Barter between Anoa Panser and Malaysian Car

June 19, 2010

On June 09, 2010, Jakarta, Minister of Trade of Indonesia, MS Hidayat, told that thru PT Pindad (Persero) Indonesia has got order from Malaysia to manufacture Anoa panser with the value up to US$ 80 millions. With this order from Malaysia, apparently Indonesian military industries has showed theirs quality indigenous products have been recoginesed by other countries.

However in this offer, there is a condition from Malaysia that Indonesian counterpart must do trade off with Malaysian product, that is a barter agreement about 25% from that total with Malaysian Proton car.

Director General of Transportation and Telematics of Industrial Ministry, Budi Dharmadi informed that his office is calculating the value of the trade off products and sedan cars from Proton will be used as taxi fleet by Indonesian private companies that willingly to acquire those products from Malaysia. Budi said that his office only facilitate that trade off process and the further process will be pure bussiness to bussiness dealing. He added, this trade off will give benefit to both sides, especially for Pindad panser that will gain broad recognition. One of the recognition is from UN peacekeeping mission. Since April 2010, about 13 Anoa pansers has been deployed to Lebanon as armor personnel vehicle of Unifil Indonesian contingent.

Meanwhile, the realization of the agreement is on going discussed.


Interoperability-Field Training Exercise (FTX-IIP) Marine Exercise (MAREX 2009), East Java, Indonesia

October 23, 2009


The marines of Indonesia (Korps Marinir-TNI AL) and the United States (USMC) conducted a joint amphibious landing exercise at the Banongan Beach, Asembagus, Situbondo in East Java on Sunday, the national Antara news agency reported. The exercise, called the Interoperability-Field Training Exercise (FTX-IIP) Marine Exercise (MAREX 2009), was in a series of Joint Exercises held by the Indonesian and the U.S. Marine Corps. MAREX 2009 is a multi-lateral training exercise designed to enhance interoperability and communication between the U.S. and Indonesia militaries.


Alfan Baharudin, Commander of the Indonesian Marine Corps, said in the opening remarks of the exercise that the Indonesian-American Marine Corps joint exercises had succeeded in increasing cooperation between the two. “Indusa (Indonesia-USA) MAREX 2009 exercise which involved 1,300 personnel from both countries, is a large scale joint exercise ever held by the Indonesian and American Marines,” he said, adding that he expected both Marine Corps would work together to learn, so as to increase personnel capabilities.



According to him, the Indonesian Marines will gain new knowledge about city war (Marine Operations Urban Terrain) in the exercises, while the U.S. Marines will have knowledge of the system used in forest battle.


“Indonesia is an important partner and the ARG/MEU team looks forward to this opportunity to work with TNI and local officials,” said Commodore Rodney Clark, the ARG commander. “This is a great opportunity to build an even stronger relationship between our countries.” USMC embarked aboard Cleveland and Rushmore from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit will integrate with Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) and local residents during military-to-military engagement opportunities as well as engineering, medical and dental civic action projects. Navy medical and dental teams aboard Cleveland and Rushmore are scheduled to augment local providers offering services ashore to local residents.

The exercise held in Selogiri Forest, Banyuwangi Residence, East Java (Jawa Timur) with one of them was jungle patrol & survival. The weather was clear and became hotter in the middle of the day. Hundreds of USMC marines were enthusiastic and ready with their full gears like preparing for the real battle action.

Selogiri forest is ideal tropical forest that is very suitable for military exercise and has characteristic to be able for the troops to do some maneuvers while taking jungel war. The trees quite packed with sound of sparkling water and birds welcame the US marines entered the field they not familiar with it. “Show me the jungle,” said one of the marines to a guide from Indonesian marines Serma. Mar. M. Ani Rosidin.

For detail, this first session of survival exercise followed by 362 US marines and guided by 16 trainers, 3 interpreters, 4 communication personnel, 5 recon marines with all from Indonesian marines.

This joint exercise is commanded by Colonel Mar. Nur Alamsyah and held in 4 locations, Banongan Beach, Marines Training Center of Marinir-TNI AL Karangtekok-Situbondo, Pasewaran and Selogiri Forest, Banyuwangi, all in East Java Province.



