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Indonesia Signed NEW SRV-F Mk.3 Submarine Rescue Vehicle From UK.

Representing Minister of Defense Prabowo, Major General TNI M. Fadjar Witnesses the Signing of Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) Procurement
The British Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Indonesia and ASEAN, Richard Graham MP, witnessed the signing of the tripartite agreement, Tuesday (12/9) in London, England
 

Spectra Group Expands into Asia: A New Partnership with the Indonesian Army


Spectra Group, a leading expert in secure voice, data, and satellite communication systems, proudly announces its entry into the Asian Defence sector. This significant milestone is marked by a substantial order from the Indonesian Army for the acclaimed SlingShot satellite tactical communications system. This collaboration has been facilitated through their partner, PT Mora Armamen Perkasa.
Spectra Group, a leading expert in secure voice, data, and satellite communication systems, proudly announces its entry into the Asian Defence sector. This significant milestone is marked by a substantial order from the Indonesian Army for the acclaimed SlingShot satellite tactical communications system. This collaboration has been facilitated through their partner, PT Mora Armamen Perkasa.
Note: Spectra Group will be showcasing their advanced communication solutions at DSEi23. Visit them at Stand H6-150.
After extensive dialogues with both specialist and regular units of the Indonesian Army, this inaugural purchase will provide KOSTRAD with Manpacks, vehicle integrations, and the SlingShot Tactical Operations Centre systems (STOCS). Additionally, a 2-year contract for the Inmarsat L-TAC service has been secured. This innovative communication tool is set to transform their tactical and strategic communication capabilities, offering swift responses to diverse security challenges on an international scale.
SlingShot, tailored to meet rigorous Special Forces criteria, is now also employed by regular forces worldwide. This tactical radio communications system, distinguished by its low size, weight, and power (SWaP), augments existing UHF and VHF tactical radios. It facilitates strategic communications, ensuring Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) and Communications on the Move (COTM) capabilities without the need for new radio acquisitions.
a photo of Spectra Group and PT Mora Armamen Perkasa sign SlingShot order for Indonesian Army KOSTRAD


Utilising Inmarsat’s L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC), SlingShot can establish a tactical network spanning thousands of kilometers. It delivers a broad spectrum of tactical and operational network functions, from Command and Control (C2) to GPS tracking and biometric analysis. With greater utility compared to traditional TACSAT, increased and guaranteed channel availability and being plug and play with virtually no training burden, SlingShot has redefined tactical communications.
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The Indonesian Navy Inaugurates 2 Warships KRI Tuna-876 And KRI Marlin-877 To Strengthen Indonesia's Sea

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The Indonesian Navy inaugurated the operation of two fast patrol type warships (PC) 60 meters KRI Marlin-877 and KRI Tuna-876 in Batam, Riau Islands, Thursday, September 7. These two ships will strengthen Indonesia's marine defense equipment.The Chief of Naval Staff (KSAL) Admiral Muhammad Ali said the two ships were the work of the sons and daughters of the Indonesian nation which was built at a shipyard in Batam."The ship will later strengthen marine security in Indonesian territory. The KRI Tuna-876 is placed in the Belawan Patrol Unit and KRI Marlin-877 is stationed in Makassar, South Sulawesi," said Kasal in Batam, Riau Islands, Antara, Thursday, September 7.The warship KRI Tuna-876 has an overall length of 62.40 meters, a width of 8.80 meters, and a height of 19.37 meters with a speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots."This ship is armed with 1 unit of a 40 mm caliber cannon and two 12.7 caliber cannon units and a maximum of 50 crew members," he said.In addition to the inauguration of the ship, Kasal also confirmed Marine Major Muhammad
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Arif as Commander of KRI Tuna-876.

Meanwhile, KRI Marlin-877 has a technical specifications of 60 m long, 8.10 m wide, 4.85 m high, a maximum speed of 24 knots, a cruising speed of 17 knots, and a crew of a maximum of 50 people.He mentioned that the naming of Marlin means philosophical which means sword and fast. The physiological ability of marline fish is one of the considerations in the selection of the ship's name.
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The Indonesian Ministry of Defense held the Starting of Steel Cutting or cutting of the first steel plate at the PT Palindo Marine shipyard, Sei Lekop Village, Sagulung District, Batam for the Indonesian Navy.

