) bagi Kementerian Pertahanan, dan alat material khusus (alumatsus) untuk Kepolisian Republik Indonesia.

Kepala Badan Kebijakan Fiskal (BKF) Kementerian Keuangan, Suahasil Nazara, mengatakan sumber utang tersebut berasal dari luar negeri dan dalam negeri.

"Ya kan ada yang alatnya dari luar dan dari dalam," kata Suahasil di Ruang Badan Anggaran (Banggar) DPR, Senayan, Jakarta, Senin (25/9/2017).

Dalam RAPBN 2018, pinjaman luar negeri negatif Rp 18,6 triliun, artinya pemerintah lebih besar membayar pokok pinjaman dibanding menarik pinjaman baru. Tahun depan, pemerintah akan melakukan penarikan pinjaman Rp 51,5 triliun dengan pembayaran cicilan Rp 70,1 triliun.

Penarikan pinjaman ini terdiri dari pinjaman tunai Rp 13,5 triliun, dan pinjaman proyek Rp 38,0 triliun. Pinjaman proyek ini dari pemerintah pusat Rp 27,2 triliun, diterushibahkan Rp 0,2 triliun, dan diteruspinjamkan Rp 10,6 triliun.

Kapal selam Type 214 (photo : defence.pk)

Dari pinjaman luar negeri tersebut, terdapat lima kementerian/lembaga terbesar pengguna utang luar negeri dengan total alokasi lebih dari 90%, antara lain seperti Kementerian Pertahanan Rp 11,7 triliun untuk alutsista, dan Kepolisian sebesar Rp 3,3 untuk alumatsus.

"Kalau beli dari luar kan buka L/C (letter of credit), bentuknya pinjaman. Kalau yang dari dalam, kan ada juga yang dari dalam, itu financing-nya dari bank lokal," jelas dia.

Alutsista yang dibeli

Utang luar negeri Rp 11,7 triliun untuk alutsista ini antara lain, Kapal PKR, ASW Helikopter, Korvet, Kapal Selam, Roket, pesawat Multipurpose Amphibious, rantis khusus Armed AVRMD dan AVFCU, radar GCI, dan Kapal Mine Counter Measure. 

Sedangkan Rp 3,3 triliun untuk alumatsus yakni helikopter, labfor Mabes Polri, peralatan service, siskom di Indonesia bagian Timur yakni Papua, Papua Barat, Maluku, dan Maluku Utara.

Sedangkan pinjaman untuk pembelian alutsista dan alumatsus yang berasal dari dalam negeri sebesar negatif Rp 3,1 triliun, karena pemerintah melakukan penarikan pinjaman Rp 4,5 triliun dan melakukan pembayaran cicilan Rp 1,4 triliun.

Penarikan pinjaman yang totalnya Rp 4,5 triliun ini, sekitar Rp 3,5 triliun difokuskan oleh Kementerian Pertahanan untuk membiayai alutsista dan alumatsus yang diproduksi industri pertahanan dalam negeri. Sedangkan untuk Kepolisian Rp 1 triliun, pemberi pinjaman dalam negeri adalah Bank BUMN dan BUMD.

(Detik)

Skadron Teknik 022 Mendapat Peralatan Baru dan Canggih

25 September 2017


Peralatan baru di Skadron Teknik 22 Malang (photo : TNI AU)

Penlanud Abd - Skadron Teknik 022 Lanud Abd Saleh satuan pemeliharaan di lembah bromo dan bersemboyan “ Kami anak anak Gamel tak pernah berkata tidak bisa, beri kesempatan akan kami kerjakan” telah menerima kedatangan dua peralatan baru yang sangat canggih dan ditempatkan dibawah Bengharpes (Bengkel Pemeliharaan Pesawat) berupa Fuel Nozle Tester dan Ultrasonic Cleaner yang digunakan untuk mendukung kegiatan pemeliharaan pesawat EMB-314 Super Tucano, C-212 Casa dan C-130 Hercules. 