From 362 US marines, for jungle survival picnic, divided into 2 groups with each group divided into 5 teams, guided and supported by trainers and doctors from Korps Marinir-TNI AL. Some handicaps and mines were installed and some sound of explosive units were heard during this session. Before entering this jungle war exercise session, the US marine had been given the basic knowledge regarding the technique how to survive in the jungle, like how to select, eat and treat the forest fruit/plant and some wild tropical animals like snake. Each group must survive within 4 days without logistic in this session.

Because of the hot temperature and challenging trail, reported 10 US marines were exhausted and must get evacuated from this Indonesian marine training field by medical team during this exercise.



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Indonesian Aerospace Company (PT Dirgantara Indonesia), July 2009

July 11, 2009

Source: antara, wikipedia, antara,, etc.

A Brief Introduction of PT Dirgantara Indonesia

Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) (Indonesian: PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (DI)) is an Indonesian aerospace company in Asia with core competence in aircraft design, development and manufacturing of civilian and military regional commuter aircraft. The company was formerly known as Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara (IPTN) or Industri Pesawat Terbang Nurtanio (IPTN).

Established in 1976 as a state owned company, it has developed its capability as aircraft manufacturer and diversified its product not only in the field of aircraft but also other area such as Telecommunication, Automotive, Maritime, Information Technology, Oil & Gas, Control & Automation, Military, Simulation Technology, Industrial Turbine, and Engineering Services.

DI until now has produced aircraft such as CN-235-220 as many as 250 units, NC 212-200 102 units, Super Puma helicopter NAS 332 19 units, NBELL 412 helicopter 31 units and NBO 105 helicopter as many as 122 units.

Meanwhile, current activities are manufacturing one CN-235 MPA for South Korea (delivery in 2010), one NC 212-400 EADS-CASA licensed that ordered by PT Airfast (2010), one N19 prototype that designed by DI (2013) and one amphibious aircraft under Donier Seawings’s license (2013).


1. Fixed wing aircraft
Some Fixed-wing aircraft Aircraft made by IAe:
* CN-235 Civil, Military, and Maritime Version (Joint Development with CASA).
* NC 212, a licensed production of CASA C.212 Aviocar aircraft.
* N 250 A prototype commercial turboprop aircraft, discontinued due to Asian financial crisis, the first prototype flew 55 minutes on August 10, 1995.
* N 2130 Planned commercial jet aircraft, discontinued due to Asian financial crisis before making prototype.







2. Rotary wing aircraft
Some Helicopter Aircraft made by IAe:
* NAS 330J, a licensed production of Aérospatiale Puma helicopter.
* NAS 332, a licensed production of Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter.
* NBell 412,a licensed production of Bell 412 helicopter.
* NBO 105,a licensed production of Bölkow BO 105 helicopter.




3. Aircraft component
Some subcontracts had been received by IAe:
* Component of Airbus A330.
* Component of Airbus A340.
* Wing Component of Airbus A380.
* Component of Boeing 737.
* Component of Boeing 757.
* Component of Boeing 767.
* Component of F-16 Fighting Falcon.
* Component of Fokker F100.

4. Armaments
* FFAR 2.75 inch rocket under Belgium’s license.
* SUT-Torpedo, under Germany’s license.
* NDL-40 Ground-to-Ground Rocket Multi Launcher.


The CASA/IPTN CN-235 is a medium-range twin-turbo-prop aircraft developed jointly between CASA in Spain and IPTN in Indonesia (now PT Dirgantara Indonesia) as a regional airliner and military transport. Amongst its military roles are maritime patrol, surveillance and troop transport. The largest user is Turkey which has a total of 61 aircraft (with most production were done in their home company). The project was a joint venture between CASA and Indonesian manufacturer IPTN, which formed Airtech company to manage the program. Responsibility for design and production was shared at 50% between the two companies. The partnership applied only to the Series 10 and Series 100/110, with later versions being developed independently.





Design began in January 1980 with first flight on 11 November 1983. Spanish and Indonesian certification was on 20 June 1986; the first flight of the production aircraft was on 19 August 1986 and FAA type approval was granted on 3 December 1986. The aircraft entered service on 1 March 1988. Over 230 of all versions of CN-235 are in service and have accumulated more than 500,000 flight hours. It is the best aircraft in the world in its class.

