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The UAV Market 2012-2022: Technologies for ISR & Counter Insurgency

By on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming increasingly important for militaries worldwide. UAVs are expected to perform key roles in current and future forces, thus providing robust demand over the next decade. UAVs are taking on a range of battlefield tasks, and have proven critical to intelligence gathering, targeting, and situational awareness; while armed UAVs are being used in attack missions where a persistent presence is required, or where manned aircraft operations are deemed unsuitable. There is also an emerging market for civil or non-military UAVs, that has received significant impetus from the US plan to integrate UAVs into national airspace. We have determined that the value of the global UAV market in 2012 will reach $7.26bn.

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We expect UAV procurement and development to obtain priority funding. However, the cancellation of some high-profile UAV programmes has reinforced the notion that there are few defence areas that remain immune to current defence spending cuts by Western countries.

The definitive report contains 270 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the UAV market. This report provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of value (US$) and number of units for the global UAV market, as well as for five global submarkets: high-altitude long endurance (HALE) UAVs; medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) UAVs; unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs); tactical UAVs; and small UAVs. Two separate segments that straddle these submarkets are also reviewed: naval UAVs and civil UAVs. In addition, 20 national UAV markets are forecast and analysed over the period 2012-2022, including the total UAV market and the five submarkets for each leading national market in terms of value (US$) and number of units. The report also provides profiles of 30 leading companies operating within the market, and includes an exclusive interview with a principal UAV company, providing expert insight alongside our analysis.

Unique Points
Comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the UAV market from 2012-2022
Analysis and forecasting informed by extensive expert consultation with industry leaders. You will be able to read the full transcript of an interview from a leading company involved within the UAV market: AeroVironment
270 tables, charts and graphs that quantify, analyse and forecast the changing dynamics of the UAV market between 2012-2022
Forecasts and analysis in terms of value (US$) and number of units for the global UAV market between 2012-2022
Forecasts and analysis in terms of value (US$) and number of units for five global UAV submarkets from 2012-2022:

  • High-altitude long endurance (HALE) UAVs,
  • Medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) UAVs
  • Unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs)
  • Tactical UAVs
  • Small UAVs

Forecasts and analysis in terms of value (US$) and number of units for two global UAV segments that straddle the submarkets from 2012-2022:

Forecasts and analysis in terms of value (US$) and number of units, for 20 leading national UAV markets, as well as rest of the world figures, for the period 2012-2022 including total projected UAV sales.

You will find a submarket breakdown and forecasts from 2012-2022 for each of the five UAV submarkets in each of the 20 national markets in terms of value (US$) and number of units.

Review and analysis of significant UAV programmes, including recent developments and their direction, that are being undertaken in 20 leading national UAV markets as well as in the rest of the world
Analysis of the forces that influence and characterise the UAV market
Profiles of 30 leading companies operating within the UAV market

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Methodology

This report has been compiled by combining information obtained from a very wide and rich mixture of primary and secondary research sources, producing a broad industry overview. We sought opinions from leading figures in the UAV market to underpin the analysis of market drivers and restraints. The study draws on a diverse range of official corporate and governmental announcements, media reports, policy documents, industry statements and expert opinion as a basis for discussing and predicting developments in the UAV market between 2012 and 2022.

We considers that this methodology results in an accurate, objective mixture of analyses and forecasts.

Why you should buy The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market 2012-2022: Technologies for ISR & Counter Insurgency
You will receive a comprehensive analysis of the UAV market from 2012-2022
The analysis and forecasting has been informed by extensive expert consultation with industry leaders. Within the report, you will be able to read a full transcript of an interview with a leading company involved in the UAV market.
– AeroVironment
You will find 270 tables, charts, and graphs that quantify, analyse and forecast the UAV market from 2012-2022
You will receive forecasts and analysis of the global UAV market between 2012-2022 (US$ and units)
You will find forecasts and analysis of five global UAV submarkets over the period 2012-2022 (US$ and units)

