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The remains of nearly 1,400 WW2-era German soldiers found near St Petersburg are reburied by joint German-Russian team
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Defence ties at the heart of Singapore-Indonesia partnership
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Test of KM Bagan Datok's 30mm gun... pity no footage of its drone

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Being a Citizen-Soldier

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Malaysia  foils hijacking of Thai tanker, 10 pirates arrested

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Training, maintenance issues beset overseas US Navy ships
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Canada entertains Australian Hornet buy to fill interim role

07 September, 2017 SOURCE: FlightGlobal.com BY: Leigh Giangreco Washington DC

Canada could acquire used Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornets from Australia to replace a fleet of aging CF-18s, a move that would both satisfy its interim fleet needs and dodge a need to acquire new aircraft on a temporary basis.

Canada is exploring several options to supplement its CF-18 fleet until it finds a permanent fighter replacement, Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan’s office says in a statement this week.

“This option requires discussions with other F-18 users,” Sajjan says. “In light of Australia recently notifying all allies about their intent to dispose of their F-18 fleet, Canada visited them to inquire about the state of their equipment and spare parts.”

Link to news article: Canada entertains Australian Hornet buy to fill interim role
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Silicon Valley-style software approach comes to F-35, F-22

07 September, 2017 SOURCE: FlightGlobal.com BY: Stephen Trimble Washington DC

US military and defence industry officials are close to adopting Silicon Valley-style software development and refresh processes for military aircraft, starting with billion-dollar upgrade programmes for the Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22.

F-35 software planning has entered a “strategic pause” until JPO staffers present a new software development plan for consideration by top Pentagon officials in late October, says F-35 programme executive Vice Adm Mat Winter, speaking at the Defense News Conference on 6 September.

The goal of the new strategy is to circumvent the US military’s costly and time-consuming process that delivers new software in cumbersome blocks, with development cycles often measured in years and frequently delayed. Instead, the new approach breaks new capabilities into smaller increments of software code, allowing developers to deliver some applications months or years faster.

Link to news article: Silicon Valley-style software approach comes to F-35, F-22
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News photo reveals new Northrop stealth design concept

06 September, 2017 SOURCE: FlightGlobal.com BY: Stephen Trimble Washington DC

Northrop Grumman confirms that a previously unpublicised design concept for an apparently stealthy aircraft was revealed in a photograph as part of a Los Angeles Times newspaper article about a top company executive.

The model appears in the background of a photograph published on 1 September showing Chris Hernandez, vice-president of research, technology and engineering for the Aerospace Systems sector, in his office, which is decorated with multiple models of many of Northrop’s most advanced aircraft, including the B-2, Proteus and the RQ-4.

In the upper-right of the photograph, a model atop a bookcase appears similar in some ways to the cranked-kite shape of the unmanned X-47B, but seems to have a significantly longer fuselage and extended outer wing sections.

Web link to stealth design concept image

Link to news article: News photo reveals new Northrop stealth design concept
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Malaysian Navy deploys patrol vessel to new Middle Rocks naval base

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Malaysia deployed the first ship to a new maritime base it had opened in Middle Rocks near Pedra Branca, an outlying island now under the jurisdiction of neighboring Singapore but which Kuala Lumpur still believes is part of its territory. The development was read as just the latest move that Malaysia has taken to reinforce its seriousness in preserving the country’s sovereignty.

August 1, Malaysia had publicly unveiled the new Abu Bakar Maritime Base, built on the Malaysian-owned Middle Rocks – which consists of two clusters of rocks and lies just one kilometer away from Predra Branca. The facility, which comprises two buildings around 316.6 meters apart, including a jetty, a lighthouse, and a helicopter landing pad, was billed as part of an effort to safeguard Malaysia’s sovereignty and conducting marine scientific research.

The arrival of KD Perdana, a 47-meter long fast-attack craft that can carry a crew of up to 30 and was first commissioned over four decades ago, was confirmed by Malaysia’s navy chief Admiral Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin, who issued a congratulatory message to the crew over Twitter.

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2 A-10s Crash in Nevada, Pilots Eject, Air Force Says

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A pair of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft crashed Wednesday night in Nevada, but both pilots safely ejected, the Air Force said.

The A-10C jets, known as Warthogs, from the 57th Wing were on a routine training mission when they went down around 8 p.m. at the Nevada Test and Training Range, according to a release from the service.

"Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis," the release states.

It wasn't immediately clear whether or how the planes collided; the cause of the crash is under investigation.


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Correction the KAPLAN MT prototype by PT Pindad will be displayed this October during TNI Anniversary and not in October 2018 as mentioned from this article.

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Turkish-Indonesian Tank Project Prototype in Finishing Stage

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12:52 PM, September 8, 2017

The proptotype of a Turkish-Indonesian project to manufacture the KAPLAN battle tank in Indonesia will be displayed at the Army Day military parade in Indonesia in October 2018.

Turkish armored-vehicle manufacturer FNSS and Indonesian PT Pindad have been working on producing the KAPLAN tank in Indonesia following an agreement in 2015 and work on the prototype is in the finishing stages, Anadulu agency reported Friday.

Defense officials from Turkey and Indonesia recently discussed the progress of a cooperation agreement, including an ongoing project to produce a medium-weight battle tank, Indonesian sources said Friday as quoted by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.

Director General of Defense Potential for Indonesia Sutrimo Sumarlan was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency, “this is the sixth annual Defense Industry Cooperation Meeting where we evaluated the progress of mutually beneficial agreements. We also exchanged information and introduced products created by each country’s defense industry.”

In addition to the KAPLAN tank project, “Turkey has offered design and technology cooperation for type-214 submarines,” said Sumarlan.

Sumarlan further stated that Ankara had discussed with Jakarta the joint production of medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft.


http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20553/Tur...ge#.WbM8e3QxXqB

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Russia eyes potential investors at Army 2017 weapons fair



Russia's second biggest defence contractor is celebrating a deal selling a minority stake in the company to investors from the Gulf.

The cash injection is welcome in a country isolated from many traditional investment channels by US and EU sanctions.

But the controlling instincts of Russia's government risk deterring foreign investors at a time when they are badly needed.
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Rumors has it that the Russians dropped a FOAB on ISIS heads.
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FDI is welcomed in Russia, but they are not "badly needed". The al-Jazeera western propagandist couldn't help himself of course, and he could soon be out of job if the Wahhabi coalition gets what it wants.
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Garuda Net coverage of Indonesian Army Exercise 2017 - Baturaja South Sumatera.




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Airbus Helicopters bids to break into Philippines military helicopter market

Jon Grevatt - IHS Jane's Defence Industry
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An Airbus Helicopters H145M operated by the German military. Source: Airbus Helicopters/Christian D. Keller

Key Points

* Airbus Helicopters has positioned its H145M platform to meet a Philippine Air Force requirement for attack helicopters
* The company dominates the country’s civilian helicopter market but military sales have so far been limited

Airbus Helicopters is looking to break into the Philippines’ military market with its H145M light-utility/attack platform, Fabrice Rochereau, the company’s head of sales for Southeast Asia, has disclosed to Jane’s .

The company has positioned the H145M to meet a Philippine Air Force (PAF) requirement for a fleet of night-capable attack helicopters. Future opportunities for the platform may also emerge in the Philippine Navy (PN) and Philippines Coast Guard (PCG).

Rochereau explained that the PAF programme represents a major opportunity for the company to penetrate the Philippines’ military market after years of dominating the country’s civilian/paramilitary rotary-wing sectors.


Read more: http://www.janes.com/article/73564/airbus-...licopter-market
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US Air Force tests A-10 alternatives


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Quite interesting video, Three days before Deir ez-Zor, Syria.


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Air Force Pilot Dead After 'Classified' Crash At Test Site In Nevada

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A U.S. Air Force pilot flying an aircraft died last week after a crash at the Nevada Test and Training Range, according to Military.com. Very few details about the incident have been released as the military says information about the incident is classified.

Lt. Col. Eric Schultz, 44, a father of five children, crashed around 6 p.m. local time on Sept. 5 at the range, which is around 100 miles north of Nellis Air Force Base, itself just outside of Las Vegas. Schultz was on a training mission.

An Air Force press release, coming three days after the incident, was brief:

Lt Col Eric Schultz died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Our immediate concern is for the family of Lt Col Schultz.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. Additional information concerning the accident will be released as it becomes available.

Aviation Week reported Monday that it appeared to be a foreign aircraft involved in the Air Force’s secretive Red Hat unit, a unit that appears to be similar to the now-defunct 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron, which tested and flew Soviet aircraft in Nevada to deepen tactical knowledge.


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Emirati pilot killed as plane crashes in Yemen

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An Emirati pilot died when his plane crashed in Yemen, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said on Monday.

Second Lieutenant Sultan Mohamed Ali Al Naqbi was killed when the aircraft crashed due to a technical failure, national news agency Wam reported.

He was serving as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces offer its condolences to the family of the martyr, "praying to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace and bestow solace on his family", Wam reported.


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Indonesia allocates USD204 million for navy's minesweepers replacement programme

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International
11 September 2017

Key Points

* Indonesia has revised funding allocations for the acquisition of two new mine-countermeasure vessels
* A variant of the German Navy's Frankenthal class has been named as a frontrunner in the acquisition programme

The Indonesian government has approved funds totalling USD204 million to replace the country's fleet of ageing Pulau Rengat (Tripartite)-class mine-countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), an industry source close to the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI–AL) has confirmed to Jane's .

The funds, which will be drawn from the country's foreign defence credit programme, have been slightly reduced from the USD215 million that was initially approved in 2016.


http://www.janes.com/article/73703/indones...ement-programme

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Indonesian Army Starstreak Missile System. Credit to Restu Tri G.

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That's quite a large radar system to be used with a SHORAD missile system. hmm.gif

Also I don't know what advantage do Starstreak submunitions has over the usual HE-Frag warheads. For one thing they have to directly hit the target to work. Seems like a bad trade-off.

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Is the war on terror failing?



The topic of terrorism has been at the forefront of world politics for many years. Attacks on western soil dominate the news for weeks after they happen, and the Iraq and Syria wars against ISIL is regularly centrestage on our TV screens.

The subject was on the agenda at the recent BRICS conference in China, and will debated at the upcoming UN General Assembly. This week it's catapulted back into the spotlight for an obvious reason, the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

The September 11 attacks in the United States in 2001 have largely defined U.S. foreign policy since, and affected lives throughout the world. Almost 3000 people were killed when hijackers flew planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon.

And the attacks triggered a series of events including new wars, new immigration policies, and new prejudices.

What will it take to defeat terror?
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Bundeswehr to test deployment of MANTIS C-RAM system in Mali

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MANTIS Skymaster control radar and its six automated gun turrets

The Bundeswehr will deploy a test deployment of the Rheinmetall MANTIS counter rocket artillery and mortar (C-RAM) system that will be deployed to automatically detect and shoot down incoming projectiles at its base in Mali. The spokesperson said the radars are likely to be deployed before the summer. The move is aimed to prevent mortar and rocket attacks by insurgents on the base.

The MANTIS is based on Rheinmetall's Skyshield air defence system, which is designed to suppress short-range threats that include aircraft, missiles, rockets, and mortar bombs by combining SIX unmanned Rheinmetall 35 mm chain guns with automated sensors and the Skymaster command-and-control system. It has been in service with the German Air Force since 2012 and was recently deployed to Afghanistan.

In a related development, The German military (Bundeswehr) also plans to improve force protection at its main base in Mali by erecting a dedicated surveillance tower, deploying air defence radars, and procuring aerostats, a Bundeswehr spokesperson told Jane's on 27 February.

The Bundeswehr is contributing 772 troops to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the majority of which are deployed at Camp Castor near Gao airport.

"We are going to have a 30 m-high mast installed to accommodate different sensors, including day/night cameras that will allow our forces in Gao to have a much broader field of view and to observe the base's more distant surroundings," the spokesperson said.

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That's quite a large radar system to be used with a SHORAD missile system.  hmm.gif

Also I don't know what advantage do Starstreak submunitions has over the usual HE-Frag warheads. For one thing they have to directly hit the target to work. Seems like a bad trade-off.
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The Pros dan Cons:

Advantages

Starstreak has a number of advantages over infrared homing guided, radar homing guided, and radio command guidance MCLOS/SACLOS (e.g. Blowpipe or Javelin) missiles:

- It cannot be jammed by infrared countermeasures or radar/radio countermeasures.
- It cannot be suppressed with anti-radar missiles.[
- Its high speed makes it more likely to be able to intercept a fast moving aircraft.
- Three submunitions increase the size of the lethal area, increasing the probability that the target will be hit by at least one submunition.
- Its high speed reduces the amount of time for effective usage of any potential countermeasure, such as the beam manoeuvring or illuminating the guidance laser source with a dazzling battlefield laser.

