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13 octobre 2014 1 13 /10 /octobre /2014 07:35
AS565 Panther

AS565 Panther

 

13.10.2014 Ridzwan Rahmat - Pacific Sentinel

 

The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) will equip its three Bung Tomo-class corvettes with AS565 Panther anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, a navy source told IHS Jane's on 6 October in Surabaya, Indonesia.

 

The lead ship in class, KRI Bung Tomo (357), conducted trials with an AS365N Dauphin 2 on 29 September. The trials, which included touch-and-go operations and landings, were held in the seas of central Java ahead of the vessel's appearance at the Indonesian Armed Forces Day celebration on 7 October.

 

According to the source, the Dauphin 2 involved in the recent trials is on loan from Indonesia's search-and-rescue body (Badan SAR Nasional, or BASARNAS). However, the trials were conducted with the aircraft sporting TNI-AL livery to "keep the exercises realistic," the source said.

 

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6 octobre 2014 1 06 /10 /octobre /2014 16:35
Conclusion d’un accord avec l’Indonésie pour fabriquer des chasseurs

Cérémonie de signature d`un accord Corée du Sud-Indonésie sur le développement conjoint des avions de chasse

 

SEOUL, 06 oct. (Yonhap)

 

La Corée du Sud a signé ce lundi un accord avec l’Indonésie pour développer conjointement des avions de chasse, a rapporté ce lundi l’Administration du programme d’acquisition de défense (DAPA).

 

Cet accord entre dans le cadre du projet KFX du gouvernement local pour la mise au point et la production d’environ 120 chasseurs coréens de classe F-16 pour remplacer une partie de sa flotte vieillissante.

 

L’Indonésie a rejoint ce mégaprojet, le plus important de Séoul dans le domaine de la défense, en promettant d’injecter 20% des 8.500 milliards de wons (7,95 milliards de dollars) nécessaires pour le mener à bien.

 

Suite à leur protocole d’entente conclu en 2010, Séoul et Jakarta ont signé le nouvel accord «pour spécifier les détails des principes de base sur la manière de mener le projet, dont le partage des coûts et les responsabilités», a précisé la DAPA.

 

La cérémonie de signature a eu lieu à Surabaya, en Indonésie, en présence d’officiels de l’agence publique coréenne et du chef de la défense indonésienne, a-t-il été ajouté.

 

«L’accord d’aujourd’hui ouvre la voie à une meilleure coopération entre les deux (pays) dans un grand nombre de secteurs, de la conception d’avions au développement de prototypes», a poursuivi la DAPA. «Il aidera les deux nations à réduire leurs charges financières et à promouvoir leur industrie aéronautique.»

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12 août 2014 2 12 /08 /août /2014 07:35
Southeast Asia builds home-grown defense industry

 

12.08.2014 cnbc.com (Reuters)

 

Spurred by tensions with China, Southeast Asian nations are building up their own defense industries, channeling fast-growing military budgets to develop local expertise and lower their dependence on big U.S. and European arms suppliers.

 

While countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia won't do away with big-ticket imports from giants like Airbus or Lockheed Martin, they are increasingly encouraging domestic defense firms to manufacture hardware locally. With regional defense spending seen rising to $40 billion in 2016, 10 percent higher than last year, some countries are already developing their own exports.

 

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11 août 2014 1 11 /08 /août /2014 16:45
Rheinmetall and Pindad sign Indonesia ammunition deal

 

11 August 2014 by defenceWeb

 

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has signed a memorandum of understanding with PT Pindad to produce ammunition ranging from 30 to 105 mm for the Indonesian military as well as export customers.

The agreement was signed in the Indonesia capital Jakarta on August 7, local media reported. The agreement will see RDM and Pindad form a joint venture in 2015 to construct a 168 hectare facility in Malang, East Java, to manufacture ammunition.

 

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5 avril 2014 6 05 /04 /avril /2014 11:35
Polynésie française : visite du contre-amiral Cullerre en Asie du Sud-Est

 

05/04/2014 Sources : EMA

 

Du 11 au 22 mars 2014, le contre-amiral Anne Cullerre, commandant la zone de responsabilité permanente Asie-Pacifique (ZRP ALPACI) et commandant supérieur des forces armées en Polynésie française (COMSUP FAPF), s’est rendu dans quatre pays du sud-est asiatique pour une série d’entretiens avec les autorités militaires de ces pays (Thaïlande, Birmanie, Singapour et Indonésie).

 

Le contre-amiral Cullerre s’est d’abord rendu en Thaïlande. Les forces armées en Polynésie françaises (FAPF) coopèrent régulièrement avec les forces armées thaïlandaises au cours d’exercices tels que Cobra gold ou lors d’escales de bâtiments de la marine nationale donnant lieu à des embarquements d’officiers thaïlandais et à des entraînements conjoints à la mer.

