source:http://www.haaretz.com/business/ind...ally-on-cyber-war.premium-1.477959?block=trueThey may not have diplomatic relations but a rep of the Indonesian Security Council was spotted at the Homeland Security conference in Tel Aviv this week.
Israel and Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country in the world, may not have diplomatic relations but they could yet develop an intense cyber-relationship. Who came to a Homeland Security conference held in Tel Aviv this week? A representative of the highest Security Council of Indonesia, which is responsible, among other things, for building the nation's cyber protection and warfare infrastructure, that's
Israel and Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country in the world, may not have diplomatic relations but they could yet develop an intense cyber-relationship. Who came to a Homeland Security conference held in Tel Aviv this week? A representative of the highest Security Council of Indonesia, which is responsible, among other things, for building the nation's cyber protection and warfare infrastructure, that's who.
The Indonesian official, a guest of Ramzi Gabbay, chairman of the Israeli Export Institute (an arm of the Ministry of Industry and Trade), roamed the conference without a badge, though other attendees had them.
Gabbay has been working on forging alliances between Israel and Indonesia: and a delegation from Indonesia is expected to visit Israel soon.
While Israel and Indonesia have never had diplomatic relations, there is trade between the nations, amounting to $750 million in 2008 and $450 million in 2009, the last year for which figures are available.
In 2009, the two nations established the Israel-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, under the auspices of the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce. The Israel-Indonesia chamber is headed by Emanuel Shahaf, a former Israeli diplomat and CEO of the firm Technology Asia Consulting.
What ties Israel and Indonesia do have are reportedly the brainchild of Abdurrahman Wahid, better known as Gus Dur, who was the president of Indonesia from October 20, 1999 to July 23, 2001, when he was ousted on suspicions of corruption. According to Ehud Gonen, former Israeli trade attaché in Singapore, Wahid was also a member of the Peres Center for Peace. In 2001 he issued a directive repealing the ban on business between Indonesian and Israeli companies.
source:http://www.asiae.co.kr/news/view.htm?idxno=2012120810051737412Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the next year by the end of last year in Indonesia T-signed a contract to export 50 trainer 16 India plans to a finished product. Indonesia plans to take advantage of the T-50 flying for the Air Force pilot training and special.
This KAI Indonesia for special flight training dragon painting needs. Of Korea Air Force, such as the 'Black Eagles' special flight for half of the six is the use of the aircraft.
Indonesia led the government to build an integrated aviation training center plans to conduct training to pilots of other aircraft in the Air Force here. T-50 seems to be achieved when the pilot training aircraft such as the Police, Forest Service, including here in the tri-export.
Indonesian special flight team painted T-50 design is similar to the steam of our Air Force Black Eagles. But in the other hand, consists of a black and yellow Black Eagle steam Indonesian special flight team of the T-50 in blue and yellow main part.
Officinalis optical PFC design of our Air Force's Black Eagles conspiracy after a design for the last 2009 years, the Air Force, Air Force Training Command works submitted finalized. Design emphasizes the dynamism and sulfur PFC submitted eagle symbolizes the sleek, black, white and yellow samgo curve representation.
On the other hand, farewell flight in October 2007 after the official activities of the Black Eagles of past models, the Black Eagles of aging aircraft A37 deepwater They never stopped. The Black Eagles selected Korean supersonic trainer T50 training flight.
source:http://www.interaksyon.com/article/51457/u-s--warship-submarine-to-visit-phMANILA, Philippines - A U.S. warship and submarine will arrive in the Philippines on Saturday, December 29 for routine port calls, according to the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
USS Gridley (DDG-101), an Arleigh-Burke Class Destroyer, will arrive in Cebu, while USS Bremerton (SSN 698), a submarine of the Los Angeles class design, will arrive in Subic Bay.
The visit "highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines," the Embassy said in a statement.
"This visit will allow the ship to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation," it added.
The USS Gridley DDG-101 is part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is homeported in San Diego, California.
The ship is named for Captain Charles Gridley, Commander of the USS Olympia who was famously told by Admiral George Dewey to “fire when you are ready, Gridley” in the Battle of Manila Bay during Spanish-American War.
The USS Bremerton SSN 698 is named in honor of the city of Bremerton, Washington, home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and a city with a long association with the U.S. Navy. She is the tenth ship of the Los Angeles class design. Her keel was laid in Connecticut in May 1976.
:applause:PHL procures 3 naval choppers amid territorial dispute
December 27, 2012 2:13pm
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has signed a contract with an Anglo-Italian firm for the acquisition of three multipurpose helicopters worth P1.33 billion for the use of the Philippine Navy.
