The Medium tank is the first produced tank under development by Pindad and Turkish Company, FNSS. Medium Tank equipped with the latest generation turret from CMI Defense. Medium Tank has the latest ballistic defense capability and anti-mine threat. It Have high firing power, high accuracy, a wide selection of ammunition, superior tactical and strategic mobility. Medium Tank have passed the tests from Dislitbangad (TNI AD Research & Development Unit), including mine blast test, mobility, performance, endurance and firing test.
The Medium Tank is equipped with the latest technology, such as a self-awareness system, hunter killer system, passive protection (laser warning system), battle management system, and protection up to level 5. Medium tank turrets have an autoloader mechanism with 12 bullets in the turret and 26 items reserve bullets in the hull.
The Pindad medium tank weighs 30 tons, power to weight ratio 24 HP / ton, maximum speed of more than 70 km / hour, can accommodate 3 crew members consisting of commanders, shooters and drivers, and has a main weapon of 105 mm turret has a large destructive power.
This Modern Medium Weight Tank introduced to public at Indonesian's army anniversary 2017 and better known at Indodefence 2018. Now Pindad is ready for mass production of the medium Tank to fulfill Indonesian Army (TNI) needs and Export.
Installation of Vera-NG in Ranai to be Completed in 2018Vera-NG passive radar [Jane's] ✈️
To undertake passive surveillance without alerting neighbouring nations, the Vera-NG system from Czech company ERA (Hall A, Stand A320) is worthwhile considering.
According to the company, the proven passive electronic support measure Vera-NG uses advanced techniques to conduct cross-border long-term and long-range surveillance: in effect it “sees without being seen”.
Jane’s reported earlier this year that the Indonesian Armed Forces had acquired the Vera-NG system to provide early warning and strengthen defences around its Ranai air base in the South China Sea. This followed a selection process in 2017, with installation and verification to be completed during 2018.
Vera-NG has a range capability of 400km, with high-capacity real-time tactical 3D geolocation, tracking and identification of airborne, naval and surface targets. It provides 200 real-time tracks that can be compared against a library of 10,000 targets. The system is available in stationary or high-mobility transportable versions for land or sea application. ERA indicates that it can be assigned for passive surveillance, early warning and air defence missions, using onboard emitters as targets.
The covert system is passive, because it emits no electromagnetic energy, making it invisible to anti-radar missile systems. The sensors are placed on masts, lightweight tripods or quadpods, and can be easily transported by general-purpose vehicles.
In conjunction with the University of Defence in Brno Czech, the company has also built a simulator consisting of consoles for trainee operators and instructors, a central processing station and receiving universal military module. The Vera-NG simulator allows trainees to gain experience in using the advanced system without having an impact on operational missions.
Indo Defence 2018TAI showcasing the Anka UAV at Indo Defence 2018 (Jane's) ✈️
The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has restarted the acquisition processes for four weaponised medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (MALE UAVs), and a passive electronic support measure (ESM) tracker that is meant to strengthen defences around Ranai airbase.
These acquisitions have been restarted because of a variety of issues including disagreements over localised production processes and funding arrangements, an official from the ministry told Jane's at the Indo Defence 2018 exhibition in Jakarta.
Jane's first reported in February 2018 that Indonesia has acquired four units of the Wing Loong UAV rom Chinese state-owned aerospace and defence company Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to fulfil the country's unmanned strike capabilities.
Anka UAV with TNI AU logo at Indodefence 2018 [Banglut/Formil]
Further details of the acquisition emerged in March 2018 with the release of a biography on Hadi Tjahjanto, Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, who defended the acquisition of Chinese UAVs in the book amid mounting criticism over the choice. "China has no restrictions over who can manufacture the UAVs, and we can benefit from the technology transfer," he said in the biography.
But now that the acquisition has been restarted, among systems being considered for the requirement include the Anka MALE UAV from Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI).
A company official Jane's spoke to at Indo Defence 2018 has confirmed that the company is aware of Indonesia's interest on the system, and has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indonesian state-owned aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to collaborate on a variant of the UAV should a contract for it materialise.
During the Indonesia-Africa Forum held earlier this year in Bali, Indonesia announced the $ 75 million sale of two NC-212-200 maritime surveillance aircraft and a CN235-220 maritime patrol aircraft to Senegal, plus a transport-configured CN235-220 to the Ivory Coast.
Formal contracts for the sales were expected to be signed as African Aerospace was going to press.
Close links between Spanish aircraft manufacturer, CASA, and Indonesian Aerospace – or PT Dirgantara Indonesia, also known as Persero (IPTN) – led to Indonesian licence production of the CASA C-212 Aviocar. This is now known as the C212, or as the NC-212 in Indonesian-built form.
It also led to the co-development of the larger CN-235 tactical transport (now designated as the CN235 when offered by Airbus).