 

En Birmanie, l’amiral Cullerre a travaillé avec les autorités militaires sur le renforcement de notre coopération bilatérale, plus spécialement celle exercée dans le domaine de la sécurité maritime et de la surveillance des zones économiques exclusives.

 

Ce même sujet a été évoqué lors des rencontres avec les autorités militaires de Singapour, pays avec lequel la France entretient une coopération active en s’appuyant notamment sur l’Information Fusion Centre (IFC). Depuis sa création en avril 2009, un officier de liaison français est affecté dans ce centre régional de collecte et de partage d’informations d’intérêt maritime .

 

Le contre-amiral Cullerre a également pu profiter de sa présence à Singapour pour rencontrer le contre-amiral Cindy Thebaud, commandant de la Task Force (TF) 73 basée à Sembawang.

 

Enfin, ALPACI a représenté le général d’armée Pierre de Villiers, chef d’état-major des armées (CEMA) au 4eJakarta International Defence Dialogue, qui réunissait les hautes autorités militaires et ministérielles de quarante-six pays de la zone indo-pacifique. Ce forum annuel a pour objectif d’aborder des problèmes d'actualité et les défis auxquels les pays de la zone doivent faire face pour améliorer la sécurité de la navigation maritime, lutter contre la criminalité transnationale et encourager l'établissement de relations de coopération bilatérale et multilatérale.

 

ALPACI, au nom du CEMA, participe aux activités de coopération régionale et entretient des relations privilégiées avec l’ensemble des nations présentes sur cette zone.

 

En temps qu’ALPACI et COMSUP FAPF, l’amiral Cullerre a pour mission de garantir la souveraineté nationale dans les zones maritimes de  la Polynésie française et du Pacifique. Sa zone de compétence s’étend sur tout l’océan Pacifique, les détroits indonésiens et du méridien du cap sud de la Tasmanie à l’ouest, à la côte américaine à l’Est, à l’exception de la zone entourant la Nouvelle-Calédonie sous la responsabilité du COMSUP Nouméa.

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3 avril 2014 4 03 /04 /avril /2014 11:35
L’Indonésie modernise sa base aérienne en mer de Chine du sud

 

2 avril 2014 par Edouard Maire  / Info-Aviation

 

La force aérienne indonésienne va moderniser sa base aérienne de Ranai sur l’île de Riau afin qu’elle puisse opérer des chasseurs Su-27 et des Su-30, a déclaré le commandant de la base le 27 mars.

 

Le lieutenant-colonel Andri Gandy a également révélé que des travaux de modernisation avaient déjà commencé sur la base aérienne, comme l’installation des feux de piste, des feux de voie de circulation et un radar intégré. L’armée indonésienne prévoit également d’étendre la longueur de la piste, qui est actuellement de 2500 mètres.

 

Les nouvelles installations comprendront des hangars sur la partie ouest de la base aérienne avec pour objectif à long terme de déployer de façon permanente un escadron d’avions de chasse Sukhoi sur les îles Natuna.

 

La force aérienne indonésienne opère un mélange de Su-27SK et Su-30MK, avec des commandes supplémentaires attendues pour des Su-30MK2. Un déploiement de quatre hélicoptères d’attaque Apache AH-64E fabriqués par Boeing a été annoncé séparément le même jour par le général Budiman, chef d’état-major de l’armée indonésienne.

 

Fajru Zaini, membre du gouvernement indonésien, a expliqué que le déploiement éventuel des Sukhoi sur les îles Natuna comme faisait partie de la politique de Jakarta pour développer « une force principale minimum » (« Minimum Essential Force »). Ce concept, introduit par le président Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono en 2005, vise à établir la nature et l’ampleur minimum des capacités militaires que l’Indonésie doit déployer en réponse à une menace stratégique (notamment chinoise).

 

Les îles Natuna, avec une superficie totale de 2631 km², sont situées sur les frontières maritimes de l’Indonésie avec le Brunei, la Malaisie et le Vietnam à la pointe sud de la mer de Chine du Sud.

 

Bien que l’Indonésie ne soit pas impliquée dans les différends territoriaux dans la mer de Chine du Sud sur les îles Paracel et Spratly, la Chine a déclaré qu’une « ligne de neuf en pointillés »* empiétait sur la zone économique exclusive revendiquée par Jakarta dans la région des îles Natuna. Or, la mer Natuna possède l’un des plus grands gisements de gaz au monde estimé à 1,3 milliards de m³ de gaz naturel et de condensats.

 

* La « ligne de neuf pointillés » est une ligne de démarcation utilisée par la Chine pour définir les parties de la mer de Chine du Sud qu’elle revendique.

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14 mars 2014 5 14 /03 /mars /2014 07:35
Japan draws up overhaul of arms-export ban

 

March 14th, 2014 defencetalk.com (AFP)

 

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has drawn up plans to overhaul the pacifist country’s self-imposed ban on arms exports, an official said Thursday, in a move that could anger China.