In a statement Thursday, Gazmin said the acquisition of the three AW 109 Power helicopters “is one concrete step towards the fulfillment of our goal to modernize the Philippine Navy, and our Armed Forces in general.”
According to AugustaWestland SPA, with which the contract was signed last December 20, the AW 109 Power “is a versatile aircraft that offers the highest level of benefits for government and military markets, combining optimum performance with cost-effectiveness. The Power’s flexibility allows it to perform a wide variety of missions for military forces. The Power is valued by operators and pilots alike for its outstanding performance, reliability and ease of maintenance combined with mission flexibility, high speed and productivity.”
The purchase occurred as the country is embroiled in a territorial dispute with China over the Spratly Islands, a chain islands and islets in the West Philippine Sea that are believed to be rich in mineral and oil.
“With the other projects in the pipeline and our planned acquisition, we are now louder and clearer in our intent to upgrade the capability of our AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) to address its constitutional duty to secure the sovereignty of the state and the integrity of the national territory,” Gazmin said.
The acquisition project was done through a negotiated procurement, in keeping with Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Act.
The supplier was declared as the single calculated and responsive proponent by the Naval Helicopter Acquisition Project Negotiating Committee. Upon the recommendation of the Defense Department's Bids and Awards Committee, Gazmin issued a notice of award last December 4.
The Italian defense ministry had also conducted a review of AugustaWestland’s proposal, which comes with related logistics support, and established that the price “seems to have been progressively cheaper.”
Several other high-ticket items are in the pipeline for acquisition under the military’s modernization program, including more modern vessels and aircraft for the Navy and Air Force.
Last December 20, AFP chief Gen. Jessie Dellosa signed a contract with the Kia Motors Corp. for the delivery of 60 units of 1 ¼-ton field ambulance and five-ton trucks for the Army.
The signing of the P300.78 million contract was witnessed by senior defense and military officials
“We are now louder and clearer in our call to modernize. These will help save lives and protect our forces in the field,” said Gazmin of the procurement of ambulances and trucks
Investments in Malaysian defence industry reach RM5bil
Tuesday November 20, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Local and international defence industry players have been actively involved in various projects in Malaysia with investments reaching RM5bil.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Government was committed to seeing the defence industry expand in tandem with the increasing demand for such products in the Asian region.
“This is especially so following the Meeting of Asean Defence Ministers in Cambodia last month, which decided to bolster cooperation in the defence industry among member states,” he said after attending a meeting of the Malaysia Industry Council for Defence, Enforcement and Security (Mides) yesterday.
Zahid said the Cabinet had approved the building of an industrial plant, an educational centre and defence industry manufacturing facility in Perak, whereby the state government had approved the land for the project.
On the “Indodefence 2012” exhibition in Jakarta last month, he said the active participation of Malaysia's defence industry in the exhibition had attracted the interest of international companies.
He said among the products that drew the visitors' attention and orders was the Maxus Weststar Model V80 passenger van produced by Maxus Weststar.
Malaysia's defence industry continued to move forward through strategic cooperation among the government agencies like Matrade and Mida, and this helped Mides to promote and expand business in the Asian region, he added. Bernama
Source:http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/ca...0/20/malaysias-jet-fighters-under-us-control/From Ali Cordoba, via e-mail
The Turkish Military, despite being a Nato member, has decided to get rid of the US software that controls its fleet of figher jets. Its F-16′s can now target Israeli fighter jets, which was not allowed by the US built-in software.
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) has its own fleet of American F/A-18Ds. The air force split their order between the F/A-18 and the Mikoyan MiG-29 in 2007 and now has 8 F-18s. They are all controlled by the US software that guides the pilot. The software will not allow any Malaysian fighter jets to target an ‘enemy’ who is ‘pro-US’ in the event of a clash. -_-
This info provided by the Turkish media fully confirms multiple conclusions of the renowned military experts that export models of the American fighters are larded with “bugs” in the specific software that are destined to transfer to US all the confidential flight data and even block aircraft from current operations when it is beneficial to American manufacturers. Moreover these program bugs are programmed to completely disintegrate the aircraft.
Malaysia must bear in mind that its goal of obtaining fleets of modern American aircrafts runs the risk of losing every single fighter plane if Washington decides to prevent them from operations. US-inspired mutinies in the Middle East and Northern Africa clearly signify that Americans won’t stop from achieving their goal of being able topple governments of sovereign states or disintegrating its F-18 fighters sold overseas.
