• Until the next time [INDODEF16-D3]

    As the present seventh edition of Indonesia’s tri-service exposition and forum is nearing completion, it can already be hailed as a great success and the country will be looking forward to exceeding participation in 2018.

  • Trucks for export [INDODEF16-D3]

    Indian company Tata Motors (Hall D, Stand 228) is displaying two of its latest production cross-country military trucks, the LPTA715 and the LPTA 2036.

  • ILSV to enter production [INDODEF16-D3]

    The Indonesia Light Strike Vehicle (ILSV) will enter production is 2017 with an undisclosed customer placing an initial contract for 20 units.

  • Standing Guard [INDODEF16-D3]

    Terma (Hall D, Stand 004) has successfully demonstrated the integration of an anti-torpedo countermeasure into its C-Guard shipborne soft-kill weapon system.

  • Submarine ESM success [INDODEF16-D3]

    Aselsan, a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation company, is continuing to develop its capability in submarine electronic warfare (EW) on the back of recent contracts for the Turkish Naval Forces Command and export.

  • China pushes SAM [INDODEF16-D3]

    China Aerospace Long-March International (Hall B, Stand 038) is expanding its product range of surface to air missiles (SAM) with the introduction of the FB-10, which is described as a “mobile light air defence missile system”.

  • Radar upgrade [INDODEF16-D3]

    Local electronics group PT Len (Hall D, Stand P002-BUMNIS) has disclosed details of an upgrade implemented for the legacy DA 05 surveillance radars fitted on board three of the Indonesian Navy’s six Ahmad Yani-class frigates.

  • Thailand’s First Win for Malaysia [INDODEF16-D3]

    Chaiseri Defense of Thailand (Hall A, Stand 254) is delivering a batch of 20 of its latest First Win (4x4) light armoured vehicles (LAV) to DEFTECH in Malaysia, where they will be fitted with local equipment and delivered to the Malaysian Army.

  • Marder Medium Tank RI is cost-effective solution [INDODEF16-D3]

    Rheinmetall Landsysteme of Germany has brought its latest Marder Medium Tank RI (Republic of Indonesia) to Indo Defence 2016.

  • SDRs for Philippine Coast Guard [INDODEF16-D3]

    The Philippine Coast Guard has selected Rohde & Schwarz (Hall A, Stand 117) to provide secure communications and radio monitoring equipment to enhance the reconnaissance, pursuit and communications capabilities of its 10 new Japanese-built Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs).

  • Second landing ship tank in build [INDODEF16-D3]

    Having delivered the landing ship tank (LST) KRI Teluk Bintuni to the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) last year, shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama (Hall A, Stand P020) is now working on additional orders for military logistics vessels.

  • Sealift vessel for Philippines [INDODEF16-D3]

    Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL (Hall D, Stand DP403) has launched the future BRP Davao del Sur, the second Tarlac-class strategic sealift vessel (SSV) for the Philippine Navy, from its Surabaya shipyard.

  • Light and versatile [INDODEF16-D3]

    Czech company Ceska Zbrojovska (Hall A, Stand 227), a long-standing small arms manufacturer, is introducing the latest weapon of its well-established CZ brand, the new fully ambidextrous CZ Bren 2 assault rifle, to the Southeast Asian market. Retaining the best features of its predecessor, the CZ 805 Bren, the Bren 2 was designed to meet the most demanding requirements of special units and armed forces operating anywhere in the world.

  • ADS-B Out update [INDODEF16-D3]

    Swiss company RUAG Aviation (Hall D, Stand 178) has announced that it has earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out update as mandated by both EASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Intelligent sight [INDODEF16-D3]

    US company Steiner Optics (Hall A, Stand 069) is promoting its new 6x40 Intelligent Combat Sight (ICS), which integrates a laser rangefinder and a ballistic calculator into a rugged and compact tactical weapons sight.

  • Countering the submarine threat [INDODEF16-D3]

    The proliferation of advanced submarines in littoral waters is becoming an increasing concern to many regional navies. To counter this threat, Turkey’s Roketsan (Hall A, Stand 043) has developed a new generation anti-submarine warfare (ASW) rocket and launcher system in cooperation with Aselsan.

  • Weapons development [INDODEF16-D3]

    Dislitbangau, the Indonesian air force’s research and development institute, is highlighting its work with a range of weapons and systems being shown on its external display. The institute has designed a series of weapons for aerial deployment by aircraft of both Western and Russian origin, to match the types in the air force inventory.

  • Skipper UUV breaks cover [INDODEF16-D3]

    An unusual exhibit in the Indo Defence 2016 exhibition arena is this prototype Skipper tactical unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), developed locally by LABINLEK (Labolatorium Induk Elektronika Pengembangan) Surabaya.

  • UAV expertise on show [INDODEF16-D3]

    Unmanned air vehicle technology is flourishing in Indonesia, with a number of local companies and institutions displaying their systems at Indo Defence. Unmanned technology is an area that has been earmarked by the government for investment, and while companies are benefiting from development programmes for defence, security and civilian applications, the sector’s future is being assured through initiatives for university students to develop technological know-how that could be brought to bear commercially.

  • Fighter takes shape [INDODEF16-D3]

    On 28 December last year, the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI)-led KF-X 4.5 generation fighter programme entered the preliminary design phase, having completed its technical development – during which the basic configuration was fixed. Indonesia’s government has taken a 20 per cent share in the development programme, with PT Dirgantara Indonesia leading the local participation in what Indonesia is calling IF-X.