 

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has delivered the blueprint to lawmakers in his party and coalition partner New Komeito, according to an LDP official, with the premier looking for a green light from cabinet by the end of the month.

 

The relaxed rules could allow Tokyo to supply weaponry to nations that sit along important sea lanes to help them fight piracy and also help resource-poor Japan, which depends on mineral imports.

 

Japanese arms could potentially be shipped to Indonesia as well as nations around the South China Sea — through which fossil fuels pass — such as the Philippines, for example, which has a territorial dispute with Beijing.

 

The move would boost Japan’s defence industry amid simmering regional tensions including a territorial row with China, and fears over an unpredictable North Korea.

 

Japan already supplies equipment to the Philippines’ coast guard, an organization that is increasingly on the front line in the nation’s territorial rows with Beijing.

 

Any move to bolster that support with more outright weapon supplies could irk China, which regularly accuses Abe of trying to re-militarize his country.

 

China and Japan are at loggerheads over the ownership of a string of islands in the East China Sea, while Beijing is also in dispute with several nations over territory in the South China Sea, which it claims almost entirely.

 

Under its 1967 ban, Japan does not sell arms to communist nations, countries where the United Nations bans weapons sales, and nations that might become involved in armed conflicts.

 

The rule has long enjoyed widespread public support as a symbol of Japan’s post-war pacifism.

 

But it has been widely seen as impractical among experts, because it stops Japan from joining international projects to jointly develop sophisticated military equipment, such as jets and missiles.

 

In 2011 Tokyo eased the ban on arms exports, paving the way for Japanese firms to take part in multinational weapons projects.

 

Japan works with its only official ally the United States on weapon projects.

 

It also works with Britain, but it does not fully participate in multi-nation programs aimed at sharing development cost and know-how, because of the current ban.

 

The new rules may open the door to Japan’s broader participation in such projects.

 

But they would still “ban exports to countries involved in international conflicts,” and exports that would undermine international peace and security, Abe told parliament this week.

 

Japanese experts are divided over an overhaul, with some saying it is necessary for cutting defence costs, while others expressing concerns over tainting Japan’s peaceful image by expanding markets for the nation’s defence industry.

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14 mars 2014 5 14 /03 /mars /2014 06:35
"Spetztehnoexport" Signed Contract for the Supply 5 BTR-4 + 50 Options for More for Indonesian Marines Corps

BTR-4 (photo : Ukroboronprom)

 

14.03.2014 Defense Studies

DHZP "Spetztehnoexport" Signed Contract for the Supply of BTR-4 for Indonesian Navy

In late February 2014 in Jakarta, negotiations took place between the leaders of DHZP "Spetstehnoeksport" and the Ministry of Defense and the Navy Marine Corps Indonesia. During the meeting discussed the essential terms of the contract for the supply of 5 units BTR-4. Recall "Spetstehnoeksport" won the tender for the purchase of armored vehicles for the Navy of Indonesia's proposal BTR-4 of SE 'KMDB' them AA "Morozov"

The project contract was initialed by both parties. Currently, the process of harmonization of its national structures of the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia. It is expected that this contract will be transferred to the Ukrainian side.

It should be noted that this contract is the first step in the program purchase armored vehicles Indonesian Navy. If its successful implementation of an agreement for the supply of 50 such machines.

It is also worth noting that a victory in this project was obtained in hard competition with Russian special exporters.

(Ukroboronprom)

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29 janvier 2014 3 29 /01 /janvier /2014 08:35
The number of Russian infantry fighting vehicles in the Indonesian army is growing

 

27.01.2014 Rostec

 

The creation of a vehicle maintenance center is also under consideration

 

During today’s ceremony an official representative of Rosoboronexport transferred to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense 37 BMP-3F vehicles, which will join 17 of the same model that are already used by Indonesian forces, RIA Novosti reported.

 

The first batch of Russian infantry fighting vehicles was given to Jakarta as part of a billion-dollar loan to Indonesia by the Russian state, signed September 6, 2007, during a visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Indonesian capital. The infantry fighting vehicles ordered by Indonesia arrived at its main naval base in the Javanese city of Surabaya in November 2010.

 

A new contract to buy 37 more Russian BMP-3 vehicles, worth $114 million, was signed in early May 2013.

 

After delivery of this second batch of vehicles to Indonesia, Russia hopes to sign a contract with the country for the delivery of additional, larger orders. Creating a regional center in Indonesia to service the Russian armored personnel carriers was also discussed.

 

In the meantime, the BMP-3F training center, which opened in June 2013 in Russia, has already accepted troops from Indonesia. The contract with the Indonesian government includes the training of mechanics, weapons specialists, and electricians.

 

Vladimir Korkin, head of the training center, noted that the idea for the center has been more than ten years in the making, but only the contract with Indonesia turned the idea into reality.