Peralatan baru ini telah dilaksanakan pemeriksaan dan uji fungsi pada tanggal 19 September oleh Team Mabesau sebanyak 7 Personel dan diketuai oleh Kolonel Tek Nyoman Suryaman. Tim dari Mabesau melihat secara langsung proses uji fungsi kedua peralatan tersebut.(20/9)

Fuel Nozle Tester yang diterima oleh Skatek 022 merupakan salah satu Test bench yang diproduksi oleh pabrikan Stanley dari USA dan digunakan untuk melaksanakan pengetesan Fuel Nozle yang merupakan bagian dari komponen system pembakaran pada engine pesawat terbang. 

Instalasi Peralatan Fuel Nozzle sejenis yang berada di Skadron Teknik 043 Pangkalan Udara TNI AU Adisutjipto (photo : TNI AU)

Fuel Nozzle ini sudah menggunakan system komputerisasi dan digital sehingga data yang dihasilkan pada saat pengetesan sangat actual  dan detail sehingga akan meningkatkan kualitas hasil sifatnya universal tester yang dapat digunakan untuk mengetest fuel nozzle seluruh jenis pesawat terbang. 

Sedangkan ultra sonic cleaner merupakan salah satu peralatan buatan pabrikan Hankuuk dari Korea Selatan berfungsi untuk menggosok atau membersikan kotoran yang menempel pada komponen barang yang sulit dibersihkan , alat ini sangat cocok digunakan untuk membersihkan beberapa komponen pesawat seperti Fuel Nozle element, Bearing dan lain-lain.

Dengan kedatangan dua peralatan baru ini, diharapkan kualitas hasil pemeliharaan dari Skatek 022 semakin meningkat dan impian para teknisi lembah Bromo ini dalam mengembangkan kemampuan dan menjadi salah satu satuan pemeliharaan yang terdepan dalam mendukung kesiapan operasional Skadron Udara di Lanud Abd Saleh dapat terwujud, tegas Danskatek 022  Letkol Tek Y. Sidik Dhani Broto N., S.T., M.M., M.A.P. 

(TNI AU)

Turn Vietnam's BRDM-2 into Automatic Combat Vehicle

23 September 2017


BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicle of the Vietnamese Army (all photos : KienThuc)

With the current domestic technology, Vietnam can completely turn BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles into automatic combat vehicles.

BRDM-2 armor scouting was one of the armored vehicles on the Army's service, but over time this line of vehicles became obsolete and no longer meets the requirements. fight the army in the new situation.

To be able to extend service time as well as improve the combat capability of the BRDM-2 in Vietnam, it needs to be upgraded comprehensively. And one of the possible alternatives is to turn the BRDM-2 into unmanned combat vehicles.


Theoretically, this option is quite suitable for the BRDM-2, as it is rather small in design, it is difficult to deploy more heavy weapons or expand the capacity of troops. The automation of the BRDM-2's operational capability and the upgrading of the automatic weapons system is the most modern modality of application for the BRDM-2.

In this image, a variant of the Belarusian-built BRDM-2 fully automated upgrades, this variant completely eliminated the 14.5mm turret on the vehicle and replaced it with a 12.7 automatic control unit. mm has the ability to lift up and down.

Belarus's upgraded BRDM-2 variant is quite suitable for patrolling and guarding missions in complex terrain, with multitasking capabilities as both a combat vehicle and a fortification. close to the money.


With the current national defense technology, our military can completely upgrade BRDM-2 or similar armored vehicles in the direction of automating the combat capability or self-propelled combat operations.

The improvement of the BRDM-2 from a manned vehicle to a unmanned vehicle will also be a major barrier to the upgrading of this model in the country. But that does not mean it does not work.

Currently, Vietnam has successfully fabricated and tested a 12.7mm automatic anti-aircraft weapon combination, so that we can actively use this weapon combination on the upgraded variant of BRDM-2 instead. old 14.5mm gun turret.


In addition to combat capabilities, the 12.7mm automatic weapons combination also allows field-based reconnaissance operators in real time but without the need to sit in the vehicle, which can be several kilometers away.

