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Indonesia / Indonesian Air Force Modernization
« Last post by Ayoshi on Today at 05:20:41 AM »
Indonesia outlines aviation plans | Janes - 15 December 2017
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The plans, which have been drawn up by the service chief under the concept of ‘No area left without air cover’, would see a redeployment of resources as well as the acquisition of new equipment.

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Future organisational plans include the addition of three squadrons of combat aircraft to the eight it already has; the addition of heavy, medium, and tactical transport squadrons; a new helicopter squadron; and the standing up of two squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles. Equipment plans comprise the procurement of four airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems; four aerial refuelling tankers; counter-terrorist helicopters; an undisclosed number of amphibious aircraft; as well as 12 ground-based radar systems.
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Discussions about all nations and places / Russia, US fighters incident
« Last post by Ayoshi on Today at 05:14:00 AM »
US and Russian warplanes ‘engage’ over Syria | Janes - 15 December 2017
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Russian and United States combat aircraft were involved in a potentially serious engagement in the skies over Syria on 13 December, the defence ministries of both countries confirmed.

While the US Department of Defence (DoD) and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation differ on the details of the incident, both have said a US Air Force (USAF) Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighter fired off flares to warn off a pair of Russian Sukhoi Su-25 ‘Frogfoot’ ground attack aircraft that were flying in the vicinity of the city of Al Mayadin in eastern Syria. The nearby Euphrates River is the deconfliction boundary between the United States and Russia in Syria, and is officially acknowledged by both countries as such (the United States must stay to the east of the river, and the Russians to the west).

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The Russians however said the Su-25s were escorting a humanitarian convoy that was travelling along the western bank of the Euphrates, and that it was the USAF F-22 that crossed the deconfliction boundary to harass its aircraft. The F-22 was then chased away by a Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ fighter that was providing top-cover for the Su-25s, the Russian defence ministry said.
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Indonesia / Re: Indonesian F-16
« Last post by Ayoshi on Today at 05:05:46 AM »
Also it depends our priorities in where we want to spend our budget. After Marawi Crisis we more focus on terrorism. Another thing to consider is the political situation between the two countries. Right now I can say we have good relationship with the Trump administration.

* PH requests US for F-16s (2011)

     

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Kfir multi-role fighter
« Last post by Ayoshi on Today at 04:24:46 AM »
Fresh upgrade boosts Colombia's Kfir fleet | Flight Global - 13 December, 2017
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Israel Aerospace Industries has upgraded the Colombian air force's Kfir fighters to its latest C-60 standard, enabling the type to carry an expanded range of weapons and sensors.

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In its C-60 configuration, the Kfir receives a "zero-hour" GE Aviation J79 engine, and retains the Israeli-produced type's Elta Systems EL/M-2032 active electronically scanned array radar. This uses an open-architecture design, enabling customers to install other systems to their aircraft.

Colombia had previously modernised its Kfirs to IAI's C-10/12 configuration, fielding its first example in that standard in 2009.

In a further boost for the nation's air force, Bogotá also has acquired two Kfir TC-2 two-seat trainers. The assets will replace four aircraft lost to attrition between 2009 and 2014.

Colombian officials had considered returning two surplus Dassault Mirage 2000-5s to use before buying the additional Kfirs several months ago.
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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Kfir multi-role fighter
« Last post by Ayoshi on Today at 03:56:54 AM »
IAI Looks East To Sell Updated Kfirs | aviation week - Feb 3, 2014
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Offering a modernized version of its 1970s-era, delta-wing Kfir Mach 2+ fighter aircraft, IAI is looking toward the Asia-Pacific region for new prospects.

The company can still deliver up to 50 Kfirs, configured to the newest Block 60 standard, using airframes retired from IAF service in the 1990s, according to IAI sources. IAI recently unveiled upgrades, including the introduction of IAI/Elta EL/M 2052 active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, extending the fighter jets' capabilities to conduct maritime strike missions and extended air defense, through the networked integration of on-board and off-board sensors.

The airframes have been mothballed in ultra-dry conditions at an airbase in the southern Negev desert, and are in good condition for refurbishment.