 

THE FLOATING BMP-3F, also known the “naval option”, is designed for marine units, as well as border and coastal defense troops, that would use the vehicle for fighting in the coastal zone, on the coast, and in amphibious assaults. Its arsenal has a unique set of weapons, including a 100-mm gun, 30 mm gun, guided missiles, and a machine gun.

 

The combat vehicle has a three-person crew and can transport seven people.

 

The vehicle’s design allows it to act like a boat in waves at least three points at a speed of ten kilometers per hour for seven hours while firing in waves of up to two points. It can begin driving again in waves of less than three points, climbing out of the water onto land on its own.

 

In addition, the BMP-3F can tow supplies for use in a sea raid.

 

Rosoboronexport has the exclusive right to act as the state’s intermediary in supplying the world market with the entire spectrum of arms and military equipment produced by Russia’s military-industrial complex. The state corporation Rostec owns 100% of Rosoboronexport.

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15 janvier 2014 3 15 /01 /janvier /2014 12:35
ForceSHIELD Integrated Air Defence system and STARStreak missiles for Indonesian Ministry of Defence

 

Wed, 15/01/2014 Thales

 

In addition to the supply of STARStreak short-range air defence missiles, the system comprises CONTROLMaster200 radar and weapon coordination systems, RAPIDRanger mobile weapon systems and Lightweight Multiple Launchers (LML), as well as associated communications, training and support equipment.

“This deal worth over £100m is great news for the UK and the aerospace industry…

Victor Chavez, CEO of Thales UK, said: “Thales is the only European defence contractor with the in-depth knowledge and range of advanced technologies to deliver a leading-edge integrated air defence solution such as ForceSHIELD. This solution for the Indonesian Army marks a new approach to air defence in that it provides a complete turnkey solution comprising latest-generation ‘sensor to effects’ technologies. I would like to express my gratitude to the Prime Minister for his personal support on this project and the support of the government – it makes a huge difference to industry and our customers.”

The British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, said: “This deal worth over £100m is great news for the UK and the aerospace industry, and a strong vote of confidence in this Government’s long-term economic plan. It will help secure highly-skilled jobs in Northern Ireland and throughout the supply chain. This is precisely the reason why I go on these trade missions to countries like Indonesia, to drum up jobs and investment for our country, and I’m delighted my trip has resulted in a clear win for Thales.”

For the realisation of this programme, Thales will increase its existing industrial cooperation with the Republic of Indonesia, and has signed an agreement with the Indonesian company PT LEN Industri. The Group will continue to develop a long-term partnership with the Indonesian industry on future programmes in both the military and civil sectors.

 

Note to editors: About Thales’s ForceSHIELD solution

Thales’s ForceSHIELD solution is based on customising and combining a range of product lines such as radars, communications, engagement and fire control systems, launchers and missiles to meet front-line users’ needs.  This approach provides highly-effective capabilities for its customers to meet the increasing array of asymmetric and conventional air threats in today’s security environment.

The CONTROLMaster200 comprises the latest generation solid-state radar, capable of detecting and tracking 200 targets simultaneously out to ranges up to 250km. It incorporates the CONTROLView engagement control system that evaluates threats, assigns weapons, and coordinates combat management activity – enabling complex and critical decisions to be made faster and with greater precision and security.

The RAPIDRanger is a unique lightweight vehicle-based launcher and fire control system, which can be integrated into a network-enabled force structure and coordinated with a variety of Command and Control systems. Equipped with the STARStreak high-velocity missile, RAPIDRanger has the ability to defeat a wide variety of air threats, including ground attack aircraft, pop-up Attack Helicopters, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and cruise missiles.  The STARStreak missile operates at a speed in excess of Mach 3 to defeat fast-moving threats and those with short unmasking times.  The three-dart ‘hittile’ configuration maximises lethality and the highly-accurate laser beam riding guidance enables engagement of low-signature targets and is immune to all known countermeasures.

 

About Thales and Thales UK

Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion (equivalent to £ 11.5 billion) with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

Thales UK employs 7,500 staff based at 35 locations. In 2012 Thales UK's revenues were around £1.3 billion.

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18 décembre 2013 3 18 /12 /décembre /2013 08:55
Premier séminaire bilatéral franco-indonésien de réflexion stratégique

 

Source IHEDN

 

L’Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN) et le National Resilience Institute of the Republic of Indonesia, aussi appelé « Lemhannas RI », ont organisé leur premier séminaire bilatéral de réflexion stratégique à Paris, le 26 novembre 2013. Les échanges entre les deux parties ont principalement porté sur la relation bilatérale franco-indonésienne, ainsi que l’importance de l’Indonésie comme pays émergent et 1ère puissance régionale en Asie du Sud-est. Une seconde édition de ce séminaire aura lieu à Djakarta au mois de mai 2014. »

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20 novembre 2013 3 20 /11 /novembre /2013 08:35
Thales electronics for Indonesian frigates

 

HENGELO, Netherlands, Nov. 19 (UPI)

 

Full mission suites for PKR-class guided missile frigates are being delivered to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding by Thales Nederland.

