This is absolutely possible.I wouldn't be surprised if it's just underfunding of maintenance & support, as in Germany.
Definitely not going to even want to give a hint on that toward his online's followers. What massage he can defend from that ?the good French salesman doesn’t want anyone to have a close look at French Airforce Rafale availability…
Ive never heard of and never seen this project before....i just don't understand that a small unknown company can create an autonomous UAV and let it fly in 2019, with almost no media exposure, but Elang Hitam hasn't fly at all until today.
Video from Indonesian local company IPCD MALE UAV already got certification from Indonesian MinDef. The prototype first flight in 2019 (if not mistaken the video already being put in this thread before).
Let's see if this certification turn into procurement from MinDef. The video also not shown how the flight control infrastructure for this claim 'MALE' variant. Long range Flight control development is also one of the weaknesses of previous local UAV development.
AFAIK Dislitbang and MoD actually work with a bunch of private company on a variety of stuff. They don't get media coverage, but I don't think that's a bad thing.Ive never heard of and never seen this project before....i just don't understand that a small unknown company can create an autonomous UAV and let it fly in 2019, with almost no media exposure, but Elang Hitam hasn't fly at all until today.
This is also an own unique design, not some Predator-imitation.
Thank you for sharing.The drone it self seems based on French LH Aviation design. Seems it's a similar licensing deal that an Indian company also already done for their LH-D MALE UAV design.
French drone-maker LH Aviation on Friday signed an MoU with Indian OIS Advanced Technologies for the manufacturing of tactical drones in India, at the ongoing Paris Air Show. The companies will collaborate for setting up a manufacturing plant through an industrial licence. This will allow a...www.hindustantimes.com
It doesn't attract too much attention, because it's not done by Indonesian SOE company (that are master on BS public image building).
Regardless, the most important thing asside design an Airframes for MALE UAV, also how the development of ground based flight control on this type. Something that I'm still looking on either on LH Aviation, or their Indian partner sites (for their Indian project) or on this IPCD sites. So far not much mention on that.
I suspect the prototype still assembly kits directly from LH Aviation. They will not going to commence full manufacturing infrastructure, if they're not yet getting the contract from MinDef. After all just like in India, it's licensing for IAF, thus in here also licensing for Indonesian domestic. No MinDef contract, no further Investment.was wrong, its not a unique own design, but 100% French design and built under licence.
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Wasn't it 9 ex-RAAF C-130Hs? (Four donated and only paid for the refurbishment + 5 bought)Well they already build 3rd C-130 sq, and the inventory only enough to fully equip 2 sq of C-130. The latest count from what I gather are 7 original C-130H, 5 C-130B, 3 L-100-30, and 8 ex RAAF C-130H. Those original C-130H going to get some modification with GMF. The surviving C-130B already got modification before (in Airod and ST) toward H standard.
Thus unless the administration can give budget for more new ones asside the 5 now in progress, the ex RAF J is the best chances to fullfill the 3rd Sq with J standard. I don't see this administration can afford more new J if they still goes with Rafale and F-15.
Here a video to explain the old and new situation in short.Indonesia and Singapore signed on Tuesday a bilateral extradition agreement, a move that Jakarta expects to help authorities in their effort to bring to justice people accused of stashing offshore billions of dollars in state money.www.reuters.com
Jakarta will control airspace above the Natuna Sea and be free to repatriate wealthy fugitives, while Singapore’s armed forces will be able to train in Indonesia.www.scmp.com
I put this in Indonesia Air Force thread, cause this two agreement, The FIR and Extradition are always the thorn on Indonesia and Singapore relationship. Takes decades to sort it out, but with this two resolve, the relationship between Singapore and Indonesia practically do not burden by any major outstanding homework anymore.
This open more possibility on the third agreement on defense. Basically it open more agreement for joint operation and training. Something that already been happening since 90's but become hostage due to prolong negotiations on the two matter above.
My hope is Indonesia also can learn more on efficient and effective Fleet management especially in AF. TNI-AU actually already have open discussion with RSAF and RAAF on the matter. Still Political possitioning on defense procurement like this below, shown Indonesia still have different thinking.
The Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has moved ahead with a plan to procure Rafale multirole fighter aircraft from Dassault Aviation.www.janes.com
Rumours from finance people talking about how to reduce the packages from USD 6bio+ toward USD 4bio+. This with assumption that total USD 20+ bio limit that being plan for foreign defense procurement (for all TNI 3 branches) on this term can still be afforded.
That's why in my previous post I talk on potential combo new and second hand Rafale and C-130J as the number just doesn't add up if all are new build.
One big problem is how to handle air traffic entering Singapore. The way I read the agreement is basically Joint FIR (on the area around Singapore Air Space toward Natuna). Those aircraft flying at below crusing altitude (below 37,000 feet) will still be handle by Singapore Air Traffic. Those are planes considered approaching Singapore. Above 37,000 feet will be handle by Jakarta.Indonesia can handle the flights in its own airspace in that part.
From what I gather from finance people, even under best scenarios (thus USD 20+bio foreign credit line for this term can be taken all), considering the wish list for TNI, only 60% of submision for Fighters can be afforded. Unless TNI (including all three branches) wiling to cut some program. For instance, TNI-AU has to cut program for CGI radar, drop their wish list for AEW and ISTAR specialised aircraft and cut transport and tankers to get full package of Rafale as initial wish.this $4+ billion package, is this for the 36 Rafale and 5 C-130J-30 together?