According to the Ankara’s Star Gazete, American-made F-16 fighter aircrafts will be re-equipped soon with a new Turkish radar system. The new system – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) – is a defensive command and control system developed by Turkey’s Military Electronics Industry (ASELSAN) for the nation’s air force and navy. It is slated to replace a similar US version which is in use today.
The order which came directly from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office also encourages change of naval and submarine radar systems.
The main cause of this decision is that specific software currently used in the American radar system automatically detects Israeli aircraft as friendly and doesn’t allow to fire at Jewish war planes. Modern Turkish F-16 radar system will be modified to recategorise Israeli targets as hostile.
The Turkish IFF system is scheduled to be mounted on all Turkish fighter jets, military vessels and submarines in the near future. The move, whose timing coincides with a prolonged period of unprecedented diplomatic tensions between Ankara and Jerusalem, has received extensive media coverage in Iran, as well.
According to foreign media sources, the IAF has a fleet of 1,964 aircrafts, including 689 advanced assault helicopters and F-15 and F-16 fighter jets.
Israel’s aerial superiority will soon receive a significant boost, in the form of the US-made F-35 fighter jet.
The Turkish Air Force is said to have a fleet of “just” 1,940 aircrafts, including F-16s and F-4 Phantoms, as well as 874 assault helicopters. Like Israel, Turkey has also been promised the F-35. It is slated to receive it by 2015.
Malaysia’s fighter jets The F/A-18 “Hornet” is a single – and two-seat, twin engine, multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft that can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases. The F/A-18 fills a variety of roles: Air superiority, fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defenses, reconnaissance, forward air control, close and deep air support, and day and night strike missions.
The F/A-18 Hornet replaced the F-4 Phantom II fighter and A-7 Corsair II light attack jet, and also replaced the A-6 Intruder as these aircraft were retired during the 1990s. But all this becomes useless if an enemy, seen as ‘friendly’, attacks such a figher jet. The pilot will not be able to fire against the ‘friendly’ aircraft as the software would not allow it to do so.
The situation will be precariously dangerous in the event the ‘friendly’ aircraft has performed a change in its ‘software’ and this with the help of American engineers, allowing to target a ‘friendly’ aircraft. In this case, the attacking fighter jet would see the ‘friendly’ aircraft as the ‘enemy’ instead.
Malaysian fighter jets do not have these software upgrades it is said. The unit cost of a F-18 is between US$39.5 million and US$60 million. The question is whether this is worth the bet!
source:http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/chinese-made-military-helicopters-to-arrive-in-april-2013-6774/Chinese-Made Military Helicopters to Arrive in April 2013
By Saing Soenthrith - December 20, 2012
The Royal Cambodian Air Force will start to take delivery of 12 Chinese-made military helicopters from April next year to be used for “humanitarian” purposes and defending Cambodian airspace, an official said yesterday.
A Z-9 helicopter takes part in a rescue exercise in Hong Kong. (Reuters)
Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Soeung Samnang said that the arrival of the Z-9 military utility helicopter was announced during an annual military meeting held in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
“Air Force bases will get 12 brand-new helicopters from China next year between April and August,” Lt. Gen. Samnang said.
“They are for helping the nation if it meets with disaster like flooding, or for taking food supplies to remote areas in emergencies,” he said, adding that the delivery was much needed to replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of Russian-made Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters.
The Z-9 helicopter is a multiuse aircraft, but can be fitted with hi-tech weaponry for combat.
In August 2011, Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a deal with then-Chinese Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang to loan $195.5 million from China to pay for an unknown number of Chinese-made helicopters.
Lt. Gen. Samnang declined to say how much the military helicopters had cost, but said it was part of a deal done between the Chinese and Cambodian governments last year.
The helicopter deal signed by Mr. Hun Sen came alongside a raft of promised loans, grants and trade from China, which in recent years has made Beijing Phnom Penh’s biggest patron. At the time, officials would not disclose the number of helicopters purchased or the terms of the loan.
The Z-9 is built under license by China’s Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation and is based on the French-made Eurocopter Dauphin helicopter. Armed versions are reportedly in use by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the Pakistani military.
The website of the Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation, which says the aircraft has 10 to 14 seats, describes only the chopper’s non-offensive applications.
“After suitable optional equipment are installed, Z-9 helicopter can be used for passenger/cargo transportation, offshore support, rescue, fire extinguishing, aerial photography, sea patrol, research and rescue, forest protection, outside suspension, law enforcement, drugs and smuggling suppression,” the website says.
