Thursday, November 18, 2010

New-2009 Future Weapons - The Digital Land Warrior

The key components for future soldier 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.

Here are the list of future warrior programs:

Future Force Warrior, the United States Future Soldier program.

IdZ, the German Bundeswehr Future Soldier project.

IMESS, the Swiss Future Soldier program.

FIST, the British analog to the Future Force Warrior program.

FĂ©lin, the French Future Soldier program.

Land 125, the Australian Future Soldier program.

ComFut, Spanish Future Fighter Program (COMbatiente del FUTuro)

21st Century soldier, the Czech Future Soldier project.

F-INSAS, the Indian Future soldier program.

Projekt TYTAN, the Polish Future Soldier Program.

ACMS, the Singaporean Future Soldier project.

V Operation, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces Future Military program.


Future Weapons: AT4 AST - Anti Structure Tandem

Future Weapons - Smart Heavy Artillery

Future Weapons : F-35 JSF

" 100 units of such fighter jets, sounds (like it's) too many" .......

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Active Electronically Scanned Array

Here are the list of AESA use in aircraft:

Northrop Grumman/Raytheon AN/APG-77, for the F-22 Raptor
Northrop Grumman AN/APG-80, for the F-16E/F Block 60 Fighting Falcon
Northrop Grumman AN/APG-81, for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Northrop Grumman Multi-role AESA, for the Boeing Wedgetail (AEW&C)
Northrop Grumman APY-9, for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
Northrop Grumman SABR, for F-16 Fighting Falcon upgrades
Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)2 and AN/APG-63(V)3, for the F-15C Eagle and Republic of Singapore's F-15SG
Raytheon APG-79, for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler
Raytheon AN/APQ-181 (AESA upgrade currently in development), for the B-2 Spirit bomber
AMSAR, research from the European GTDAR consortium, for Eurofighter and Rafale fighter Radar
Captor-E CAESAR (CAPTOR Active Electronically Scanning Array Radar)

No wonder Singapore Air Force choosed F15SG over others 4th generation aircraft fighter... AESA is one of the main reason( at that time la).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Singapore Leopard 2A4

Upgrade version of Singapore Leopard 2A4( left). Interesting how they upgrade it...

(pictures are from 1)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tank vs Rangie challenge pt 2 - Top Gear - BBC

Check it out at

AT4 Anti-Tank Weapon

Eryx Antitank Missile

Rapier Jernas Missile

In April 2002, Malaysia signed a contract with MBDA to procure the Jernas system, including nine missile launchers (later increased to 15), three radars, Rapier mk2 missiles, training and support. Malaysia is the first export customer for Jernas. BAE Systems Insyte supplied the Blindfire tracking and weapon control radars and Dagger surveillance radars. The first system was delivered in March 2006 and ten systems were delivered by the end of 2006.


Exocet Anti-Ship Missiles

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


JSF 35 is a multirole fighter for the air-to-ground role with secondary air-to-air capability. It being designed to replace existing aircraft such ad F16,A10 and even F18. It main mission will include close air support, tactical bombing, and air defense missions

Basically there are 3 designs to fulfill 3 major services of US military; USAF, Navy and Marine Corps@ UK Royal & Air Force.

The designs are:

i)conventional take off and landing (CTOL) variant.
ii)F-35B, short-take off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant.
iii)F-35C, carrier-based CATOBAR (CV) variant.

F35 is a fifth generation fitted the current edge of tech.

For STOVL capability, F35 used Rolls-Royce/Allison shaft-driven lift-fan, roll ducts and a three-bearing swivel main engine nozzle, which being powered by modified Pratt & Whitney F119 engine.

The range F35 STOVL is 1,670 km with its combat radius is 910km.

Its has 6 external hardpoints on its wings and 2 × internal bays with 2 pylons each.