  • High-altitude long endurance (HALE) UAVs,
  • Medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) UAVs
  • Unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs)
  • Tactical UAVs
  • Small UAVs

You will find forecasts and analysis of two global UAV segments over the period 2012-2022 (US$ and units)
– Naval UAVs
– Civil UAVs
You will be presented with forecasts for the 20 leading national UAV markets, as well as rest of the world figures and projections, for the period 2012-2022 (US$ and units)
– US
– Canada
– UK
– France
– Germany
– Italy
– Spain
– Sweden
– Turkey
– Brazil
Russia
– India
China
Japan
– South Korea
– Singapore
Pakistan
– UAE
– Israel
– Australia
– Rest of the World (RoW)
You will discover a further submarket breakdown and forecasts from 2012-2022 for each of the five UAV submarkets in each of the 20 national markets in terms of value (US$) and number of units
You will receive a SWOT analysis that examines the UAV market from 2012-2022
You will gain profiles of 30 leading companies operating within the UAV market

What is the structure of the report:
Chapter 1 is the executive summary.
Chapter 2 discusses general trends in the global UAV market and how the submarkets were defined for this report.
Chapter 3 analyses the global UAV market, providing forecasts and analytical discussions for the following:

  • Global UAV market in terms of projected sales (US$) and units over 2012-2022

Chapter 4 analyses the submarkets of the global UAV market, providing forecasts and analytical discussions for the following:

  • Submarkets in terms of projected sales (US$) and units over 2012-2022

­ HALE
­ MALE
­ UCAV
­ Tactical
­ Small

  • Key separate segments in terms of projected sales (US$) and units over 2012-2022:

­ Naval
­ Civil
Chapter 5 covers the 20 leading national markets: the United States, Canada and Brazil in the Americas; the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Russia in Europe; Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East; and China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Pakistan, and Australia in the Asia-Pacific. This chapter surveys key programmes involving UAVs and provides individual country forecasts for total UAV sales and for 5 submarkets in terms of sales (US$) and units over the period 2012-2022.
Chapter 6 lists the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for the UAV market.
Chapter 7 provides comments from an expert in the field of UAVs:

  • Steven Gitlin, vice president for marketing of AeroVironment, a US company best known for producing the Raven and other hand-launched UAVs such as the Puma AE and Wasp, that are used by US and other forces. AeroVironment is also developing the Global Observer stratospheric UAV, Nano UAV and the Switchblade miniature loitering munition.

Chapter 8 provides profiles of 30 key companies involved in the UAV sector.
Chapter 9 highlights conclusions from Visiongain’s research and analyses.
Chapter 10 lists the abbreviations and acronyms used in this report.

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Anybody with an interest in the UAV market should gain valuable information and insight from this new study, which analyses one of the most exciting sectors in the defence market. The UAV market offer substantial business and investment opportunities and are becoming an increasingly important component of the defence market in several key regional markets.

This defence report will be valuable both to those already involved in the UAV market and those wishing to enter the market in the future. Gain an understanding of how to tap into the potential of this market by ordering The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market 2012-2022: Technologies for ISR & Counter Insurgency

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Multinational medical exercise readies forces to save time, lives

By on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

A two-week joint medical exercise began with a kickoff ceremony here May 28.

Exercise Shared Resilience 2012 is an annual U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored exercise with a goal to strengthen interoperability; facilitate training in disaster management and crisis response; and validate the readiness of deployable multinational medical and humanitarian assistance teams.

Participating nations include Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Norway, Slovenia, Serbia and the United States.

“Training is very important,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Marks, the Shared Resilience 2012 co-director. “Shared Resilience 2012 allows the United States and our partner nations to train together in order to be a more effective medical community later. We’re exchanging ideas and techniques at the multinational level to speed coordination and ultimately save lives.”

Exercise participants will train using disaster scenarios possible in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which include wildfires, floods or earthquakes. The mountainous region can make medical evacuation difficult if not impossible, officials said.

Evaluators will observe the medical readiness and capabilities of the host and participating nations. Exchanging information and techniques allows regional and international medical teams to garner a bigger picture of how to aid the wounded in this part of the world.

