• No hiding in the dark [INDODEF16-D1]

    OPTIX JSC of Bulgaria (Hall D, Stand DP010), a specialist in the development and manufacture of optical systems and devices for military and law enforcement applications, as well as for the civil market and hunting fraternity, is presenting its wide-ranging portfolio here at Indo Defence. Military products include day and night vision sights and attachments, thermal vision devices, and mobile surveillance systems.

  • Teaming up for air defence [INDODEF16-D1]

    Saab and PT Pindad (Hall D, Stands 095 and 043 respectively) are offering a new GBAD (ground-based air defence) system based on the Giraffe 1X radar and RBS 70 NG missile system to answer an Indonesian requirement, and to develop domestic industrial capability and expertise. Elements of the system, including a trainer/simulator, radar and multi-launcher, are on display on PT Pindad’s internal and external displays.

  • A diversified portfolio [INDODEF16-D1]

    South Africa’s privately owned Reutech Group (Hall A, Stand 185), part of Reunert, has a diversified portfolio of businesses specialising in electronics and defence, supplying local and export customers with advanced OEM products and services in the land, sea and air defence domains, as well as in the industrial and mining sectors.

  • Force multiplier [INDODEF16-D1]

    Turkey’s leading missile house and defence contractor Roketsan (Hall A, Stand 043), an establishment of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, has come to Indonesia to present its wide portfolio of rocket and missile systems.

  • PT Pal selects corvette upgrade team [INDODEF16-D1]

    A Spanish industry team of Indra and Navantia has been contracted by Indonesian shipyard PT PAL for the upgrade of the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) Fatahillah-class corvette KRI Malahayati.

  • Secure at all times [INDODEF16-D1]

    German electronics company Rohde & Schwarz (Hall A, Stand 117) is demonstrating its comprehensive portfolio of integrated communications and radio reconnaissance solutions. The ARDRONIS solution for micro-drone communications detection and disruption, presented for the first time in Asia, enables users to identify microdrone control signals early on, and locate the drone’s operator and disrupt the control link. It also offers the capability of integration into higher-order networked systems or flexible security systems.

  • Breathing freely… [INDODEF16-D1]

    Avon Protection (Hall A, Stand AP012), a leader in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) respiratory protection, is continually developing new products to meet the constantly changing CBRN threat environment, including the CSPAPR, the newest generation of CBRN powered air purifying respirator (PAPR).

  • Sonobuoy deliveries begun [INDODEF16-D1]

    Having grown South Korea’s indigenous capability for the design and development of sonobuoys, Meta Networks (Hall D, Stand 215) has begun deliveries of DIFAR (KAN/SSQ-53D(3) A1) passive sonobuoys to equip Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) P-3CK Orion maritime patrol aircraft.

  • Fighters line up [INDODEF16-D1]

    Two key acquisition programmes for the Indonesian air force are much to the fore here at the Indo Aerospace show. One is aimed at replacing the air force’s ageing Northrop F-5E/Fs that serve with 14 Squadron at the Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java, while the other is for a more advanced aircraft being developed in co-operation with South Korea.

  • Addressing helicopter safety [INDODEF16-D1]

    By their nature, rotary-wing operations carry an inherently higher risk than those of fixed-wing aircraft, especially as most helicopters routinely operate at low level and in all weathers. Many also operate in difficult terrain and challenging environments away from well-equipped airfields.

  • Growing turboprop demand [INDODEF16-D1]

    Over the next 20 years the Asia-Pacific region, excluding China, is expected to generate a demand for 750 new turboprop airliners. Around 600 new routes are forecast to be added to the air transport network over the same period. The requirement for new aircraft to satisfy this route expansion is expected to drive 27 per cent of the overall demand for new aircraft.

  • Seeing is believing [INDODEF16-D1]

    Czech communications specialist ERA a.s. (Hall B, Stand 020D), a member of the Omnipol Group, supplies next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic management (ATM), military, security and airport operations markets. It now has more than 100 installations at airports, air traffic control centres and military organisations in 57 countries worldwide.

  • Long range, positive ID [INDODEF16-D1]

    FLIR Systems’ (Hall A, Stand 071) new Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc is a high-definition, compact airborne electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) targeting system. Featuring industry-leading size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-c) specifications, the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc combines FLIR’s latest sensor technology with precision laser designation to give light combat helicopters and similar platforms true next-generation performance.

  • Underwater technology [INDODEF16-D1]

    Established in 1994, Singapore-based Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd (Hall A, Stand 235) is promoting the Applied Acoustics Engineering Easytrak Alpha and Alpha Portable range of USBL tracking systems, which are ideally suited for small subsea vehicle operations or basic diver tracking.

  • Marine aids of many kinds [INDODEF16-D1]

    Visitors will be able to familiarise themselves with the large portfolio of marine-related products produced and marketed by national trading company PT Kemenangan (Hall B, Stand 010).

  • Simulator suite for seafarers [INDODEF16-D1]

    The training and assessment of Indonesian seafarers applying for seagoing certification is being supported by a new suite of bridge simulators supplied by Kongsberg Maritime (Hall A, Stand 025) to the Ministry of Transportation’s Maritime Training Centre in Jakarta.

  • Golden power [INDODEF16-D1]

    This year, Honeywell Aerospace (Hall A, Stand 073) marks the 50th anniversary of the TPE331 turboprop engine, which powers single-engine aircraft around the world.

  • First in line [INDODEF16-D1]

    The presence here of long-established Lithuanian company Helisota (Hall D, Stand 226), a member of the Avia Solutions Group, reflects the increasing use of Russian helicopters in the Asia Pacific. These currently number at least 1,400 machines, including the Mil Mi-8P, PS and T, Mi-8MT (Mi-17), Mi-8MTV-1 (Mi-17-1V), and Mi-8AMT (Mi-171).

  • Parts to go [INDODEF16-D1]

    Australian firm Global Aviation Spares (GAS, Hall F, Stand 222) has been servicing the Indonesian forces and MoD for seven years through the supply of quality aircraft parts in association with its Indonesian partners.Its wide range of capabilities range from Cessna business aircraft to fighter jets such as the Lockheed Martin F-16 and Sukhoi Su-27/30, to the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and Boeing C-17 transports.

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