Disadvantages

- The major disadvantage is that the submunitions, having no proximity fuze, must collide with the target in order to harm it.
- The guidance laser may be detected after the missile is fired, if the target aircraft is equipped with a suitable passive laser warning system. In contrast, to detect a passively guided Infrared homing missile requires MAWS detectors with significant disadvantages: radar-based closure-detecting style MAWS radiate an easily detectable signal that reveals the aircraft and may be used as an auxiliary homing signal by AA missiles, and Infrared launch signature detector-based MAWS tend to be subject to a high false alarm rate, which reduces attention paid them by the pilot.
- Battlefield obscurants, such as smoke, can degrade the ability of the missile operator to see the target, and could potentially interfere with the guidance laser. This is also the case (to a slightly lesser extent) in misty or rainy conditions.
- The training level of the operator is critical since, unlike infrared guided missiles, the operator has to track the target exactly with the sighting unit aimpoint (SACLOS). If the aircraft detects the targeting laser, it has the whole period of the missile flight time to engage in avoidance manoeuvres, which adds additional challenge to the missile operator's target-tracking task.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starstreak


Anyway Malaysia also orderd the same Thales ForceSHIELD System.

Thales announces order for ForceSHIELD Integrated Air Defence system and STARStreak missiles for Malaysian Armed Forces

IIRC Unlike Indonesia which is using the URO Vamtac ST5, for the Rapid Ranger Launcher platform Malaysia will be using the Weststar GK-M1.

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US Navy Railgun Successfully Fires Multi-Shot Salvos


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Quite interesting video, Three days before Deir ez-Zor, Syria.
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The war on terror is essentially never-ending, because the terrorists' mission is never-ending: they wish to destroy the Western system of governance. Its a bit like asking "what will it take to defeat crime".
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Swiss army plane goes missing

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A Swiss army PC-7 aircraft that took off on Tuesday morning has been reported missing.

The small Pilatus propeller plane and pilot took off from the Payerne air base in canton Vaud just after 8am,
but did not land in the southern Swiss city of Locarno in canton Ticino at the expected time (9am).

The flight did not involve active combat training but was intended to transport the aircraft to Locarno, according to the army.

A search is underway for the plane and pilot led by four helicopter rescue teams.


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ST Kinetics outlines Bronco 3 capability

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Shaun Connors, Norfolk, United Kingdom - IHS Jane's International Defence Review
25 January 2017

The latest production-ready example of STK's Bronco 3 features a five-door front section, early examples having just two doors. Source: Shaun Connors
ST Kinetics' (STK's) Bronco 3 is the logical evolution of the Bronco 2 (Warthog in British Army service) and factors in many lessons gained from more than 15 years of service of the Bronco 1 with Singapore's ground forces, as well as operational experience of the Warthog in Afghanistan, Dominic Phoon, head of business development with the company's Design and Manufacturing Group, told IHS Jane's.



Development of Bronco 3 commenced in 2010 and Phoon explained that based on its predecessors' survivability records a key design aim was to provide at least Warthog levels of protection, but at no more than Bronco 1's base design gross vehicle weight of 16 tonnes, and not Warthog's ultimate operational weight, which peaked at 21 tonnes. An amphibious capability comparable to that of the original Bronco 1 was also desired. These aims have been achieved with Bronco 3 attaining 5 km/h in the water, and tipping the scales at around 10.2 tonnes unladen.

Phoon disclosed that throughout its use in Afghanistan the UK's fleet of 115 Warthogs survived around 30 direct improvised explosive device strikes, with no crew fatalities, the relatively low strike rate part-attributable to the design's ability to traverse terrain inaccessible to other vehicles, wheeled or tracked.

Actual protection levels for Bronco 3 remain classified beyond basic hull protection of up to Level 4 ballistic. However, both modules have been redesigned and now feature blast deflecting V-shaped hulls suspended from a redesigned and stiffened chassis by four rubber isolators. Additional benefits of this isolator interface include the ability to swap the rear module in less than 30 minutes, and a reduction (when compared to Bronco 2) in noise, vibration, and harshness levels of 50%.

Individual crew seats are an in-house blast-attenuating design and are suspended from the cabin roof. Bronco 3 normally seats 12, the four front cabin seats located as close to the vehicle centreline as possible.


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Germany is quietly absorbing allied military units into the Bundeswehr

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Czech Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky, German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen and the Romanian Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les signing the Framework Nations Concept agreement

Far from the headlines, Germany and two of its European allies, the Czech Republic and Romania, quietly took a radical step down a path toward something that looks like an EU army while avoiding the messy politics associated with it: They announced the integration of their armed forces.

In the next several months each country will integrate one brigade into the German armed forces: Romania’s 81st Mechanized Brigade will join the Bundeswehr’s Rapid Response Forces Division, while the Czech 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade, which has served in Afghanistan and Kosovo and is considered the Czech Army’s spearhead force, will become part of the Germans’ 10th Armored Division.

In doing so, they follow in the footsteps of two Dutch brigades, one of which has already joined the Bundeswehr’s Rapid Response Forces Division and another that has been integrated into the Bundeswehr’s 1st Armored Division. According to Carlo Masala, a professor of international politics at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich, “The German government is showing that it’s willing to proceed with European military integration”

Other multinational concepts have been designed, but under the bland (and appropriately utilitarian) label of the Framework Nations Concept, Germany has been at work on something far more ambitious — the creation of what is essentially a Bundeswehr-led network of European miniarmies. “The initiative came out of the weakness of the Bundeswehr,” said Justyna Gotkowska, a Northern Europe security analyst at Poland’s Centre for Eastern Studies think tank.

“The Germans realized that the Bundeswehr needed to expand and fill gaps in its land forces … in order to gain political and military influence within NATO.” An assist from junior partners may be Germany’s best shot at bulking out its military quickly — and German-led miniarmies may be Europe’s most realistic option if it’s to get serious about joint security. “It’s an attempt to prevent joint European security from completely failing,” Masala said.

The Framework's idea is to share its resources with smaller countries in exchange for the use of their troops. For these smaller countries, the initiative is a way of getting Germany more involved in European security while sidestepping the tricky politics of Germany military expansion. They also get the added bonus of having elements of their armed forces be trained to a higher standard and be equipped with advanced German weapons without actually spending specifically towards it.

The Bundeswehr, in turn, already has a list of potential junior partners in mind, said Robin Allers, a German associate professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies who has seen the German military’s list. According to them, the Scandinavian countries — which already use a large amount of German-made equipment — would be the best candidates for the Bundeswehr’s next round of integration.



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South Korea said on Wednesday it conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile it says will strengthen its pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea in the event of crisis.
South Korea's military said the Taurus missile fired from an F-15 fighter jet travelled through obstacles at low altitudes before hitting a target off the country's western coast.
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Streit Group unveils Gepard ASV 4x4 Armoured Security Vehicle DSEI 2017 defense exhibition London UK





The Canadian-based Company Streit Group unveils its new 4x4 armoured vehicle Gepard ASV (Armoured Security Vehicle) at DSEI 2017, the Defense and Security Exhibition which takes place in London, United Kingdom from the 12 to 15 September 2017.

DSEI 2017: Diver Propulsion Device - STIDD Systems



Jane's talks to STIDD Systems about their new autonomous Diver Propulsion Device.
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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 13 2017, 02:55 PM)
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Why the RMAF will never surpass the RSAF



Why is the RMAF perpetually behind her neighbouring RSAF?

is that gulf of equipment and standards really that big?

Why is that so ?

Find out in this video
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this channel is channel that uses provocation to gain hits and traffic
go figure

At least from where I stand the A400m never stop working

there is always task esp in logistic support esp between Borneo and Peninsular
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RSAF & TNI-AU F-16s Rising 50.

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7 Sep 2017 marked the Golden Jubilee of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Indonesia, and to honour this significant milestone, a Leader’s Retreat was held in Singapore at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Present at the retreat were Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, along with cabinet ministers. A special joint flypast was conducted by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) under the callsign “RISING 50” to commemorate this day.


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Over 300 Malaysian, Australian Soldiers Participating In Haringgaroo Exercise

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A total of 319 members of the Malaysian and Australian armies are participating in a joint exercise dubbed 'Haringgaroo Exercise Series 68' around Ipoh and Sungai Siput.

Second Division headquarters chief of staff, Colonel Mohd Adzahar Abd Latiff said that the 12-day exercise, which began on Monday, was a bilateral collaboration between the two countries in strengthening ties to maintain peace in the Asian region.

He said the exercise was held to give the soldiers of both countries the exposure and opportunity to exchange their views and experiences in the military field.

"This exercise focuses on counter-insurgency, jungle warfare and special military operations to promote a common understanding,"he told reporters after the launch of the Syed Putra Royal Ranger Regiment Camp officiated by 1st Division Commander Major General Paul McLachan here today.

Mohd Adzahar said the exercise was fully controlled by the 2nd Infantry Brigade Headquarters involving the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Ranger Regiment in collaboration with Rifle Company Butterworth (an Australian Army Infantry Military Company) based at Butterworth, Penang.

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QUOTE(azriel @ Sep 13 2017, 03:50 PM)
Poland's Bumar-Labedy new PT-17 MBT.

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Man, everytime I see someone trying to modernize the T-72, I swear it gets uglier every time.

Why won't people just accept it's a 40-year old obsolete design and design something new? laugh.gif


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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 13 2017, 04:11 PM)
Man, everytime I see someone trying to modernize the T-72, I swear it gets uglier every time.

Why won't people just accept it's a 40-year old obsolete design and design something new? laugh.gif
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while the prototype is a hot.... the final product is not...

Proton exec ada dalam bumar ka???

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QUOTE(far_lee @ Sep 13 2017, 05:19 PM)
what are they trying to do with it?
give the T72 Leopard 2 styled spaced armor?
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Because they have hundreds of T-72s. They have been trying to buy more used Leopard 2 tanks but Germany no longer have used Leopard 2 at their disposal.

Poland ponders possibilities for upgrading T-72s

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Indeed, we are looking at this type of opportunities. We have been asking the Germans about that but they no longer are in possession of used vehicles of this type. The Spanish Leopards are quite old, so doubts exist whether we should reach out for them. This is an ongoing process, and should the acquisition phase be entered, the eye of the beholder will have a close look at the details.

http://www.defence24.com/570918,poland-is-...leopard-2-tanks


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Marine Corps’ amphibious assault vehicle in California bursts into flames with 15 Marines inside
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An amphibious assault vehicle with 15 Marines inside burst into flames during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton, California on Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the incident.

Although the vehicle was engulfed in flames, all of the Marines were able to escape.

However, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to talk with reporters, said that at least three Marines were being taken by helicopter to a local hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.

The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

The training involved Charlie Co., 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, an infantry unit situated at the northern end of the base at Camp Horno. The unit was carrying out a Combat Readiness Evaluation, the source added.

Camp Pendleton’s media relations office confirmed there was an incident involving an AAV fire on base, but directed questions to 1st Marine Division.

“All Marines are currently being treated for injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as they receive medical care. Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at this time,” 1st Marine Division spokesman 1st Lt. Paul Gainey said in a statement.


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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 13 2017, 02:55 PM)
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Why the RMAF will never surpass the RSAF



Why is the RMAF perpetually behind her neighbouring RSAF?

is that gulf of equipment and standards really that big?

Why is that so ?

Find out in this video
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah what a joke.......
Takpe i forgive you.
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QUOTE(arinpresto @ Sep 14 2017, 06:23 AM)
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah what a joke.......
Takpe i forgive you.
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troll video channel
one time he butthurt with indian pipul so much so he made one video to rant on the indian's pipul ENGLISH! rclxms.gif
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QUOTE(arinpresto @ Sep 14 2017, 08:23 AM)
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah what a joke.......
Takpe i forgive you.
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but his facts are real no? hmm.gif
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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 14 2017, 10:43 AM)
but his facts are real no?  hmm.gif
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jauh tersasar
you see all his video then you know lah his MO


this is back at the basics
Malaysia Armed forces doctrine is total defense
so tell me bunny
and why the heck that the RMAF wanted to Surpass RSAF at the first place?

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QUOTE(atreyuangel @ Sep 14 2017, 05:39 PM)
jauh tersasar
you see all his video then you know lah his MO
this is back at the basics
Malaysia Armed forces doctrine is total defense
so tell me bunny
and why the heck that the RMAF wanted to Surpass RSAF at the first place?
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while his intentions are as you describe.. the facts cant be refuted

putting comparison with rsaf aside, arent the facts true?
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Just curious... Did the migs and sukhois ever undergo MLU?
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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 14 2017, 04:02 PM)
while his intentions are as you describe.. the facts cant be refuted

putting comparison with rsaf aside, arent the facts true?
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Well he is right that we still uses MIG

lain semua ke laut, I guess mostly what he read around, pointing out the obvious (the AEW thinggie) and most of them are total speculations

I've seen his comment alot in kementah
I know this type of armchair general

enough?


