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|Indonesian National Armed Forces; News & updates|
|Topic Started: Jul 14 2004, 09:20 PM (118,953 Views)|
|Kopassus||Jul 14 2004, 09:20 PM Post #1|
and singa said their air force is the best in asean, we can give them fight too!
|3Eighty||May 29 2010, 08:00 AM Post #521|
astig! but the right commando's oakley shades seem to be askew
|keboiwa||Jun 6 2010, 09:39 PM Post #522|
sorry for the late reply. I don't know why the strategy page said "Its first shipment"
as the QW-3 already in service with Paskhas TNI AU in Lebanon since 2008.
|saver111||Jul 1 2010, 09:10 PM Post #523|
Indonesia plans to set up independent coast guard
21:01, June 25, 2010
Former Indonesian coordinating minister for the economy Dorojatun Kuntjoro Jakti said Friday that the country needs a coast guard independent of the military to ensure that its current military resources are used for defense.
"The Navy's war ships should be used for defense activities, not to capture fishermen," said Dorojatun after a discussion at the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry in Jakarta.
Currently, Indonesia was still using naval war ships to safeguard its waters, including catching foreign or domestic fishermen operating without permits, he was quoted by the Jakarta Post as saying.
"In the United States, the coast guard is separate from the armed forces," said Dorojatun.
Indonesian Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Fadel Muhammad said that the government was planning to establish an independent coast guard in the near future.
"We have held two meetings to discuss the possibility of establishing the body, and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has appointed the coordinating political, law and security affairs minister to lead the execution of the plan," he said.
Hmmm... following our lead?
Justice for Daniel Lorenz Jacinto
HELP END PIRACY NOW!:
|keboiwa||Jul 5 2010, 11:20 PM Post #524|
RI poised to buy US fighters, cargo jets
Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 06/30/2010 10:57 PM | National A | A | A |
Indonesia has told the US it wants to buy billions of dollars of American-made military aircraft, in hopes that a US-embargo on military sales to the country may soon be lifted, a Defense Ministry spokesman says.
“During a bilateral meeting, the Indonesian government expressed its interest to purchase F-16 and C-130H Hercules [cargo] aircraft to complete its squadrons,” Defense Ministry spokesman I Wayan Midhio told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussed the potential sale during the Shangri-La defense dialogue in Singapore last month, Wayan said.
The US welcomed Indonesia’s proposal to buy more US-made military equipment, he added.
The US also pledged US$15.7 million to Indonesia in 2010 and $20 million in 2011 under the aegis of capacity-building programs to help “modernize” the Indonesian Military (TNI), Wayan said.
|keboiwa||Jul 6 2010, 06:19 AM Post #525|
Indonesia Democratic Party for Struggle Rejects Defense Reserve Bill
Monday, 05 July, 2010 | 20:55 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Indonesia Democratic Party for Struggle said it is going to reject the national defense reserves bill given the government's limited ability to fund the policy, suggested to governemnt to concentrate instead on building the essential force.
Secretary General Tjahjo Kumolo said in a press conference today (5/7) to announce the option at the parliament building “Our faction strictly rejects the reserve force bill.”
The government he said should focus on improving capacity of the essential force like arms and other defense equipments upgrading, arguing that assessment by the government identified no need for reserves force over the next 20 years.
Another lawmaker from the party Tubagus Hasanuddin said the government needs around Rp50 trillion in five fiscal years to build the reserve forces, while the government currently is spending around Rp20 trillion a year and projected a budget rise of around 1.5 trillion next.
“If the 2009 and 2010 total budget is at Rp42.3 trillion, and the 2011 budget is set to be around Rp23.8 trillion, then we don't have enough budget just to maintain and develop professionalism of the troops and arm them with proper weapons.”
The defense reserves bill set reserves for the army at 130,000, the navy 20,000, and the airforce at 34,000.
Tubagus said there is no apparent need for reserve forces within the next 20 years based on parliamentary and executive assessment.
exchange rate at US 1 : Rp 9.000
|keboiwa||Jul 6 2010, 06:26 AM Post #526|
MP, expert back RI-S. Korea jet fighter project
Dicky Christanto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 06/05/2010 12:20 PM | National A | A | A |
Planned cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea to start a joint project on jet fighter production received strong support from a lawmaker and researcher here on Friday but they warned that it will need to undergo feasibility studies.
“The joint cooperation is good for Indonesia because it will help us revitalize our defense industry.
However it is strongly recommended both countries conduct thorough feasibility study,” Kemal Azis Stamboel, lawmaker from the House of Representatives Commission I overseeing defense and intelligence told The Jakarta Post on Friday.
Kemal added that among points to be looked into in the study would be an assessment of possible future conflict between the two countries.
“This policy applies for all potential partner countries because of course we don’t want to be caught out if it occurs,” he added.
Initiated during a visit to Indonesia by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak last year, both countries are now gearing up to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the fighter production, which will be called “KFX project”.
According to secretary-general of the Defense Ministry Deputy Marshal Eris Haryanto, the MoU is likely to be signed at the end of this year. After the signing, a joint team comprising experts from both countries will be formed.
This team would be tasked with building five prototypes of the aircraft before 2020. After achieving the break even point target of 200 units, the aircraft will be ready for mass production.
Military expert from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences Jaleswari Pramodhawardani said the project offers Indonesia a rare chance to develop its defense industry.
