sábado, 7 de mayo de 2016

Anfibios rusos para Indonesia

Ask the Air Force One aircraft Amphibious Squadron to Keep Sea




One seaplane squadron amounted to 12 to 16 units 

Jakarta, Indonesia CNN - Air Force Chief Marshal Agus Supriatna claimed matranya requires one type amphibious squadron surveillance aircraft to maximize surveillance Indonesian archipelagic sea lanes (ALKI) is so broad.

Based on the international sea law convention, ALKI a groove for the cruise and airlines could dimanfatkan foreign ships or planes. The existence of ALKI, said Agus, in association with the Air Force's role in realizing Indonesia as the world's maritime axis.

"With ALKI I, II, III is so broad, it means there must be air power can quickly be present anywhere, which could double function, for example, a seaplane," Agus said on the sidelines of the National Seminar on Aerospace themed 'Enhancing the Role of the Air Force in Realizing the framework of Indonesia as World Maritime Poros' at Persada Executive Club Halim Perdanakusuma, East Jakarta, Monday (25/4).

ALKI I crossed the South China Sea, Strait Karimata, Java Sea and the Sunda Strait. ALKI II Sea crossing Sulawesi, Makassar Strait, Flores Sea and the Lombok Strait. While ALKI III across the Pacific Ocean, the Maluku Sea, the Seram Sea, the Banda Sea, Ombai Strait and the Sawu Sea.

Aerial surveillance in the area ALKI I which also runs on the waterway, said Agus, requires a minimum of four seaplanes.

"If you think the ideal, we can imagine how the area of ​​Indonesia. ALKI I alone was extensive. Mean minimum air already need four," said Agus.

So with the territory which has three ALKI Indonesia, said Agus, it takes at least one seaplane squadron numbering 12 to 16 units.

"It (one squadron) the minimum requirements," said Agus.

Air Force currently has a seaplane, but not sufficient. Two of the amphibious aircraft that belongs to Indonesia is Albatross and Catalina. The planes used for patrolling, search and rescue operations, and extinguishing forest fires.

Agus submit the procurement of major weapon systems of air required the Air Force to the Ministry of Defence. While the Air Force sends only the technical specifications according to the needs of their dimensions.

"The issue of what kind of plane, will ask the Ministry of Defense. If we take care of specifications. It is like anything," said Agus.

On the same occasion, a member of Commission I of Retired Major General Supiadin Aries Saputra said the Air Force's role in securing the shaft is not easy because the world's maritime defense equipment condition at this time is not maximized.

Defense procurement, Aries said, should be based on user needs, not the interests of other parties outside the military.

CNN

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