One of the variant of CN-235 is for maritime surveillance purposes. The CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft has been developed in two versions with different avionics systems: the CN-235MP Persuader developed in Spain by CASA EADS and the CN-235MPA developed in Indonesia by DI. The maritime patrol variant is in service with: Spain, Ireland and Turkey (manufactured by EADS CASA) and Indonesia, Brunei and UAE (manufactured by DI).

The aircraft has design of conventional semi-monocoque design and mainly aluminum alloy construction. Composite materials, Kevlar and glass fiber have been used extensively in the construction of the wing and tail leading and trailing edges, engine nacelles and the nose radome.

The two manufacturers, CASA EADS in Spain and DI in Indonesia, supply the aircraft with different mission systems. The Spanish developed CN-235 MP Persuader is fitted with the Northrop Grumman APS-504 (V) 5 radar. The Indonesian developed CN-235 MPA is equipped with the Seaspray 4000 from BAE Systems, the AN/APS-134 from Raytheon or the Ocean Master 100 from Thales.

Joint Development on Jet Fighter Production with South Korea

Through Indonesian Defense Office, Ambassador of Republic of South Korea to Republic of Indonesia incorporating with last visit of South Korea President to Indonesia on March 6, 2009 ago, stated again that as growing tight relationship between both countries, Korea invites Indonesia for co-production of jet fighter that started with determining the road map of this cooperation. For this offer, Defense Office of Indonesia must first coordinate with Bapennas (National Planning Body), Finance Ministry, Defense Office and Indonesian Armed Forces Headquarter Office for that plan. Current information up to now, the joint study has come to stage of visibility study in July 2009. After that, there will be design phase for 3 years and followed with development phase for 7 years. “If smooth, in 2020 the co-production between both countries can create 5 prototypes”, said Defense Minister of Indonesia during a meeting with South Korean Ambassador on July 9, 2009.

CN-235 Anti Submarine Version

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) will develop CN-235 for Anti-Submarine version as the newest version form that turboprop aircraft.

“The technology and expertise have been possessed by DI. We have long experience to assemble and modify that type of aircraft”, said Aircraft Integration Director of DI, Budi Wuraskito in Bandung, Saturday, July 11, 2009. Particularly for antisubmarine version modification plan, so far around 40 staffs of DI involved in manufacturing and modification anti submarine aircraft in Turkey. This type of aircraft is equipped with armament like missile to destroy submarine ship.

“They came back from Turkey four months ago to finish anti submarine aircraft making, so the technology has been acquired”, said Budi.

Some countries has expressed their interest and want to buy CN-235 anti submarine version, one of them is Malaysia that expressed by Malaysian Defense office during their Defense Minister visit to Indonesia two weeks ago. Malaysia now has 8 units of CN-235 with two of them are VIP carriers and the remaining are military transporter. Malaysia has interest to buy more other 6 (six) CN-235 with anti submarine capability which equipped with torpedo. And with US$ 45 M/unit, the commercial deal should be realized since the technology is not a problem for DI. Malaysia is one of several countries that operating CN-235 from Indonesia besides South Korea, UAE, and any other countries.

Surface and Underwater Target (SUT) Torpedo

The SUT (Surface and Underwater Target) torpedo is the latest and most versatile member of the Seal, Seeschlange and SST 4 family of torpedoes of Germany product. It is a dual-purpose wire-guided torpedo for engaging both surface and submarine targets. The SUT can be launched from submarines and surface vessels, from fixed locations or mobile shore stations. Its electrical propulsion permits variable speed in accordance with tactical requirements, silent running and wakelessness. The wire guidance gives immunity to interference with a two-way datalink between vessel and torpedo. The acoustic homing head has long acquisition ranges and a wide search sector for active and passive operation. After termination of guidance wire, SUT continues operation as a highly intelligent homing torpedo, with internal guidance programs for target search, target loss and so on. The large payload with combined fuse systems ensures the optimum effect of explosive power. The SUT operates at great depths as well as in very shallow waters. Consort operation permits exploitation of the full over-the-horizon range of the SUT. The body is made of plastic or aluminum. SUT at present exists in three different versions with slight differences in the internal guidance programs and the extent of data transferred via the guidance wire. The latest version is SUT Mod 2 with its special feature of additional data from the homing head being signaled back to the vessel including an “Audio Channel”.