 

The mission suites include the TACTICOS combat management system, SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar, STIR 1.2 Mk2 EO fire control system, KINGKLIP sonar, LINK-Y data link, and other naval communication and navigation systems.

 

The equipment will be installed by Thales onto two frigates being built for the Indonesian Navy, Thales said, and first delivery of its mission system components will take place at the end of next year.

 

Thales said it will also increase its existing industrial cooperation with PT LEN Industri of Indonesia, which will develop part of the combat management system software suite. Local Indonesian industry will also be involved with service support for the equipment.

 

"This agreement strengthens the decades-long relationship between the Indonesian navy and Thales," said Gerben Edelijn, chief executive officer of Thales Nederland. "It further highlights our ability and know-how to involve the local industry in the transfer of technology and be a supplier or choice to a demanding world-class navy."

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19 novembre 2013 2 19 /11 /novembre /2013 12:35
Sagem navigation system selected by DSME of South Korea for Indonesian submarines

 

Paris, November 18, 2013 Sagem

 

Sagem (Safran) beat out an international field to win the contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) of South Korea as prime contractor for the navigation system to be installed on three 1,400 ton ocean-going submarines to be deployed by the Indonesian navy.

 

Ordered by Indonesia in 2012, this new class of ocean-going submarine is the first South Korean-designed submarine to be sold in international markets.

 

The Sagem navigation system (NAVS) offers outstanding reliability and precision, making it the best system for demanding submarine missions, whether at sea or for operations along coastlines. NAVS comprises two high-performance Sigma 40XP laser gyro inertial reference units, a computer and safety-critical navigation software, all contributing to the submarine’s stealth and safety during dives.

 

The decisive factors in DSME’s choice were Sagem’s proven capabilities as systems integrator, plus its expertise in data fusion and transmission to the ship’s combat system, along with extensive experience in managing major defense programs.

 

This latest contract underscores the quality of the relationship between Korean industry and Sagem on navigation systems, and the predominance of laser technology in submarine navigation systems. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) had already chosen Sagem recently to modernize the navigation system on the country’s KSS-1 Chang Bogo submarines class, several modernized submarines are already in full operation at sea.

 

Through this contract, Sagem further consolidates its leadership in navigation systems for today’s submarine forces. Over 60 submarines around the world, in 14 different classes, are now fitted with Sagem navigation systems, including nuclear submarines (SNLE-NG, Barracuda, SNA Améthyste), air-independent propulsion (AIP) types and diesel-electric models (Scorpène family). More than 400 surface vessels are also equipped with Sagem inertial navigation systems.

 

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Sagem , a high-tech company of Safran, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

For more information: www.sagem-ds.com

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19 novembre 2013 2 19 /11 /novembre /2013 08:20
Javelin Joint Venture Awarded $176 Million for Javelin Weapon System

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (Nov. 18, 2013) Lockheed Martin

 

The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Joint Venture received a $176 million contract for the production and delivery of 842 Block I Javelin missile rounds and 120 command launch units (CLUs). The contract was awarded to the Javelin Joint Venture in September.

 

The missiles will be provided through the U.S. government to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and three international customers: Oman, Jordan and Indonesia. Funded with Special Defense Acquisition Funds, the CLUs will be delivered to the U.S. Army beginning October 2014.

 

“The Javelin Joint Venture is providing U.S. and allied warfighters with an affordable, versatile and lethal one-man-portable, anti-tank, guided missile and surveillance weapon,” said Jeff Miller, Raytheon Javelin program director and Javelin Joint Venture president. “This contract is important to the Javelin program because the CLU retrofit business keeps our production line warm through mid-2015.”

 

Javelin enhances direct-fire capability against armored vehicles, buildings and field fortifications. Using the Javelin missile system, a single infantryman can engage and defeat targets in close combat and at ranges up to two-and-a-half kilometers.

 

“This contract allows us to provide to our customers one of the most reliable and user-friendly systems in the world,” said Barry James, Lockheed Martin Javelin program director and Javelin Joint Venture vice president. “Javelin has proven and continues to prove itself time and time again in combat.”

 

About Javelin

 

Javelin is a compact, lightweight missile designed for one-soldier operations in all environments. It is made by the Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin. Javelin has been adopted by international armed forces around the world. It is currently fielded with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, and has also been approved for foreign military sales to 13 nations.

 

About Lockheed Martin Corporation

 

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion. For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com.

