Saturday, December 26, 2009

One Malaysia and One Defense

During last LIMA, Tun Mahathir suggested that the South Asian countries make an agreement to control their asset of weapons. The weapon purchased by neighbor that seems keeps competing with one another.

My personal opinion, such statement showed that Malaysia is losing in the weapon race. The style of Malaysia only to buy the latest weapon in small quantity as to update their inventory as modern as the develop country. But when economy was hit by crisis, modernization of the military is being slowed down and even it totally stop in one of three services.

Plus the rendering by Defense Minster that our Migs need to stop their operational because the price of spare parts set by local partner was very high that the cost is irrelevant.

Well that’s only one of our strategic assets. Who knows other more?

Maybe the current minister should do the right thing by not modernizing the current asset but go through the policy of current inventory and eliminate these entire epidemic which currently investing our military.

Therefore this effort should be called the policy of "One Defense"

Hey, you do not have the money spent anyway, right?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gripen Vs Mig OVT

Gripen


Mig OVT:


p/s I still prefer Mig's to guard our skies..

Say good-bye to Mig-29N

It is Shock to hear that the mig going to retire. Maybe it is time to move on, the air force need more modern aircraft fighters such as…. Gripen?

Who knows? Checkout the video on Gripen.



p/s I m wonder about the fire weapons... if we buy Gripens could we have the thrust worthy missile as used with Migs such as R77?

Friday, April 24, 2009

How M4 jams?



p/s The army should get the improve version HK416.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

XM-8



Caliber: 5.56x45 mm NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 838 mm in basic configuration, butt extended
Barrel length: 318 mm in basic configuration; also 229 mm in Compact and 508 mm in Sharpshooter and SAW versions
Weight: 2.659 kg empty in basic configuration
Rate of fire: ~ 750 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds (STANAG) or 100-rounds double drum in Automatic Rifle/SAW role

referance:
http://world.guns.ru/assault/as61-e.htm

Land Warrior- The Update

Land Warrior



Land Warrior is another concept of next generation infantry. Extra electronic devices is equip to soldier to ensure its effectiness in combat. The capability of sharing precise information will give more advantage to win a war. The incorporate technolgy also will provide more stealhty assault in real challenging urban walfare.

Check the Future Weapon video "The Land Warrior"!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ACMS- Singapore Third Generation Infantry



The infantry's equipments are:
Personal Radio - The radio enables soldiers to share information, in the form of data and voice, with other soldiers. It has a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) that helps the soldier's command headquarters to track his location and that of friendly forces.

Communication Keypad - This portable keypad, designed for easy data input, also has hotkey buttons such "On-Contact" and "Call-For-Medic" to enable quick updates of the team's status to the command headquarters, and request assistance from nearby forces at the push of a button.

Portable Computer - The brain of the ACMS, the portable computer processes data collected by sensors, GPS, other ACMSs and user input to provide real-time information updates on the battlefield.

Head-mounted display (HMD) - The HMD can switch its displays from a digital map to satellite images of the terrain to videos captured by the various sensors. Through the HMD, soldiers can see locations of targets and friendly forces which are plotted on the digital map.

Weapon Interactor - The section commander will also have an additional camera attached to his SAR 21, so that he can capture and send back images to the command headquarters through the quick buttons on the handguard. The sensor also allows him to survey and fire around corners without exposing himself.
In addition to the ACMS, soldiers are equipped with remote sensors such as a surveillance ball, a remote-control surveillance car and a key-hole sensor.


Deploying the ACMS
In each seven-man section, the section commander as well as two team leaders will be equipped with the ACMS. This allows the entire section to function as part of a larger network and tap on the wider resources of the battalion and call for more responsive and precise fire support

(copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Combat_Man_System)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PT91 M Pendekar - Part 2



SAVAN 15 Fire Control System

The SAVAN 15 Fire Control System provides
armoured vehicles a true fire-on-themove
capability with a high first-round
hit probability in all combat scenarios.
The SAVAN 15 FCS integrates all functions
required to perform firing with target
detection (including gun stabilization).
Its compact and modular design makes
it ideally suited to high-performance MBT
and IFV applications, either as original
equipment or a mid-life upgrade.
The SAVAN 15 FCS has been selected for
several programs (CR2E, T72 MP, TML 105,
PT91M, etc) for which its effectiveness has
already been proven.
The SAVAN 15 consists of the following
assemblies:
• A day/night primary gunner sight
• A fire-control computer
• A set of sensors for gun stabilization
• A set of sensors for lead-angle
computation
• A man-machine interface at the gunner
station
• A man-machine interface at the
commander station