Another upgraded Georgia variant for the BRDM-2 with an automatic weapons combo carrying 12.7mm heavy machine guns.

About the design of a prototype BRDM-2, it weighs only 7 tons with 4-person combat tanks and is equipped with a maximum thickness of 10mm. The main weapon of this reconnaissance vehicle is a 14.5mm machine gun and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.

Laos Tertarik Beli Lagi Senjata Pindad

25 September 2017


Varian senapan SS2 buatan PT Pindad (image : Indomiliter)

Vientiane, Laos (ANTARA News) - Kementerian Pertahanan Laos menyampaikan ketertarikan mereka untuk kembali membeli produk-produk senjata PT Pindad, kata Wakil Presiden Expor PT Pindad Ridi Djajakusuma.

"Kami melakukan presentasi di depan Kementerian Pertahanan Laos untuk kembali memperkenalkan dan mempromosikan produk-produk Pindad. Mereka sangat tertarik untuk kembali membeli produk senjata Pindad. Yang sangat mereka incar itu short riffle dan amunisi," kayanya di Vientiane.

PT Pindad merupakan salah satu perusahaan Indonesia yang berpartisipasi dalam Trade and Tourism Fair 2017 yang diselenggarakan KBRI di Vientiane guna memperingati 60 tahun hubungan bilateral Indonesia-Laos.

Menurut Ridi, hubungan kerja sama militer antara Indonesia dan Laos memang cukup erat. 

Kementerian Pertahanan Laos sejak 2014 sudah membeli produk-produk senjata PT Pindad, meliputi 60 pistol G2 Combat, 35 SS1 V2, 35 SS1 V4, serta amunisi.

"Pada pertemuan dengan Kementerian Pertahanan Laos tanggal 21 September kemarin mereka menyatakan tertarik membeli Pistol G2 Elite dan senjata Sniper buatan Pindad SPR 2 dan amunisi," ungkap Ridi.

Perdana Menteri Laos pada Oktober tahun ini akan berkunjung ke Indonesia dan bertandang ke PT Pindad.

Sebanyak 27 tentara Laos saat ini sedang mengikuti pelatihan di Indonesia. Mereka mendapat pelatihan dari Grup 1 Kopassus untuk persiapan "The ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet" (AARM) 2017 di Singapura.

"Mereka senang produk Pindad karena sejak membeli dan menggunakan produk Pindad mereka pernah jadi juara ke-3 di ARRM di Thailand," ujar Ridi.

(Antara)

MBDA Teams with Ferra in ATGM Production for LAND 400

25 September 2017


MBDA-MMP fifth generation anti-tank guided weapon (photo : Defense Update)

MBDA is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Queensland based Ferra Engineering.

The MoU will see MBDA and Ferra work together in support of the Australian Industry Content (AIC) proposal to contribute to the $20 billion LAND 400 program.

“I am so pleased that MBDA has been able to partner with a great Queensland company like Ferra,” MBDA Australia Managing Director, Andy Watson said.

“Our product for Land 400, MMP, is the only fifth generation anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) in production”

“MMP is the most advanced and lowest risk missile solution for Land 400 Phase 2 and we are delighted to partner with Ferra Engineering to help bring MMP’s technological and strategic benefits to Australia,” he said.

“MBDA’s approach to Australian Industrial Content is based on two principles: ensuring the Commonwealth has the highest level of operational independence and sovereignty in its use of the missile and generating real opportunities for Australian industry”.

“Our vision is for MMP to become the first missile that is built, maintained and evolved in Australia,” Mr Watson said Ferra Engineering Managing Director, Mark Arthur, said that “this is an exciting opportunity to develop a long term partnership with MBDA, and we look forward to working with them into the future”.

The MoU with Ferra Engineering is the first of a number of agreements with Australian companies expected to be completed over the coming weeks and builds on MBDA’s established record for industrial participation and technology transfer in Australia.

(MBDA)