• 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)

  • Brazil boosts Seahawk operations

    The Brazilian Navy has expanded the capabilities of its six Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk multirole helicopters. Known by its local designation of SH-16, six of these helicopters are operated by Squadron HS-1 from São Pedro Naval Air Base (BAeNSPA). Four SH-16s were received in August 2012 and
  • LRASM moves forward with successful test firing

    The air-launched Lockheed Martin AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) is on course to provide the US Navy (USN) with an early anti-surface warfare (ASuW) Increment 1 capability following a sixth successful test firing announced by the company on 19 March. The test saw two
  • USMC phases out expeditionary mortar system

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has phased out its General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) 120 mm Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS), an official revealed at the Omega Conferences & Events Mortar Systems conference held in Bristol, United Kingdom. Lieutenant Colonel Michael
  • IDF developing C2I smartwatch for field officers

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are set to introduce a new portable command, control, and information (C2I) system for its ground forces, which for the first time will serve all field officer ranks, from platoon to brigade commanders. Called Shaked (Hebrew for ‘almond’), the new system
  • JMSDF commissions second Awaji-class minesweeper

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second of three Awaji-class mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) in a ceremony held on 16 March in Kanagawa Prefecture. Named JS Hirado (with pennant number 305), the 67 m-long vessel was inducted into the service’s 1st Mine
  • HMCS Windsor completes BQQ-10 sonar fit

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) diesel-electric submarine HMCS Windsor has become the first of the service's four Victoria-class boats to complete its fit of the Lockheed Martin AN/BQQ-10 (V)7 sonar processing suite. The AN/BQQ-10, acquired through a Foreign Military Sales case with the US