(Additional reporting by Simon Lewis)
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Philippine Air Force to buy 3 radar systems
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has programmed a P2.3-billion procurement project for three radar systems as part of its modernization program.
Once acquired, the radar systems would be installed in three strategic locations and would be capable of monitoring most of the country’s airspace, according to PAF vice commander Maj. Gen. Raul Dimatatac.
The multibillion-peso radar system acquisition project is needed to serve as the backbone of the PAF’s programmed acquisition of a squadron of lead-in fighter jets. Several countries have offered to sell these lead-in fighter jets, including the heavily favored South Korea’s T-50s.
The Department of National Defense (DND) is also scouting for medium and heavy-lift and long-range patrol aircraft, which are capable of hauling off cargoes and patrolling the country’s skies in support of the ground monitoring.
On Friday, the PAF commissioned a third refurbished C-130 cargo plane, bolstering the military’s airlift and transport capabilities anywhere in the country in times of disasters and calamities.
“This is definitely a big improvement to the PAF’s airlift capability considering that for the past years, we only have one C-130 aircraft in service,” Dimatatac said.
Singapore’s military is an enthusiastic user of UAVs, with half a dozen different models in service. The Republic of Singapore Air Force operates at least ten Searcher systems (which replaced the Scout from 1994) and deployed them to Afghanistan in 2010. A dozen Elbit Systems Hermes H-450s have been in service since 2007, while IAI in early 2012 delivered the Heron I system to replace the Searcher. From 2006 the Republic of Singapore Air Force received the Skylark UAV from Elbit. The Skylark and IAI Bird-Eye mini-UAVs were bought to develop tactics and procedures. Singapore’s Navy operates the ScanEagle, with its first systems being fielded in 2012 aboard the Navy’s Victory-class missile corvettes.
Singapore’s armed forces operate two different models of UAV from ST Aerospace, including the Skyblade I (from 2005), Skyblade II (from 2006), with a range of 8 km (5 miles), and the Skyblade III, which was fielded with the Army in 2011. ST Aerospace is developing a number of UAVs, including the Skyblade IV with a range of 100 km (62 miles), the FanTail 5000 VTOL micro UAV, MAV-1 (Miniature Air Vehicle-1) low observable jet powered tactical UAV and Skyblade 360 with a range of 15 km (9 miles) and endurance of six hours. It is believed that ST Aerospace has delivered its 150 lb (70 kg) Skyblade IV to Singapore’s armed forces. This UAV has a range of 100+ km (60+ miles) and an endurance of 6-12 hours.
Skyblade IV Singapore
Malaysia has a strong domestic UAV industry, with military use dominated by designs from Composite Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM). This company converted the Eagle Aircraft Eagle 150 light aircraft into a UAV, designated the Eagle ARV System, several of which were procured by the Malaysian government in 2001. CTRM subsequently began developing the EX-01/SR-01 and partnered with Ikramatic Systems and System Consultancy Services to form Unmanned Systems Technology (UST). This company developed the SR-01 and later SR-02 into the Aludra, which was deployed to monitor Malaysia’s borders. An improved version, the Aludra Mk II, has been used in East Malaysia (Borneo) since 2008. CTRM and UAE-based Adcom Systems have developed the 500 kg (11 00 lb) Yabhon Aludra MALE UAV, with an endurance of 30 hours and a range of 500 km (300 miles). Two of the latter will be leased for counter-terror duties. CTRM also offers a variety of micro UAVs, such as the Aludra SR-08 and rotary wing Intisar 100 and 300. In April 2012 Insitu Pacific announced a contract with UST for the lease of one ScanEagle system, which will be operated alongside the Aludra. A number of UAVs have been evaluated by the Malaysian military, such as the Sapura Cyber Eye and Cyber Shark.