Meanwhile the capabilities of the radar, AN/APG-81 has air-to-air modes with advanced air-to-ground modes(high resolution mapping, multiple ground moving target detection and track, combat identification, electronic warfare). The radar it-self is a successor radar to the F-22's AN/APG-77 now.

p/s Singapore could be buying 100 of these fifth genearation (fighters.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Return of The Sky Kings

At last, Migs are back into service.

Migs played main role as Mach 2 interceptor, protecting strategic south zone from intruders.

Although only 10 jets or one squadron available but the Migs fire power and agility sure to give challenge to whoever dare to invade its sky.

With the current dull economy, puchasing new fighters will be not a option to replace the Migs.

Better have something than loss everthing....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Scorpene-Part 2

KD TAR is ready for deep water testing.

The Defence Minister is going to join the test this Monday.

Hmm... luckily the scorpene is under warranty.

p/s All hands, dive dive dive!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Really frustrated to hear that our subs cannot dive because of equipment failure. But at least the navy sincere enough to admit now not next coming 2 years.

So the warranty has been expand so that it will cover the coming test plan in our territory deep sea. Well that is good news for now.

All hands, dive dive dive!!! Opss.. cannot dive ma!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Explanation by the current Defence Minister in Parliament on Task Force 2010:

TASK FORCE 2010 telah ditubuhkan pada Januari 2007 sebagai Agensi Kerajaan Malaysia untuk membantu Kerajaan Thailand dalam usaha membawa keamanan ke Selatan Thailand.

Dalam menjalankan tugas dan tanggungjawabnya, TASK FORCE 2010, telah melaksanakan pelbagai program, aktiviti serta usaha-usaha khusus ke arah memenuhi misi yang dipertanggungjawabkan. Sehingga kini usaha-usaha tersebut telah menampakkan hasil.

Walau bagaimanapun Kerajaan telah membuat keputusan untuk membubarkan TASK FORCE 2010 pada penghujung tahun ini. Peranannya akan diambil alih oleh agensi-agensi Kerajaan yang berkaitan bagi mempastikan kesinambungan usaha-usaha ke arah keamanan di selatan Thailand

More exposure on RMAF asset - F18D

This is part of article from Malay Mail;

Source codes, Dzirhan said, are software codes which modify the systems of the aircraft to work with non-standard systems.

"Most aircraft manufacturers and countries do not give out the source codes, but they might be willing in certain cases to modify them to enable the aircraft to accept non-standard systems.

"It simply means we can re-programme or modify the system, which in most cases, are kept standard, including the Russian ones.

"In any event, even if we did have the codes, do we have the expertise to do anything with it?"

Dzirhan pointed out an example that since it was the Russians who conducted integration work on the RMAF Sukhoi Su-30MKM multi-role combat aircraft, this seemed to suggest that we did not get the software codes for the planes or even if we did, we don't have the expertise to do anything with it.

"As a general rule, the United States do not release its source codes to export customers and this is a known fact.

"Obviously, if we did not know this until the last minute, then somebody is not doing their homework before the purchase of the Hornets.

"Even so, why did we not back out of the deal if there were such an issue? In any event, the US does provide 'object codes' which allows the buyer to do limited re-programming on their systems to counter new or unexpected threats."

(Marhalim Abbas, The Malay Mail 01/04/2010)

The Missing Engines of F5E....


Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said the RMAF personnel would be charged for stealing while the company director for disposing off stolen properties.

"Investigations revealed that both F-5E jet engines were removed from the Material Udara 1 (Matra 1) godown in Kuala Lumpur as a result of a collaboration between an RMAF personnel with the rank of sergeant and a company director to dispose off both jet engines," he said in a statement Tuesday night.

The sergeant will be charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code to be read with Section 109 of the same code, while the company director, under Section 414 of the code.

The jets engines were found missing in 2007 while being taken for a routine maintenance from the 12th Squadron (Scorpion) in Butterworth to the RMAF godown in Kuala Lumpur.

(The news is from BERNAMA: RMAF Personnel, Company Director To Be Charged Over Missing F-5E Jet Engines)