Some 477 C212s and NC-212s have been produced for 92 operators over a 43-year production lifespan.
This total includes at least 103 NC212-200s produced by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), the successor to IPTN.
In 2010, Airbus Military (Airbus Defence succeeded CASA) said that it could no longer afford to produce the C212 in Europe and the last C-212 produced in Spain was delivered in late December 2012. All necessary jigs and production tooling for the NC212-400 was relocated from San Pablo to Bandung and PTDI became the sole source for the C212/NC-212 family.
PTDI stopped production of the NC212-200 and NC212-400 in 2014, concentrating on the more advanced NC212i, which has new digital avionics and a cabin for up to 28 passengers.
On the CN-235, PTDI manufactures the outer wings, horizontal stabilisers, vertical fins and doors, while Airbus produces noses, cockpit sections, and centre wing boxes.
C212s serve in Angola, Botswana, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Aircraft delivered to Bophuthatswana, Transkei, and Venda were absorbed into the South African Air Force.
CN235s are in service in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Morocco and Senegal, and were also delivered to the Bophuthatswana and South African air forces, which have retired the type with civilian aircraft going to Madagascar’s Tiko Air and Air Namibia.
The C295 is a derivative of the CN235 with a stretched fuselage, 50% more payload capability and new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G turboprop engines. Airbus has delivered significant numbers to African air arms, including those of Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and Mali.
PTDI is now seeking to increase its share of this lucrative market. Company president, Elfien Goentoro, said “the African market is promising”, explaining: “Geographically, African countries and Indonesia have similarities, so they need several light and medium turboprop aircraft. We are offering countries in Africa the development of human resource skills and knowledge in the aircraft manufacturing industry.”
He also noted there were opportunities for African countries in the upgrade, modification and maintenance and overhaul of the NC-212 and CN-235.
PTDI delivered a CN235-220 transport aircraft to the Senegal Air Force in December 2016, following a November 2014 order placed via AD Trade Belgium. It was delivered in a quick-change configuration with a reconfigurable interior, allowing it to undertake VIP, transport, paratrooping, and medical evacuation missions.
In August 2017, Senegal placed a further order with AD Trade Belgium for a single CN235-220 maritime patrol aircraft.
The next customer for an Indonesian-built CN-235 was Burkina Faso, which acquired two aircraft from PTDI and AD Trade Belgium.
The latest orders were again signed with the Belgian company and formed the basis of the framework agreement during the Indonesia-Africa Forum in April 2018.
The addition of two NC-212-200 maritime surveillance aircraft and a CN235-220 maritime patrol aircraft to the Armée de L'Air du Senegal will transform the west African nation’s surveillance capabilities. The aircraft are expected to be based at Dakar/Yoff.
Force Aérienne de la Côte d'Ivoire (previously known as the Groupement Aérien de Transport et de Liaison) is another small air arm, and the addition of a CN-235 at Base Aérienne de Abidjan will mark a major improvement in capability. The unit currently operates only Cessna 402s and 421s and SA365 and IAR330 helicopters.
Electronic Flight Display untuk pesawat C-130H Hercules, produk terbaru PT Infoglobal [Shephard] ✈️
Pameran perlengkapan militer, Indo Defence 2018 yang berlangsung di JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta pada 7-10 November 2018 menjadi wadah bagi industri militer dalam negeri menampilkan produk terbaiknya ke mata dunia. Salah satu industri lokal adalah PT Infoglobal Teknologi Semesta yang bergerak di bidang avionics.
"Sejak tahun 2010, sejumlah teknologi radar dan navigasi Infoglobal Teknologi Semesta sudah dipakai di sejumlah pesawat tempur TNI Angkatan Udara Hawk, F16," kata Direktur Utama PT Infoglobal Teknologi Semesta, J Adi Sasongko di JI Expo, Sabtu (10/11).
Dia menyebutkan, industri militer dalam negeri kini berupaya mengikuti perkembangan teknologi global yang semakin canggih dengan mengedepankan kualitas produk.
"10 produk kita sudah dipakai dan teruji di pesawat tempur TNI AU mulai MPCD (multi purpose cockpit display), radar monitor unit, flight navigation display. Kita juga tengah memperlebar jangkauan ke konsumen pesawat Hercules dan Boeing," ujar Adi Sasongko.
Pihaknya terus melakukan inovasi teknologi agar bisa menyaingi produk sejenis dari mancanegara. "Kita optimistis industri lokal bisa mengejar ketertinggalan dengan teknologi militer dari negara lain," tambahnya.
Indo Defence 2018 yang merupakan pameran pertahanan terbesar di Asia Tenggara memasuki hari terakhir pada hari ini. Setidaknya ada 750 perusahaan militer baik dalam maupun luar negeri yang menunjukkan produk unggulannya.