Main characteristics
Daytime and nighttime observation under all
conditions
• Direct daytime optical channel with two
magnifications (x 2 and x10)
•Thermal imager (8 to 12μm or 3 to 5μm)
with two magnifications and electronic zoom
• Sight head fitted with wipers and window
de-icer/eyepiece de-mister
Observation at standstill and on the move
Independently stabilized line of sight
(0.05 mil) with double axis
Line of sight angular travel
• Azimuth ±7°
• Elevation -12° to +22° or -12° to +45°

Target engagement with high first-round hit
probability

Line-of-sight/line-of-fire position
measurement
• Class of accuracy 0.1 mil
Automatic measurement of boresighting
variations (static MRS)
Target-tracking-rate measurement
• Class of accuracy 0.1 mil
Laser rangefinder (1.064 or 1.54 μm)
• Range 10 km
• Accuracy ± 5 m
• Repetition rate 1 Hz mean lead-angle
computation
• Automatic introduction of all parameters
(with manual backup)
• Real-time computation
• Accuracy 0.1 mil
Vertical reference on the move
Target-aiming assistance during the firing
sequence
Second-generation firing-gate management

Positioning, orientation and navigation
Integrated GPS/inertial navigation facility
BMS compatible

Backup mode
Mechanical backup mode in case of power
supply failure
Stadimetric and ammo ballistic scales
available in the daytime optical channel for
manual lead-angle introduction

Integrated Logistics Support/
Built-in Test Equipment

• Electrical interfaces
Compliant with all 28V vehicle power
supply standards
(MIL-STD-1275A, DEF-STAN 61-5, etc)
Analog or digital interfaces to gun power
drives

• Environmental conditions and EMI/EMC
Compliant with MIL-STD-810E, DEF-STD
07-55 requirements
Compliant with MIL-STD-461C requirements


(This is copied from http://www.sagem-ds.com/pdf/en/D887.pdf)

p/s Check the France's tech!!!! It surey boost PT91M fire power!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pendekar PT-91 M-part 1



Above is PT-91E a export version of PT91, renamed from Pendekar prototype.

Pendekar or warrior is the name of Malaysia's PT91M. Such tank is selected because of its upgrade capability by the army which to ensure its effectiness in today's modern warfare.

Armor
Different approach with western tank armor which is made from Chobham armor, PT91 is equiped by 394 blocks of ERA( Explosive Reactive Armor) to denoting any direct hit anti tank missile.

According from Polish Military Institute of Armament Technology (WITU), their ERAWA can provide such proctection:

1)95 to 100 per cent protection against HEAT projectiles of the low piercing type (300 to 350 mm) such as the RPG-7

(2)65 to 70 per cent protection against HEAT projectiles and rockets of the medium piercing type (460 to 600 mm) such as the AT-4 anti-tank weapon or 125 mm BK-14M HEAT projectile

(3)90 to 100 per cent protection against EFP (Explosive Formed Projectiles) with a calibre of 100 mm

(4)Full resistance against detonation after being hit by low and medium calibre ammunition, hand and mortar grenade fragments.

(5) Full resistance against detonations caused by the burning of high temperature (up to 3,000° C) materials such as napalm.




Transmission
The ESM350 is a high performance transmission developed and volume manufactured by SESM for retrofits of T-72/T-90 type vehicles. With a power range from 600 to 850kW, it features eight speeds forward and 3 speeds reverse, an infinitely superimposed steering system and a high performance braking system. It is suitable for T-72/T-90 new series as well as for upgrading program. The integration process is very easy and preserves the original silhouette of the vehicle.(1)


Technical characteristics:


Powerpack design especially for T-72 vehicles and derivates


Manual and fully automatic power shifting


Mechanical emergency gear shift system


Electronically controlled automatic start-up clutch


Infinitely variable hydrostatic superimposed steering system


Pivot turn and neutral turn on the spot at infinitely variable speed


Integrated multi-disks service and parking brake


Power-take-off for T-72 genuine power units like dynamo-starter, air compressor etc..