The Ocean Going Hydro-Oceanographic Auxiliary Ship is a research vessel equipped with high-tech equipment to support the Indonesian Navy in carrying out underwater surveys and mapping.

"The procurement of this ship is a contract between the Ministry of Defense and Abeking and Rasmussen, Germany," said the Ministry of Defense (Kemhan) Defense Facilities Agency (Kemhan) Brigadier General Heru Sudarminto in Batam, Friday (15/9).

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ship has a length of 105 meters, a width of 17.4 meters and a draft of 4.5 meters. With a capacity of 90 crew. Equipped with advanced hydrography that can operate for deep seas in the country.

"This ship is planned to be able to sail at a speed of 16 knots with 2 propellers," he said.

He added that the BHO ship was under construction for 3 years with a project value of 150 million US Dollars.
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UAE Buys Indonesia’s Stake and Steps Forward to Finance Korean Fighter KF-21 Project


In a move that highlights the burgeoning ties between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Korea, the UAE officially announced its participation in the KF-21 project, pledging to cover Indonesia’s share of the investment.
This announcement comes as a significant step towards elevating their existing “special strategic partnership” to the highest level, a sentiment echoed during the 2023 summit where agreements were signed to invest $30 billion in Korean sectors including Nuclear Power, Energy, Hydrogen, and Defense.
As the KFX phase reaches its culmination, the KF-21, having passed successful tests, is slated to enter full production by 2024. The UAE has previously invested in advanced Korean weapons like the M-SAM Block-II interceptor and Chunmoo, hinting at a deepening defense collaboration.

Indonesia’s Share in the KF-21 Project​

The UAE is poised to step in to cover Indonesia’s unsettled contribution, potentially settling the near 1 trillion won controversy.

This gesture marks a pivotal moment in fostering trilateral cooperation between Korea, Indonesia, and the UAE, although it brings along its set of complexities, including export approvals and coordination between the countries.

The Tawajun Economic Committee spearheads the UAE’s defense industry acquisitions and has sent a proposal to Korea’s National Security Office for collaboration on the KF-21 project. While details remain under wraps, the anticipation builds up towards the UAE president Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to Korea in October, potentially sealing the partnership and outlining the specifics of the investment.

Poland Shows Interest​

Moreover, the KF-21 project is not only drawing attention from the UAE. Poland has also expressed a deep interest, highlighting the global attention and potential collaborations the project might foster in the near future.
 

DAPA, reports of ‘KF-21 development cooperation with UAE’ are “unfounded”

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jeong A-ran and Park Soo-yoon = The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said on the 18th that reports that the government is likely to join hands with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to complete the development of the domestically produced supersonic fighter KF-21 are not true.
In response to a related question at the Ministry of Defense's regular briefing on this day, DAPA spokesperson Choi Kyung-ho said, "After checking with all relevant agencies and departments, the information is unfounded."
One online media outlet recently reported, citing foreign media, that the UAE could replace Indonesia's unpaid KF-21 contribution.
Other media also reported on the 14th that the Tawazun Economic Committee, which is in charge of the UAE's defense industry acquisition, recently sent a letter to the President's Office expressing its intention to cooperate with the KF-21.
In response to this, an official from the Presidential Office said, "The report that the UAE directly mentioned cooperation with the Korean fighter KF-21 is not true," and added, "Considering that matters related to defense industry cooperation with other countries may affect diplomatic relations, we request that you refrain from reporting." "he said.
Previously, President Yoon Seok-yeol held a summit meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 8th (local time) and agreed to work closely together to successfully complete the next-generation fighter joint development project.

