miércoles, 24 de abril de 2019

Municiones ucranianas para Indonesia

The Indonesian Navy Received Ukrainian UOF-2T 100-mm Rounds for the Russian BMP-3F

UOF-2T 100-mm Rounds for the Russian BMP-3F

In January 2019, Spetstekhnoexport, the Main Contingent Artillery, exported by sea to the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia a batch of 100-mm rounds UOF-2T for the Russian cannon 2A70 infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3F worth $ 349,440.

Goods in quantities of 273 pcs. delivered in a disassembled state in 137 wooden boxes with shots and 5 wooden boxes with fuses RGM-2M, packed on 8 wooden pallets. The total weight is 5088.17 kg.

High-explosive fragmentation shots of a 100-mm UOF-2T caliber are developed and produced by TASKO Corporation, Rubin-2017 LLC, affiliated with it, in cooperation with the State Research Institute of Chemical Products (Shostka) and the Shostkin governmental plant Zvezda »As a Ukrainian analogue of 3UOF17 shots with a Russian-made ZOF32 projectile for the BMP-3F previously assigned to the Marine Corps of the Indonesian Navy.

The equipment of the 3OF32 case, the manufacture of igniters and charges and the conduct of ballistic tests were carried out in the summer-autumn of 2018 under the agreement 1-59 / 2018-VGT in Shostka of the State Research Institute of HP and Zvezda.

“TASKO” corporation at the international exhibition “Arms and Security-2018”, which was held in Kiev from October 9 to 12, 2018, presented “100-mm high-explosive ordnance to the 2A70 cannon used by Soviet infantry fighting vehicles BMP- 3 Two types of such shells have been developed - an analogue of the old Soviet ammunition with a range of 4 km and a new one that can hit a target at a distance of up to 7 km. ”

RGM-2M fuses are manufactured by KP Shostkinsky State Plant Impulse.
It is interesting that the Armed Forces do not have either BMP-3s or 2A70 artillery launchers, but this type of ammunition was one of the first to go into mass production with new equipment obtained as part of the state targeted program for the development of the ammunition industry.

Diana Mihailova

Euskadi: Para la policía vasca, ETA nunca existió

Polémica en el País Vasco por la supresión de ETA del temario para la formación de ertzainas

El PP pide al Gobierno de PNV y PSE-EE que dé explicaciones




El lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, junto a la consejera de Seguridad, Estefanía Beltrán de Heredia, ha presidido en la Academia de Arkaute (Vitoria) el acto de entrega de diplomas de la XXIV Promoción de la Ertzaintza (David Aguilar/EFE)

La Vanguardia


La historia de ETA no aparece en el temario de la formación teórica de los futuros agentes de la Ertzaintza y las policías locales vascas. Según informa El Correo, el Gobierno vasco ha decidido que cualquier rastro de la banda terrorista desaparezca de los libros para los ertzainas, aunque sí aparezcan asuntos como la Guerra Civil, el Estatuto de Autonomía, el primer Gobierno vasco o la lucha contra el franquismo.

La noticia de El Correo añade que la exclusión de esta parte de la historia de Euskadi es reciente. Según un policía, en las antiguas promociones sí que se daba información de ETA, de la izquierda abertzale, así como de los atentados y del daño contra los propios agentes de la Ertzaintza o de la Guardia Civil. “Es un tema tabú. Cuando ingresas en la academia te das cuenta. Como mucho se hablaba a escondidas en la cafetería para no ser marcado”, asegura un agente graduado en 2016 citado por la misma información.

La publicación de esta noticia ha causado cierta polémica en el País Vasco en plena campaña de las elecciones generales. El PP vasco, en un comunicado, ha acusado al gobierno del PNV y PSE-EE de “promover un relato del terrorismo que compra la narrativa de la izquierda abertzale”. Los populares han anunciado que exigirán la comparecencia de la consejera de Seguridad, Estefanía Beltrán de Heredia.

La secretaria general del PP vasco, Amaya Fernández, ha exigido una “urgente rectificación” de algo que, sin duda, constituye “una afrenta hacia quienes más dieron en la lucha contra el terrorismo en Euskadi” y hacia la sociedad. Los socialistas vascos, que precisamente hoy recibían a Pedro Sánchez en San Sebastián, no han hecho todavía ninguna mención a la noticia.

martes, 23 de abril de 2019

Soldados fijianos se entrenan con el Bushmaster

Fiji Soldiers Learn Bushmaster Driving Skills from Australian Army Trainers

The Fijian Government purchased refitted Bushmasters
from Australia in 2017 for use in peacekeeping operations and training in Fiji
Eighteen Republic of Fiji Military Force soldiers have completed a three-week Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle driver’s course in Brisbane

Fiji purchased refitted Bushmasters from Australia in 2017 for use in peacekeeping operations and for training purposes, and have been sending soldiers to Brisbane for vehicle training.

