domingo, 26 de octubre de 2014

Cohetes guiados por láser para los australianos

Laser-Guided Rocket Successfully Demonstrates Precision Strike Capability for ADF



Australian Defence Forces aim to field the APKWS rocket on Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter. (photo : BAE Systems)

The Australian Defence Forces recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS™) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which transforms a standard unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rocket into a precision laser-guided weapon, has been demonstrated on a Forges de Zeebrugge (FZ) rocket.

“Through its long track record of success with the U.S. military, the APKWS technology has always been used with a Hydra rocket,” said David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems. “This demonstration highlights the unique mid-body design and versatility of the APKWS technology by showcasing the ease of deployment on the FZ rocket and its native launcher.”

During the ground-based live fire event in August, held at the Woomera Prohibited Area test range in South Australia, the APKWS laser-guided technology was on target with all seven shots fired while integrated with the FZ90 rocket motor and warhead. There was no modification required to the guidance kit to integrate with the FZ rocket. Based on the successful test, the Australian Army intends to conduct a live fire flight trial in November that could lead to the APKWS rocket fielding on the Army’s Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk platforms beginning in 2015.

Conducted by the Australian Aerospace Operational Support Group, the trial was designed to qualify the APKWS rocket for use by the Australian military to bridge the current capability gap between unguided small-diameter rockets and larger-diameter anti-armor munitions. Unlike other available offerings, the flexibility of the APKWS technology allowed the Australian Defence Force to move from concept to live fire trial in a matter of months while using its current rocket inventory and equipment.

“The APKWS laser-guided rocket is an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and flexible system,” said MAJ David Paterson, Rotary Wing Flight Commander of the Australian Army’s Aircraft Stores Compatibility Engineering Squadron. “Delivering this capability to our troops while leveraging existing equipment is a significant accomplishment that will greatly expand and enhance our military helicopters’ mission success.”

BAE Systems is the prime contractor for the APKWS rocket, which is available to international customers through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. Deployed in combat since 2012 by the U.S. Marine Corps, the APKWS rocket is the U.S. Department of Defense’s only fully qualified guided 2.75-inch rocket that uses semi-active laser guidance technology to strike soft and light armored targets. More information on the APKWS rocket can be found at www.baesystems.com/apkws.

BAE Systems

sábado, 25 de octubre de 2014

Bombas indonesias en producción

Check the Air Force Bomb Production Preparation DAHANA P 100 L 



Bomb P-100 

DAHANA PT (Persero) is now working on the preparation of the production of military explosives, the bomb P 100 Live for Sukhoi aircraft ammunition. Before well into mass production, the Head of Research and Development of Air Force First Marshal Amirudin Akhmad check directly the development of the means of production are owned preparations by region located Dahana Energetic Materials Center (EMC) Dahana Subang. Arrival Amirrudin Akhmad on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 along with his team immediately greeted by Harry F. DAHANA Sampurno Director of PT (Persero) along with three other directors.

"We want to know, is the extent to which the development of the project preparation Bomb P 100 L that has been done by DAHANA, because prior to the mass production, DAHANA have to prepare Protoype P 100 L which will be our test to get the certification, if it fits our needs, "Akhmad Amirudin light to Dfile.

To see the direct preparation has been done by DAHANA, EMC Team invited to review the equipment already prepared and stored temporarily in Building Workshop DAHANA. It appears some of the equipment that had been prepared at this early stage. Slab mold for density test explosives and heating and cooling equipment that will be used while charging explosives on bomb production P 100L. The team was also invited as a check on laboratory testing and reviewing direct formula meltpour factory which later as aircraft bombs explosives depots Shukoi.

Seeing what has been prepared by DAHANA, Amirudin Akhmad also hoped to soon resolve DAHANA early stages of P 100 L. "We're starting again from scratch, if you see what you have prepared for the first step has been appropriate, therefore I hope this soon realized that later can enter the mass production stage, "said Akhmad Amirudin.

In dealing with this project, DAHANA PT (Persero) is not alone, but took private companies to cooperate, PT Sari Bahari in the manufacture of body P 100 L.