Specification: 6,150 mm long (6,620 mm with guidance wire casket), diameter: 533 mm, weight: 1,420 kg (without casket), warhead: 260 kg, speed: selectable, max 35 knots, range: 28 km at 23 knots or 12 km at 35 knots, fuse: magnetic proximity and impact.

In service and in production for several navies (NATO – Greece; South America – Chile, Colombia, Ecuador; Asia – India, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan). In the early 1980s Indonesia signed a contract for indigenous manufacture of the SUT within a long-term program that still running.

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20% Increase for Indonesian Defense Budget in 2010

July 11, 2009

Source: Kompas, antara

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that government will increase defense budget 20% more than 2009 budget for 2010 fiscal year. This statement was released by president at delivery ceremony of 40 Pindad pansers in Bandung from PT Pindad to TN-AD, Friday, July 10, 2009.

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“Started in 2010, our defense budget will increase significantly by adding Rp 7 T (US$ 700 M) from Rp 33.6 T (US$ 3.4 B) in 2009 to be Rp 40.6 T (US$ 4.1 B) for 2010,” said President.

He added,” Budget increase in 2010 will be a beginning of further defense budget increase year by year so that we close enough to minimum essential force that requires Rp 100-120 T (US$ 10-12 B), inline with Indonesian’s economy growth and wealth”.

President said that Indonesian government can not provide defense budget sufficiently in several years ago until this year because government still prioritizing on people/public prosperity. An increase in defense budget significantly must be benefited effectively, still pay attention to the priority, employ proper audit and prioritize the user’s need.

President said,” Defense is an expensive sector, so Indonesian armed forces must have strategic plan, blue print and clear road map every 5-year so that TNI posture can increase much better than now. Every country must have mismatch between the strategic objectives with defense capabilities and on other hand is available budget. That’s why we must talk a priority plan then”. A plan must be supported is using Indonesian indigenous product for main armament and only import it if there is no the required product inside the country. It has been done like 6 x 6 pansers that made by Pindad that supposed to save money Rp 1.5 T (US$ 150 M) compared if TNI buys pansers from VAB with relatively having same quality but with only half price of it.

2nd Delivery of Pindad Panser, July 2009

July 11, 2009

Source:,, Pikiran Rakyat,, antara.

After some cancellations, finally President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) witnessed and inaugurated 40 Pindad panser delivery ceremony in Bandung, on Friday, July 10, 2009. At this time, Pindad over handed Anoa pansers to TNI-AD through Defense Office. This was a second delivery from Pindad after 20 pansers at first delivery and will be followed more 40 pansers until the end of this year as informed by Pindad CEO, Adik Alvianto.

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Manufacturing 6 x 6 Anoa Panser by Pindad for total 154 units is a realization Rp 1.26 T (US$ 120M) contract between Pindad and Defense Ministry. This contract scheduled will be targeted to be finished its delivery in 2010, with 100 units in 2009 and remaining 54 units will be delivered in 2010 that consists of 50 regular 6 x 6 Anoa pansers and 4 units with 4 x 4 configuration for recon unit. The specs of these pansers are use Renault engine, 6 m long x 2.5 m wide x 2.5-2.9 high, 11 – 14 tonnes weight, monocoque armored w/ STANAG 4569 level 3, 12.7 machine gun and 40 mm automatic grenade launcher as main armament, power 320 HP and speed 90 km/h, electronic component such as radio and anti jamming. Mostly, all components have been produced by local factories, such as steel by cooperation with Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and PT Krakatau Steel (KS), electronics parts from PT LEN and now researching with Texmaco (Indonesian local private machine & truck manufacturer) for gearbox and engines for future plan.

At this time, former 4-star general, SBY took a ride on 6 x 6 Pindad panser for 1 km pass from CN-235 hangar to Management Center Building of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI). This delivery ceremony was held in DI instead of in Pindad’s yard was because there was no sufficient plenty room in Pindad to deal with 40 pansers line up during ceremony.

This indigenous project by Pindad is an evidence that Indonesian industries have reached the advanced industry standard, especially for military specification. Hopefully, for next development, Pindad and with other Indonesian counterparts and most importantly with government’s support (budget availability related) can create other creative products such as canon multi-wheeled vehicle, armored tracked vehicle and amphibious carrier with high worldwide standard as national pride and independence in Indonesian main armament system.


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