 

About Raytheon

 

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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Indonesia orders tracked armoured vehicles from Rheinmetall

 

 

Nov 13, 2013 ASDNews Source : Rheinmetall AG

 

    Worth around a,216 M

 

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has contracted with the Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf to supply it with tracked armoured vehicles, logistical support and ammunition worth roughly €216 million. The contract, which was signed in December 2012, now comes into full force following the successful completion of all legal formalities.

 

Along with 103 thoroughly overhauled and modernized Leopard 2 main battle tanks, the order encompasses 42 upgraded Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles and 11 various armoured recovery and engineering vehicles, plus associated documentation, training equipment and additional logistical support. Furthermore, the order includes an initial supply of practice and service ammunition. Indonesia thus becomes the 18th Leopard 2 MBT user nation.

 

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Rheinmetall supplying Indonesia with tanks

 

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Nov. 13 (UPI)

 

Germany's Rheinmetall Group is supplying the Indonesian military with overhauled Leopard tanks, other tracked armored vehicles and ammunition.

 

Delivery of the vehicles will begin next year and be completed by 2016.

 

The order, which includes logistical support, was given to Rheinmetall by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense in late 2012 and is now being implemented following completion of legal formalities. It is worth about $289.6 million.

 

The company said it is providing 103 overhauled and modernized Leopard 2 main battle tanks, 42 upgraded Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles and 11 various armored recovery and engineering vehicles.

 

"With a population of some 240 million, Indonesia is one of the world's largest democracies," Rheinmetall said. "It plays an increasingly important role as a regional superpower and source of stability in Southeast Asia.

 

"The decision to procure these vehicles reflects Indonesia's need to modernize its ability to respond to potential threats to its territorial integrity. Moreover, in order to take part in U.N. peacekeeping and peace enforcement missions, Indonesia requires equipment that corresponds to the military standards of its partner nations."

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Indonesia receives four Grob G120TP trainers

Sep. 23, 2013 by Greg Waldron - FG

 

Singapore - Grob has delivered the first four G120TP aircraft to the Indonesian air force, with an additional six to come before the end of 2013.

 

These aircraft are part of an 18 unit, $72 million deal for the type, says the Indonesian air force. The deal was signed in September 2011.

 

In 2014, Grob will deliver the remaining eight aircraft.

 

Indonesia will use the turboprop-powered type for elementary and basic training. It will replace the air force’s fleet of FFA AS-202 and Beechcraft T-34s.

 

Jakarta recently received its first pair of Korea Aerospace Industries T-50i Golden Eagle advanced jet trainers. It is obtaining 16 T-50is, with all of the aircraft to be delivered by February 2014.

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Multilateral SEACAT 2013 naval exercise concludes

Sailors from the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) team exchange best practices with a Royal Malaysian Navy boarding team as part of SEACAT 2013 drill. Photo: courtesy of US Navy photo.

 

17 September 2013 naval-technology.com

 

Navies from the US, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore have conducted their annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) 2013 exercise from 2-12 September 2013.

 

During the exercise, the participating navies performed planning exercises at the Changi command and control (C2) centre at Changi Naval Base, Singapore.

 

The US Navy's Freedom-variant of the littoral combat ships (LCS), USS Freedom's (LCS 1) boarding team carried out a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise with the Indonesian Navy, during the at-sea training event.

 

Freedom's commanding officer commander, Pat Thien, said: "We did exactly what the ship was built to do: we operated in a near-shore environment, in littoral waters, with other ships similar in size and we were successful."

 

In addition, the drill involved both command post exercise at Singapore's Changi Naval Base and a field training exercise in several regional locations at sea.

 

The allied navies also conducted other drills such as tracking of ships, and the boarding of a merchant vessel simulating to be engaged in terrorist-related activities at sea.

 

First conducted in 2002, the SEACAT exercise aims to improve sea-based information-sharing and the coordination of maritime security responses in the region.

 

The exercise has witnessed patrol vessels from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), accompanying sea security teams, patrol boats from the Singapore police coastguard and maritime patrol aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

 

In addition to enhancing dialogue and practical cooperation during realistic scenarios, the drill provides hands-on practice for participating navies in maritime security operations, while highlighting information sharing and multilateral cooperation in scenarios.

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Indonesia receives first pair of T-50i advanced jet trainers

13 Sep 2013 by Greg Waldron – FG

 

Singapore - Indonesia has received its first pair of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50i Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer aircraft, following a transit through Taiwan and the Philippines.

 

The two aircraft arrived at the Iswahyudi air base in East Java on 11 September after departing KAI's Sacheon factory on 10 September, according to a report by official Indonesian news agency Antara.

 

Jakarta became the first export customer for the General Electric F404-powered aircraft when it signed a $400 million deal for 16 aircraft in 2011.

 

At the Paris air show in June, a company spokesman told Flightglobal that deliveries would commence in September, with all examples delivered by February 2014.

