• Joining forces [INDODEF16-D2]

    US company Steiner (Hall A, Stand 069) has acquired the Sensor Systems Division of The O’Hara Group, which comprises Sensor Technology Systems (STS) and Diffraction Ltd.

  • Battlefield connection [INDODEF16-D2]

    Honeywell (Hall A, Stand 073) has announced that it will offer high-speed, high bandwidth satellite communication for military use.

  • Smart surveillance [INDODEF16-D2]

    Digital Barriers (Hall A, Stand 093) designs, develops, manufactures and sells visually intelligent surveillance technology. Highlighted are its SmartVis non-consensual facial recognition technology, which uses stand-off cameras to identify people against watch lists and can also harvest faces for future analysis.

  • Never blind [INDODEF16-D2]

    British company Thermoteknix (Hall 4, Stand 100) is highlighting its FuseIR Fused Night Vision Technology Demonstrator at Indo Defence 2016.

  • Light Gun aimed at more sales [INDODEF16-D2]

    Nexter Systems (Hall A, Stand 017) is continuing to market the 105mm LG1 Light Gun, which has already been sold to Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

  • Antasena advances [INDODEF16-D2]

    The Indonesian government is set to give the green light to the development of the Tank Boat concept after the project was given the official name Antasena by vice president Jusuf Kalla and minister of defence Ryamizard Ryacudu on the first day of Indo Defence 2016.

  • Diesel-powered trainer from Russia [INDODEF16-D2]

    Displayed on the United Aircraft Corporation Stand 207 in Hall A in model form is Russia’s latest trainer, the Yak-152. Designed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau and built by the Irkut Corporation, the Yak-152 is a diesel-powered trainer that is being put into production for Russia’s ‘Ptichka VVS’ requirement to equip the DOSAAF military-affiliated aero club organisation.

  • Rugged design for regional development [INDODEF16-D2]

    PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Hall D, Stand 039) is showing a model of its latest regional airliner design. The N245 is a derivative of the CN235 utility transport that is being developed as a 54-seat passenger carrier. It is intended to fill the niche between the 19-seat N219, which was developed from the NC212 light transport, and larger airliners.

  • Amphibious recovery [INDODEF16-D2]

    Japan’s ShinMaywa Industries (Hall D, Stand 286) is promoting its US-2i four-engined amphibian as an ideal rescue and disaster relief platform for Indonesia.

  • Protect and survive [INDODEF16-D2]

    China-based Beijing Winyarn High Performance Fiber Co Ltd (Hall D, Stand DP318), a global manufacturer and provider of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre under the brand name TEXIMUS, has installed bullet-proof plate into the China Border Patrol Vessel Project.

  • Rescue asset [INDODEF16-D2]

    Resplendent in eye-catching orange, Indonesia’s air rescue organisation (‘Basarnas’ – Badan SAR Nasional) is showing its new Leonardo AW139 outside the Indo Defence show halls.

  • Multiple firsts for combat system [INDODEF16-D2]

    Thales Nederland (Hall A, Stand 020) has completed the ground-breaking supply and integration of a prepackaged mission system for KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata, the first of the Indonesian Navy’s (TNI-AL’s) new SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigates.

  • Crowd-sourcing weather info [INDODEF16-D2]

    Early next year Honeywell expects to introduce its Connected Radar (Hall A, Stand 073) weather information service. The concept involves collecting meteorological information from the weather radars of individual aircraft, as well as data from other sources, and aggregating it to provide a meteorological service via Honeywell’s Weather Information Service app.

  • Low-cost surveillance [INDODEF16-D2]

    PT Indo Pacific Communication and Defence (IPCD) is displaying an LH Aviation LH-10 Ellipse light aircraft at the show (Hall D, Stand 234). The company owns this aircraft for demonstration and test purposes, and it is shown here in surveillance fit with a retractable sensor turret in the nose.

  • Light weight, low profile [INDODEF16-D1]

    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri of Turkey and local company PT Pindad have unveiled their Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) at Indo Defence 2016.

  • Sea trials success [INDODEF16-D1]

    The future KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata, the first of two SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigates on order for the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL), has successfully completed sea trials ahead of delivery in early 2017.

  • Radar ordered for Indonesian patrol vessels [INDODEF16-D1]

    Danish systems and sensors house Terma A/S (Hall D, Stand 004) has confirmed an order for SCANTER 6000 radars from Indonesia’s Sea and Coast Guard (Kesatuan Penjaga Laut dan Pantai – KPLP) to equip five patrol vessels.

  • Powerful Leopard on the way [INDODEF16-D1]

    Rheinmetall Defence of Germany (Hall D, Stands 187 and 189) is supplying Indonesia with 103 Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) and 42 overhauled Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) plus eight to be used as spare parts. All the Marder 1A3s have been delivered.

  • More capable rocket system [INDODEF16-D1]

    China North Industries Corporation (Hall B, Stand 058) is emphasising its SR5 Universal Artillery Rocket Launcher (UARL), writes Christopher F Foss, which is based on a 6x6 cross-country truck chassis for strategic mobility.

  • Keeping the genie in the bottle [INDODEF16-D1]

    CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear) is dangerous. Getting it cleaned up takes some effort, but Italian firm Cristanini (Hall A, Stand 098) has an innovative range of decontamination/detoxification systems that makes it easier.