Hosting the exercise represents a great honor for Bosnia-Herzegovina, said Marina Pendes, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian deputy minister of defense. It symbolizes the trust, security and stability of the entire region since many neighboring countries are involved.

Partnership events like these offer an excellent opportunity to test and improve medical capabilities, Pendes continued. Having those increased capabilities furthers one of the roles of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian armed forces, which is to support civilian authorities during natural and other catastrophes.

U.S. Air Forces in Europe is the lead U.S. organizer of the exercise, and SR12 is one of several military engagement programs conducted by U.S. European Command.

“Our focus in the first week here is to train with a single mission to become interoperable, supporting each other in the event of a contingency such as a natural disaster,” Marks said. “During the second week, we will test that training with an exercise and demonstration to representatives from multiple nations.”

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US, Bulgarian Airmen strengthen ties during exercise

By on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

More than 500 U.S. Airmen and two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing here recently returned from a deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, where they spent a month conducting bi-lateral training with Bulgarian Airmen during Thracian Star 2012.

The exercise was the largest of its kind hosted at Graf Ignatievo since Bulgaria joined the NATO alliance in 2004 and included both Aviano fighter squadrons from Aviano Air Base, along with support personnel from several other 31st FW units. It was geared toward increasing interoperability and strengthening partnerships between the nations.

“As a NATO partner, we could be called upon to fight in a conflict together and knowing how each other trains and fights gives a little bit of insight into how would we integrate, and how would we be interoperable as a combined force,” said Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, 510th FS commander.

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, visited Bulgaria during the exercise and agreed that the training was beneficial to both nations.

“It’s about building trust, it’s about learning from each other, and it’s about proving that we have the capability to deploy in an austere environment,” Welsh said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us.”

American and Bulgarian pilots flew together daily, completing 556 sorties over 16 flying days between April 17 and May 11, practicing close air support missions, basic fighter and air combat maneuvers, tactical intercepts, defensive counter air and large force missions with Bulgarian MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots.

“The key phrase here is ‘increasing interoperability’ – that was one of the goals in this exercise, and we certainly accomplished that and more,” said Lt. Col. Karl Ingeman, 555th FS commander. “The joint training was invaluable for both our air forces and we both learned how to work together while accomplishing both the air to air and air to ground missions. The Bulgarian airspace and ranges were fantastic for training and it was a great experience that helped strengthen the alliance between our nations.”

The munitions, aircraft maintenance and maintenance operations squadrons worked jointly during the exercise, building and loading bombs and ammunition to be used for air-to-ground sorties, during which 536 bombs were dropped and 9,250 rounds of 20 millimeter ammunition were expelled at the local range.

With six or more hours of maintenance required per sortie, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron personnel worked around the clock throughout Thracian Star to keep aircraft flying.

“We as a wing have never deployed both fighter squadrons and aircraft maintenance units to the same base with the number of people and aircraft we took in support of Thracian Star 2012,” Dubovik added. “This really tested and validated the wing’s ability to deploy in large numbers and operate together as one unit. Additionally, it was a tremendous opportunity for our Airmen to work alongside their Bulgarian counterparts, and to see both the similarities and differences between our two Air Forces. At the end of the day, we’re all Airmen and all maintainers sharing the same goals and challenges.”

Capt. Amanda McFeeters, 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge, agreed, also stating, “We normally operate in two separate locations. Combining maintenance operations for the Buzzards (510th FS) and the Nickel (555th FS) in about half the amount of space that we normally operate out of was one of the biggest challenges. I required everyone to be hyper vigilant and aware of their surroundings.”

The 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron was also a key component to the flying mission, with the petroleum, oils and lubricants flight pumping approximately 40,000 gallons of aircraft fuel per day.

Members of the 31st LRS were also responsible for packing, shipping, tracking and unloading all equipment and personnel, the magnitude of which required months of planning and preparation. Everything from aircraft parts and life support equipment to fire engines and fuel trucks was packed into 59 cargo trucks and four C-130s and added up to 710 tons of cargo shipped from Italy and Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to support the mission in Bulgaria.