Yabhon Aludra (CTRM-Adcom)
Since March 2007 Indonesia’s BPPT (Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology) has developed five UAVs, including the Wulung (with an endurance of four hours), Pelatuk, Gagak, Sriti and Alap-Alap. Some of these (most likely the Alap-Alap and Sriti) will be manufactured by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace) for the Army, Navy and homeland security forces. Otherwise, Indonesia in 2012 began fielding the Searcher II (after long delays). It briefly used the CAC Systemes/EADS Fox AT1, which entered service since the early 2000s before being withdrawn in 2006 (the Indonesian Army’s BAIS Strategic Intelligence Agency acquired a single Fox ground station and four aircraft).
thx philippines.. :cheers:
The Philippines has sought to operate UAVs and in 2001 obtained two EMIT Aviation Consultancy (now UVision) Blue Horizon lightweight UAVs for operational testing. Apparently the Philippines also acquired a small number of EMIT Sting I and II tactical UAVs to support anti-guerrilla operations. In the late 1990s Filipino company OB Mapua and Partners in conjunction with the Philippine Army began development of the Assunta tactical UAV (with an endurance of two hours), which flew in 2002 and was subsequently delivered to the Army to monitor rebel activity. The company is also believed to have developed the related Alessandra and Claudi small UAVs. US drones have struck targets in the Philippines, which needs to keep its insurgents and militants like the Abu Sayyaf under control. It is believed that there are several General Atomics Predator As and Northrop Grumman/IAI RQ-5 Hunters flying in the Philippines.
Thailand has long been a UAV user, acquiring six Developmental Sciences (now BAE Systems) R4E-30 SkyEyes for the Royal Thai Air Force in the 1980s. In 1992 four Searcher UAVs were ordered for the Royal Thai Army and used for border patrol (these were subsequently retired). In 2009 Thailand bought three Sapura Cyber Eye systems from Malaysia for the Royal Thai Air Force Academy; a single Aeronautics Defence Systems Aerostar in late 2010 and numerous AeroVironment Ravens since 2008. The Royal Thai Air Force uses the Silvertone Flamingo for training. In 2009 the RTAF called for three UAV systems (with 15, 30 and 100 km/10, 20 and 60 mile ranges) to equip a squadron and will most likely procure more UAVs in the future.
Sapura Cyber Eye
Source:http://www.defencereviewasia.com/articles/196/Protected-mobility-VEHICLES-SLOW-TO-ACCELERATE-IN-ASIASouth Korea used the Doosan DST Barracuda in Iraq whilst it had troops deployed there from 2003-08. The 12.5-ton Barracuda is based on a Mercedes-Benz Unimog chassis, and Iraq and Indonesia also adopted it.
The Singapore Army is very well equipped with indigenously produced armoured vehicles, but for Afghanistan service the army acquired 15 sand-coloured MaxxPro Dash 4x4 MRAPs in 2010. In Singapore the vehicle is known as the Multi-Purpose Tactical Vehicle (MPTV), and it is armed with an RWS mounting a 12.7mm CIS 50MG heavy machine gun. The biggest export success for local company ST Kinetics to date is the USD215 million sale in 2008 of 115 Warthog tracked vehicles to the British Army for use in Afghanistan. This is an up-armoured version of the articulated Bronco All-Terrain Tracked Carrier (ATTC). As well as being in widespread Singapore Army use, the Bronco was also procured by Thailand.
Warthong tracked vehicles ST.Kinetics
While MRAPs are extremely practical and have doubtlessly saved many soldiers’ lives in combat, they come at a price…literally. These top-of-the-line vehicles are expensive to procure. This fact has led to limited indigenous production in the region, with Thailand being a prime example. Chaiseri Metal & Rubber Co. Ltd. developed the First Win 4x4 Multipurpose Vehicle that retails for around US $500,000. Weighing 10,800kg, it carries eleven personnel. It entered the inventory of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) in July 2012 and so far three have been ordered for the RTA and 18 for the Department of Special Investigation. Its principal function is to operate in the country’s insurgency-plagued southern provinces. Over the years, Chaiseri has expanded from overhauling military trucks and jeeps to attaining the ability to design and manufacture an armoured vehicle, and it is now trying to tempt Middle East and African countries with its product.
Chaiseri 4x4 multi purpose vehicle
Indonesia is venturing into the protected mobility domain through Government-owned Pindad vehicles, such as the Panser Komodo 4x4 series. In addition, at the 2012 Indo Defence exhibition in Jakarta, Pt. Sentra Surya Ekajaya (SSE) had on display the P2COMMANDO and its lighter brother the P2APC – both of which are 4x4s with NATO Standard Level III ballistic protection.
buatan PT.SSE Tangerang.
Spesifikasi Pakci APC:
· Awak : 2+8
· Panjang : 5.5 m
· Lebar : 2.2 m
· Tinggi : 2.2 m
· Wheel Base : 3.4 m
· Berat kosong : 5.5 ton
· Berat Tempur : 7 ton
· Mesin : Diesel 180 Hp
· Jarak Tempuh : 800 km
· Armor Protec. : Level III
· Air Transport : C-130