The Australian Army has now run four Bushmaster driver’s courses for the Republic of Fiji Military Force as part of the ongoing agreement between the two nations.

Australian Army trainers, mainly from Brisbane’s 7th Brigade, taught their Fijian counterparts how to drive the vehicles in various terrains, recovery methods, and maintenance skills.

7th Brigade Commander Brigadier Andrew Hocking said the Fijian soldiers had done extremely well on the course and were great ambassadors for the Republic of Fiji Military Force.

“We love having the Fijian students here. I know my soldiers and staff get as much out of instructing them, listening to them and learning from them as they do from us,” Brigadier Hocking said.

“It is a strength that the Republic of Fiji Military Force and Australian Defence Force both operate this very capable vehicle.

“As we partner together in training for potential disaster relief operations in the region, collectively we will both be more capable to help the people of the region.”

Staff Sergeant Mikaele Mataka from the Republic of Fiji Military Force said while the course was challenging at times, the group finished the training confident in handling the Bushmaster.

“The Bushmaster is very valuable to us on operations, so coming to Australia to learn everything about the vehicle is a morale boost to the Fiji Army personnel who drive it,” Staff Sergeant Mataka said.

7th Brigade, through its infantry unit 8th/9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, has a strong relationship with the Republic of Fiji Military Force and will work with them on training and engagement opportunities into the future.

“We will continue to build this relationship in our common interest, to ensure our region is safe, secure and prosperous,” Brigadier Hocking said.

Ejército de Australia

Apaches ingleses sobre Estonia

Apache attack helicopters deployed in Estonia

Air Recognition


The British Army announced on April 15 that Apache attack helicopters had been deployed in Estonia. The exact number of rotary wings concerned was not specified. It is known, however, that the helicopters will remain there for three months.


AgustaWestland Apache AH1 10 (Picture source: Ronnie Macdonald)

The Apache thus join in Estonia the British Wildcat. They will be mobilized by Exercise Sprint Storm and will participate in NATO operations conducted in the region.

"The deployment of these helicopters will reinforce the British presence in the Baltic, known as Operation Cabrit, with about 1,000 army personnel deployed on the scene," said the British Army.

Operation CABRIT is the name of the UK operational deployment to Estonia where British troops are leading a multinational battlegroup as part of the EFP. UK Armed Forces have a leading role in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) in the Baltic States in order to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure Allies and deter out adversaries.

The EFP in the Baltic States is a deployment of robust, multinational, combat-ready forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a persistent, rotational basis.

lunes, 22 de abril de 2019

Las manifestaciones de los chalecos amarillos provocan suicidos en la policía

El aumento de los suicidios entre la policía causa alarma en Francia


En plena crisis de los ‘chalecos amarillos’, 26 agentes se han quitado la vida



Las causas. Las autoridades francesas niegan que haya una relación directa entre los suicidios y las manifestaciones (AFP)


Eusebio Val | París, La Vanguardia

Nadie se atreve a establecer una conexión directa, pero es un hecho que la crisis de los chalecos amarillos ha coincidido con un aumento alarmante de los suicidios entre las fuerzas de orden público de Francia. Un total de 26 agentes –24 policías y dos gendarmes– se han quitado la vida desde primeros de año.

La situación ha llevado al ministro del Interior, Christophe Castaner, a anunciar la creación de una célula de alerta de prevención de suicidios, al frente de la cual ha sido nombrada una especialista en recursos humanos de la Inspección General de la Administración. El objetivo es elaborar un plan de acción para detectar las causas del problema y realizar una labor preventiva eficaz. “La policía y la gendarmería no están enfermos de suicidio”, subrayó Castaner, quien insistió que no se trata de “una fatalidad” que deba aceptarse sino de algo sobre lo cual debe actuarse para poner remedio en lo posible.

Los suicidios entre policías son un fenómeno que se arrastra desde hace mucho tiempo. Un año negro fue 1996, con 71 casos. Las causas desencadenantes son muy diversas: el estrés, los horarios, la difícil conciliación familiar, el desprecio social que a veces sufren, la escasa remuneración, el fácil acceso a las armas de fuego.
Las protestas duran ya 22 sábados consecutivos; ayer la ciudad más afectada fue Toulouse

Con ocasión de la revuelta de los chalecos amarillos, los sindicatos policiales han denunciado la enorme sobrecarga que sufren algunos cuerpos, ya bajo mucho estrés, desde hace unos años, por la amenaza terrorista. Semana tras semana –y son ya 22 consecutivas, desde el pasado 17 de noviembre–, decenas de miles de agentes –hay días que más de 100.000– se han desplegado cada sábado en todas las grandes ciudades francesas para hacer frente a manifestantes a veces muy violentos y que no esconden su odio a los flics (policías, en lenguaje coloquial) y su voluntad de hacerles daño.