With more than 500 personnel deployed from Aviano, nearly every unit from the 31st Fighter Wing was represented in Bulgaria, including members of the 603rd Air Control Squadron who provided essential communications support. The mobile communications unit arrived 10 days before the main body of deployed personnel and spent more than 400 hours setting up network connections, phone systems, radios and cell phones.

“It can appear a big task, but everyone has their own job so it all went pretty smoothly,” said Capt. Denise Shea, 603rd ACS mission systems flight commander. “When you first get there, it’s a matter of finding all your equipment and getting all set up. Then you get started and your training kicks in and it becomes second nature.”

Each and every Airman did their part, from aircraft maintainers and weapons loaders to logistics personnel and communications specialists, as noted by the USAFE commander during his visit.

“My USAFE Airmen rock, every day, everywhere, and they did the same thing here,” Welsh said. “They’re fantastic. They’re doing great work and they’re representing not just USAFE but our Air Force and our nation as well.”

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US to renew naval power in Asia-Pacific: Panetta

By on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The United States will renew its naval power across the Asia-Pacific region and stay “vigilant” in the face of China’s growing military, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

On the eve of a trip to Asia that will include stops in Singapore, Vietnam and India, Panetta said in a speech that the country’s future depended on ensuring security throughout the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

“America is a maritime nation, and we are returning to our maritime roots,” Panetta told graduates of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

“One of the key projects that your generation will have to face is sustaining and enhancing American strength across the great maritime region of the Asia-Pacific,” he said.

Reflecting US concern over China’s rise and more assertive stance in the South China Sea, President Barack Obama has announced a strategic shift toward Asia after wrapping up the US military presence in Iraq and overseeing a troop drawdown in Afghanistan.

Panetta encouraged the new naval officers to forge stronger security ties with China even as he vowed the United States would not let down its guard.

“We need you to strengthen defense ties with China. China’s military is growing and modernizing. We must be vigilant. We must be strong. We must be prepared to confront any challenge,” he said.

“But the key to that region is to develop a new era of defense cooperation between our countries — one in which our militaries share security burdens in order to advance peace in the Asia-Pacific and around the world,” he said.

He called on the graduates to strengthen longtime alliances with Japan, South Korea, Australia and the Philippines while also building “robust partnerships” with countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and India.

In Singapore this week, Panetta is due to attend an annual Asia security summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue, organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Use of Flame virus to deter Iran ‘reasonable’: Israel

By on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

A top Israeli minister said on Tuesday the use of cyber weapons, such as the newly uncovered Flame virus, to counter Iran’s nuclear plans would be “reasonable,” hinting at Israel’s possible involvement.

“For anyone who sees the Iranian threat as significant, it is reasonable that he would take different steps, including these, in order to hobble it,” Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon told army radio, just hours after the virus was discovered by Russia’s Kaspersky Lab.

“Israel is blessed with being a country which is technologically rich, and these tools open up all sorts of possibilities for us,” said Yaalon, who is also Israel’s strategic affairs minister.

Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s biggest producers of anti-virus software, said its experts discovered the virus — known as Flame — during an investigation prompted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Iran appears to have been the main target of the attack, and the announcement comes just a month after the Islamic republic said it halted the spread of a data-deleting virus targeting computer servers in its oil sector.

It said the virus was “about 20 times larger than Stuxnet,” the worm which was discovered in June 2010 and used against the Iranian nuclear programme, with Israel widely suspected of involvement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while not mentioning Flame, spoke on Tuesday of Israel’s cyber prowess.

“In the cyber arena, the size of a country is not that important but there is great significance in its scientific ability and in that Israel is blessed,” he told an international security conference at Tel Aviv University.

“We are investing huge capital in that; human capital and financial capital, and I expect that investment to grow in the coming years. I have set the target of Israel being among the five leading world powers in the cyber field.”

A Kaspersky statement said Flame is “actively being used as a cyber weapon attacking entities in several countries,” describing its purpose as “cyber espionage.”

