• Light Strike Vehicle can handle a wide range of missions - Indo14-Day3

    Being shown for the first time at Indo Defence 2014 is the Indonesian Light Strike Vehicle (ILSV), which has been developed over the past two years by local company PT Jala Berikat Nusantara Perkasa in association with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace). The first example of the ILSV

  • Russian modular SAM targets export market - Indo14-Day3

    Russia’s Almaz-Antey Air Defence Concern Joint Stock Company (JSC) (Hall A, Stand 150) is marketing its Tor surface-to-air missile (SAM) in three configurations – tracked, wheeled and modular – to meet different user operational requirements. All three configurations use many of

  • Gripen gears up for Indonesia - Indo14-Day3

    Saab is finalising details of its offer to Indonesia to answer an air force requirement for new multirole fighters. The Indonesian air force (TNI-AU) sent out a request for information to a number of fighter manufacturers last summer, and there are indications that a request for proposal could be

  • Supporting the TNI-AU fleet - Indo14-Day3

    This month PT Indonesia Defence Services (Hall B, Stand 005) expects to induct its first aircraft to its facility at Pondok Cabe to begin aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on behalf of the Indonesian armed forces. The company was formed in January this year in partnership with

  • Tactical radios for the toughest scenarios - Indo14-Day3

    German electronics group Rohde & Schwarz (Hall A, Stand A132) is highlighting its C2UBE solution for fast, flexible and secure communications, and the DDF5GTS high-speed scanning direction finder, both of which are new to the market. The C2UBE is based on its SDTR software defined tactical

  • Advanced fighter project moves forward [ID14D2]

    Last month Indonesia’s defence minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and South Korean ambassador to Indonesia, Cho Tai-young, signed a joint engineering and development agreement for the KF-X/IF-X fifth-generation fighter. While South Korea is shouldering 80 per cent of the development budget,

  • Russian IFVs ready for amphibious missions [ID14D2]

    The Indonesian Marines have now taken delivery of two batches of Russian BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) that have been optimised for amphibious operations. Indonesia is the launch customer for the BMP-3F IFV, which has been developed from the bestselling standard BMP-3 IFV by the

  • Small-size grenade launcher in production [ID14D2]

    Russia’s KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Hall A, Stand 161) has completed development and is now in quantity production of its Bur small-size grenade launching system. The system comprises an unguided grenade, launched from a disposable launcher tube to which is clipped a reusable pistol-type

  • Smart bomb under development [ID14D2]

    The research and development branch of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence has a smart bomb kit programme in development that turns standard unguided warheads into precision-guided weapons with a stand-off capability. The bomb comprises a standard warhead fitted with a range extension kit with

  • Advanced land systems on offer [ID14D2]

    With the Indonesian army seeking to modernise its forces to meet new challenges, Saab is proposing a range of its land solutions. The company is promoting weapons and systems that could help to make the Indonesian army better connected, more lethal and quicker to react. Three systems in particular

  • Tanks roll eastwards [ID14D2]

    In recent years, Southeast Asia has turned towards the procurement of main battle tanks (MBT), which are a mixture of new-build vehicles (Malaysia and Thailand) and older vehicles upgraded (Indonesia and Singapore) with enhanced capabilities. Indonesia is the latest country in the region to acquire

  • Unmanned from Belarus [ID14D2]

    Belarus’s 558 Aviation Repair Plant is displaying its Grif- K tactical UAV (Hall A, Stand AP109). It has been reported that Vietnam is buying Grif UAVs from Belarus, and last November it was announced that Turkmenistan will set up a production facility. Belarus itself has a requirement for

  • New targets in sight for Seahawk gun family [ID14D2]

    UK-based MSI-Defence Systems – exhibiting with PT Tesco Maritime (Hall D, Stand 165) – is showcasing its Seahawk family of shipborne small-calibre naval gun systems here at Indo Defence 2014. Evolved over time from the original DS 30B mounting developed by MSI-Defence Systems for the UK

  • Next-generation ScanEagle launched [ID14D2]

    With a number of regional contracts already secured, unmanned air systems (UAS) house Insitu Pacific (Hall D, Stand DP103) is showcasing the capabilities of the ScanEagle and Integrator fixed-wing UAS systems here at the show. Based in Queensland, Australia, Insitu Pacific was founded in 2009 as an

  • KCR-40 patrol craft quartet commissioned [ID14D2]

    A second batch of four locally built KCR- 40 missile-armed patrol craft has been introduced to service with the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). Delivered by PT Palindo Marine, KRI Surik (645), KRI Siwar (646), KRI Parang (647) and KRI Terapang (648) are designed to strengthen the TNI-AL’s

  • South Korean ammunition for the world market [ID14D2]

    South Korea’s Poongsan Corporation (Hall A, Stand 007) has established itself as a key supplier of ammunition for not only the Republic of Korea (ROK) Armed Forces, but also an increasing number of export customers. The company’s Defense Product Division can supply not only small arms

  • Wulung UAV gets stronger and lighter [ID14D2]

    BPPT’s PUNA (Pesawat Udara nir Awak – unmanned aircraft) division is showing its Wulung UAV in the outside display area, complete with its mobile ground control station. The air vehicle is one of a number of UAVs that have been developed as part of a BPPT (Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan

  • Building on submarine success [ID14D2]

    South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) (Hall A, Stand 013) is looking to cement its position as the principal submarine supplier to the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). Having previously refitted two Type 209/1300 boats for the TNI-AL, DSME was in December 2011 awarded a

  • Firepower from France [ID14D2]

    Although known mainly as a key supplier of radars and other sensors, Thales (Hall D, Stand D204) can also provide firepower solutions with its TDA (previously Thomson Brand Armements) subsidiary supplying a complete family of mortars as well as their associated suites of ammunition, fire control

  • Armed against the threat of explosives [ID14D2]

    Turkish company Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi AS (Hall D, Stand DP420) has brought two of its expanding family of wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) to the show. The two vehicles on display are the newest version of the widely deployed Cobra, and its latest Kale Mine Resistant Ambush