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QUOTE(sniper on the roof @ Sep 14 2017, 04:22 PM)
Just curious... Did the migs and sukhois ever undergo MLU?
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MIGs?
Upgrade yes but MLU never
they are suppose to go for MLU now as the airframe is nearing life end

while sukhoi MLU is usually on 20th years of age
they just celebrating their 10th anniversary recently.
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Greetings fellow posters, let's not derail the current military thread into Malaysia Vs Singapore flaming fest. Please open a new thread for further discussion on the topic.

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QUOTE(atreyuangel @ Sep 14 2017, 06:24 PM)
Well he is right that we still uses MIG

lain semua ke laut, I guess mostly what he read around, pointing out the obvious (the AEW thinggie) and most of them are total speculations

I've seen his comment alot in kementah
I know this type of armchair general

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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 13 2017, 02:55 PM)
very provocative  hmm.gif

Why the RMAF will never surpass the RSAF



Why is the RMAF perpetually behind her neighbouring RSAF?

is that gulf of equipment and standards really that big?

Why is that so ?

Find out in this video
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Mig I understand la,

But others macam kencing saja2 only

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Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile system




War Games: Sweden conducts largest military drills citing ‘Eastern threat’



The US is building up its presence in Poland - with more than a thousand military vehicles, of them 400 are tracked...Meanwhile, American troops are also taking part in Sweden's biggest military drills in more than 20 years.

Peace activist Pelle Sunvisson believes the country risks becoming dangerously militarised because of its ties with NATO.


DSEI 2017: Turkish defense and security industry Pavillon SSM



DSEI 2017: Turkish defense and security industry showcases their capabilities at DSEI in London, UK. With 28 companies the Turkish Pavillion is one of the most important of the show.

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QUOTE(IReallyNeed Answers @ Sep 14 2017, 11:21 PM)
Mig I understand la,

But others macam kencing saja2 only
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Saudi pilot dies after Typhoon warplane crashes in Yemen

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A Saudi pilot has died after his warplane crashed in the region of Abyan due to a technical failure during an operation against al-Qaeda in Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen says the Typhoon warplane crashed into a mountain in Al Wade’a district on Wednesday, Yemen’s Saba news agency reported.

The report identified the pilot as Mahna al-Biz.

It is the second death this week of a coalition pilot. On Monday, authorities said an Emirati pilot was killed due to a technical malfunction, without elaborating.


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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 14 2017, 04:02 PM)
while his intentions are as you describe.. the facts cant be refuted

putting comparison with rsaf aside, arent the facts true?
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what fact?

which point?

i actually LOL when the channeled pointed that Malaysian Su-30MKM lack of sparepart & even LOL hard when they mentioned RMAF A-400M is white elephant

if that is what u hold as a fact, then i vote for mod to ban u forever from this tered

u can always reraise the video in other /k/ tered for the lolz moment

this tered dun have time to entertain troll
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chinese sub in sepanggar

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QUOTE(ayanami_tard @ Sep 15 2017, 12:02 AM)
what the purpose putting a mortar on a naval ship? hmm.gif hmm.gif hmm.gif

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Is najib visiting dsei?

Btw,
Deftech has signed a contract with tda armement in dsei... 120mm mortar for gempita.
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QUOTE(James831 @ Sep 15 2017, 01:12 AM)
what the purpose putting a mortar on a naval ship? hmm.gif  hmm.gif  hmm.gif
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lighter and less complicated than 57mm gun, no deck penetration, can attack up to 10nm,etc


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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 13 2017, 07:29 AM)
context? confused.gif
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Saudi Arabia wanted an AV-8 for testing. They also visited the Denel line. Maybe will buy, probably not unless there's some political reason.
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Die Anchluss continues?  laugh.gif
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EU Anschluss perhaps

A more integrated EU Corps has always been the objective. Only because UK refused to be more integrated did they have the system of building groups around a core unit, either UK, French or German.
QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 13 2017, 04:11 PM)
Man, everytime I see someone trying to modernize the T-72, I swear it gets uglier every time.

Why won't people just accept it's a 40-year old obsolete design and design something new? laugh.gif
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Careful
You gonna get a lot of fire from Pendekar fanboys rolleyes.gif
QUOTE(patt_sue @ Sep 15 2017, 12:44 AM)
Is najib visiting dsei?

Btw,
Deftech has signed a contract with tda armement in dsei... 120mm mortar for gempita.
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QUOTE(ayanami_tard @ Sep 15 2017, 12:02 AM)
Dono WTF you gonna expect to hit with it

Naval mount require lots of stabilisation, unless it is included in the containerised unit, the shots will fly all over the place
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QUOTE(patt_sue @ Sep 15 2017, 01:44 AM)
Is najib visiting dsei?

Btw,
Deftech has signed a contract with tda armement in dsei... 120mm mortar for gempita.
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kek i was wrong

still, to go for nemo instead of regular 120mm mortar like in adnan is really good news. Having more 120mm mortar carrier is good enuf but to have a turreted mortar is really icing on cake
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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Sep 15 2017, 02:51 AM)

Dono WTF you gonna expect to hit with it

Naval mount require lots of stabilisation, unless it is included in the containerised unit, the shots will fly all over the place
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it has been done on even smaller vessel, so can assume the turret has at least 2.5d stabilization, just that this version got deck penetration but they oso offer container version which is perfect on lms which really lack some heavy punch


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QUOTE(ayanami_tard @ Sep 15 2017, 01:54 AM)
kek i was wrong

still, to go for nemo instead of regular 120mm mortar like in adnan is really good news. Having more 120mm mortar carrier is good enuf but to have a turreted mortar is really icing on cake
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I do not think AV-8 uses NEMO, which is a Finnish weapon. AV-8 should be using the Thales 2R2M, seen here on Piranha, Centauro and of course Adnan

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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Sep 15 2017, 03:10 AM)
I do not think AV-8 uses NEMO, which is a Finnish weapon. AV-8 should be using the Thales 2R2M, seen here on Piranha, Centauro and of course Adnan

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QUOTE(atreyuangel @ Sep 14 2017, 04:24 PM)
Well he is right that we still uses MIG

lain semua ke laut, I guess mostly what he read around, pointing out the obvious (the AEW thinggie) and most of them are total speculations

I've seen his comment alot in kementah
I know this type of armchair general

enough?
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fat & fluffy, This is the answer. Hope this help.

BTW, A400m is a good buy. Serious.

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First batch delivery of four new GDLS Pandur II 8x8 Armored Vehicles for the Indonesian Army. Consist of 2 units Amphibious with 12.7mm RCWS, 1 unit with ARES 30mm RCWS and 1 unit with 105mm HP. Pindad will be doing the Turret & RCWS integration. Credit to Indomiliter.

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QUOTE(arinpresto @ Sep 15 2017, 04:22 AM)
fat & fluffy, This is the answer. Hope this help.

BTW, A400m is a good buy. Serious.

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As recently demonstrated with the two A400M flying in humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. They easily could handle the range and payload.

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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Sep 15 2017, 01:51 AM)
EU Anschluss perhaps

A more integrated EU Corps has always been the objective. Only because UK refused to be more integrated did they have the system of building groups around a core unit, either UK, French or German.
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A lot of multinational european military forces formed before, but they just don't seem to work. Probably Germany said "screw that" and starts assembling military units of allied countries into the Bundeswehr itself.

Heck, the Dutch military is nearly fully absorbed by the Bundeswehr that it only has 1 brigade left in its own army (the 13th Light Brigade) from the original 3; the 43rd Mechanized Brigade and the 11th Airmobile Brigade was absorbed into the Bundeswehr back in 2016 and 2014, respectively. That means literally 2/3 of the Dutch army is under German control. WTF. laugh.gif


QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Sep 15 2017, 01:51 AM)
Careful
You gonna get a lot of fire from Pendekar fanboys rolleyes.gif
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Hah! I never liked the purchase in the first place. Seems like there are other options we could have and should have taken.

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Indonesian Army new Amphibious M113A2+ Arisgator. Credit to ARCinc.

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 15 2017, 10:26 AM)
A lot of multinational european military forces formed before, but they just don't seem to work. Probably Germany said "screw that" and starts assembling military units of allied countries into  the Bundeswehr itself.

Heck, the Dutch military is nearly fully absorbed by the Bundeswehr that it only has 1 brigade left in its own army (the 13th Light Brigade) from the original 3; the 43rd Mechanized Brigade and the 11th Airmobile Brigade was absorbed into the Bundeswehr back in 2016 and 2014, respectively. That means literally 2/3 of the Dutch army is under German control. WTF. laugh.gif
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again, it is EU integration, and as you pointed out, nothing new to the Bundeswehr. unlike most multinational forces which tend to be a hodgepodge of units, the EU (ideally) really want to form combined units with complementary capabilities, rationalised procurement and training pipelines, etc etc.

realistically though, budgets are shrinking, commitment is weak and the UK military is stuck in the weird limbo of being a very close, important and capable European nation (especially now with the carriers, P-8s and F-35s coming in) who is emphatiically not a European Union member laugh.gif

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well that was a particularly uninformative video series of captioned pictures doh.gif

calling A400M a "white elephant" is pretty strong. remind me again when was the last time the entire RSAF fired ordnance in anger? rolleyes.gif
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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Sep 15 2017, 01:05 PM)
calling A400M a "white elephant" is pretty strong. remind me again when was the last time the entire RSAF fired ordnance in anger? rolleyes.gif
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Malaysia has arrested three suspected terrorists, among them a 21-year-old man who said he was taught by top ISIS militants to make explosives to be used in attacks on non-Muslim places of worship.

All three are Malaysians.


National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said yesterday that the unemployed man admitted he had received instructions from Malaysia's most-wanted terrorist Mahmud Ahmad and a Saudi Arabian bomb-making expert on how to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on a large scale.


"He was arrested in Bagan Serai, Perak, on Sept 8, and has links with Al-Qaeda and Abu Sayyaf militants," Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi said.

"We believe he has sworn allegiance to ISIS and is believed to have joined the terror group since early this year. He has attempted to make three bombs three times."

In addition to making IEDs, the suspect had been ordered to acquire a pistol, M-16 and AK-47 rifles, and a hand grenade from a neighbouring country for the purpose of launching attacks on non-Muslim places of worship in Malaysia.


"We seized bomb-making chemicals at the suspect's house," Mr Mohamad Fuzi said.

In a separate raid, counter-terrorism officers arrested a 38-year-old chendol seller in Melaka on Sunday for producing Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) flags and promoting the terror group.

The man had planned to join the ISIS faction in the southern Philippines and in Rakhine, Myanmar, said Mr Mohamad Fuzi.

Also on Sunday, the counter-terrorism unit arrested a 41-year-old bus driver in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, who had plans to travel to Syria to join ISIS later this year.

Before the latest arrests, the Malaysian authorities had put 332 Malaysians and foreigners behind bars since 2013, as Malaysia battles supporters and sympathisers of ISIS and its affiliates.

Among those arrested were army personnel and policemen, as well as women who wanted to travel to Syria to join ISIS. shakehead.gif

The Malaysian authorities also detained 19 suspected terrorists, including eight Abu Sayyaf militants, in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan and Johor in a series of swoops between July 4 and Aug 30.

The suspects comprised eight Malaysians and 11 foreigners from Bangladesh, the Maldives, Iraq, Palestine, the Philippines and Indonesia.


Malaysia attracts tens of thousands of students from Muslim countries as well as migrant workers seeking higher pay, and they were among those who have been arrested in recent years.

The country's first terrorist attack took place in June last year, when a grenade was lobbed into a nightclub in Puchong, Selangor, by two men on a motorcycle. Eight people were injured in the attack. The two men have since been sentenced to 25 years in jail.

Meanwhile, there are more than 53 Malaysians fighting alongside ISIS in Syria and at least 28 others in the Philippines.
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Of 59 people kidnapped from boats off Sabah, 15 still being held captive


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KOTA KINABALU: Fifteen people are still being held captive after they were kidnapped from their boats in the waters off Sabah’s east coast, a piracy information sharing centre has revealed.
According to statistics provided by the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, (ReCAAP), the 15 were from 59 people kidnapped since March 16 last year.
“Of those kidnapped, 28 have been released and 11 rescued. Five were killed, leaving 15 people still held in captivity,” ReCAPP deputy director Nicholas Teo told FMT.

“From March last year until August this year, there have been 13 abductions and 10 attempts to kidnap.”