The acquisition cost of the Kfir Block 60 would be around $20 million, including the avionics and weaponry—about a third of the cost of an upgraded, modern second-hand single-engine jet fighter, and its operating cost would be about 25% of an equivalent fighter jet.


The Philippines is looking to modernize its combat fighters, but IAI's modernized Kfir aircraft will face competition. (Credit: Israel Aerospace Industries)
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Discussions about all nations and places / Kfir multi-role fighter
« Last post by Ayoshi on Today at 03:50:18 AM »
From: Military Today
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France's embargo of Mirage 5J fighters in 1967 forced Israel to establish an indigenous aircraft industry. This led directly to an unlicenced copy of the Mirage III as the Nesher. In 2001 upgraded examples remained in service with the Argentinian Air Force. The Nesher was developed by Israel Aircraft Industries into the canard-equipped Kfir (Lion Cub). Integration of the new US-supplied J79 engine required total redesign of the rear fuselage and a cooling inlet in the dorsal fin. The new forward fuselage was extended to house avionics, including the Elta 2001B ranging radar and a comprehensive weapons delivery and navigation suite. The prototype was flown in 1973 and production Kfir C2s entered service in the fighter-bomber role with the IDF/AF in 1975.

The tandem two-seat Kfir-TC2 was developed as a weapon-system trainer and EW (electronic warfare) platform. Some 185 C2s and TC2s were built, including 12 C2s exported to Ecuador in 1982, and another 11 to Colombia in 1988-89. Both customers also received to Kfir-TC2s. Ecuador's Kfirs clashed with Peruvian fighters during border disputes in 1995 and, along with Mirage F1s, have made three confirmed aerial kills. Virtually all surviving Israeli Kfirs were upgraded to Kfir-C7 and TC7 standards from 1983. These have two additional hardpoints, further avionics improvements and have what are, effectively, HOTAS cockpits.

Kfirs remain in service only as reserves in Israeli and possibly equip up to five squadrons. The latest export customer is Sri Lanka which acquired six C2s and two TC2s from Israel in 1996. Sri Lankan Kfirs have been used in offensive actions against the Tamil Tiger rebel group.


Photo taken from military-today.com

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From: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1517844171634758/

Goodwill Visit of Pakistan Navy

The Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) SAIF (FFG-253), one of the four F-22P or Zulfiguar (Sword) Class frigates of Pakistan with onboard ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) helicopter Z9EC berthed in Manila on Dec. 14, 2017, for a three-day goodwill visit from December 14 to 17, 2017.

Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Rajah Humabon (PS11) rendered customary meeting procedures at the vicinity 6NM West off Corregidor Island and escorted the vessels to its designated anchorage area. PN representatives accorded the visiting navy a welcome ceremony upon arrival followed by a port briefing for security and health aboard the designated PNS vessel.

For more details, please visit our official webpage at www.navy.mil.ph

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General Discussion / Re: Pakistani Navy Ship to arrive in PH for 3-day goodwill visit
« Last post by adroth on December 15, 2017, 02:35:19 PM »
From: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2056907

The Chinese-built Pakistani frigate SAIF seen here off Porto Malai, Langkawi, Malaysia. June 16, 2014

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The seven unit Maritime Disaster Response Helicopter Acquisition Project is now a six unit project as described by a NEDA Official. It’s now for NEDA Board approval.

Looks like it’s a unit less because of the ongoing one unit Helo procurement for the PCG.
https://businessmirror.com.ph/government-infrastructure-push-to-boost-gdp-growth-for-next-year/
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/636557/six-new-projects-up-for-neda-board-approval/story/
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General Discussion / Pakistani Navy Ship to arrive in PH for 3-day goodwill visit
« Last post by adroth on December 15, 2017, 12:30:08 AM »
Pakistani Navy Ship to arrive in PH for 3-day goodwill visit
Updated December 12, 2017, 4:47 PM
By Francis Wakefield

https://news.mb.com.ph/2017/12/12/pakistani-navy-ship-to-arrive-in-ph-for-3-day-goodwill-visit/

The Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) SAIF (FFG-253), a Sword-class missile-guided Frigate, is set to arrive in the country on Thursday for three-day goodwill visit.

Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said the Pakistani ship will be arriving at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila at about 8 a.m.

It will stay from the country from December 14 to December 17, 2017.

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