The two countries are currently carrying out the KF-21 (Indonesian name IF-X) project to jointly develop a fighter jet by jointly covering a project cost of 8.1 trillion won from 2015 to 2026.
In January 2016, Indonesia paid 20% of the KF-21 development cost, about 1.7 trillion won (later reduced to about 1.6 trillion won), until June 2026, and received one prototype and various technical data, and received the fighter jet. It was decided to produce 48 units locally in Indonesia.
However, after paying only KRW 227.2 billion as of January 2019, the contribution was not paid for nearly 4 years due to budget shortages, and only an additional payment of KRW 9.4 billion was made in November of last year and about KRW 41.7 billion in February of this year
According to plan, more than 1.1 trillion won should have been paid so far, but Indonesia has paid only 278.3 billion won and is currently in arrears of nearly 1 trillion won.
 

Contracts For Sept. 29, 2023

Collins Elbit Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $25,837,392 firm‐fixed‐price, requirements contract for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) repairs. This contract provides for the repair and maintenance of the JHMCS hardware and equipment. Work will be performed in Talladega, Alabama; and Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 28, 2026. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand. This contract was a sole source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8539‐23‐D‐0003)
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SIGNING OF OFFSET AGREEMENT FOR PROCUREMENT OF HAMMER SMART WEAPON


Jakarta (27/09/2023). Located at the Directorate General of Defense Ministry of Defense Gd. R. Suprapto, Director General of Defense Ministry of Defense Major General TNI Mohammad Fadjar. MPICT., led the signing of the Offset Agreement for the Procurement of Hammer Smart Weapons with the provider Safran Electronic & Defense, represented by Mr. Andrea Bianchini, Managing Director for Offset & Industrial Cooperation.
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This activity was attended by the Secretary of the Directorate General of Pothan, Ministry of Defense, Director of Tekindhan, Directorate General of Pothan, Ministry of Defense, Kasubdit IDKLO Dittekindhan, representatives of the Pusalpalhan Baranahan of the Ministry of Defense and the French Safran Electronic & Defense Team. Through Law Number 16 of 2012 concerning the Defense Industry, offset is an obligation in every procurement of defense and security equipment from abroad​

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The defense offset is one of the government's steps in an effort to build the independence of the Defense Industry and improve the quality of human resources in the defense sector. With the offset mechanism , it is hoped that the Defense Industry can obtain the defense technology needed in developing defense and security technology for the independence of the Defense Industry in the future, as well as developing defense human resources through educational development.

Offset is the implementation of the defense spending paradigm into defense investment. The procurement of the Hammer Smart Weapon is one of the procurements with a defense offset carried out by the Ministry of Defense, in the development of the defense industry in the field of large caliber ammunition and in the field of Defense Human Resource Education development.


Safran Electronics & Defense-Missile AASM - Hammer


 
Oct 1, 2023,
Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto together with Vice Chairman of the Board Havelsan Sedat Karaka, witnessed the signing of a number of defense equipment collaborations with Turkiye.
One of them is the purchase of the Khan Missile System or Rudal Khan, manufactured by Roketsan.

The signing was carried out by Kabaranahan Kemhan Marsda TNI Yusuf Jauhari with President & CEO Havelsan Mehmet Akif Nacar and Chairman of the Board Hacl Aki Mantar, in Jakarta.

The Khan missile has a diameter of 610 mm and a weight of 2,500 kg, which can be launched from an 8x8 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) with a firing range of 80 - 280 kilometers.
 
The President of Indonesia opened the military parade on a BMP-3. A military parade was held in Indonesia on October 5 to celebrate the anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces. The military parade was accepted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo standing on a Russian-made BMP-3F. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the military parade demonstrates Indonesia's readiness to face global challenges. Previously, Indonesia acquired Russian armored vehicles three times: in September 2007, 17 BMP-3, in May 2012, 37 BMP-3, and in April 2019, 40 BMP-3. The BMP-2 can also be seen at the parade. The date October 5 was chosen in Indonesia to celebrate the National Armed Forces Day, created in 1945.

 
I need to clear thing out since many Indonesian defense fanboys only listen to former Deputy Defense Minister that is now already replaced. He has become a Minister in other sector.