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DSEI 2017 International Defense and Security Exhibition online show daily News London UK Day 2




Day 2 for Army Recognition editorial team at DSEI 2017, the International Defence and Security Exhibition which takes place in London, UK from the 11 to 15 September 2017.


No nuclear weapons in South Korea – President Moon



South Korean president Moon Jae-in has ruled out the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons to his country despite growing tensions with North Korea.



Cruise missiles target ISIS positions in Syria from Russian submarines




The Russian Ministry of Defense has released a video featuring the launch of Kalibr cruise missiles from its submarines in the Mediterranean Sea.

China's self-developed attack helicopters perform at expo



A pair of Chinese military helicopters performed an in-air ballet-like stunt as they circled around each other nose to nose at an expo in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Thursday morning.

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Royal Thai Navy takes delivery of four M21-class patrol boats

Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
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* Thailand has taken delivery of four new M21 patrol boats from a local shipbuilder
* Vessels will improve the service’s constabulary capabilities in the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand

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The handover ceremony of four new M-21 boats at Sattahip Naval Base in September 2017 (Royal Thai Navy)

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has taken delivery of four new M21-class patrol boats from local shipyard Marsun Company Limited.

The boats, which were ordered from the company in July 2015, were received by the RTN in a handover ceremony held at the Sattahip Naval Base in Thailand’s Chonburi province.

The vessels bear pennant numbers 261, 262, 263, and 264 respectively, and will join three other M21 boats in the same class, which were delivered by the same shipbuilder in May 2013.


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Air Force pushing for acquisition of Air Defense System

September 14, 2017 Ruben Santos

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is pushing forward with their Ground Based Air Defense System (GBADS) project proposal, MaxDefense Philippines said.

MaxDefense said the GBADS acquisition project will be pushed under the Second Horizon of Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program (RAFPMP) established by Republic Act No. 10349.

It added that among the possible project bidders are Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems with its Surface-to-air Python and Derby (SPYDER) Medium Range; German Diehl Defence with IRIS-T Surface-Launched; Korean LIGNex1 with KM surface-to-air missile (SAM); Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace with NASAMS developed with Raytheon; and European MBDA with Land Ceptor.

The Department of National Defense (DND) previously said that under the next phase of military modernization “we will pursue the development and enhancement of our territorial defense capability by acquiring major defense assets such as, but not limited to, radars, fighter aircraft, frigates, patrol boats, attack and utility helicopters, missile systems, and unmanned aerial systems.”

The Second Horizon will run from 2018 to 2022. It will be followed by Third Horizon which will start 2023 and will end in 2028.


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This would probably only be useful for gunboats (i.e for shore bombardments). The low velocity and high arc of a mortar shell would be useless to use on a rapidly-moving naval target. hmm.gif

So no, this would be useful in some applications only, not as a general-purpose naval gun.


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North Korea launched another missile and flied over Hokkaido..

Japan don't have capability to shoot down the missile?
Need thaad?
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North Korea launched another missile and flied over Hokkaido..

Japan don't have capability to shoot down the missile?
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Or is it that the Patriot, after all the hoo-haa, wasn't capable of intercepting it? hmm.gif

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Or is it that the Patriot, after all the hoo-haa, wasn't capable of intercepting it?  hmm.gif
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Might have decided not to engage considering the trajectory and possibility of debris causing deaths
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Might have decided not to engage considering the trajectory and possibility of debris causing deaths
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I don't understand how people can accept that. I've always advocated shooting missiles before (or at least just after) they enter one's airspace.

There's always a danger of the missile self-destructing (accidentally or deliberately) or malfunctioning over the country and still causing damage, whether or not it was actually aimed at the country. Also, you don't know if there's a secret EMP device, dirty bomb or chemical/biological agent dispenser on top of one of those missiles, things that don't require the missile to impact to cause damage.

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This would probably only be useful for gunboats (i.e for shore bombardments). The low velocity and high arc of a mortar shell would be useless to use on a rapidly-moving naval target. hmm.gif

So no, this would be useful in some applications only, not as a general-purpose naval gun.
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it's main purpose is for naval bombardment. suitable for littoral states which has many islands. it's fast, agile, can go where the water is shallow, even rivers.

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QUOTE(TechSuper @ Sep 15 2017, 04:16 PM)
it's main purpose is for naval bombardment. suitable for littoral states which has many islands. it's fast, agile, can go where the water is shallow, even rivers.
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Someone earlier asked if this can be installed on the LMS.

Big difference though, between a naval patrol boat (like the LMS) and a gunboat designed specifically for shore bombardment.
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Someone earlier asked if this can be installed on the LMS.

Big difference though, between a naval patrol boat (like the LMS) and a gunboat designed specifically for shore bombardment.
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it's a waste of resource if such system is fitted on board LMS. LMS can't go to shallow draught
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Russian Tu-22M3 runway excursion

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The aircraft is said to be damaged beyond repair. All four on board were not injured.


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AUSTRALIA INVESTING BILLIONS TO MODERNIZE ITS ARMY



The Australian army is investing billions of dollars toward the fielding of new technology such as combat vehicles, communication equipment and solider systems, a service official said Sept. 12.

“The Australian army has embarked on a major period of modernization which will recapitalize our force over the next decade,” said Maj. Gen. Kathryn Toohey, head of land capability for the Australian army during remarks at the Defence and Security Equipment International Conference held at the ExCel in London.
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it's a waste  of resource if such system is fitted on board LMS. LMS can't go to shallow draught
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putting Club-K container missile system would be better.

Club-K container missile system


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putting Club-K container missile system would be better.
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the lms can only take 20ft TEU container version
so there is a smaller club-k version that would fit

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Anything of interest on the 20ft container-mounted version of Kh-35? The announcement of KH-35UE seems to have received little attention, as opposed to the similarly 40-ft containerized Club-K before it.

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I don't understand how people can accept that. I've always advocated shooting missiles before (or at least just after) they enter one's airspace.

There's always a danger of the missile self-destructing (accidentally or deliberately) or malfunctioning over the country and still causing damage, whether or not it was actually aimed at the country. Also, you don't know if there's a secret EMP device, dirty bomb or chemical/biological agent dispenser on top of one of those missiles, things that don't require the missile to impact to cause damage.
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Patriot can target the fragments if they breakup

Dunno lah
But I'm sure they know what they're doing
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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 15 2017, 03:28 PM)
I don't understand how people can accept that. I've always advocated shooting missiles before (or at least just after) they enter one's airspace.

There's always a danger of the missile self-destructing (accidentally or deliberately) or malfunctioning over the country and still causing damage, whether or not it was actually aimed at the country. Also, you don't know if there's a secret EMP device, dirty bomb or chemical/biological agent dispenser on top of one of those missiles, things that don't require the missile to impact to cause damage.
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well NK did mention intercepting the missile = declaration of war against them

i think the military top guns all did their calculations and deemed it to be much better to let it go over than risking open warfare, esp since they reckon that NK is just as usual, more bark than bite

though, Patriot batteries may not have the range or capability to properly intercept the missile. nobody really knows hmm.gif
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Why RMAF cannot buy the Rafale Fighter
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this is ady pure trolling and its not even informative in the first place doh.gif
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stop sharing this channel ler 
this is ady pure trolling and its not even informative in the first place doh.gif
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ROK Air Force - F-15K Fighter Taurus KEPD 350K Cruise Missile Live Firing




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NSF dies in vehicular mishap at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Australia

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SINGAPORE: A 21-year-old Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time National Serviceman died after he was involved in a vehicular mishap at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia at around 6.15pm on Friday (Sep 15).

3rd Sergeant (3SG) Chan Hiang Cheng Gavin, a Vehicle Commander from 41st Battalion Singapore Armoured Regiment, was travelling in a Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle as part of an exercise when the incident happened, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a statement.

An SAF medic commenced resuscitation efforts on 3SG Chan, who was unconscious at the time. He was evacuated via a helicopter to Rockhampton Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at around 10.36pm.

A safety pause on training in Shoalwater Bay Training Area has taken effect, and an investigation of the incident is ongoing, MINDEF said.
"The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late serviceman and are assisting the family in this time of grief," the statement added.

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How Do Large Caliber Naval Guns Work?



The 8"/55 caliber gun (spoken "eight-inch-fifty-five-caliber") formed the main battery of United States Navy heavy cruisers and two early aircraft carriers. United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun barrel had an internal diameter of 8 inches (203 mm), and the barrel was 55 calibers long (barrel length is 8 inch × 55 = 440 inches or 36.6 feet or 11 meters).

These built-up guns weighed about 30 tons including a liner, tube, jacket, and five hoops. A down-swing Welin breech block was closed by compressed air from the gas ejector system. Loading with two silk bags each containing 45-pounds (20 kg) of smokeless powder gave a 260-pound (120 kg) projectile a velocity of 2800 feet per second (850 m/s). Range was 18 miles 31,860 yd (29,130 m) at the maximum elevation of 41 degrees. One of USS Louisville's main gun turrets damaged from kamikaze on January 5, 1945 was removed and taken to the Nevada Test Site and converted into a rotating radiation detector, to collect data on nuclear tests.
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even their bomba is military geared in UK ohmy.gif

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Yak-130 Trainer Jet Crashes Near Airfield in Central Russia, Pilots Eject

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A Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced trainer and combat jet has crashed near the Borisoglebsk airfield in south-central Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

A combat training Yak-130 plane crashed near the Borisoglebsk airbase on Saturday, the ministry said in a statement.

The crew of the plane avoided hitting nearby buildings before catapulting, according to the ministry.


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even their bomba is military geared in UK ohmy.gif

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the lms can only take 20ft TEU container version
so there is a smaller club-k version that would fit
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Klub is just a cruise missile right? No antiship capability?
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Klub is just a cruise missile right? No antiship capability?
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its club-k system not klub missile
the club-k system can operates various russian missile

this particular system operates kh-35ue which is a cruise anti-ship missile
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QUOTE(DDG_Ross @ Sep 17 2017, 06:15 AM)
its club-k system not klub missile
the club-k system can operates various russian missile

this particular system operates kh-35ue which is a cruise anti-ship missile

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fuckin confusing name init?

ah. the Harpoonski. well for LMS maybe something like a containerised Hellfire similar to what LCS will field might be more suitable for anti-piracy ops... possibly cheaper too


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ah. the Harpoonski. well for LMS maybe something like a containerised Hellfire similar to what LCS will field might be more suitable for anti-piracy ops... possibly cheaper too
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the lms best weapon for anti-piracy ops is their dual stern-launched rhib boats
whats in that boats is anyone's guess rolleyes.gif
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the lms best weapon for anti-piracy ops is their dual stern-launched rhib boats
whats in that boats is anyone's guess  rolleyes.gif
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Qatar is buying 24 units of thyphoon.

Now they already ordered 18 rafale, 36 f15 and now 24 thyphoon...

Kek, they're buying influence and support
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QUOTE(patt_sue @ Sep 17 2017, 09:27 PM)
Qatar is buying 24 units of thyphoon.

Now they already ordered 18 rafale, 36 f15 and now 24 thyphoon...

Kek, they're buying influence and support
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Brigadier-General Toh Choon Siang assume command of 11th Infantry Brigade

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Brigadier-General Toh Choon Siang ® receives the commander's baton from outgoing 11th Infantry Brigade commander Brigadier-General Abdul Kadir Ahmad in the presence of the 4th Infantry Division commander, Major-General Zakaria Yadi

Brigadier-General Toh Choon Siang,58, assumes command of the 11th Infantry Brigade based at Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

It is also significant as a perfect Malaysia Day (Sept 16) gift for the diminutive, Johor-born officer who is the first Chinese to command the strategic brigade responsible for the defence of Selangor and the federal administrative capital of Putrajaya.

Looking back, Toh has no regrets in boldly quitting secondary school prematurely in 1977, to perform national service.

“This command is a great honour for me, especially for my late father who himself had served the nation in two capacities.

“So did my three elder brothers who did military service during the trying times of the communist insurgency and Emergency period (in the 60s and 70s),” said Toh, a full-blooded ranger.

On Sept 6, he replaced Brig Gen Abdul Kadir Ahmad, who has opted for early retirement, as the brigade’s 21st commander.

Toh was previously the senior director of the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security’s (MiDAS) Blue Ocean Strategy Centre since May 2014.

Toh’s father is Robert Toh Boon Hock who had served the British Royal Air Force during the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, and when the war ended joined the Royal Malaysian Customs Department until his retirement in 1976.

His eldest brother Cdr (Rtd) Toh Tiap Keng served the Royal Malaysian Navy for 33 years, while his two elder brothers Capt (Rtd) Toh Choon Hong and Flight Sgt (Rtd) Toh Choon Kooi both served the Royal Malaysian Air Force for 25 years.