Bomb P 100 L is a bomb that will be installed on the Sukhoi. This bomb has a distinctive color that is green in length 1,130 mm, weighing 100 to 125 kg, a diameter of 27 mm and 410 mm tail length.

BUMN


viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014

Transporta-tanques IVECO para Indonesia

Transportador de tanques Iveco, un robusto cargador para el Leopard indonesio



Transportador de tanque Iveco del Ejército de Indonesia

Indonesia compra camiones transportadores de tanques


SURABAYA - El ejército continúa modernizando los equipos de guerra. El paso a las demandas de los militares en el mantenimiento de la soberanía del Estado.

Una de la flota de combate más reciente es propiedad transportistas indonesios, a saber camiones portadores de tanques Leopard.

Este transportador tiene varias ventajas, entre ellas capaces de transportar más de 90 toneladas.


Camión transportador es capaz de llevar una carga que pesa 90 toneladas

No sólo eso, esta flota de fabricación italiana capaz de moverse en una distancia considerable.

En funcionamiento, el camión está equipado con un base de chasis hecho en Alemania.

El privilegio de dicha base es que tiene siete ejes que permite todas las ruedas son capaces de moverse en tándem con el fin de garantizar la agilidad con reducido radio de giro.

Sindo

jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

Rusia presenta el Mi-38

Prototipo de pre-producción del helicóptero Mi-38 realiza primer vuelo    



[maquina-de-combate.com] El cuarto prototipo del nuevo helicóptero multirol Mi-38 ha llevado a cabo una serie de pruebas en tierra y taxeo, así como su primer vuelo de prueba en el centro de vuelos de prueba de Kazan Helicopters. Posteriormente, el helicóptero fue remitido al centro d epruebas de Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant con la finalidad de prepararlo para el proceso de certificación.

Ejecutivos de Kazan Helicopters que se espera iniciar pronto la campaña de certificación y se proyecta una demanda potencial para el Mi-38 dedesde páises vecinos a Rusia, África, el sudeste asiático y Latino América. Se espera una alta demanda para misiones de transporte de personal y carga, a nivel regional. La empresa ya ha comenzado con el ensamblaje del primer lote de helicópteros.

La maniobrabilidad del prototipo del Mi-38 fue elogiada por la tripulación rusa encargada de la prueba. Todos los sistemas se comportaron conforme a parametros de diseño, de igual manera a lo ocurrido con el tercer prototipo. Equipado con dos motores turboeje Klimov TV7-117V, los que s eubican en la sección delantera superior de la aeronave, detrás de la caja principal de transmisión, con lo que se reduce el nivel de ruido en el interior de la cabina.

El Mi-38 integra una amplia cabina, capacidad mejorada de transporte de pasajeros y carga, reducidos niveles de ruido, reducido tiempo de preparación pre-vuelo, no necesita de infraestructura específica en tierra, entre otros. EL diseño guarda cierta semejanza con los helicópteros de la familia Mi-8/Mi-17.

miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

Un paracaidista desertor alemán se une a los separatistas ucranianos

Disappeared Bundeswehr soldier deserter paratroopers to fight in eastern Ukraine 

By Matthias Gebauer - Der Spiegel


Fighting in eastern Ukraine: German deserter on the side of the Separatists to Enlarge 
REUTERS
Fighting in eastern Ukraine: German deserter on the side of the separatists
Suspected explosive in the army: A Missing elite soldier from the barracks Seedorf possibly fighting on the side of the separatists in eastern Ukraine. The comrades testified.


Berlin - The German Army is an explosive suspicion after in their own ranks. In the barracks, in Lower Saxony Seedorf is being investigated on suspicion of desertion, confirmed the Ministry of Defense. Thus was one of the paratroopers, one of the elite units of the troops did not appear to serve for a long time. According to him, would now, he looks. From the Forces it was also the soldier may fight on the side of the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The case reported in the evening, the "Süddeutsche Zeitung".