Los agentes del orden son identificados con el Estado y objeto, por tanto, de la cólera callejera. Se han sentido atacados por el uso de medios expeditivos, como balas de goma y granadas ensordecedoras de gran potencia, para hacer frente a las protestas. Pese a las críticas, es casi un milagro –y una muestra de la profesionalidad de la policía– que no haya habido muertos en las múltiples manifestaciones y enfrentamientos, salvo una anciana, en Marsella, que fue alcanzada por una granada en un ojo, cuando cerraba las persianas de su balcón. La mujer falleció como consecuencia de la intervención quirúrgica posterior a la que fue sometida.
Las autoridades francesas niegan que haya una relación directa entre los suicidios y las manifestaciones

Según Castaner, no hay un vínculo claro entre la reciente epidemia de suicidios y la insurrección amarilla, pues los más afectados no han sido los cuerpos antidisturbios sino otras unidades. No obstante, la crisis sí ha agravado el sentimiento de un colectivo a menudo víctima de menosprecio, al verse obligado a realizar el trabajo sucio de los políticos, y eso afecta a la autoestima.

En la jornada número 22 de movilizaciones tuvo ayer un especial protagonismo Toulouse, escogida por los chalecos amarillos para demostrar que aún están vivos. La presencia de alborotadores provocó algunos choques con los antidisturbios. También hubo problemas en Rouen (Normandía) y en París, donde la policía practicó al menos 15 detenciones y realizó casi 6.000 controles.

Pese a las cifras globales muy modestas de participantes, los chalecos amarillos lograron de nuevo eco mediático y arruinaron el día a los comerciantes, que optaron por cerrar sus tiendas para evitar daños. La crisis ha dado otro golpe a los comercios en el centro de las ciudades, desesperados ya por la pérdida de clientela a favor de las grandes superficies de las periferias urbanas.

El presidente Macron lleva varios días recluido en el Elíseo preparando nuevas medidas para dar respuesta al malestar social y a las reivindicaciones surgidas durante el gran debate nacional de los últimos meses. El anuncio debe realizarse antes de las vacaciones de Semana Santa.

Surcorea proveerá de 3 SSK a Indonesia por 1 mil mill USD

Indonesia Signs USD1 Billion Contract for Three Follow-on SSKs to Nagapasa Class



Indonesia has signed a USD1 billion contract with South Korean shipbuilding company DSME for three more diesel-electric submarines. The Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL will play a larger role in the construction of these vessels. sixth boat PT PAL will construct all six modules in Indonesia, with assistance from DSME (photo : IMF)

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has signed a USD1 billion contract with South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for three Type 209/1400 diesel-electric submarines (SSKs). The contract was signed on 12 March in Bandung, West Java.


Section of Type 209-1400 submarine (image : PAL)

The vessels will be a follow-on to the country’s Nagapasa class, the contract for which was also awarded to DSME in 2011. Two submarines under this earlier contract have been commissioned by the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL), while a third was launched at PT PAL’s premises in Surabaya on 11 March.

Industry sources, who have been updating Jane’s on the progress of the negotiations for the follow-on SSKs since early January 2019, have also confirmed that PT PAL will take on larger workshare roles in this new deal with DSME as part of a technology transfer programme.

For the first vessel under the new contract, which will be the fourth-in-class overall, two of the SSK’s six modules will be constructed by PT PAL in Surabaya, while DSME will build the remaining four in South Korea. The Indonesian-built modules will be shipped to Okpo for assembly.


Workshare between DSME and PAL in batch 2 (image : PAL)

For the second submarine, which will be the fifth-in-class overall, PT PAL will construct four of the six modules in Surabaya, with DSME constructing the remaining two in Okpo. As with the first vessel, modules that have been constructed in Surabaya by PT PAL will be shipped to South Korea for final assembly.

For the third vessel in the contract, which will be the sixth-in-class overall, PT PAL initially proposed to build the entire submarine.

Jane's

domingo, 21 de abril de 2019

Armada australiana actualiza tecnología de información

Royal Australian Navy Getting AUD 600 Million IT Upgrade



RAN armada (photo : RAN)

Navy Embarks on Major IT Overhaul

The IT equipment the Navy uses on its ships will receive a major overhaul worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, have announced the Government will strengthen the Navy’s computer networks by modernising the Fleet Information Environment (FIE).