1. Those who wants Indonesia leave KF21 program is likely those who wants Indonesia keeps importing from Western countries. Inside the KF21 team, the only thing they speculate about those Indonesian who want to get out from KF 21 is because of "PENGADAAN" or in English means "procurement,". You know lah why Pengadaan is something interesting in Indonesia.... I dont want to accuse some one getting bribed, but this is the sentiment inside the Indonesian KF21/IFX team, and I am talking about very senior engineer inside KF21/IFX team from Indonesia side who understand the program well

2. Regarding TOT, it is not something like giving Indonesian engineers some secret paper containing high tech secret LOL. The TOT is more about letting Indonesian engineers to participate on all technologies development, including related to flight control system. During the EMD phase (2016-2026), there are restrictions on several key technologies. So Indonesian engineeers cannot participate on the development that is related to those technologies. That period is already over, cannot turn the time back, but we still can do our own development with the fifth prototype as experiment if the government give the funding for internal research.

The best thing to do is to make Wingmen STEALTH program according to me to support KF21/IFX program. We can hire foreign assistant like from BAE system like Turkish do in their KAAN fighter program (TFX) to help the program. As we are under our own control, so we can enter any technologies during the development. Here I show you what the technologies needed to develop any fighter plane : aerodynamics, configuration design, system engineering, subsystem, propulsion, flight control, air combat system, project management, structure analysis and design structure

3. Indonesia can still produce the plane in the country despite those restriction that happen during EMD phase. Because what happen during development is called Engineering development that is crucial to make Indonesian engineers can develop a fighter from scratch while the production of parts and system integration during the assembly process is in production phase (not engineering development phase) that pretty much can still be done. This is why it is different when Indonesia become part of developer compare to just holding license right to produce the plane inside the country.

By becoming a developer, Indonesian aerospace is learning and getting experience on how to develope a new fighter jet. Developing a jet fighter and producing a jet fighter is a different thing. There are design engineers and those who are working in production phase.

4. The lack of cost share payment is effecting Indonesian team further, making Indonesian engineers cannot send more than 39 engineers during the 2021-2026 period, so for those who think we should not pay the cost share in full and keep delaying, it is actually harming Indonesian interest.

So not paying the cost share in full will make Indonesian engineers cannot get the TOT as Indonesian Aerospace send the junior engineers during the 2021-2026 period. We need to pay them in full before we can start our IFX development based on our Air Force requirement and start the production in Indonesia. We will lost if we dont pay the cost share in adequate amount.

By paying in full we will get all of the data as result of working during the development and testing phase, including the data from Indonesian engineers working in Korea because all engineers can not bring flash disk to design center, all work conducted in Korea Design center cannot get out from that place. This is why KAI design Chief said that Indonesia cannot build the plane if SK doesnt give the data.

5. IT IS BULSHIT SAYING WE SHOULD ASK FOR TOT TO KOREA WHERE THE INTERNAL RESEARCH PROGRAM ON FIGHTER CONDUCTED IN INDONESIA IS STILL STOPPED DUE TO THE LACK OF FUNDING FROM MINISTRY OF DEFENSE

6. Becareful for those who dont support the program, they are likely group in Indonesia who wants to make Indonesia relies on Western countries forever. You are fool if you follow their narrative.

7. RAFALE TOT IS PRETTY MUCH NOTHING IN THE EYES OF INDONESIAN KFX/IFX ENGINEERS. WHAT THEY NEED IS TO HAVE FIGHTER PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY THEM WHERE THE KNOWLEDGE TAKEN IN ITB OR FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES CAN BE APPLIED (LEARNING BY DOING), NOT JUST GETTING SEMINARS ABOUT PARTICULAR TECHNOLOGIES.

8. KF21/IFX Program is the only way to master fighter technologies and Indonesian engineers can still try to get the technologies from internal research ( if the fund is exist which is not the case since 2018). With KF21/IFX program, Indonesian Aerospace will get one prototype that will be very useful for Indonesian engineers in fighter technologies because they can apply their knowledge through learning by doing, making experiment, and also can do reverse engineering legally.

