Malaysia Navy Test Their Excocet Missile :Tembakan Misil KD Tunku Abdul Rahman Tepati Sasaran

KUALA LUMPUR 26 Julai - Kapal selam pertama negara, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman hari ini berjaya melancarkan penembakan misil bawah permukaan ke permukaan, Exocet SM39 blok dua yang berjaya memusnahkan sasaran permukaan (STB) berukuran 40 meter.

Panglima Tentera Laut, Laksamana Jeneral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar berkata, pelancaran tepat pukul 10.15 pagi tadi di kawasan Laut China Selatan membuktikan keupayaan Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) dan kapal selam negara menjalankan sebarang misi jika diperlukan.

"Misil yang dilancarkan tepat ke sasaran berukuran 40 meter pada kedudukan 40 kilometer (22 batu nautika) dari kedudukan kapal selam.

"Ia dilancarkan ketika KD Tunku Abdul Rahman berada pada kedalaman 55 meter iaitu paras di mana ia sukar dikesan oleh sistem penderia bawah air mana-mana kapal permukaan," katanya dalam kenyataan di sini hari ini.

Misil Exocet SM39 blok dua merupakan aset negara yang diperolehi dari Perancis pada pertengahan 2008. Peluru berpandu sepanjang enam meter dan berdiameter 35 sentimeter itu seberat 2,100 kilogram.

Abdul Aziz menambah, penembakan itu merupakan sebahagian daripada aktiviti kontrak ujian tropika.

"Ia juga bertujuan mengesahkan keberkesanan misil Exocet SM39 blok dua dan sistem persenjataan KD Tunku Abdul Rahman atau lebih dikenali sebagai SUBTICS KD TAR di kawasan laut beriklim tropika," ujarnya.

Beliau turut memberitahu, sebanyak 10 unit yang terlibat dalam penembakan tersebut akan turut menyertai latihan gabungan TLDM iaitu Eksesais Operasi Laut (Ostex) dan Latihan Integrasi Armada Kapal Selam (Subfit) yang berlangsung selama seminggu bermula Khamis ini di kawasan Gugusan Semarang Peninjau, Laut China Selatan.


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US will resume their ties with Kopassus

JAKARTA, - US Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Jakarta Thursday to discuss the possible resumption of military ties with Indonesian special forces. The United States announced Thursday it was resuming military ties with Indonesian special forces after a 12-year pause.
Gates, who arrived from a visit to Seoul, was due to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro later Thursday. The US defence chief was expected to discuss the possibility of resuming training for an elite Indonesian military unit as part of growing counter-insurgency and intelligence cooperation with Jakarta.

But the move would be controversial as the Kopassus unit has been implicated in human rights abuses, including in East Timor, and some players in US Congress have opposed embracing the force before it has accounted for its past. The United States broke off ties with the Kopassus in 1998 under a law banning cooperation with foreign troops implicated in rights abuses.

The Indonesian special forces are accused of committing abuses in East Timor and Aceh under then dictator Suharto in the 1990s. The administration of President Barack Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Indonesia, sees the country as an increasingly important player in East Asia and key ally in the Muslim worl

HyunMOO III or HyunMU series : the South Korea Cruisse Missile

The military and the Agency for Defense Development have developed a cruise missile with a range of 1,500 km and deployed it warfare-ready.

The August issue of the monthly Chosun magazine published last Saturday quoted a military officer as saying the ADD began research and development for the Hyunmu-3C, a surface-to-surface cruise missile, in 2008, and has started mass-producing it. Hundreds of them will be deployed warfare-ready at an Army unit on the central frontline this year.

So far only the Hyunmu-3A, with a range of 500 km, and the Hyunmu-3B, with 1,000 km, were deployed.

The Hyunmu-3C brings North Korean nuclear and other major facilities like Scud and Rodong missile bases in South Pyongan, Kangwon, and South Hamgyong Provinces within range of the South Korean Army. The Hyunmu-3 series are being mass-produced by LIG Nex1. The Hyunmu-3C is 6 m long and 53-60 cm in diameter and weighs 1.5 tons. It is equipped with an aircraft jet engine.

It can fly at a speed of slightly less than Mach 1, or 1,260 km/h and carries a 450 kg warhead. Its accuracy is within 1-2 m. The missile is said to be equal in terms of functions to the U.S.-developed Tomahawk cruise missile.

Only six other countries -- the U.S., the U.K., France, Russia, China and Israel -- have cruise missiles with a range of more than 500 km, and only three -- the U.S., Russia and Israel -- have missiles with a range of 1,500 km or more.

"Deployment of the Hyunmu-3 missiles will enable precision strikes against North Korea's missile bases and bunkers in the early stages of any war," the officer added. "Until recently the range of South Korean missiles fell far short of major targets in the North, but with the new missiles we've overcome the disadvantage."

The Missile Technology Control Regime was revised in 2001 after the North's test-firing of long-range missiles so that South Korea is now allowed to build cruise missiles of any range with warheads weighing up to 500 kg but is still banned from developing ballistic missiles with a range of more than 300 km.