So far, the details of the case are still sketchy. The Bundeswehr only confirmed the disappearance of the soldiers will classified as a "special event". In the "BV" category are usually crimes or serious misconduct of soldiers from the troops. Thus was the paratroopers who will serve in Seedorf for about two years, initially did not appear to serve for an alleged disease. As it comrades tried to contact on social networks, they learned that he apparently participates in eastern Ukraine in combat.
According to the report of the "SZ" the biography of the man pointing to his motives for desertion to the front in eastern Ukraine out. So should the soldier from the former Soviet Union come, the origin could explain his sympathies with the separatists. He apparently took his battle equipment such as a helmet or vest shot when he disappeared. The armament on the other hand apparently stored until today in the barracks in Seedorf. By default, the paratroopers are equipped with an assault rifle and a pistol.

Fight the German soldier is actually in eastern Ukraine, he is likely to be valuable for the separatists quite. The German paratroopers apply in addition to the fighters of the Special Forces Command (KSK) than sworn elite troops that are trained and equipped to sensitive missions such as hostage rescue or rescue of German citizens. The fighters are used worldwide, universally trained in weapons of all kinds and are regarded as the spearhead of the German Armed Forces. They were for example used in the rescue of German citizens from the Libyan desert that were included are the war there.

Ironically, getting ready in the barracks in Seedorf currently several dozen paratroopers on a possible Bundeswehr mission in eastern Ukraine before. They should protect the realization of an OSCE Mission German soldiers who were watching with drones the fragile truce. How to explain the whereabouts of the deserter soldiers, is currently unclear. The investigative powers of the Federal Armed Forces in eastern Ukraine are rather limited.

Basically, the desertion is a serious offense in the armed forces, already in an unjustified absence of a few days threatens soldiers imprisonment and of course the exclusion from service in the army. Fight the volatile paratroopers actually in eastern Ukraine, him these consequences should not be too shy.

martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

Encuentran restos de soldado indio desaparecido en el Siachen

Encontraron congelado el cuerpo de un soldado indio después de 21 años
Fue en el glaciar de Siachen, en la región de Cachemira.

CONGELADO. El soldado Havildar Tukaram V Patil, hace 21 años.CONGELADO. El soldado Havildar Tukaram V Patil, hace 21 años.
El cuerpo de un soldado hindú fue encontrado congelado en un glaciar de la Cachemira 21 años después de que se le diera por desaparecido, informó el Ejército indio [ver las dos notas alusivas].

Los restos mortales de Havildar Tukaram V Patil fueron localizados el domingo de manera fortuita por militares en el glaciar de Siachen. "Debido a las condiciones meteorológicas extremas su cuerpo se achicó y su piel se volvió negra", dijo el coronel Rohan Anand  al diario The Hindu.

El militar fue identificado por una carta que llevaba en un bolsillo pero su cuerpo aún no pudo ser trasladado debido al mal tiempo en la zona, a más de 5.000 metros de altitud, según publica el diario local DNA.



El soldado formaba parte del 4 Batallón de Infantería Ligera Maratha y desapareció el 27 de febrero de 1993 en esta zona remota cerca de la denominada Línea de Control entre Pakistán y la India, que se disputan la región de Cachemira desde su independencia de la Corona británica en 1947.



Un hermano menor del militar, NV Patil, también fue dado por desaparecido en 1987 tras una avalancha y nunca fue hallado.

TN

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

La coalición gobernante en Alemania pide más tanques para el Bundeswehr

Defense projects: Coalition politicians want more tanks for the Bundeswehr 


Battle tank "Leopard 2 A6" in the exercise assignment: Retrofit geplantZur closeup 
DPA 

Der Spiegel

Defense experts of the grand coalition are demanding more money for the army, especially for new tanks - and a quick decision on the planned air defense system Meads.

Berlin - The Grand Coalition is to upgrade the Bundeswehr continues: As a consequence of the Ukraine crisis, the defense of the Union and SPD politicians advocate to create considerably more tanks than previously planned. The targeted number of 225 Leopard tanks and 190 Radpanzern type "Boxer" was no longer appropriate given the current security situation. The write the defense experts of the coalition, according to the Reuters news agency in their applications for the 2015 budget.