The data stored in Korea Design Center from development and testing phased will also be given to PTDI if we are still on the program and pay our cost share in full. As I said previously that any works done in Korea Design Center cannot get out from that place, so we will only get the data after we paid our cost share in full. Thr data is needed for our IFX program development and also for production.

9. INDONESIAN KF21/IFX TEAM IS GETTING FRUSTATED WITH CURRENT INDONESIAN ADMINISTRATION DELAYING COST SHARE PAYMENT (NOT PAYING ENOUGH) AND STOPPING INTERNAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN BANDUNG WITH ITB SINCE 2018.

10. WHY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE UNTIL NOW NOT FUNDING THE IFX PRODUCTION SITE IS PRETTY MUCH BECOME THE EVIDENCE WHETHER THIS GUY IS SERIOUS OR NOT....The production facility is not yet completed, only physical building and some production equipment that are currently exist, not yet complete. Those facilities are made during former Minister of Defense (Ryamizard Ryakudu).

IF YOU DONT HAVE BUDGET, WHICH IS BULSHIT AS IT DOESNT SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY TO BUILD IT, AT LEAST SPEED UP THE TRANSFER OF ASSET OF PRODUCTION SITE TO PTDI SO MINISTRY OF STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES OR DEFEND ID CAN BUILD THE PRODUCTION SITE FROM THEIR OWN BUDGET OR FROM PMN

11. KF21/IFX program is similar like CN235 program as Indonesian Aerospace as part of developer can produce the plane as many as it can ( unlike license holder where there is limit on how many plane can be produced) and Indonesian Aerospace has the right to develop IFX further as it also gets one prototype (which is not the case for most license production rights) . PTDI is also part of KF21 global supply chain for wing (1 wing in every plane ), tail, and pylon. So every KF21 will have Indonesian made fuselage parts, alluminium and composit ones.



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This is what I know from my connection inside the team and my connection is senior engineers who understand about the program alot
 
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Italy readies quick sale of patrol ships to Indonesia amid China fears

ROME — Italy is in talks with Indonesia to sell the Pacific nation two of its new PPA multipurpose patrol vessels, an Italian minister has told Defense News.

The ships to be sold would be among those already being built for the Italian navy in order to accelerate delivery, said Italian junior defense minister Matteo Perego di Cremnago.


He added that regional tensions with China meant Indonesia needed new ships rapidly.

“All countries in the region want to increase their fleets rapidly so fast deliveries are needed. Today, you can no longer think of delivering vessels within three years – we need to accelerate programs,” he said.

Italy has ordered seven of the multi-purpose vessels from local shipyard Fincantieri, with six now launched and three already in service with the Italian navy.


Vessel number six, the Ruggiero di Lauria, was launched on Oct. 6 at Fincantieri’s Muggiano yard in Italy.

The two vessels which could be sold to Indonesia would either be among those launched but yet to enter into service, or include the seventh, still-unlaunched vessel. The Italian navy would then order two more to fulfill its own requirement.

“It is not clear which of the vessels would go to Indonesia, that depends on when a contract is signed,” said Perego di Cremnago.

In 2020, Italy agreed to sell Egypt the final two of ten FREMM frigates it was already building for the Italian navy.


Rome decided to divert the two vessels to Egypt, then order two more from Fincantieri to complete the Italian navy’s complement of ships.

“There needs to be a flexibility on the part of companies, so they think, ‘I am already building this vessel, maybe I can divert it to that customer,’” said Perego di Cremnago.

“We did that with the two Fremms for Egypt which were due to go to the Italian navy. We could do the same thing with the PPAs,” he added.

The 143 meter long PPA vessels, which displace around 4,900 tonnes, can be configured in different versions, from disaster relief to full war-fighting. The ships are notable for their “naval cockpit” bridge, which were designed with help from naval aviators to resemble an aircraft’s cockpit and require just two navigators to pilot the vessel.
Fincantieri previously signed to sell six FREMM frigates to Indonesia in2021.
 
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ITS Francesco Morosini visit Jakarta 2023

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Dario Deste (Fincantieri) meets Admiral M. Ali (Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff) in Jakarta, this week
 

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