The Defense Ministry has focused on developing cruise missiles since the 1990s.

Below is information From wikipedia about the missile

Hyunmoo III is a new cruise missile that is to be fielded with the military of Republic of Korea. It is designed by Agency for Defense Development (ADD). The name Hyunmoo (Hangul: 현무) comes from a mythical beast described as the "Guardian of the Northern Sky".

Hyunmoo III bears no resemblance to the previous Hyunmoo SSM, which were improved versions of Nike Hercules surface-to-air missiles that were converted into short-range high-speed surface-to-surface ballistic missiles in response to North Korea's Scud-B and Nodong-1 missile threats. Instead, the new missile's designs are strikingly similar to the United States Tomahawk cruise missile and also the Babur cruise missile of the Pakistan military.

Hyunmoo IIIA, which was nicknamed "Eagle-1" (독수리-1) during the testing, has a range of 500 km, while Hyunmoo IIIB, nicknamed "Eagle-2" (독수리-2), has a range of 1,000 km. Hyunmoo IIIC, or "Eagle-3" (독수리-3), will be capable of striking its target up to 1,500 km away. This is a significant improvement from Hyunmoo I which had a range of 180 km and Hyunmoo II, which only has a range of 300 km, both of which were ballistic and not cruise missiles.

It is powered by a turbofan engine, much like other subsonic cruise missiles of its type, and has a payload of up to 500 kilograms. The guidance systems consist of Inertial Guidance System and Global Positioning System.

The maximum payload of the missile is rated at 500 kilograms of conventional explosive.

King Sejong the Great class destroyers and KSS-III class submarines will be equipped with these missiles inside their Vertical Launching System (K-VLS).

South Korea is barred from producing a non-indigenous ballistic missile that is above a certain payload and range limit in accordance to Missile Technology Control Regime. Therefore, a heavy emphasis was put on for developing long-range cruise missiles by the South Korean government, as there is no restriction of payload amount and range limit set for them. With the introduction of Hyunmoo-III, which also has some advanced systems sometimes found on ICBMs, the Republic of Korea Army created the Missile Command in order to efficiently manage these missiles.

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South Korea has developed a long-range cruise missile

updated 7/17/2010 12:30:45 AM ET

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has developed a long-range cruise missile capable of striking nuclear sites and military targets in North Korea, news reports said Saturday.

The Hyunmu-3C missile has a range of 930 miles (1,500 kilometers), the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing the August edition of its sister magazine Monthly Chosun.

The new missile, if confirmed, would be the longest-range weapon in South Korea's arsenal. Missile-range limits have been agreed upon under an accord with the United States, which has cited concerns over a possible regional arms race.

The surface-to-surface missile will be deployed along the border with North Korea beginning this year, the newspaper said. It has a 990-pound (450-kilogram) payload and can hit within 2 yards (meters) of its target, the report said.

Despite the agreement with the United States, South Korea can develop long-range cruise missiles as long as the payload is under 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms).

The Hyunmu-3C missile would also have the capability of hitting parts of China, Japan and Russia.

Yonhap news agency carried a similar story. Both reports cited unidentified military officials.

A spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said he could neither confirm nor deny the reports. He spoke on condition of anonymity citing policy. A Defense Ministry spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

North Korea already has long-range missiles. The Taepodong-2 has a potential range of more than 4,100 miles (6,700 kilometers), putting Alaska within striking distance.

North and South Korea remain technically in a state of conflict because the armistice ending the 1950-53 Korean War was never replaced by a peace treaty.

Seoul (ANTARA News / AFP) - Indonesia, Thursday, agreeing to join in
South Korea project about a new fighter jet development that postponed
for several years due to technical problems and funding.

Indonesia will get about 50 KF-X fighter jet with a bore 20
percent of the cost of developing multibillion dollar projects, said
South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The two countries also agreed to cooperate in the production and marketing
The fighter jet.

The agreement was signed in the South Korean capital, Seoul, by
Commissioner for South Korean Ministry of Defense and the Secretary-General
Indonesian Defense Ministry, Eris Herryanto.

South Korea has launched the project in 2000 to produce jet
domestically produced fighter.

After a long suspended because of technical and economic problems, President Lee
Myung-Bak in January and agreed to push the project in
amid rising tensions with North Korea.

South Korea plans to deactivate all the F-4 fighter jets and F-5 on

South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, about 170 units of F-5 fighter jets
operate in South Korea.

Aircraft was first flown in 1975, which has
experienced a number of air accidents.

"Reactivation of the project will begin early next year, and we
plans to produce a new fighter jets after the completion of study
eligibility at the end of 2012, "said a spokesman for the Ministry of
South Korean defense.

"We need a foreign partner who will transfer technology and
Parts of these fighter jets, "he said, without mentioning the total
the necessary funds.

