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    CN 235 Flying test bed will be weaponized. According to the plan, PT Dirgantara will be undergoing tender process in Thailand for this type of plane.

    Not sure where they will install the weapon, look like in wings.
     
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    Yordania AC-235 is an example for this
     
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    PT DI accelerates N-219 aircraft toward commercial production in 2020
    • Arya Dipa
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    BANDUNG / Tue, September 17, 2019 / 12:10 pm

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    Nation's pride: The twin-engine N-219 aircraft, built jointly by state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) and the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), takes off on its first test flight on Aug.16, 2017. (JP/Arya Dipa)

    State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) will begin commercial production of its N-219 aircraft next year to meet the growing demand for small airplanes both at home and overseas.

    N-219 program manager Palmana Banandhi at PT DI said that the that the N-219’s 19-seater transport aircraft was expected to enter the market in 2020 at the initial price of US$6 million per aircraft.

    The N-219 aircraft was expected to fulfill 25 percent of the global demand for 532 aircraft over the next 11 years.

    The company plans to produce four N-219 aircraft during its first year of commercial production, eight aircraft in the second year and 12 aircraft in the third year. The annual production output would increase to 24 aircraft in the fourth year and 36 aircraft in the fifth year.

    A number of domestic and foreign institutions have expressed their interest in purchasing N-219 aircraft, including the provincial governments of Aceh, North Kalimantan and Papua.

    PT DI has increased the number of test flights for two of its N-219 prototypes in Bandung, West Java, in an effort to accelerate the process of obtaining aircraft type certification from the Transportation Ministry.

    The first prototype is being used to assess flight and structural performance, while the second prototype is being used to check the aircraft's electronic systems. PT DI expects to complete all aircraft type certification requirements this year.

    “We have completed a total of 300 flight test hours to date, including the trials we conducted last year,” Palmana said in Bandung on Sept. 12.

    He added that PT DI had been flight testing the first prototype since July 16 in Pangandaran, West Java. “We tested [flight] performance and control. We plan to assess [flight] control and stability, its flight stall characteristics next week. We expect everything to be wrapped up by next week. After that, we’ll conduct further checks to see whether the first prototype experiences any significant turbulence at high altitudes,” said Palmana.

    The company’s engineers built a second N-219 prototype to expedite the aircraft’s certification. The second prototype completed its first test flight in December 2018 to assess its avionics. “The second prototype recently completed a weeklong flight test in Surakarta, Central Java. The results were quite good. We expect to complete the certification process for both planes this year,” said Palmana.

    He added that despite rigorous testing, the total flight test hours the N-219 prototypes had completed still paled in comparison to the N-250, which took its maiden flight in August 1995. This was due to the difference in the two models’ passenger capacity. The N-219 was designed to carry up to 19 passengers, whereas the N-250 could carry up to 50 passengers.

    “Therefore, the certification process [for the N-219] will not take as long as the N-250,” he said.

    PT DI corporate secretary Irlan Budiman said the N-250 obtained its certification more than two decades ago in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States.

    The company built four prototypes of the N-219 for certification purposes.

    “Two prototypes were meant to test physical [sic] flight, while the other two were intended for structural tests. So we have four total airframes, [with] two used for system checks. We built multiple prototypes to speed up the certification process, so that the tests could be done simultaneously,” said Palmana.

    The two prototypes are set to undergo static and fatigue testing. PT DI plans to conduct 3,000 fatigue test cycles to obtain an aircraft type certificate from the Transportation Ministry this year. The aircraft type certificate must be obtained before applying for the manufacturing certificate that is needed to commence mass production.

    Palmana said that he expected the N-219 to fulfill Presidential Decree No. 70/2017 on public services for transporting goods to and from remote regions, touting the aircraft’s "superior capabilities" to navigate complicated terrain like mountainous regions. (rfa)

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/news...aft-toward-commercial-production-in-2020.html
     
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    If N 219 production scale can reach 12 planes per year it is already a good production rate. I dont think it will be easy to produce 24 planes per year because Twin Otter current production rate is even lest than that. Next move is to build N 245 prototype. It will be surprised though if this current administration provide N 245 cost development investment for PT DI since I see Jokowi is not really ambitious about high tech project. All of the high tech program that we currently have is started during SBY administration.

     
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    CN 235 for Nepal Army is now flying to Nepal from Bandung, Indonesia.