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Brigadier-General Toh Choon Siang assume command of 11th Infantry Brigade

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Brigadier-General Toh Choon Siang ® receives the commander's baton from outgoing 11th Infantry Brigade commander Brigadier-General Abdul Kadir Ahmad in the presence of the 4th Infantry Division commander, Major-General Zakaria Yadi

Brigadier-General Toh Choon Siang,58, assumes command of the 11th Infantry Brigade based at Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

It is also significant as a perfect Malaysia Day (Sept 16) gift for the diminutive, Johor-born officer who is the first Chinese to command the strategic brigade responsible for the defence of Selangor and the federal administrative capital of Putrajaya.

Looking back, Toh has no regrets in boldly quitting secondary school prematurely in 1977, to perform national service.

“This command is a great honour for me, especially for my late father who himself had served the nation in two capacities.

“So did my three elder brothers who did military service during the trying times of the communist insurgency and Emergency period (in the 60s and 70s),” said Toh, a full-blooded ranger.

On Sept 6, he replaced Brig Gen Abdul Kadir Ahmad, who has opted for early retirement, as the brigade’s 21st commander.

Toh was previously the senior director of the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security’s (MiDAS) Blue Ocean Strategy Centre since May 2014.

Toh’s father is Robert Toh Boon Hock who had served the British Royal Air Force during the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, and when the war ended joined the Royal Malaysian Customs Department until his retirement in 1976.

His eldest brother Cdr (Rtd) Toh Tiap Keng served the Royal Malaysian Navy for 33 years, while his two elder brothers Capt (Rtd) Toh Choon Hong and Flight Sgt (Rtd) Toh Choon Kooi both served the Royal Malaysian Air Force for 25 years.
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QUOTE(atreyuangel @ Sep 18 2017, 12:02 PM)
eh, bukan dah lama ka?
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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 18 2017, 12:03 PM)
Eh, the news is from from this weekend only.
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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 18 2017, 01:55 PM)
Brigadier-General Toh Choon Siang assume command of 11th Infantry Brigade

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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 18 2017, 12:21 PM)
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Are u kidding me?

U claim a military man but never seen military webbing suspenders? laugh.gif

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 18 2017, 02:37 PM)
Are u kidding me?

U claim a military man but never seen military webbing suspenders? laugh.gif

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What I hope can add as an improvement to the ATM is in addition to KAGAT, to develop the establishment of religious chaplains for, at least, soldiers of the Christian faith (monotheist religion like Islam and Christianity perhaps easier, other faiths like Hindu or Taoisme or other chinese folk religions possibly a bit problematic to have chaplains, as most are polyeisthic and have no central deity. Different people worship different deities within the same religion.)

I find it strange that there is currently no provision for worship and religious services for soldiers of other faiths, especially with Christians (especially from the Sabah and Sarawak natives) a major presence in the Ranger Regiments.

Making a move like this would probably strengthen recruitment from other races to join the military. As of now most other races see it to be a mostly Islamic Malay-exclusive army.

Even US military with very small number of Muslim soldiers (5,000-6,000) have Islamic imams to lead prayers and administer religious matters.

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 18 2017, 02:09 PM)
What I hope can add as an improvement to the ATM is in addition to KAGAT, to develop the establishment of religious chaplains for, at least, soldiers of the Christian faith (monotheist religion like Islam and Christianity perhaps easier, other faiths like Hindu or Taoisme or other chinese folk religions possibly a bit problematic to have chaplains, as most are polyeisthic and have no central deity. Different people worship different deities within the same religion.)

I find it strange that there is currently no provision for worship and religious services for soldiers of other faiths, especially with Christians (especially from the Sabah and Sarawak natives) a major presence in the Ranger Regiments.

Making a move like this would probably strengthen recruitment from other races to join the military. As of now most other races see it to be a mostly Islamic Malay-exclusive army.

Even US military with very small number of Muslim soldiers (14,000+) have Islamic imams to lead prayers and administer religious matters.

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you prolly shud know there is a church and christian services provided for the large sabah/sarawak christian natives inside the terendak camp which is the largest military camp in msia
if there is substantial followers the army will provide it to them i guess

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QUOTE(DDG_Ross @ Sep 18 2017, 02:40 PM)
you prolly shud know there is a church and christian services provided for the large sabah/sarawak christian natives inside the terendak camp which is the largest military camp in msia
if there is substantial followers the army will provide it to them i guess
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Wah, seriously I did not know this. ohmy.gif

Is this just happen to be a church inside the camp or there are some ordained military chaplains in the many army camps and in the field? Also are they under an official military establishment i.e KAGAT?

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 18 2017, 02:47 PM)
Wah, seriously I did not know this. ohmy.gif

Is this just happen to be a church inside the camp or there are some ordained military chaplains in the many army camps and in the field? Also are they under an official military establishment i.e KAGAT?
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i think none as its not as regimented like the kagat
even if you look back at the history of atm, religious service is actually a recent thing
kagat only formed in the 80s which is like only 30 years ago
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rare for army indeed

cukur bukan jadi BG jaga stor and logistic
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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 18 2017, 04:47 PM)
Wah, seriously I did not know this. ohmy.gif

Is this just happen to be a church inside the camp or there are some ordained military chaplains in the many army camps and in the field? Also are they under an official military establishment i.e KAGAT?
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Are u kidding me?

U claim a military man but never seen military religious service? laugh.gif

QUOTE(atreyuangel @ Sep 18 2017, 05:19 PM)
rare for army indeed

cukur bukan jadi BG jaga stor and logistic
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actually bg in charge of support is a big thing in sg... albeit cant be promoted further in the military but once they retire, they are highly sought after in the private sector.. but still good to know... any indian flag officer around?
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Zapad 2017: 12K+ troops participate in the 2nd stage of Russia-Belarus military drills




The joint Russia-Belarus strategic Zapad 2017 drills kicked off Thursday in the two countries. Some 12,700 troops are taking part in the drills, 7,200 of them are from Belarus and 5,500 are from Russia. Some 70 military aircraft, 10 ships and 680 land vehicles, including 250 tanks, and 200 artillery pieces are also participating in the exercise. NATO & neighbouring countries have raised concerns over the safety of the exercises, but have said that the drills do not pose any imminent threat to the surrounding nations.

Tejas Is going to Be Super Bird in 2020 by indian defense news
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china has unveiled the new version of its new Z 19 helicopter during the China Helicopter Exp



An improved Z-19 helicopter is equipped with the millimeter wave radar, which looks very similar to the fire control radar on US AN/APG-78 Longbow. hmm.gif

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Strong leadership is important, and more so given the evolving security threats. Join us as we speak to Officer Cadet (OCT) Jang Wook and OCT Kimberley Chia about their 38-week journey at the Officer Cadet School, Singapore, and the responsibilities that come with being newly commissioned officers of the Singapore Armed Forces.



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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 15 2017, 11:15 AM)
hmm.gif  explain...
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I think what he is saying is that for all of its high-tech status, the SAF remained unbloodied by any sort of active conflict.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Armed forces has been literally in some sort of armed conflict in one form or another for probably nearly 2/3 of its existence. From the Konfrontasi era, the Emergency era and the Communist Insurgency era (plus the recent Lahad Datu incident), Malaysian military and police personnel have fought and died in actual combat.

Malaysian soldiers and police paramilitary units have patrolled deep jungles actually crawling with hostile enemies, plus lethally hidden landmines and booby traps in the undergrowth. Helicopters have actually transported soldiers to hot landing zones and evacuated the dead & wounded from search and destroy operations. Artillery units actually shelled enemy positions. TUDM planes actually flew ground attack missions and actually bombed & killed people. The Navy and Marine police actually patrolled riverways to interdict enemy movements and supply efforts.

As for the number of enemies, by the CIA and US State Dept estimates, in 1976 there are around 2,500 armed and trained communist insurgents in Malaysia. This is thought to be the peak of the communist insurgent's numbers as the end of the Vietnam war greatly bolstered the reputation and support of the Malaysian communists.

As comparison, during the peak of the 1950s Emergency era, there was probably around 6,000 armed and trained insurgents.

To try and get a picture of that, imagine the Lahad Datu incident, multiply the enemy forces by 25 and make it last for 21 years.

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Ridzwan Rahmat - IHS Jane's Navy International
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Key Points

* The Indonesian Navy is finalising parameters for a seventh landing platform dock ship
* Vessel is projected to be the most complex LPD yet, given its secondary role as a command ship

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) is in the process of outlining requirements for a seventh landing platform dock (LPD) ship, and is expected to request a sum of about USD72 million from the government for this acquisition, sources from the service’s headquarters in Cilangkap confirmed with Jane’s on 18 September.

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KRI Banda Aceh, an Indonesian Navy LPD that was built in-country. The service is finalizing requirements for a seventh ship based on a similar design. (IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat)

This information has since been corroborated with an official from shipbuilder PT PAL in Surabaya, who confirmed that the company is in discussions with TNI-AL for a seventh LPD, but emphasised that a formal contract for the platform has yet to materialise. “The LPD is similar to the five vessels [already in fleet] and the one under construction, but it will be more complex”, the official told Jane’s , without giving further details.

PT PAL laid down the keel for the sixth vessel in Surabaya on 28 August. The platform is based on a design by South Korea's Dae Sun Shipbuilding and Engineering. The shipyard had previously constructed two similar platforms, KRI Banjarmasin (592) and KRI Banda Aceh (593), for the TNI–AL in-country.


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West Java police foils terrorist plot against Indonesian President Joko Widodo

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JAKARTA - Police in Indonesia's West Java on Monday (Sept 18) foiled a plot to attack President Joko Widodo and his security detail, after they arrested a 31-year-old militant with five Molotov cocktails, or petrol bombs.

The suspect was nabbed near a helicopter landing pad at Penggung Airport in Cirebon, a city in West Java province, where President Joko, better known as Jokowi, was visiting on Tuesday for a cultural festival.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect, identified by the police by the initials "IM", is a member of the Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a local terrorist network with ties to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The JAD has also been behind a series of attacks in Indonesia recently.

West Java police spokesman Umar Surya Fana told Detik News that aside from the Molotov cocktails, the suspect was also carrying, among other items, a bayonet, an Airsoft replica of a pistol, as well as a note with an invitation for jihad.
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Malaysians in Rakhine to fight army: KL top cop

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A group of Malaysians is in Myanmar to take up arms against the country's army, whose offensive against insurgents has led more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the crackdown in Rakhine state.

Malaysian police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun, who disclosed this yesterday, added that intelligence showed there were other Malaysians preparing to fight the Myanmar army. "We are determining how many of them are there (in Myanmar) and how many are planning to leave Malaysia (for Myanmar)," Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi, the Inspector-General of Police, told The Straits Times yesterday.

He said that Malaysians keen to fight in Myanmar were recruited by fighters in Malaysia and Rakhine.

As for those who have already gone to Myanmar, they are believed to have entered the country from Bangladesh and Thailand.

"We are still investigating," Mr Mohamad Fuzi said.

It is not known whether those Malaysians have launched any attack.

On Sunday, Malaysian police confirmed that some Malaysians, backed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, are engaging in an armed struggle against the Myanmar government.

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BATTLES CLOSER TO HOME

Myanmar's proximity to Malaysia encouraged ISIS to act in Rakhine. Myanmar is closer to Malaysia than Syria and the southern Philippines, where the conflict is ongoing, and now Rakhine has become their latest destination for 'jihad'.

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it's the 'right' target. The question is,why and how the man go near that target.. from the news, it seem that 2 men were injured in the incident.both are observers/reporters

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QUOTE(patt_sue @ Sep 19 2017, 04:32 PM)
it's the 'right' target. The question is,why and how the man go near that target.. from the news, it seem that 2 men were injured in the incident.both are observers/reporters
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nope, looks like a legit observer site (or maybe a parking lot)
apart from the cars parked, one of the damaged vehicle looks like to be a russian army kamaz comms vehicle with its engine still running despite the damage
early reports seems to indicate technical failure and accidental launch

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https://themoscowtimes.com/news/heicopter-m...ad-drills-58986

Russian Helicopters May Have Fired on Bystanders at Zapad Military Drills

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a helicopter accidentally fired on bystanders at the Zapad 2017 military exercises, the online news portal 66.ru cited a source as saying on Tuesday.

The week-long drills in Western Russia and neighboring Belarus kicked off last week, with around 13,000 troops, hundreds of tanks, aircraft, warships and other military hardware participating.

The incident reportedly took place at the Luzhsky range near St. Petersburg either on Monday or Sunday. President Vladimir Putin visited the range on Monday.

The unnamed source told 66.ru that there appeared to have been a technical glitch on board “and the missiles blasted off on their own.”

“At least two cars burned down, two people were seriously injured, they are now hospitalized,” the source said. “The victims were most likely journalists.”

