i heard that the 10 russian sub will be locally produced, but no confirmation yet.
Indonesia's latest LPD in South Korea
Is Daewoo or Hyundai building that ship?
Enjoy these pics! Hope the defense co-op agreement between Indonesia and my country will be confirmed soon.
Thanks Makaveli, very nice ship!
t'long tambah kavaleri fotos ya mas makavelli
New Hawk Aircraft for the Air Force?
Good news for the Indonesian Air Force (IAF), new multi-role lightweight jetfighter and advanced training Hawk aircraft may strengthen its squadron in near future. Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono announced the news early February saying that Indonesia currently may procure the Hawk fighter from England.
"But it is up to TNI head Air Chief Marshal Djoko Suyanto and Air Force Chief-of-Staff Air Chief Marshal Herman Prayitno to determine (of procuring) the Hawk, whether meet technical specification and our budget range," said the minister.
Among the specification, whether the fighter-trainer aircraft would still be reliable in 10 years time. Several type of Hawks, from BAe System's Hawk Mk-53 to more modern Hawk 100 and Hawk 200 were already in service for many years in the Indonesian Air Froce. A total of more than 40 Hawks had strengthen IAF squadrons.
The number dwindled sharply as the U.S.and U.K. imposed embargo on spare-parts for aircraft manufactured by the two Western countries following the East Timor crisis. Recently the embargo had been lifted but in the meantime, Indonesia look to other sources for its need of fighter planes as well trainers and other military equipments.
Several countries had offered to sell weaponry to Indonesia, including Britain, South Korea, Poland and China. "We are studying the offer from Britain, and will compare the offers from other countries," said Juwono as quoted by Antara new agency.
Since in service with the Royal Air Force in 1976, over 800 Hawks had been delivered worldwide. Beside Indonesia, countries operating the Hawk fighter-trainer aircraft include Malaysia, South Korea, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Finland, and the U.S. (ds)
Indonesia Interested to Procure Mi-26T
Indonesia is very keen to procure Russian-made Mi-26T multipurpose heavy-lift helicopter, especially the fire-fighting version. Not only one, but two units to be procured along with two fire-fighting amphibious Beriev Be-200 aircraft.
Angkasa source recently said, a demonstration flight will be conducted in the presence of President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono April next month in Jambi, Sumatera. An M-26T helicopter will be ferry flown from Russia to Jakarta for the purpose.
The gigantic 28,6 ton eight blades helicopter has the capability to transport 15 ton of water to the fire site, complementing with the Be-200 in extinguishing forest fire such as forest fire of Sumatra and Kalimantan of last year.
To extinguish forest fire on the two provinces, Indonesia leased two Beriev Be-200s from Russia. Its successful mission, resulted the interest of the Indonesian government to procure three to four Be-200s, each with a price-tag of US$40 million.
"After further study, the government decided to buy two Be-200s and two Mi-26T helicopters for the future fire-fighting missions," said Angkasa's source. The forest fire is a seasonal occurrence, the worst forest fire in the last five years occurred in the two provinces which currently triggered the government to owned fire-fighting aircraft.
Both the Be-200 and the US$ 20 million Mi-26T are multipurpose aircraft, the Be-200 quickly can be transform for maritime surveillance, transport plane to remote areas unreachable by other fix-wing aircraft, or quickly as ambulance on SAR mission such as rescuing the Senopati ship capsized in the middle of the sea recently or the most recent sea accident of Levina I ferry boat 80 km from capital Jakarta.
"While the Mi-26T helicopter, quickly can be transform to airlift heavy equipments such as areas hit by tsunami in Aceh. Or bridge construction, during mounting and transporting heavy industrial equipment, mounting rigs and electric power lines. For military purposes, it can carry tank and armored vehicle complete with its troops," he further explained.
In the past, Indonesian Air Force was one of the first foreign air force outside the Soviet Union, operating the then biggest military helicopter --- Mi-6. (ds)
JAKARTA - JAKARTA - INDONESIA
epa00970495 An Indonesian police bomb squad member carries a bomb that was found in a hotel during an anti terror drill in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, 29 March 2007. Indonesias security is on high alert as the country received some bomb threats since the police hunted Abu Dujana, the terorrist suspect for some bombing in Indonesia, who escaped from a raid in Yogyakarta earlier this month. EPA/JURNASYANTO SUKARNO
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