To improve soldiers' fighting abilities, the 1st Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion (Yontaifib 1 Mar) sharpened land reconnaissance skills by carrying out joint exercises (latma) The Military to Military Connection (M2MC) 2022 Torchlight with the United States Special Operations Command Pacific (US SOCPAC) located at the Peacekeeping Mission Center (PMPP) Sentul, Bogor, West Java. Friday (20/05/2022).
Reconnaissance is a mission to obtain information by carrying out visual observations or other methods of detection, about the activities and resources of an enemy or potential enemy, or about the meteorological, hydrographic or geographical characteristics of a particular area.
This Joint Training activity is a form of implementation of the daily orders of the Chief of the Navy Staff (Kasal) Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, S.E., M.M., about building superior and professional Human Resources (HR) and being tough in dealing with all threats.
The pilots of the EC-725 Caracal helicopter of the TNI AU Air Squadron 8, Atang Sendjaja Air Base, Bogor, practice their ability to fire RD-702 MOD4 rockets. The exercise was held at the Air Weapon Range (AWR) Salatri, Cianjur, West Java, Thursday (19/5/2022).
Pilots practice firing rockets at an altitude of 500 and 1000 feets with a Dive Profile, Cruise, and Hover profile at prepared targets. In addition to rocketing, pilots also practice target shooting using 7.6 mm caliber machine guns mounted on helicopters.
Danwing 4 Lanud Atang Sendjaya Colonel Pnb Agni Prayogo as the Director of Training who also reviewed the exercise said that the first day of training was in the form of ground school activities which were attended by all participants. Then on the second day, the shooting was carried out using rockets and 7.6 mm bullets.
Indonesia government doesnt take loan from South Korea to finance KF21/IFX program, so the financing is not included in the DPRLN ( foreign loan backed acquisition program ). It is indeed not included in either blue and green book because the share cost financing is decided not to take loan from South Korea.
This AH still believe Indonesia takes loan from SK to finance KF21/IFX program which is not true. The financing is likely used direct state budget and the yearly shared cost is not that much by the way and 30 % will be paid in barter, I expect some sell of CN 235 planes as well to finance those 30 % as South Korea is interested to get another CN 235 planes from Indonesia
Rizwan Rahmat made a mistake, 6 Rafale planes order is go ahead as it is part of previous 1.1 billion USD MRCA program backed by foreign loan which has been approved by both Planning Minister and Finance Minister in 2021.
He also made another mistake by saying green book is for 2022 state budget, 2022 state budget has been made in middle of 2021 where parliament has approved it. This green book acquisition program can only be effective contract in 2023 where the amount of money that will be disbursed as the down payment will be decided this year but the disbursement can only happen in 2023 ( making the contract effective ).
Many dont understand that the plan to buy another 36 Rafale planes are just Prabowo Subianto plan and hasnt been sealed with contract just like previous 6 Rafale planes order. The dire needs is to fill previous F 5 squadron with just 12 planes.
Indonesia has already had KF21/IFX program that should be the main backbone of our future fighters squadrons. The decision not to approve Prabowo plan to buy another 36 Rafale planes I believe make countries such as Singapore and Australia worry since KF21/IFX have relatively similar capability with F 35, particularly the block 3 and has cheaper price than Rafale and F15 EX, so potentially Indonesian dream to have around 100 modern capable fighters could be achieved beyond 2030's, which is all the same type thus much more effective, efficient and easier to operate, not to mention if PTDI also develop the Stealth Wingman drone for the KF21/IFX squadrons that they will be produced in the country, inshaAllah.
KF21/IFX is also more suitable to face China aircraft carrier in SCS that in the future will be loaded with J 31 5 generation fighters. With this program, inshaAllah we will have both modern capability and adequate number of fighters (due to cheaper price and the production is handled by our local industry ) that can match with our future challenge
24 MAY 2022
Indonesia omits major procurement programmes from 2022 ‘Green Book'
by Ridzwan Rahmat
The Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning has omitted major defence procurement programmes from the register of priority projects approved for foreign funding in 2022.
This register is commonly referred to in-country as the ‘Green Book'. Programmes included in this register will be escalated to the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, which will then decide on the final amount of foreign loans that can be obtained for fiscal year (FY) 2022.
Documents forwarded to Janes on 24 May by a government source indicate that among programmes that have been included in the ‘Green Book' are mid-life upgrades for the Indonesian Navy's Diponegoro-class corvettes and Bung Tomo-class frigates. In terms of hull age, these vessels have either exceeded or are approaching their 20-year mark.
Besides these combatants, upgrades for the Indonesian Navy's first batch of KCR-60M-class fast-attack craft and FPB-57 fast patrol vessels are also mentioned. The former type was commissioned in 2014 while the latter were inducted between 1988 and 2004.
A programme to procure more medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Indonesian Air Force is also included in the ‘Green Book' for 2022.
Overall, the total amount for all programmes included in the register of priority projects for which foreign funding can be obtained is USD2 billion.
Notably missing from the register are programmes to equip the Indonesian Air Force with Rafale multirole fighter aircraft from Dassault Aviation, and the Indonesian Navy with FREMM guided-missile frigates from Fincantieri. Contracts for these major equipment were signed in 2021.
Saat kunjungan ke Amerika Serikat pd 19 Mei 2022 lalu, Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara melaks kegiatan diskusi staff talk dgn USAF.
Dlm kegiatan tsb dibahas beberapa topik yakni Regional Scene Setters, Pilot Training, F-15E WSO Training and Integration, Aircrew Talent Management.
Diskusi dipimpin Jenderal Charles Q. Brown Jr. Kepala Staf USAF, dan Marsekal TNI Fadjar Prasetyo.
Adapun isu-isu yang dibahas saat diskusi regional scene setter adalah tentang South China Security, Terrorisme, Climate Change dan Human Assistant/Disaster Relief (HADR).
2023 defense budget is a bit lower than 2022 defense budget ( for Armed Force )
By seeing how small it is research budget in 2023, so my assumption is that many of the research program is now funded by BRIN (directly under President ) and could be under Finance Ministry program directly, which possibly will include KFX/IFX program and MALE UCAV program ( since the start it is under BRIN )