Accordingly, the existing tanks will be modernized and a development program for a new generation of main battle tanks - "Leopard 3" - will be launched. The global security situation requires based on the value of the Bundeswehr a rethink, write the deputies. This applies accordingly also the financing of the army.
The request comes for the German armaments industry at the right time: The tank builder Rheinmetall and KMW are worried about jobs, since Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has announced a more restrictive arms export policy. These should relate primarily tanks and small arms such as assault rifles, according to the will of the SPD politician. At weddings, the Cold War ordered the Bundeswehr over several thousand battle tanks.

The defense leaders of the coalition are committed to also ensure to procure more modern sets of personal equipment for soldiers fighting force in the coming year. To the system with the name "Future Soldier" include clothing, jackets, radios and night vision devices. So far, so especially the soldiers were equipped in Afghanistan.

Rapid decision on air defense system 

In addition, the deputies ask the Defense Department to provide additional money for the maintenance of large equipment - a sum in the complaint but not named. A list of defects was recently shown that particularly in the Air Force many large appliances are not ready. This was attributed, inter alia, a lack of spending on maintenance and spare parts.

The Ministry of Defence should also have ready money for the replacement of those weapons that Germany has provided to the Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. It was particularly important that the peshmerga in the army not come to an ammunition shortage because of the release of material and rifle training does not suffer.
In addition, the military leaders promote a quick decision on the future air defense system of the Bundeswehr. The decision should not fall this year as possible, according to the applications. The Defense Department had recently postponed the decision on the future of the system Meads, to replace the aging Patriot batteries in 2015. The budget committee of the Bundestag decided in November on the applications.

The Bundeswehr and therefore Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen have been weeks of harsh criticism - partly because of several technical glitches. Critics accuse the Minister that the equipment of the troops is contrary to their goal of a new responsibility of the Bundeswehr in the crisis areas of the world.

domingo, 19 de octubre de 2014

¿ISIS con Migs?

Los yihadistas de Estado Islámico tienen en su poder aviones de guerra
Según el Observatorio Sirio de Derechos Humanos, exoficiales iraquíes les enseñan a pilotarlos.


AVIONES DE GUERRA. Un Mig 21.

El grupo yihadista Estado Islámico (EI) tiene en su poder al menos tres aviones de guerra del tipo Mig 21 y Mig 23, reveló el Observatorio Sirio de Derechos Humanos, que citó a testigos y "fuentes de confianza".

La ONG señaló que los aparatos fueron vistos en manos de los yihadistas en la zona del aeropuerto militar de Al Yarah, en el este de la provincia septentrional siria de Alepo.

Allí, exoficiales del Ejército iraquí, que se habrían pasado al bando de los extremistas, estarían supervisando el entrenamiento de radicales para pilotar los aviones, afirmaron.

Según el Observatorio, el EI se hizo con estos aviones de fabricación rusa tras arrebatar a las fuerzas del régimen de Bashar al Assad el control de varias bases aéreas en Alepo y Al Raqa, su bastión principal en Siria. El EI proclamó un califato en el territorio sirio y el iraquí a finales de junio y conquistó amplias zonas de ambos países.

TN

EA: Entrenamiento en Mendoza

Adiestramiento de infantes en Mendoza



Efectivos del Regimiento de Infantería de Montaña 16 “Cazadores de los Andes”, de Uspallata, llevaron a cabo ejercicios finales de nivel unidad.

Como culminación del adiestramiento del año 2014, se desarrollaron ejercicios para evaluar la capacidad psicofísica, la resistencia a la fatiga y las habilidades propias del soldado de infantería.



La actividad consistió en una operación ofensiva, enmarcada en una situación de combate urbano de baja intensidad. Participaron integrantes del regimiento, y dos suboficiales del Ejército de Ecuador que se encontraban visitando la unidad.



Durante una de las sesiones de tiro, la unidad fue inspeccionada por el comandante de la VIIIva Brigada de Montaña, Grl Br Marcelo Ocampo, en compañía de dos oficiales jefe del Reino de España.



Fuente: EA