Power-take-off for fan drive with fully digital speed control and cut off


Engine can started by towing the vehicle


Powerpack ESM350

Including the transmission ESM350, SESM has developed a complete powerpack suitable for the T-72/T-90 and derivates vehicles. Various engine options are available, including French, Italian, Polish or Russian diesels. ESM350 has the power of 1140hp.(2)

Main advantages in four fields:


Improved mobility, resulting of increased engine-power (up to 1140 hp) and of the automatic transmission. The increased efficiency leads to reduced waste (lower heat emissions, reduced cooling problems), reduced fuel consumption and increased operating ranges.


Improved vehicle availability due to power-pack concept. Engine, transmission and cooling system are all integrated in one single, very compact block. For maintenance purposes, the PP can be exchanged in less than one hour, even in field conditions.


Better suitability for hot climatic conditions thanks to the high performance cooling system.


Advantages for fleet availability, logistics and total operating cost thanks to the high reliability of the equipment, together with the quick PP exchange capabilit

Referance:
1.(http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product1465.html)
2.http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product3434.html

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scorpene



Akhirnya, selepas menunggu 9 tahun, kapal selam pertama TLDM akan mula beroperasi di perairan Malaysia dipertengahan tahun ini.

Masa yang diambil untuk perolehan akan Scorpene agak lama dan mungkin disebabkan sistem latihannya mengoperasikan kapal selam.

Berbeza kapal selam scorpene O' Higgins Tentera Laut Chile dilancarkan pada 2003 dan diterima perkhimatan pada 2005- hanya mengambil masa dua tahun sahaja. Dari sudut tentera laut Chile, mereka sendiri telah mempunyai kebolehan dan pengalaman mengoperasikan kapal selam.

Masa yang diambil TLDM pula adalah 3 tahun untuk latihan intensis anggota TLDM di Bresr, Perancis dan sebanyak 142 anggota menjalani latihan tersebut.

Menurut sebuah majalah pertahanan untuk menjadi kapten sebuah kapal selam, memerlukan pengalaman 8 tahun di dalam kapal selam dan persoalannya 3 tahun intesif benar-benar melayakan TLDM mengoperasi kapal selam secanggih Scorpene.

Kapten KD Tunku Abdul Rahman perlu membuktikan dirinya dalam hal ini.

Apatah lagi bersaing dengan kapal selam negara jiran yang lebih berpengalaman beroperasi di kawasan Selat Melaka dan Laut China Selatan, ia adalah cabaran utama krew KD Tunku Abdul Rahman dan akan datang krew KD Tun Razak.

Kos terhad bagi kerajaan Malaysia adalah faktor yang sering membantutkan industri pertahanan negara. Akibatnya apabila kemasukan aset berteknologi tinggi, industri tempatan tidak dapat menerima ToT atau Transfer of technology. Peluang sedemikian sering kali terlewat diambil kesempatan. Kita sepatut mencontohi India sebagaimana usaha mereka dalam video dibawah.



Berikut adalah spefikasi Scorpene:
Specifications

Crew 31

Dimensions

Overall Length 63.5m
Draught 5.4m
Submerged Displacement 1,590t
Surface Displacement 1,450t
Pressure Hull Weldable and High-Tensile Steel 80HLES, more than 700Mpa



Performance

Maximum Operating Depth 350m
Submerged Speed Over 20 kt
Range (at 8kt) 6,400nm
Endurance 50 days

Weapon Systems

Torpedoes / Missiles Six 21in torpedo tubes for 18 torpedoes / missiles

Kita hanya mengoperasi Scorpene Basic tanpa MESMA-AIP(air-independent propulsion)dan kemungkinan ditingkat upaya pada masa hadapan bergantung kepada buget negara.

Semoga kemasukan aset kapal selam akan meningkatkan kemampuan tempur TLDM.

p/s Dolphin melambangkan kebijaksanaan selain mempunyai pergerakan yang lincah didalam air.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Kriss .45 Calibre Sub Machine Gun



p/s Bila agaknya industri pertahanan tempatan dapat mencipta senjata yang teknologi kehadapan seperti ini.... sayang namanya Keris sudah diambil orang luar.