The Russian Defense Ministry said two attack helicopters simulated aerial reconnaissance and close air support missions on Monday as part of Zapad 2017.

Video footage accompanying the news report appears to show one of the helicopters misfiring a surface-to-air missile in the direction of camera crews.



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https://themoscowtimes.com/news/heicopter-m...ad-drills-58986

Russian Helicopters May Have Fired on Bystanders at Zapad Military Drills

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a helicopter accidentally fired on bystanders at the Zapad 2017 military exercises, the online news portal 66.ru cited a source as saying on Tuesday.

The week-long drills in Western Russia and neighboring Belarus kicked off last week, with around 13,000 troops, hundreds of tanks, aircraft, warships and other military hardware participating.

The incident reportedly took place at the Luzhsky range near St. Petersburg either on Monday or Sunday. President Vladimir Putin visited the range on Monday.

The unnamed source told 66.ru that there appeared to have been a technical glitch on board “and the missiles blasted off on their own.”

“At least two cars burned down, two people were seriously injured, they are now hospitalized,” the source said. “The victims were most likely journalists.”

The Russian Defense Ministry said two attack helicopters simulated aerial reconnaissance and close air support missions on Monday as part of Zapad 2017.

Video footage accompanying the news report appears to show one of the helicopters misfiring a surface-to-air missile in the direction of camera crews.
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More like rocket strike. Possible S5 variant. The colour silvet and black smoke look similar
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QUOTE(patt_sue @ Sep 19 2017, 06:32 PM)
it's the 'right' target. The question is,why and how the man go near that target.. from the news, it seem that 2 men were injured in the incident.both are observers/reporters
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pilot 1: cnn and bbc spotted
pilot 2: ok, target lock on
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QUOTE(atreyuangel @ Sep 18 2017, 12:11 PM)
Because iinm he already in office on the 7th
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Ari tu dia kt MIDAS klu tak salah. Sbb dia mengajar aku ari tu
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QUOTE(LTZ @ Sep 19 2017, 10:32 PM)
Ari tu dia kt MIDAS klu tak salah. Sbb dia mengajar aku ari tu
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Ships, subs & helicopters: Russia & China kick off massive naval drills near Korean Peninsula




A joint Russian-Chinese naval force of more than a dozen military vessels, including submarines, will participate in the upcoming second stage of the Joint Sea-2017 naval drills in the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8ng1
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QUOTE(thpace @ Sep 19 2017, 08:56 PM)
More like rocket strike. Possible S5 variant. The colour silvet and black smoke look similar
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the rockets were probably not armed. else it would've kaboomed to kingdom come oredi.
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the rockets were probably not armed. else it would've kaboomed to kingdom come oredi.
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It is a live rocket. It exploded.
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Bundesmarine orders five more Braunschweig-class Corvettes

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The Bundesmarine has commissioned the construction of five Braunschweig-class corvettes from a consortium of North German shipyards. The contract was signed on Tuesday, the Federal Office announced yesterday. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Bremer Lürssen Werft, owned by Blohm + Voss, as well as German Naval Yards in Kiel are involved. The Lürssen Group, which will be the main focus of the production, distributes its work to the two sites Wolgast and Hamburg.

For Blohm + Voss it has been the first new shipbuilding contract in ten years. The ships are to be delivered from 2022 onwards. The program runs until 2025 and has a cost of around two billion euros. "This secures the future of Blohm + Voss," said the shipyard expert of IG Metall Hamburg, Emanuel Glass. Because of the lack of orders, the shipyard had been forced to resort to job cuts and pay cuts.

"The new order is a decisive step in saving the shipyard," said Hamburg's state economic director Frank Horch, who was formerly a member of the company's management team. "This helps Lürssen to rebuild the Hamburg shipyard."


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Indonesian PT Pindad to start mass production of 100 units Medium Tank for TNI in 2018.

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Tahun Depan, Pindad Produksi 100 "Medium Tank" Pesanan Kemenhan

Senin, 18 September 2017 | 17:31 WIB

BANDUNG, KOMPAS.com - PT Pindad bersama FNSS Turki tengah membuat dua unit purwarupa medium tank. Satu medium tank saat ini sudah selesai dan segera menjalankan tes ledak.

"Satu dibuat di Turki satu dibuat di Indonesia. Prototipe pertama sudah selesai dan akan ditampilkan dalam parade 5 Oktober 2017 (HUT TNI) mendatang," ujar Direktur Utama PT Pindad Abraham Mose seusai sarasehan industri pertahanan di PT Pindad, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Kota Bandung, Senin (18/9/2017).

Abraham menjelaskan, purwarupa pertama akan menjalani tes ledak setelah dipamerkan 5 Oktober 2017. Tes ledak akan menyempurnakan purwarupa kedua yang akan dibuat di Indonesia. 

"Apa akan terjadi perubahan deformasi. Kalau terjadi deformasi baru kita lanjutkan prototipe kedua sehingga betul-betul sempurna," tuturnya. 

Setelah sempurna, PT Pindad akan mulai memproduksi pesanan medium tank dari Kementerian Pertahanan sebanyak 300 unit. Pengerjaan dilakukan 2018 mendatang.

"Kebutuhan (Kemenhan) paling tidak sampai 300 unit. Tapi tahun pertama 100 dulu," jelasnya.


Read more: http://regional.kompas.com/read/2017/09/18...esanan-kemenhan

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Indonesian PT Pindad to start mass production of 100 units Medium Tank for TNI in 2018.

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did they pay for TOT of the design? or part of contract to produce in indo? hmm.gif
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police arrested seven Filipino security guards suspected of being members of the notorious kidnap-for-ransom Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), authorities announced on Thursday (Sep 21)

The men, who were nabbed in a counter-terror raid on Sep 14, sneaked into the country via Sandakan, Sabah using false documents, according to the police.
“All seven suspects aged between 22 and 38 worked as security guards at several private companies around Selangor and Kuala Lumpur,” Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said a press statement.

One of the suspects aged 22, is a member of ASG who was involved in clashes with the Philippines’ military as well as kidnappings in southern Philippines.

Their arrests comes following the Aug 30 arrests of members of an Abu Sayyaf cell who had planned to launch terror attacks on the closing ceremony of the 29th SEA Games at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium and the 60th Independence Day ceremony on Merdeka Square.

Mohamad Fuzi also revealed that 41 foreign terrorist fighters have been arrested this year.

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'To lose a good son, I can't swallow that': Parents of NSF who died in training mishap in Australia



SINGAPORE: When 3rd Sergeant (3SG) Chan Hiang Cheng Gavin arrived at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, he messaged his mother saying: “Reached camp”.
That was the last message his parents received from him.
On Sep 15, they received the news that their son died in a vehicular mishap in the training area. The 21-year-old was guiding a Bionix infantry fighting vehicle out of difficult terrain when it landed on its side. He was found unconscious next to the vehicle.
Speaking to reporters at the wake, Gavin’s grieving parents said they have “no more tears” left.
"I told my colleagues: 'Can you understand (what it's like) to cry until there are no more tears and you feel like you might suffocate?" said Mdm Lim Teck Kheng.

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She and her husband Mr Desmond Chan, both 50, described Gavin as a thoughtful and independent boy who never requested much from them.
"This boy of mine was a very simple man," said Mr Chan, recounting how Gavin had only asked for a chocolate cake for his birthday last month.
“A 21st birthday to a boy or girl – at that age – is an important day. I wanted to buy him a good dinner but he refused to accept it. He just wanted to have a chocolate cake, that’s all.”
"Every birthday ... always the same chocolate cake," said Mdm Lim, a customer service officer with ground handler SATS. “Gavin knows that mummy always works hard for the family … he knows that mummy needs to send my daughter to overseas studies.”

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Gavin is the eldest of four siblings. His 19-year-old sister is studying in Wellington. The other two siblings, aged 16 and 10, are in local schools.
In fact, Mdm Lim said Gavin had planned to apply to study overseas after coming back from training in Australia.
"He wanted to do social work. He couldn't get into a local course. Since his sister was coming home, I said I'd work hard so he could have the chance as well," she told reporters.

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Mr Chan and Mdm Lim said they never had to worry about Gavin as he was a responsible boy.
"When he came home (from camp), he didn't bother me. He would see that I was very tired and (would) wash and iron his own clothes. Gavin was always like that,” Mdm Lim recounted, breaking into tears.
Mr Chan said even though Gavin had until 11.59pm to book in to camp, he always made sure he arrived well ahead of time. “(He would) chase me from 18:00 sometimes … to send him back to camp.”
"He was a responsible man. He knew what he was supposed to do. It's a loss," Mr Chan added. "We never worried about him because he was very independent. He knew how to take care of himself."
Mr Chan and Mdm Lim thanked the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for the assistance offered during this difficult time, including flying their eldest daughter from Wellington to Rockhampton Airport in Queensland to receive Gavin’s body.
When asked about how they were coping, both parents broke down.
"To lose a son, it's very painful," said Mr Chan. "To lose a good son, I can't swallow that. He was a good son. No words can describe how we are feeling now.”
3SG Chan will be accorded a military funeral. The cremation ceremony will be held at Mandai Crematorium on Saturday.

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did they pay for TOT of the design? or part of contract to produce in indo?  hmm.gif
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The Turkish Indonesian Medium Tank (Kaplan MT) was designed & made from the drawing board by both Turkish FNSS & Indonesian PT Pindad design & technical team.

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'To lose a good son, I can't swallow that': Parents of NSF who died in training mishap in Australia


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marawi city urban siege warfare
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Same like how all toyota with mounted aa gun.. suppose fire plane but firing at bunker/APC/building etc
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Indonesian PT Pindad to start mass production of 100 units Medium Tank for TNI in 2018.

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AMX-13s are in dire need for replacement. Someone in Pindad said that the project for upgunning AMX-13 with 105mm turret has been stopped after a few examples are made. Because the cost for each upgunned AMX-13 is similar to make a new Kaplan medium tank at nearly USD 4 million.

Medium tanks may have near zero relevance in modern MBT firefights...but can tip the balance in mechanized infantry firefights.

TNI-AD will soon have twelve mechanized infantry battallions organized into four mechanized brigades with Anoa, Marder and various M113 variants, so these medium tanks should still be relevant.
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The Navy is parting ways from their blue camo work uniforms. Beginning on October 1, the Navy’s blue camouflage work uniforms (NWU Type I) will be a thing of the past. New recruits, officer candidates, and sailors who are assigned to Navy Region Southwest will be the first to sport the forest green digital camouflage uniform (NWU Type III).
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Exercise Valiant Mark 2017
The 26th edition of the annual bilateral Exercise Valiant Mark was conducted from 21 to 31 August 2017, in Singapore. About 850 personnel from the 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade (7 SIB), United States Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Battalion of the 7th Marine Regiment, USMC 1st Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment, and 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company participated in the exercise.

Singapore and the US share excellent and long-standing bilateral defence relations. The two militaries interact extensively through bilateral and multilateral exercises, professional exchanges and the cross-attendance of courses. These regular interactions have enhanced the interoperability between the two armed forces and helped foster mutual understanding among their personnel.
Today let's take a look at some of the highlights from the exercise, which included professional sharing on weapons systems, live firing exercises, and urban operations training.



Exercise Valiant Mark sees soldiers from the Singapore Armed Forces and United States Marine Corps working together in the battalion heliborne mission, where they entered via CH-47 Chinooks and executed a deliberate assault to capture objectives in both jungle and urban environments!



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A rare video showing a glimpse of Indonesian Navy Sverdlov Class Cruiser RI Irian guns and a Whiskey Class submarine. The video also shows fly pass by the Indonesian Air Force TU-16 Bomber escorted by MiGs and a flight demo by Indonesian Air Force MiG-21 during Jakarta Air Show April 13th 1963.



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VFA-31 2017 OIR Cruise Video...

Original youtube video got taken down already. Link below for some other re-upload.

Around 6:00 mark for the shootdown of the syrian SU-22 and towards the end i think at 13:00 for awesome footage of a Russkie SU-27

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PT-91M Pendekar is also auot-loader?
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Indonesian PT Pindad Medium Tank Prototype during testing already fitted with the Cockerill 3000 Series C3105 Turret.



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An Italian Typhoon has crashed into the sea while performing its display during an airshow in Italy.

On Sunday Sept. 24, 2017, an Italian Air Force Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon (most probably MM7278/RS-23) belonging to the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (Test Wing) has crashed into the sea at Terracina, 76 kilometres south of Rome.

Based on the several videos that have already emerged on social media, the pilot Capt. Gabriele Orlandi was unable to /did not recover the aircraft at the end of a looping and didn’t attempt to eject from the jet.


