Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Digital Camo

Congrats to the army for the new digital camo. As the dotrine jungle warfare have move to urban warfare,  this is the best time to have digital camo.

The small light green is purposely to fit in Malaysia open greens and as the soldier move to urban area the dark brown pixel will take over to match building colours.

I guess we few more step behind on network centric warfare. The idea of having such tech is to centralize all communication,  the team leader will capable to update their condition during engagement, point out enemy position to others squad, requesting air support in just a click of button, encrypted communication etc.

The most challenging part is to develop the tech without falling behind our neighbouring  countries. We are quite slow even monitoring drones still need to depend on oversea suppliers.

As for M4 A1 rifles it is using heavy barrel to avoid jamming problem as previous M4 version. That's good.. but still lack of telescope for more accurate firing. Although having basic M4A1 for normal battalion conscript with the tactic 10 soldier to 1 enemy. . But still telescope will play a big contribution especially in urban build up area.

To boost soldier firing power, new AFV Deftech AV8 will 25mm Sharpshooter Turret. AV8 will be use by mechanise battalion as response deterrence to stop enemy movement. The current Adnan AFV is lower speed more suitable for country cross compare to AV8 which is 8×8 wheel and more suitable on road or highway.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

LCS Gowind

The cost for this project is 9 billion which consists of 6 Corvette class ships. To make it sounds futuristic they called it LCS or littoral combat ship plus with a stealth design which capble of 3 dimes ional warfare air sea & underwater. The ship speed is 28 knots which can travel at 5000 nautical miles. While the length is 111m & beam 16m.

The design is using Gowind combat ship. The load, displacement suppose to be 2730 tonnes but reportly to become 3000  tonnes, as it jump to light frigate displacement,some called it heavy corvette,and the Navy called it LCS. Whatever it is, the armament more towards corvette class. This time,the ASM will be Exocet MM40 block 3 which has the range of 180km & capable of attacking land target due to its GPS guidance way point command.  As usual this subsonic missile maintain a sea skimming 1-2 meter above sea surface. The advantage is when its fire over 100kM, the missile cannot be detected due to radar horizon, until 6000 meters from the enemy ship.... and boom!Well its is ideal case of theory. As for Sam, the LCS will use Mica with the range of 10km & capable to hit UAV not more than 20km. Why Mica not Aster which can go to 30km and more? Because LCS still has a corvette saiz and of course price is cheaper.For the mica head seeker should be active radar seeker Rf, not the IR imaging infra red seeker.

For radar,the LCS will be equip with Smart- S 3D.The radar can track both air & surface up to 500 targets . Smart-s has 2 operating mode, medium can tracked up to 150km & long range up to 250km. While the range accuracy is 20 meter.

Why the navy didn proceed with the Meko 100 design since they want a covette class, well I have no answer for that. But for sure the almost familiar design to Meko 100  K130, has technical problems such as toxic exposition by the exhoust system. The current Meko 100NGPV Kedah class is using water surface exhaust release and have some thermal and can be detected by infra red seeker. So this time, for LCS design Navy chose a stealth tower exhaust release.

Hopefully, the project NGPV2 -LCS this time will be a good choice, later the same design can be upgrade to real frigate capable & better airmaments.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Clear and present Danger

As I remembered,  it took Israel 6 days to defeat the Egypt army, now as the war between Hamas Palestine n zionis so called Israel has passed 3 weeks already.

The zionis has used all its assest but fail to win this battle.

For Palestine their not winning this war alone.. somehow they manage to build their own rocket, UAV, antitank n modified warhead into mines.

As Arab leaders do not help, the Palestine people become self independent in build their own weapons.

As the war tactics using guerilla warfare, Hamas the half political half military organisation manage to penetrate Israel borders n bring the war to their enemy cities. More secret underground tunnels were found lead in Israel which becoming threat of ambushing Zionis troops.

Can Hamas win this war? With Israel loosing the morality among its troops. . Yes. Although US is sending more missle, there is no point if the Israel military itself cowardly run away ever time dumb rocket fall in their compound. Iron Dome is not an effective defence. .

Hamas with its brave brigades troop keep on attacking as their  meant to die together with collateral damage to the enemies. Even morality nightmare n trauma to haunted the Zionis troops n people.

Now half of world are supporting to boycott Israel,  and we should do the same to show our sense of humanity.  It is genocide in Palestine. Therefore please do your part.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MH17

The investigation team need to check the wreckage for the possibility hit by missile.

Monday, April 21, 2014

MRCA Leasing Option- Part 1

We cannot afford to buy second batch of MRCA. So we moving foward to lease at least two squadron of these MRCA figthers . Currently some of best option are Super Hornet, Gripen & Euro fighter Typhoon, these stock are available in service. So now , what is the best fighter & affort to lease?

Gripen, one single engine with the latest network centric warfare, is a great combination with Awacs AEW. But again you are talking about the risk of single engine, cheap in term of maintainance. But have a great features  such as AESA, infomation sharing, can AMRAAm etc.

While for Super Hornet, we are looking at more bigger f-18 in term of size, Weapon capacity, longer range. It is perfect for maritin strike & patrolling the sea as it is equip with APG-79 version of AESA radar.  For dogfight, this fighter  is good for low speed & very maneuverable.... but when going against real enemy jet fighter or missile, it is not the jet you want to be in. That is why F-18 is design to kill its enemy at medium using AMRAAM. As solution for dogfight, this jet is using AIM -X version of missile to chase its high manouver enemy. Such version missile is only available for US or its allies. For Malaysia you can only buy it is limited quantity with limitation. F -18 also do not have IRST a passive optical heat tracking... so back to depend on AIM-x.

Typhoon one of current favorite Second  batch MRCA, got a lot of stock but in tranche 1 &2. Both versions have limited air to ground capability.  But future upgrade will see AESA & air bombing capability....

(To be continue)