“The FIE consists of both classified and unclassified computer networks which are used throughout the fleet,” said Minister Pyne.

These networks can exchange information within the ship or externally using radio and satellite connections.

“It’s fundamental to Navy’s ability to operate the fleet day-to-day, including participating in operations with allied nations.”

The project is worth around $600 million and will create more than 100 jobs designing and developing the new computer systems.

This is the first step towards rolling out contemporary computer systems to the fleet over the next decade ensuring the Navy continues to meet the challenges of modern warfare.

The current FIE has supported Navy’s deployed computer network requirements for over a decade.

Minister for Defence Industry, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said with technology moving rapidly, many components require upgrading and Australian industry will be approached to provide innovative solutions.

“The Commonwealth is continuing to work with Australian industry to improve Defence capabilities and create local jobs,” said Minister Reynolds.

“It’s an exciting project which provides numerous opportunities for Australian small and medium sized businesses.”

Ministerio de defensa de Australia

Honeywell actualizará F/A-18D y C-130 malayos

Honeywell Eyes Malaysia F/A-18D, C-130 Upgrade Work




5 RMAF F/A-18D (photo : Chaity)

Honeywell is eyeing upgrade opportunities for Kuala Lumpur’s Boeing F/A-18D Hornet fighters and Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules tactical transports.

Honeywell has a significant amount of content on the F/A-18Ds that it could upgrade, says company vice-president Tim Van Luven.

Potential upgrade work could involve the aircraft’s displays, global positioning system, antennas, lighting, wheels and brakes, and cabin pressure system. In addition, Honeywell produced the main fuel controls on the type’s General Electric F404 engines.

"The needs of Malaysia’s defence and aerospace industry are constantly evolving,” he says. “Honeywell is well positioned in the region to evaluate ways in which we can offer customized support to the Royal Malaysian Air Force. As a key solutions provider for the F/A-18D, we are continuously exploring possibilities that leverage our local partnerships and global supply chain network to bring enhanced aftermarket support to Malaysia.”

Honeywell also believes that maintenance for Malaysia’s Hornet fleet would be better expedited were this to be conducted under a direct commercial arrangement, as opposed to the existing Foreign Military Sales (FMS) arrangement.


5 RMAF C-130s (Dzirhan Mahadzir)

Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer shows that the Royal Malaysian Air Force operates eight F/A-18Ds, with an average age of 21.7 years.

Van Luven made the remarks during the recent Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition.

In addition, Honeywell sees broad scope for work on Kuala Lumpur’s fleet of C-130s.

“We talked to [local MRO firm] Airod and the Malaysian government as well,” says Van Luven.

“We understand there is funding to support the programme, but there are no decisions, contracts or tenders as of yet on what the upgrade is. We're going to give some briefings to some of the local decision makers on what Honeywell can do.”

Van Luven says that Honeywell can offer a broad range of upgrades to the legacy fleet, including avionics, mechanical systems, safety systems, and communications.

“There's lots of places to spend money on old C-130s from the 1970s, so it will depend on their requirements,” he says. “They seem very committed to upgrading.”

The RMAF operates 14 C-130s with an average of 34.9 years. Its in service fleet comprises three C-130Hs, eight C-130H-30s, and two KC-130Hs. It also has a single C-130H-30 in storage.

FlightGlobal

sábado, 20 de abril de 2019

Munición de Carl Gustav para el ejército australiano

Saab Receives Order for Carl-Gustaf Ammunition to the Australian Army




Carl Gustaf ammunition (photo : Saab Group)

Saab has received an order for deliveries of Carl-Gustaf® ammunition to the Australian Army, the total order value is SEK 168 million and deliveries are expected to take place in 2020.

In September 2018, the Australian Army placed an order for deliveries of the newest version of the system – Carl-Gustaf M4.

“We are happy to see that the Australian Army keeps investing in the Carl-Gustaf system and we are proud of the trust our customer puts in Saab. This order demonstrates the continued strong belief in the Carl-Gustaf system and the state-of-the-art ammunition delivered from Saab. The wide range of variations of Carl-Gustaf ammunition brings a true tactical flexibility to the user,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.

Saab’s world-leading weapon system Carl-Gustaf has a long and distinguished service history all around the world, including the Nordic and Baltic region. Employing a wide range of ammunition types, the Carl-Gustaf system allows dismounted soldiers to take on multiple challenges – from neutralising armoured vehicles to clearing obstacles and defeating enemies in buildings. The Carl-Gustaf system, which has been sold to more than 40 countries, is successively being developed with new ammunition types and enhanced capabilities.

This order was booked during Q4 2018.

SaabGroup