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    Second NC 212i for Thailand COMAC

     
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    Indonesia to Develop Amphibious Aircraft
    BY :NUR YASMIN, NOVEMBER 13, 2019

    Jakarta. The government is looking to develop an amphibious aircraft in the next five years to solve the perennial problem of inter-island transportation in the archipelago, Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said at the International Conference of Transportation Research and Innovation in Jakarta on Wednesday.

    "We will develop the N219A amphibian to support tourism, especially diving and surfing. The float plane is capable of reaching small islands in our archipelago. It's not as modern as a Boeing, but it's what we need," Bambang said on Wednesday.

    The N219A is currently being developed by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Dirgantara Indonesia and the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT).

    Bambang said the government also has three other transportation projects on the pipeline in the next five years: building high-speed commuter trains that are made with 80 percent local components; designing electric vehicles and manufacturing their lithium batteries locally; and building a dual-fuel tug boat that can run on biofuel.

    "Fortunately, Indonesia is rich in nickel, so we hope we can make the lithium batteries on our own," Bambang said.

    The conference – organized by the Transportation Ministry – showcases the latest researches on transportation innovations that could be applied in Indonesia.

    The ministry's head of research and development of intramode transportation, M. Yugihartiman, said the conference was an umbrella forum to discuss medium- and long-term studies on national transportation.

    "We also invited industry stakeholders, so good ideas are not stuck at the invention stage. We need commercialization and downstreaming," Yugihartiman said.

    The ministry selected 40 papers out of 146 submissions from national and international researchers.

    "We need a lot of research to formulate policy recommendations," Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said at the conference opening.

    https://jakartaglobe.id/business/indonesia-to-develop-amphibious-aircraft

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    Indonesia to build the nation's first spaceport
    Jakarta / Tue, November 12, 2019

    Indonesia plans to construct its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, to serve as the location of the country’s rocket test launches, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has confirmed.

    “We will build [the spaceport] just like LAPAN’s rocket launch site we have in South Garut [West Java]. However, it will be bigger so that it can be used for larger rocket test launches,” LAPAN flight and aerospace study center head Robertus Heru Trijahyanto said.

    Biak was chosen as the place to build the new spaceport because the regency’s vast area was deemed ideal to support LAPAN’s plan to do a larger rocket test launch in 2024, he said.

    Citing the Karman line ─ the imaginary line marking where space begins ─ Heru said the space border was 100 kilometers above Earth's surface. LAPAN, however, plans to test launch a rocket that could go up to 300 km above Earth.

    “To reach that height, the rocket must be bigger [in diameter and height],” Heru said, “That’s why we need a larger launch site,” he added as quoted by kompas.com.

    The planned new spaceport would help Indonesia master the technology and operation for satellite launches, LAPAN head Thomas Djamaluddin said separately.

    “LAPAN can already make satellites on its own. The next target is to launch a satellite with our own rockets that we made and a spaceport inside Indonesia,” Thomas said.

    According to Law No. 21/2013 on aerospace, LAPAN is responsible for aerospace equipment launches, constructing and operating a spaceport.

    “We expect that the first stage of construction will finish before 2024 to facilitate rocket test launches that we will develop gradually,” Thomas said.

    The spaceport, he said, would be constructed with the help of international partnerships.

    A study was carried out to select the location of the would-be spaceport among three candidates, namely Biak, Morotai Island in North Maluku and Enggano Island in Bengkulu.

    “Finally, in a 2018 coordination meeting with several ministries, LAPAN chose Biak as the location of the spaceport,” Thomas said.

    LAPAN prepared 100 hectares of land in North Biak in the 1980s. Biak is considered ideal because it is close to the equator and its eastern coast faces the Pacific Ocean.

    He said the rocket launch site in Garut was only for statistical tests and small rocket launches. (ami)

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/news...ild-the-nations-first-spaceport-in-papua.html
    http://asiatoday.com/pressrelease/indonesia-chooses-papua-build-country’s-first-spaceport
    https://en.vietnamplus.vn/indonesia-to-build-its-first-spaceport/163851.vnp

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    This also reflect LAPAN confidence on their rocket technology development. I am waiting for LAPAN to launch RX 550 rocket. This year RX 550 will undergo static test according to the plan so if the test result is satisfactory maybe we can see the launch in 2020.

    If LAPAN can launch RX 750 rocket it deserve special thread on PDF.

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    Indonesia should work on MLRS with long range guided by inertial, and GPS systems. If accurate enough it could be used against Singapore if the need be to hit targets like airbases considering Singapore has a technologically advanced air force, but lacks strategic depth.