“The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious programme exceed those of all other cyber menaces known to date,” it added.

“It’s like nothing else we’ve seen before,” said Ilan Froimovitch, chief technical officer of Kaspersky’s Israeli representative, Power Communication.

“It’s like they took the best from every malicious code there is and combined it into one code.”

He said that the originator of the programme was most probably a state or a coalition of states.

“It is not likely that an individual or even a private company would invest so much effort and so much time and money,” he said. “This must be the work of a government or a few of them.

“I don’t think that this is a 16-year-old nerd that is trying to sit and write some code and do some damage,” he added. “It is not designed to do damage, it is designed to gather intelligence, it is designed to be unknown.”

Froimovitch declined to say if he thought Israel was capable of such a project.

“We have great knowledge in Israel and we like to think that we are the smartest in the world, but evidence shows that there are probably a few more countries in the West that can work like that.”

Alexander Gostev, Kaspersky’s chief security expert, said Iran was the country by far the worst affected by Flame, followed by Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria and Lebanon.

“The geography of the targets and also the complexity of the threat leaves no doubt about it being a nation state that sponsored the research that went into it,” he said in an analysis article.

He said the aim of the virus was clearly to “collect information” on the operations of states in the Middle East such as Iran, Lebanon and Syria.

According to Western media reports, Flame has been used to attack the Iranian oil ministry and Iran’s main oil export terminal.

Kaspersky said Flame had been “in the wild” for more than two years, since March 2010.

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Cyber ‘superweapon’ virus uncovered: Russian firm

By on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

A Russian computer firm has discovered a new computer virus with unprecedented destructive potential which could be used as a “cyberweapon” by the West and Israel against foes such as Iran.

Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s biggest producers of anti-virus software, said its experts discovered the virus — known as Flame — during an investigation prompted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The firm did not say who the virus was aimed against but the announcement comes just a month after Iran said it had halted the spread of a data-deleting virus targeting computer servers in its oil sector.

Kaspersky said the virus was several times larger than the Stuxnet worm that was discovered in 2010 and targeted the Iranian nuclear programme, reportedly at the behest of Western or Israeli security agencies.

It said the main task of Flame is cyber espionage, meaning it steals information from infected machines including documents, screenshots and even audio recordings. It then sends the data to servers all over the world.

Flame is “actively being used as a cyberweapon attacking entities in several countries,” Kaspersky said in a statement late on Monday.

“The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious programme exceed those of all other cyber menaces known to date,” it added.

The origin of the Stuxnet worm has never been made clear but suspicion has fallen on the United States and Israel which both accuse Iran of seeking to build an atomic weapon.

Without giving any indication that Israeli spy agency Mossad could be involved in Flame, Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon said such cyberweapons were an important part of the arsenal of Iran’s enemies.

“For anyone who sees the Iranian threat as significant, it is reasonable that he would take different steps, including these, in order to hobble it,” he told army radio.

“Israel is blessed with being a country which is technologically rich, and these tools open up all sorts of possibilities for us.”

Kaspersky said the investigation was initiated after a series of incidents with a still unknown virus which deleted data on computers in the “Western Asia” region.

Flame had been “in the wild” for more than two years, since March 2010, Kaspersky said. It gave no clues over which party could have been behind the attack.

“Due to its extreme complexity, plus the targeted nature of the attacks, no security software detected it,” it said. Flame is “one of the most advanced and complete attack-toolkits ever discovered.”

It said that Flame belongs to the same category as previous superworms like Duqu or Stuxnet.

“The Flame malware looks to be another phase in this war and it’s important to understand that such cyber weapons can easily be used against any country,” said Kaspersky Lab CEO and founder Eugene Kaspersky.

Alexander Gostev, chief security expert at Kaspersky Lab said it was alarming that the cyber attack was now in its active phase.

“Its operator is consistently surveilling infected systems, collecting information and targeting new systems to accomplish its unknown goals.”