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AMX-13s are in dire need for replacement. Someone in Pindad said that the project for upgunning AMX-13 with 105mm turret has been stopped after a few examples are made. Because the cost for each upgunned AMX-13 is similar to make a new Kaplan medium tank at nearly USD 4 million.

Medium tanks may have near zero relevance in modern MBT firefights...but can tip the balance in mechanized infantry firefights.

TNI-AD will soon have twelve mechanized infantry battallions organized into four mechanized brigades with Anoa, Marder and various M113 variants, so these medium tanks should still be relevant.
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If your mechanized infantry is fighting another mechanized infantry unit, you're not deploying them correctly. Mechanized units should (theoretically) rely on speed, penetration and mobility to exploit holes in the enemy defence line or outflanking the enemy. They are the wolves, they should be hunting rabbits, not fighting another wolfpack.

In short, if you are mechanized infantry unit and you have to shoot your way through, you're doing it wrong. laugh.gif

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LONDON: The British armed forces is selling off military equipment in the “biggest-ever" fire sale of its kind, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday (Sep 24).

The assets on sale include the Singapore-made Warthog armoured troop carriers, which the report said were "praised for saving the lives of UK troops in Afghanistan”.

Developed by Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics, the Warthog all-terrain vehicles were delivered to the British Army in 2010.

Under the contract with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MOD), four Warthog variants – troop carrier, ambulance, command and repair and recovery – were developed by ST Kinetics.

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In its report, the Daily Mail said: “Some 17 Warthogs were blown up by Taliban roadside bombs, but not a single soldier travelling inside the vehicles was killed.”

Eighty-five Warthogs will go on sale with an estimated price tag of £500,000 (US$676,000) per vehicle, the report said. They were reportedly bought for £1.8 million each.

The sale of the Warthogs is part of a wider sell-off exercise by the British armed forces, with the equipment featuring in an MOD-issued sales catalogue that was distributed to prospective buyers at a recent arms fair in London.

Also up for sale, according to the Daily Mail, are Special Forces helicopters and around 50 ships, including a helicopter carrier and hundreds of combat and support vehicles.
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An Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruitment video featuring a Singaporean fighter in Syria, who now goes by the name of Abu Uqayl, has surfaced on social media.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)'s Internal Security Department (ISD) identified the man as Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad who left Singapore in 2014 to work in the Middle East.

It is believed that the 39-year-old was radicalised there and subsequently made his way to Syria to join ISIS' ranks.

"He is believed to still be with ISIS in Syria," said MHA in a press release.

Released by Al Hayat Media Centre, ISIS' media wing, the video shows a fighter dressed in desert fatigues and identified as "Abu Uqayl from Singapore".

In the 3.5 minute clip, Abu Uqay and two other fighters load artillery rounds onto a truck in what is believed to be ISIS-held territory in the Middle East.

Abu Uqay can also be seen firing off a round on a truck-mounted artillery gun, with a caption that said "power is shooting".

Speaking to the camera in English with a Southeast Asian accent, Abu Uqayl praised fighters in "East Asia" and called on them to "sacrifice all that is precious".

He then urged extremists elsewhere to join the East Asian fighters or to travel to the Middle East to fight with ISIS fighters there, reported The Straits Times.

In addition, Abu Uqay addressed Britain's Prince Harry, who had visited Singapore earlier in June to promote social causes.

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He said: "To Harry, you come to Singapore and tell such stories to gain sympathy for the London terror attacks? Why don't you come here and fight us if you are man enough? So we can send you and your Apaches to hell fire."

The MHA said security agencies have been monitoring Abu Uqay's activities.

It urged anyone who is in contact with him or knows of anyone in touch with him to report it to the authorities and added: "The Government takes a very serious view of anyone who supports, promotes, undertakes or make preparations to undertake armed violence, regardless of how they rationalise such violence, or where the violence takes place."

In response to the "propaganda video", Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in a Facebook post yesterday (Sep 24) that the "ISD has been aware of Abu Uqay's activities and has talked about him to community leaders".

"We have to think of ways of dealing with radicalisation of Singaporeans, that could take place outside Singapore, particularly in countries where the possibilities of radicalisation are higher," he added.



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If your mechanized infantry is fighting another mechanized infantry unit, you're not deploying them correctly. Mechanized units should (theoretically) rely on speed, penetration and mobility to exploit holes in the enemy defence line or outflanking the enemy. They are the wolves, they should be hunting rabbits, not fighting another wolfpack.

In short, if you are mechanized infantry unit and you have to shoot your way through, you're doing it wrong. laugh.gif
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If a mechanized unit manages to penetrate the front line, so how to counterattack and plug the hole?

Simple, just send a mechanized unit to intercept because they also have the speed to do that.....

If you don't have a mechanized unit as reserve to counterattack any penetration, you're doing it wrong laugh.gif


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If that guy loves the military so much, he should have signed on!

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Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre (16-17 September 1982)

The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the killing of between 762 and 3,500 civilians, mostly Palestinians and Lebanese muslims, by Christian right-wing militias close to the Kataeb Party, also called the Phalangists, in the Sabra neighborhood and the adjacent Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war.

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Lebanese President-elect Bachir Gemayel, during his days as a Phalangist militia commander

The massacre was presented as retaliation for the assassination of newly elected Lebanese president Bachir Gemayel, a Maronite Christian and the leader of the Lebanese Kataeb Party & former militia commander when his office building was blown up by a hidden bomb. It was wrongly assumed that Palestinian militants had carried out the assassination (in fact the assassination was done by pro-Syrian factions and later, Habib Tanious Shartouni, a Lebanese Christian admitted he was the mastermind behind the bombing).

On the evening of 14 September, following the news that Bashir Gemayel had been assassinated, Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Minister for Defence Ariel Sharon and Chief of Staff Yamos Eitan agreed that the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) should invade West Beirut. The public reason given was to be that they were there to prevent chaos. In a separate conversation, at 20:30 that evening, Sharon and Eitan agreed that the IDF should not enter the Palestinian refugee camps but that the Phalange should be used.The only other member of the cabinet who was consulted was Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Shortly after 6.00 am 15 September, the Israeli army entered West Beirut.

By noon on 15 September, Sabra and Shatila had been surrounded by the IDF, which set up checkpoints at the exits and entrances, and used a number of multi-story buildings as observation posts. Hours later, IDF tanks began shelling Sabra and Shatila. The following morning, 16 September, Ariel Sharon and Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan met with Phalangist militia units and invited them to enter Sabra and Shatila, accusing that the PLO was responsible for Gemayel's assassination. An hour later, 1,500 Christian militiamen assembled at Beirut International Airport, then occupied by Israel. Under the command of Elie Hobeika (Bachir Gemayel's close ally, a prominent figure in the Phalanges, the Lebanese Forces intelligence chief and liaison officer with Mossad), they began moving towards the area in IDF-supplied jeeps, with extra weapons and ammunition provided by the IDF (after the massacre, ammunition boxes with IDF markings and discarded ration packs with hebrew writing was presented as proof of Israeli support). Ostensibly the orders given to the militiamen was only to escort civilians to the football stadium for questioning by Lebanese intelligence services and Mossad on the whereabouts of PLO fighters and the existence of weapons caches inside the camps.

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What followed was a 72-hour orgy of violence and bloodshed. Eyewitnesses report of families being gunned down in their homes, women publicly stripped and gang-raped, children and babies bayonetted or hacked with axes & machetes and young men being lined up and executed, ganglang-style, at every street. Nurses at the UN-run hospital report of militiamen gunning down and bayonetting patients in their hospital beds. In the inquiries done following the massacre, former IDF veterans recall Phalangists borrowing an IDF bulldozer to dig a large hole and dumping bodies into the impromptu mass grave, in plain sight of soldiers not 300 meters from an IDF observation post. Meanwhile, IDF checkpoints denied passage and in some cases shot at people trying to flee the massacre and IDF mortar crews fired illumination flares over the camps at night to aid the Phalangists' operations in the blacked-out camps. During this time reports of massacres and indiscriminate killings started to filter out to journalists & foreign observers and questions were started to be asked. By the time the IDF ordered the Phalangists to clear out on the morning of 18 September, it is estimated by eyewitnesses and foreign observers that anywhere up to 3,500 Palestinians, Lebanese muslims and a few foreign medical and aid personnel had died in the massacre.

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The aftermath. Bodies of the victims of the massacre are collected for identification

In an attempt to find out what happened, several commissions were created to determine the events. The independent commission headed by Sean MacBride, however, did find that the concept of genocide applied to the case as it was the intention of those behind the massacre "the deliberate destruction of the national and cultural rights and identity of the Palestinian people". Individual Jews throughout the world also denounced the massacre as genocide.

The MacBride commission's report, Israel in Lebanon, concluded that the Israeli authorities or forces were responsible in the massacres and other killings that have been reported to have been carried out by Lebanese militiamen in Sabra and Shatila in the Beirut area between 16 and 18 September.

Israel's own Kahan commission found that only "indirect" responsibility befitted Israel's involvement. The Kahan Commission concluded Israeli Defense minister Ariel Sharon bears personal responsibility "for ignoring the danger of bloodshed and revenge" and "not taking appropriate measures to prevent bloodshed". Sharon's negligence in protecting the civilian population of Beirut, which had come under Israeli control, amounted to a non-fulfillment of a duty with which the Defense Minister was charged, and it was recommended that Sharon be dismissed as Defense Minister.

At first, Sharon refused to resign, and Begin refused to fire him. It was only after the death of Emil Grunzweig after a grenade was tossed by a right-wing Israeli into the dispersing crowd of a Peace Now protest march, which also injured ten others, that a compromise was reached: Sharon would resign as Defense Minister, but remain in the Cabinet as a minister without portfolio. Notwithstanding the dissuading conclusions of the Kahan report, Sharon would later become Prime Minister of Israel. The Kahan commission also recommended the dismissal of Director of Military Intelligence Yehoshua Saguy, and the effective promotion freeze of Division Commander Brig. Gen. Amos Yaron for at least three years.

The commander of the Phalangist militia, Elie Hobeika was assassinated by a car bomb in Beirut on 24 January 2002. Lebanese and Arab commentators blamed Israel for the murder of Hobeika, with alleged Israeli motive that Hobeika would be ‘apparently poised to testify about Sharon’s role in the massacre'.


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Rafale Display in the Stunning Switzerland Mountains!!! Sion Airshow



Not every Day you get to watch a Airshow from above! but most of this display is below us.
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177 Soldiers Participating In Exercise Suman Protector 2017

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GEMAS: A total of 177 soldiers from the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations are participating in the 12-day Suman Protector Exercise which began yesterday.

Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor said the objectives of the exercise were to strenghten interoperability between FPDA nations and enhance staff planning skills in Joint Operational Training of a Combined Joint Task Force.

“This is the third series of the exercise after it was held in Butterworth in 2007 and in Singapore in 2012.

We believe that it’s not the number but the outcome of the exercise that we want to achieve and it will be something interesting for us to move ahead concerning our cooperation under the FPDA,” he told the media after officiating the Exercise Suman Protector 2017 Opening Ceremony at the Syed Sirajuddin Camp here today.

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The FPDA, signed in 1971, involves defence cooperation between five Commonwealth countries – Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand – in the event of threat of armed attack on Malaysia or Singapore .

The word ‘Suman’ is derived from the names of the nations – Singapore, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Exercise Suman Protector is a complex Tier 3 multi level Command Post Exercise hosted in turn by Malaysia or Singapore, and assisted in turn byAustralia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.

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Older T-55 and T-62 still used human loader though. Only T-64 start develop autoloader.

Bizarrely, in these older tanks the loader's position is on the right side of the turret (thus on the right side of the main gun), meaning if the loader is not left-handed the main gun-loading process is awkward & tiring as hell as he would have to operate the breech and ram in the shell home with his left hand/arm.

Plus the ammo storage racks was placed all over the place in the fighting compartment instead of a central location and the loader had to reach in every sort of nook and cranny all over the turret to take out the shells to load his gun. To do this in a notoriously cramped Soviet-era tank turrets only made the job harder.

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Why they though this design would be a good idea in the first place is beyond me. laugh.gif

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Tarantul-class missile boats with 16 Kh-35 "Harpoonski" AShMs... Vietnam has about 8 or more. Hnnnggghhh or not?

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Bizarrely, in these older tanks the loader's position is on the right side of the turret (thus on the right side of the main gun), meaning if the loader is not left-handed the main gun-loading process is awkward & tiring as hell as he would have to operate the breech and ram in the shell home with his left hand/arm.
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the infamous Arm-Eater rolleyes.gif

Soviet designs, really value the tank over human life rolleyes.gif

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ukraine ammo dump goes boom
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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Sep 27 2017, 12:19 PM)
177 Soldiers Participating In Exercise Suman Protector 2017

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GEMAS: A total of 177 soldiers from the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations are participating in the 12-day Suman Protector Exercise which began yesterday.

Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor said the objectives of the exercise were to strenghten interoperability between FPDA nations and enhance staff planning skills in Joint Operational Training of a Combined Joint Task Force.

“This is the third series of the exercise after it was held in Butterworth in 2007 and in Singapore in 2012.

We believe that it’s not the number but the outcome of the exercise that we want to achieve and it will be something interesting for us to move ahead concerning our cooperation under the FPDA,” he told the media after officiating the Exercise Suman Protector 2017 Opening Ceremony at the Syed Sirajuddin Camp here today.

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The FPDA, signed in 1971, involves defence cooperation between five Commonwealth countries – Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand – in the event of threat of armed attack on Malaysia or Singapore .

The word ‘Suman’ is derived from the names of the nations – Singapore, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Exercise Suman Protector is a complex Tier 3 multi level Command Post Exercise hosted in turn by Malaysia or Singapore, and assisted in turn byAustralia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.

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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Sep 28 2017, 05:56 AM)
the infamous Arm-Eater rolleyes.gif

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It's pretty common back then, a holdover from the early days when tanks had only 2-man turrets (tank commander/gunner and a loader).

Dunno why but I think all european tanks of that era always had the tank's commander/gunner on the left side of the turret with the loader on the right side. Even later tanks with 3-man turrets like the T-34/85, Churchill and Tiger tanks positioned their turret crew the same way, with all its inherent problems, like forcing right-handed loaders to operate a cannon breech and load a heavy shell into it with their left hands.

Meanwhile the US looked at these european designs and said: "screw this, you guys are weird" and designed the M4 Sherman which actually placed the tank commander and gunner on the right of the main gun and the loader on the left, ensuring right-handed loaders could work more efficiently and the tank had better reaction time from acquisition and firing.

Later most post-war MBTs followed this turret design. Except the Russians, of course. rolleyes.gif


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Tarantul-class missile boats with 16 Kh-35 "Harpoonski" AShMs... Vietnam has about 8 or more. Hnnnggghhh or not?

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malaysian new frigate can fight anot tarantul class?

they spammed ASM missiles cirit edi KD maharajalela..lulz

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Rheinmetall to upgrade Bundeswehr Leopard 2 tanks to the Leopard 2A7V standard

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Rheinmetall has been contracted by Germany's army, the Bundeswehr, to perform a combat performance upgrade to 104 Leopard 2 tanks.

The upgrades under the contract, worth nearly $139.4 million, will modernize the tanks to state-of-the-art design status, the company announced on Wednesday.

Rheinmetall, based in Dusseldorf, said the contract involves 68 Leopard 2A4, 16 Leopard 2A6 and 20 Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks, which will be brought up to the A7V standard. Rheinmetall will eliminate obsolescent features in the tank's fire-control computers and control consoles and install new laser rangefinders and thermal imaging devices.

The company will also supply the new L55A1 gun for the 68 Leopard 2A4 MBTs to be modernized, enabling them to fire the latest high velocity armor-piercing ammunition.

The Leopard 2A7V aka Leopard 2 A7V (v for “verbessert”, German for “improved”) is the latest version of the Leopard 2A7. The main improvements to the Leopard 2A7 Tank is a new armored modular system for the upper front glacis plate of the hull and a more powerful Auxiliary Power Unit of the current APU used on the A7 model.

Other Leopard 2A7V Tank Upgrades include:

Hull mine protection
20 kw Auxiliary Power Unit
Air-Conditioning Unit
Solar reducing Barracuda matting
Battlefield Management System
FLW 200 Remote Weapons System
Third-generation Attica thermal imaging unit for both Commander’s Independent Sight and Gunner's Sight
Spectus multi-spectral driver’s vision device
Fire Control System modifications to program DM 11 High Explosive 120mm round
Upper Glacis added modular Armor

The upgraded tanks will be delivered back to the German army beginning in 2020.

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malaysian new frigate can fight anot tarantul class?

they spammed ASM missiles cirit edi KD maharajalela..lulz
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Certainly not. Not with only 16 point-defence MICA on board. But Gowind is not designed to face such fire anyway - not even Singkie Formidable would do wel. IMHO it would take an advanced AA ship like Burke or Type 45 to knock down all those missiles, and the outcome would not be certain at all. But mind you naval warfare is far from just throwing more missiles at the other guy.


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Why they wear our NS cheloreng? Haha
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oh shit, never saw this kaming

aku dah ada kat field waktu penutup nanti
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Certainly not. Not with only 16 point-defence MICA on board. But Gowind is not designed to face such fire anyway - not even Singkie Formidable would do wel. IMHO it would take an advanced AA ship like Burke or Type 45 to knock down all those missiles, and the outcome would not be certain at all. But mind you naval warfare is far from just throwing more missiles at the other guy.
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well 16 mica plus ciws maybe can kowtim 10 ASM...lel..the rest GG liao

i think thats vietnam strategy anyway with china ships...spam and forget..hahah
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well 16 mica plus ciws maybe can kowtim 10 ASM...lel..the rest GG liao

i think thats vietnam strategy anyway with china ships...spam and forget..hahah
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What ciws? The 30mm MSI gun is not a ciws. The antiship missiles coming in low means only a few will be successfully engaged.

Then again, this kind of ship to ship battle is all about who sees who first. The guy who gets the firing solution first wins.
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Russia's new elite tank force took part at Zapad 2017 exercises, causing consternation in western Europe

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Russian T-72B3 tanks during the Zapad 2017 military exercises

At the recently concluded Russian military exercise 'Zapad 2017', the most threatening aspect of the exercises to some parties is the participation of the 1st Guards Tank Army, which resurrects a legacy of aggression and occupation.

The First Guards Tank Army, has an extensive and storied pedigree. The unit, originally called 1st Tank Army (Stalingrad Front) battled the Germans during World War 2 on the Eastern Front in the battles of Stalingrad, where it was nearly destroyed and was disbanded in August 1942. Joseph Stalin reconstituted the unit on 30th January 1943, personally appointing Lieutenant-General Mikhail Katukov (popularly nicknamed as 'The Russian Guderian' from his skillful command of tank units during the Battle of Moscow) as its commander. The unit later participated in the Battle of Kursk, fighting on the Southern part of the salient against the 4th Panzer Army. As commendation for the unit's successes during the battle, the 1st Tank Army was raised to 'Guards' status and Katukov promoted to Colonel-General.

The unit's most famous war exploit is how it helped destroy the crown jewel of the Wehrmacht tank forces, the 1st Panzer Army under Field Marshall Erich von Manstein during the battle of Kamenets-Podolsky (only 45 German armored vehicles escaped the pocket, the German troops however, managed to cut their way out of the pocket on foot). The unit eventually spearheaded the relentless Soviet Red Army advance into Eastern Europe, Germany and finally Berlin before becoming part of the Soviet force that occupied Germany. After the war, the unit was awarded the order of the Red Banner for its spectacular war records.

During the Cold War, the unit was stationed in Dresden and thus was one of the Warsaw pact crack units expected to spearhead and break through NATO defenses during an invasion of Western Europe. Indeed, its commander, General Katukov was appointed the Supreme commander of Mechanized Units of the Soviet Forces Group in Germany. In 1968, the unit participated in the invasion of Czechoslovakia to ruthlessly crush the Prague Spring. The unit returned to Germany afterwards and stayed until the fall of the Berlin wall and Russian withdrawal from Eastern Europe.

After the end of the Cold War, the unit was withdrawn to Smolensk, near the border with Belarus, losing its 'tank' designation before being disbanded in 1998 due to budget cuts. But the unit has been reconstituted by order of President Vladimir Putin in November 2014 to give the Russian military more offensive punch and present a visible demonstration of Russian power. The unit is currently being commanded by Lieutenant-General Alexander Chayko and comprises of the 4th Kantemirovskaya Tank Division and the 2nd Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division, both decorated elite units with a long history.

“That name was chosen for a reason,” said former NATO Supreme Commander General Philip M. Breedlove. “It sends a very clear message to the Baltics and Poland.”

As fitting for the unit, the Russian military has accorded itself to ensure the 1st Guards Tank Army received the best and latest Russian military equipment. Indeed, the unit is slated to be the first to receive the T-14 Armata battle tank and the Kurganetz IFV when they come into full production. The unit is also one of the few Division-level Russian units on permanent 'standby mode', with 80% unit readiness at all times.

While war is not imminent, the deployment of the First Guards Tank Army on the western border of Russia is sending a message of intimidation to Europe.

“There is only one reason you would create a Guards Tank Army, and that is as an offensive striking force,” said General Ben Hodges, USAEUR commander. “This is not something for homeland security."

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well 16 mica plus ciws maybe can kowtim 10 ASM...lel..the rest GG liao

i think thats vietnam strategy anyway with china ships...spam and forget..hahah
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Standard doctrine is to fire 2 missiles at each incoming missile. 16 MICA means maximum 8 shot down in a 'perfect' battle. But a ship will only have less than 2 minutes to detect, react and defend itself at 16 sea-skimmers coming from the horizon at 1000kph...

Yeah Harpoon, Exocet and Kh35 are basically fire and forget missiles. The downside is that they are likely to lock on to other targets, especially when dealing with semi-stealth ships like Gowind or Formidable, and especially in these crowded waters - bad news for cargo ships and fishing boats as well as the attacker.

But the biggest question as pointed out above is, who gets a clear picture of the enemy first...
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Russian Army tinkering with specialist 'Urban Assault Battalion'

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Russian Federation Combat Engineers Chief, Lieutenant General Yuriy Stavitskiy, announced that the first assault engineer-sapper battalion has been established in the Russian Armed Forces on the basis of the 1st Combat Engineer Brigade in Murom.

"We have assault units within the Airborne Forces, and from this model we formed a specialized battalion of this type within the 1st Combat Engineer Brigade. So far it's the only one. We'll see how it operates," he said on Tuesday.

The new battalion is manned only by professional soldiers and is subordinated directly to the Chief of Combat Engineer Forces. It will include two assault companies and one heavy specialized equipment company. It will also receive specialized urban assault and engineering equipment being developed for the unit. "For the moment it will not participate in exercises. The battalion has already been formed and staffed, now we have to train and prepare it--it's all new methodology. We are still experimenting. We have to create new assault training lanes, materiel depot, equipment," Stavitskiy summed up.

He emphasized that the idea represents the embodiment of the unique experience of the Great Patriotic War, when the Combat Engineer Forces had 10 sapper armies and about 20 special purpose assault sapper brigades.

"Any urban area, any fortified area, which came under assault by our forces, was accompanied by our sappers. They had special body armor, the troops were specially selected, no more than 30 years of age, preferably sportsmen, with a high level of fitness", " We aim to replicate this" Stavitskiy said.

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Sep 28 2017, 05:11 PM)
Russian Army tinkering with specialist 'Urban Assault Battalion'

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Russian combat engineer with Urban Assault protective vest system

Russian Federation Combat Engineers Chief, Lieutenant General Yuriy Stavitskiy, announced that the first assault engineer-sapper battalion has been established in the Russian Armed Forces on the basis of the 1st Combat Engineer Brigade in Murom.

"We have assault units within the Airborne Forces, and from this model we formed a specialized battalion of this type within the 1st Combat Engineer Brigade. So far it's the only one. We'll see how it operates," he said on Tuesday.

The new battalion is manned only by professional soldiers and is subordinated directly to the Chief of Combat Engineer Forces. It will include two assault companies and one heavy specialized equipment company. It will also receive specialized urban assault and engineering equipment being developed for the unit. "For the moment it will not participate in exercises. The battalion has already been formed and staffed, now we have to train and prepare it--it's all new methodology. We are still experimenting. We have to create new assault training lanes, materiel depot, equipment," Stavitskiy summed up.

He emphasized that the idea represents the embodiment of the unique experience of the Great Patriotic War, when the Combat Engineer Forces had 10 sapper armies and about 20 special purpose assault sapper brigades.

"Any urban area, any fortified area, which came under assault by our forces, was accompanied by our sappers. They had special body armor, the troops were specially selected, no more than 30 years of age, preferably sportsmen, with a high level of fitness", " We aim to replicate this" Stavitskiy said.
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wut?
everybody knows tachanka is best urban operator thumbup.gif
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QUOTE(atreyuangel @ Sep 28 2017, 02:29 PM)
oh shit, never saw this kaming

aku dah ada kat field waktu penutup nanti
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No disrespect, I admire the arm force.

But those blue cameo really remind me of my cheloreng back in ns days
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QUOTE(DDG_Ross @ Sep 28 2017, 10:34 PM)
wut?
everybody knows tachanka is best urban operator  thumbup.gif
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haha nice try but Fuze is the real combat engineer. Tachanka is just a guy with a machinegun. laugh.gif