 

The T-50i received military type certification in South Korea in late June, and Indonesia pilots and ground crew have been training with the South Korean air force since February on both the T-50 and more capable TA-50, which has a cannon and carries air-to-air missiles.

 

The aircraft's transit through the Philippines coincides with South Korea's campaign to sell Manila 12 examples of the most advanced T-50 variant, the FA-50, which can carry precision-guided munitions.

 

KAI also hopes to sell the single-engined aircraft to Iraq and Chile.

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11 September 2013 Pacific Sentinel

 

Modernization Program Relies on ARINC's Extensive Aircraft Upgrade and Logistics Experience
 
Annapolis, Maryland — ARINC Incorporated today announced that it is aggressively moving forward on completing its contract to modernize five C-130B transport aircraft for the Indonesian Air Force. The program, which began in the first quarter of 2011, is moving along as budgeted and scheduled.
 
Under the contract, ARINC is helping the Indonesian government modernize their C-130B fleet for humanitarian purposes. The program includes structural and electronic modifications to retrofit the legacy C-130B airframes with more recent capability and technology.
 
The ARINC team has reached a major milestone in the project with the completed export of over 1000 parts necessary for the modernization. The parts, which include five complete outer wing sets, five auxiliary power units and environmental control systems and an avionics modification, needed to be exported from the US to the modification facility in Bandung, Indonesia, which required ARINC's significant logistical skills and knowledge.
 
ARINC is performing the work half way around the world from its Aerospace Division based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, enabling the Indonesian Air Force to get the benefit of its extensive aerospace expertise without having to bear the cost and logistical issues associated with transporting the aircraft.
 
"ARINC Aerospace is uniquely qualified to perform this type of work," noted Michael Young, Vice President of ARINC Aerospace. "We have far-reaching experience on multiple platforms and a broad range of capabilities. We are pleased that the project is going so well and that we are growing closer to the goal of enhancing the capabilities of the Indonesian Air Force."
 
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Industry: Final shipment of Su-30MK2 fighters delivered to Indonesia

10 September 2013 Pacific Sentinel

 

Rosoboronexport completes fulfillment of contract from 2011
 
An AN-124-100 "Ruslan" delivered the unassembled fighters together with 13 technicians who will assemble the aircraft, reports ITAR-TASS, citing the Indonesian newspaper "Jakarta Post". According to it, Major Mulyadi, a representative from the airbase, made the statement reporting the delivery of the planes.
 
Flight-testing of the Su-30MK2 will take place after assembly and before the Indonesian Air Force accepts delivery of the planes.
 
As a rule, aircraft assembly and testing take place over a week, the representative of the airbase noted.
 
Weapons will be purchased for the delivered planes under a separate contract.
 
The first two aircraft under the 2011 contract with the Indonesian Air Force were delivered back in February. A second pair of Su-30MK2 planes was delivered in May. After this delivery the contract will be considered completely fulfilled.
 
The fighters will form a part of the 11th Squadron of the Indonesian Air Force, which will have five single-seater Su-27SKM planes and 11 double-seater Su-30MK2 planes at its command.
 
Earlier it was reported that Rosoboronexport and the Indonesian Ministry of Defense signed a contract worth USD 470 million for the purchase of six Su-30MK2 multifunctional Russian fighters in December 2011. Between 2003 and 2010 Indonesia had already acquired five Su-27SK and five Su-30MK2 fighters.
 
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Deux avions supersoniques T-50i exportés par vol de convoyage vers l’Indonésie

Décollage de deux avions supersoniques d`entraînement T-50i à Sacheon

 

2013/09/10 yonhapnews.co.kr

 

SACHEON, 10 sept. (Yonhap) -- Deux avions supersoniques sud-coréens T-50i ont été exportés vers l’Indonésie par un vol de convoyage pour la première fois, a déclaré ce mardi Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI).

 

Les deux T-50i, produits par KAI, ont quitté la base aérienne de la région de Sacheon, située dans la province du Gyeongsang du Sud, ce matin à direction de l’Indonésie. Ces deux avions supersoniques voleront environ 1.600 kilomètres pendant deux heures vers leur première destination, Kaohsiung, à Taïwan, et après un ravitaillement, ils se rendront à Cebu, aux Philippines, où ils resteront un jour là-bas.

 

Le lendemain, les deux avions voleront d'abord vers Sepingan et arriveront à leur dernière destination, Iswahyudi, la principale base de l'armée de l'air indonésienne. Les avions voleront un total de 5.600 kilomètres pendant sept heures. C’est la première fois que la Corée du Sud exporte des avions par un vol de convoyage et non par un navire ou avion de fret.

 

Avec ces exportations de T-50i, la Corée du Sud est devenue le sixième pays exportateur d’avions supersoniques après les Etats-Unis, la Russie, le Royaume-Uni, la France et la Suède. «Avec ces exportations, KAI vise à atteindre 2.000 milliards de wons (1,841 milliard de dollars) de ventes et à devenir l’une des 15 premières sociétés aérospatiales», a fait savoir Ha Seong-yong, président de KAI.