Iran in April said it had set up a crisis committee to combat a mystery cyber attack which hit computers including ones running its main oil export terminal on Kharg Island in the Gulf.

“We shut computers connected to these servers temporarily and fortunately we were able to stop its spread. Thus no information or data were harmed,” deputy oil minister Hamdolah Mohammadnejad said at the time.

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PAL Indonesia Siapkan 150 Teknisi Ahli Untuk Belajar Di Korsel & Belanda

29 Mei 2012

Pembuatan Kapal PKR dari Belanda dan Kapal Selam dari Korea ditargetkan selesai 2016, setelah itu PT PAL akan membuat unit lainnya (photo : Schelde)
SURABAYA: PTPAL Indonesia (Persero) menyiapkan 150 teknisi ahli perkapalan untuk alihteknologi produksi kapal selam di Korea Selatan dan kapal perusak kawal rudal(PKR) di Belanda, menyusul dibuatnya kapal perang pesanan KementerianPertahanan di dua negara itu.
Proses alihteknologi itu merupakan persiapan untuk membuat sendiri kapal selam padabeberapa tahun mendatang, suatu upaya kemandirian industri pertahanan di dalamnegeri.
DirekturUtama PT PAL Indonesia Muhamad Firmansyah Arifin mengatakan BUMN tersebutselama ini telah banyak memproduksi berbagai jenis kapal perang untuk memenuhikebutuhan TNI AL seperti kapal patroli cepat, landing platform dock (LPD),kapal cepat rudal (KCR), landing craft utility (LCU), landing craft vehiclepersonal (LCVP).
Namun,lanjutnya,  sejauh ini PAL belummenguasai teknologi pembuatan kapal selam, karena membutuhkan ilmu tinggi sertakesiapan SDM yang memiliki kemampuan dalam menerima alih teknologi kapal perangtersebut.
“Kami akanmenyiapkan 300 teknisi untuk diseleksi menjadi 150 orang guna dikirim ke KoreaSelatan dalam keperluan alih teknologi pembuatan kapal selam.  Dijadwalkan penyeleksian itu rampung pada2013,” ujarnya saat mendampingi Wakil Menteri Pertahanan Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin,Selasa, 29 Mei 2012.
Kunjungantersebut dimaksudkan melihat pelaksanaan produksi  sejumlah kapal perang pesanan TNI AL di PALIndonesia seperti 3 unit KCR, 2 unit kapal tunda 2400 HP dan 4 unit LCU. Turuthadir dalam kunjungan tersebut Wakil Kepala Staf TNI AL Laksdya TNI Marsetiodan Irjen Kementerian Pertahanan Laksdya TNI Sumartono.
Sjafriemengatakan PAL harus menyiapkan diri menjadi bagian dari industri pertahananyang mampu memproduksi alat utama sistem persenjataan (alutsista) berteknologitinggi, melalui proses alih teknologi dari negara lain.
Menurut dia,Kementerian Pertahanan tengah melakukan pengadaan 2 unit kapal perusak kawalrudal (PKR) yang dibuat di Belanda. Selain itu, 3 unit kapal selam, diantaranya2 unit dibuat di Korea Selatan.
Dalamkontrak pembuatan kapal perang di dua negara itu disepakati kerja sama alihteknologi kepada kalangan teknisi ahli kapal perang asal Indonesia.
“PembuatanPKR di Belanda ditargetkan dapat dirampungkan pada 2016 mendatang,” ujarnya.
Dalam waktusama, diharapkan pembuatan kapal selam di Korea pun dapat rampung, kemudianakan dibuat di dalam negeri. Dana yang disiapkan untuk pengadaan kapal perangberteknologi tinggi itu disebutkan Rp150 triliun.
MuhamadFirmansyah menyatakan kesiapannya menjadi lead integrator [bersama BUMN lain]untuk pembangunan alutsista, dengan menyiapkan fasilitas bengkel terintegrasi.
“Kamimemiliki 2 graving dock, 2 floating dock dan shiplift sekaligus memiliki divisidesain yang merancang kapal-kapal perang,” paparnya.(bas)

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