• Badak armed vehicle makes debut at show - Indo14-Day3

    Local company PT Pindad (Hall D, Stand 061) has teamed with CMI Defence of Belgium to develop the Badak (6x6) direct fire platform to meet the potential future operational requirements of the Indonesian Army. Badak features a new design all-welded monocoque steel hull that leverages from the

  • Naval gun support hub deal - Indo14-Day3

    BAE Systems Bofors (Hall A, Stand AP301) of Sweden and Banyuwangibased PT Lundin (Hall D, Stand 025) have signed an industrial cooperation agreement that paves the way for PT Lundin to establish a service and support hub in Indonesia for Bofors naval guns. Signed during a ceremony at Indo Defence

  • Regional airliner renaissance - Indo14-Day3

    Regio-Aviasi Industri (Hall D, Stand DP007) has completed preliminary design work on the R80 twin-turboprop regional airliner. With the R80, RAI hopes to take on the Bombardier Dash 8 and ATR72 in the regional market, promising a cheaper aircraft but also one with state-of-the- art systems that

  • Trimaran combat system plan gathers momentum - Indo14-Day3

    Defence systems and sensors group Saab (Hall D, Stand 052) is proposing to codevelop a new 63m stealth fast attack craft with local partner PT Lundin (Hall D, Stand 025) to meet the needs of the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). PT Lundin is currently building a second pre-production model of the

  • Support solutions for corvettes - Indo14-Day3

    BAE Systems (Hall A, Stand AP301) is looking at options to establish a long-term partnership in Indonesia to support the three Bung Tomo-class corvettes recently acquired by the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). The three vessels – KRI Bung Tomo (357), KRI John Lie (358) and KRI Usman Harun (359)

  • UK to replenish Hellfire stock

    The UK is to replenish its stock of Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-surface missiles at a cost of USD150 million. According to the US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which announced the State Department approval for the sale on 16 March, the UK has requested 1,000
  • USAF progresses SABR AESA radar integration onto F-16

    The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing with developmental testing of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the service announced on 24 March. The work, which is being carried out by
  • Practika details Otaman upgrade

    Ukraine's Practika has revealed details of the Otaman modernisation package developed for the BTR-60-series armoured personnel carrier (APC). Sergie Vilkov, head of development at Practika, told Jane's that the second prototype of an overhauled BTR-60 is undergoing testing and an operational
  • Indian Navy inducts first Mk IV LCU

    Key Points The Indian Navy has commissioned its first Mk IV LCU vessel Platform will strengthen the service's presence in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory The Indian Navy has commissioned the first of eight Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels designed and manufactured by
  • SSMM module completes LCS structural test firing

    Key Points The SSMM utilises the AGM-114L-8A Longbow Hellfire missile in a vertical launch configuration IOC of SSMM Increment 1 is planned for 2018 The US Navy (USN) has conducted a successful structural test firing of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) from
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