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New MINURSO force commander

28 August 2013by defenceWeb/UN

 

Indonesian career soldier Major General Imam Edy Mulyono has been named as new force commander of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

 

He takes over from Major General Abdul Hafiz of Bangladesh who has been force commander since July 2011.

 

Mulyono is currently special assistant to the Indonesian Army Chief of Staff in charge of peacekeeping operations and previously served as senior staff officer for training and exercises. He also commanded the Indonesian Defence Force’s peacekeeping centre.

 

He joined the Indonesian army in 1984, commanding an infantry company and battalion before becoming an associate professor at the Army Command General and Staff College.

 

A statement from secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon’s office said the Indonesian will bring “vast national and international military experience, including command and staff” to the position in Western Sahara.

 

Established in 1991, MINURSO is tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in Western Sahara and organising a referendum on self-determination for the people of the territory.

 

The UN has been involved in settlement efforts in Western Sahara since 1976 when fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after Spanish colonial administration of the territory came to an end.

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Senegal seeking more CN235s

27 August 2013 by defenceWeb

 

Senegal plans to buy two CN235 transport aircraft from Indonesian manufacturer PTDI and use them for VIP and cargo duties. They would join its two CN235s already in service.

 

General Ousmane Kane, Senegal’s Air Force Chief of Staff, revealed the Air Force’s interest in the CN235 during a meeting with Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of Defence Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin in Dakar on July 5. He was accompanied by Director General of Defence Strategy Major General Sonny Prasetyo and Marketing Director of PT Dirgantara Indonesian (PTDI) Budiman Saleh.

 

Senegal’s intention to buy more CN235s emerged in late May this year when Senegalese Armed Forces Minister Augustine Tine expressed interest in two CN235-220 aircraft.

 

Senegal has also shown interest in the maritime patrol version of the aircraft, Air International reports. (The Air Force flies a smaller C212 in the maritime patrol role.) If a firm order is placed, the aircraft would be delivered in one to three years’ time, depending on the contract. Indonesia may extend credit to Senegal to assist in the purchase of the aircraft.

 

Senegal already operates two second-hand Indonesian-built CN235-220s acquired in November 2010 and August 2012, according to Air International. They were bought under a $13 million contract.

 

“We use the aircraft for various purposes and I am satisfied with their ability,” Tine is quoted as saying. He said his main concern with buying more was obtaining financing. Indonesia is also offering the West African country small arms, ammunition and other equipment.

 

Senegal’s small air force has only a few combat aircraft (MI-35 helicopters) – its other aircraft include a single CASA C212, several Fokker F27s, a single Boeing 727, a single Embraer EMB-111 and a handful of Rallye, Piper and Socata Epsilon light aircraft. Around five utility helicopters (Gazelle, Puma, Fennec, Mi-171) are in service as well.

 

However, Senegal has been expanding its military of late and ordered a single AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter and three Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack and training aircraft this year.

 

Meanwhile, PTDI is offering its NC212 and CN235 to African countries like Uganda, as well as existing operators Senegal and Burkina Faso. PTDI has previously sold aircraft in Africa through a third party based in Belgium but may sell directly to Senegal.

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L'Indonésie achète huit hélicoptères américains Apache

26 août 2013 Par Julien Bonnet - Usinenouvelle.com

 

Dans le cadre de la stratégie engagée par Barack Obama de renforcement des liens avec l'Asie du sud-est, les Etats-Unis ont accepté de vendre huit hélicoptères de combat Apache à l'Indonésie, un contrat estimé à 500 millions de dollars.

 

Les États-Unis ont accepté, lundi 26 août, de vendre huit hélicoptères Apache à l'Indonésie, dans le cadre du renforcement des liens avec l'Asie du sud-est. Le contrat, d'une valeur de 500 millions de dollars et comprenant la formation des pilotes et les radars, a été annoncé par le secrétaire américain à la Défense Chuck Hagel, lors de l'étape indonésienne de sa tournée en Asie. Ces hélicoptères seront assemblés par Boeing.

 

"Fournir à l'Indonésie ces hélicoptères de classe mondiale illustre notre engagement à aider à construire les capacités militaires de l'Indonésie", a déclaré Chuck Hagel, après une réunion avec son homologue indonésien, le ministre de la Défense Purnomo Yusgiantoro. "Une Indonésie forte est bonne pour la région", a-t-il ajouté.

 

L'intérêt américain dans le développement des liens militaires avec Jakarta, pays musulman le plus peuplé au monde, s'inscrit dans le cadre de la stratégie adoptée en janvier 2012 par le président Barack Obama. Une stratégie dite de "pivot" vers l'Asie-Pacifique après une décennie de conflits armés en Irak et en Afghanistan.

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