“There is always a risk in everything but in my opinion we should take this risk,” she said.
However, she said the project would cost a huge part of the budget, meaning the Indonesian Military may have to work hard to convince lawmakers to grant funding.
Under the MoU, Indonesia will shoulder 20 percent of the initial budget of US$8 billion, which Kemal described as “reasonable”.
The joint project is widely seen as a pilot project for Indonesian military in revitalizing defense industry.
The Indonesian military is now perfecting an draft paper on boosting the country’s defense industry.
|keboiwa||Jul 6 2010, 06:56 AM Post #527|
Indonesia Bangun Kapal Kombatan
Kamis, 01 Juli 2010 22:12 WIB 0 Komentar 0 0
Penulis : Nurulia Juwita Sari
JAKARTA--MI: Indonesia akan membangun kapal perang jenis kombatan untuk mengawal perairan di kawasan timur. Menteri Pertahanan Purnomo Yusgiantoro memaparkan, pengadaan kapal tersebut untuk memperkuat sistem pertahanan dan keamanan di Indonesia.
Hal itu disampaikan Purnomo usai menerima penghargaan Bintang Yudha Dharma Utama dari Presiden di Jakarta, Kamis (1/7). Ia menjelaskan, saat ini Kementerian Pertahanan masih terus melakukan persiapan untuk melakukan pembangunan kapal perang tempur yang akan dilaksanakan di PT PAL Surabaya.
"Dalam waktu satu sampai dua bulan ini, kami persiapkan untuk membangun kapal perang kombatan terbesar yang kita punya," ujarnya. Kapal tersebut kelak akan ditempatkan untuk menjaga perairan kawasan timur Indonesia yang memiliki perairan terbuka yang luas.
Di tempat terpisah, Panglima Komando Lintas Militer (Kolinlamil) Laksamana Muda TNI Slamet Sulistiyono mengungkapkan, pihaknya memensiunkan enam kapal tua jenis angkut tank (landing ship tank).
"Enam kapal tank buatan Amerika tersebut rata-rata usianya 64 sampai 70 tahun. Meski sebenarnya masih cukup terawat, namun sudah waktunya untuk diganti," tuturnya usai upacara peringatan HUT ke-49 Kolinlamil di Markas Kolinlamil, Tanjug Priok, Jakarta.
Menurut Slamet, penghapusan kapal tua tersebut merupakan bagian dari kebijakan pembangunan menuju kekuatan pokok minimum TNI AL. Untuk pengadaan kapal baru saat ini masih dalam tahap perencanaan. (NJ/OL-5)
Indonesia to build combatant warship
Indonesia to build missile escort destroyer type warship for eastern fleet command, Yusgiantoro defense minister said, the procurement of the vessel to strengthen defense and security system in Indonesia.
It was announce by the defense minister after recieving award from the president. He explained that currently the Ministry of Defence continues to make preparations for the construction of warships which will be conducted at PT PAL Surabaya.
"Within one to two months, we are preparing to build the largest combatant ships that we have," he said. The ship will be stationed to patrol the waters of eastern Indonesia, which has a large open waters.
On different occasion,.............
|keboiwa||Jul 16 2010, 08:35 AM Post #528|
S. Korea, Indonesia agreed to develop fighter jets
19:59, July 15, 2010
South Korea and Indonesia on Thursday agreed to join hands in developing fighter jets.
Indonesia will shoulder 20 percent of the development costs in the multi-million dollar KF-X program and purchase about 50 fighter jets when mass production begins, South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said.
The two sides will also cooperate in production and marketing.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak signed a letter of intent for the joint development project when he visited Indonesia in March last year, laying the foundation for the tie-up.
The KF-X program aims to secure multi-purpose fighter jets, on par with KF-16 fighters, to replace ageing F-4 and F-5 fighters, currently operated by the air force in South Korea.
The program is expected to create jobs for approximately 70,000 people, vitalize the local economy and enhance the brand value of the country's aviation industry, the DAPA said.
|keboiwa||Jul 20 2010, 08:56 AM Post #529|
KRI Banda Aceh
|keboiwa||Jul 21 2010, 11:44 PM Post #530|
RI, Pakistan to Cooperate in defense field
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 18:39 WIB | National | | Viewed 147 time(s)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Pakistan have agreed to cooperate in the defense field to intensify their bilateral relations. Documents on the cooperation were signed by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and his Pakistani counterpart Chaudry Ahmad here Wednesday.
"The cooperation covers among other things intensification of the existing cooperation between the two parties, and that will be carried out by the two parties in the future," Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said.
The cooperation with Pakistan is important because the two countries share some similarities such as diversified ethnics, land and sea borders, and terrorism, according to him.
"For three years, we have prepared what we both can do especially in the defense field," the minister said.
Meanwhile, Minister Chaudry Ahmad said the cultural background, geographical condition, and internal issues of Pakistan and Indonesia were the foundation of the bilateral cooperation especially in the defense field.
"This cooperation also opens opportunities for cooperation for both countries in other fields," the Pakistani minister said.
The two ministers agreed to discuss further more details in the agreement`s implementation.
"The details of the cooperation agreement will be further discussed in several meetings at technical level," Yusgiantoro said.
Under the agreement, Indonesia and Pakistan will conduct regular dialogs and consultations on strategic and defense issues, exchanges in defense information and personnel, as well as defense sciences and knowledge.
The two nations have also agreed to explore cooperation in defense industry.(*)
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