In addition to the development of key projects that KF-X, South Korea will also continue
buying advanced fighter jets from foreign companies, said
the spokesman. (*)
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Singapore Navy In RIMPAC Naval Exercise In Hawaii

SINGAPORE, July 14 (Bernama) -- The Republic of Singapore Navy and maritime forces from 13 other countries including Malaysia are taking part in the multilateral Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercise in Hawaii.

The Singapore navy sent its Formidable-class frigate RSS Supreme to the naval exercise comprising a shore planning phase as well as a 24-day sea phase conducted off the coast of Hawaii.

Hosted by the United States Navy, the exercise which will end on Aug 1, involves more than 30 ships, five submarines, 150 aircraft and 20,000 personnel from the 14 countries.

The other maritime forces are from Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Thailand and the United States.

The Singapore Defence Ministry said its frigate took part in maritime operations such as combined anti-submarine and air defence missions, and successfully carried out a surface-to-air missile live-firing today.

This is the second time the Singapore navy is involved in the exercise, following its inaugural participation in July 2008.


Malaysian submarine couldnt diving?

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) yesterday strongly denied media reports that the country's first submarine, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman (KD TAR), had been rendered unfit to dive because of major defects.

Calling the reports "irresponsible", RMN chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar lambasted a local English daily for its inaccuracies which tarnished the navy's reputation.

"The RMN regrets that these reports have been highly inaccurate and misleading, resulting in the public being grossly misinformed of the actual status of the KD TAR."

Aziz said no submarine-operating country in the world discussed the operational status of its submarines, which were deemed highly sensitive strategic weapons, in the media.

"It is disheartening to note that the writer had not acted responsibly to make any effort to verify the facts before publishing them.

"Repeatedly publishing erroneous and misleading reports will not only tarnish the image of the RMN's submarine force but also expose the country's defence establishment to ridicule.

"As such, the RMN has reluctantly been forced to rebut publicly the irresponsible misinformation and statements made in the said mentioned articles, particularly two reports which highlighted purported defects to the submarine which made it unable to dive," he said in reference to news reports by the daily in February and last week.

Aziz clarified that prior to arriving safely in Kota Kinabalu on Sept 17 last year, KD TAR had sailed approximately 8,300 nautical miles with 31 days submerged out of the 43 days spent at sea.

As such, Aziz said, the question of "Initial Operational Capability" or being "declared fully operational" did not arise as the submarine would not have completed the journey safely if it was not fully operational.

"At no point in time from the date of physical hand-over has the safety of either submarines and its crew been compromised by any defects on board.

"A submarine is constantly subjected to, and operates in, an extremely hostile and harsh environment which necessitates constant monitoring, maintenance and rectification of the systems and equipment onboard.

"Inadvertently, as in any submarine in the world, some equipment or systems can and will fail or be degraded in performance.

"The KD TAR did encounter some defects and shortcomings but at no time did any of these defects endanger the crew or submarine to the extent of rendering it unable to dive, as claimed by the news reports."

Aziz said the RMN had conducted rigorous safety inspection, appraisal and verification process, similar or even more stringent to that of aircraft safety processes, to certify a submarine "safe-to-dive" before it was allowed to embark on any mission.

"Similar to an aircraft, any submarine will have to undergo compulsory scheduled maintenance after a specified period of operations.

"These scheduled maintenance periods have been planned in advance to fit into the operational cycle of the submarines. The KD TAR has undergone, as scheduled, several of those maintenance periods since returning to Malaysia.

"Thus, the news report in February that KD TAR suffered a technical defect that prevented it from diving for three months is untrue as the KD TAR had in fact been undergoing its scheduled maintenance period during that period."

Aziz also criticised the part of the article which said the submarine had been lying unfixed in the naval base, saying it conjured up an image of the submarine lying idle at the naval base, crippled and unattended to.

"The fact is that the submarines, like all RMN surface ships, are manned 24 hours a day, every day and all defects, however small or insignificant are acted on immediately.

"However, in this case the statement is untrue as the KD TAR has in fact been operational, a fact that the armed forces chief (General Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin) can attest to when he dived with the submarine during her operations in the South China Sea on March 5-8.

"Lately, the submarine had also successfully carried out a test firing of a mock-up missile during operations in the South China Sea."

Aziz added that the question of the the crew losing their submariners rating if they remained on land as claimed by the report did not arise.

"However, in the unlikely event that the submarine is indeed rendered unoperational for an extended period, the crew will still be able to maintain currency (as submariners) via simulator training which is available at the Submarine Training Centre at the submarine base (in Teluk Sepanggar)."

The RMN, he added, also viewed very seriously the fact that "defence industry sources" had divulged, albeit erroneously, information that were highly classified to the media.

"The RMN will initiate a thorough investigation to identify these sources, as these irresponsible elements can also be divulging information to other unauthorised parties," he said, adding that the Official Secrets Act could be invoked on the culprits.

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Second Scopene Arrival

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) second Scorpene submarine, KD Tun Razak, reached the Lumut naval base for an official homecoming ceremony on the 2nd of July. Mid-July, she will sail to Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah, the RMN submarine base

KD Tun Razak's voyage between DCNS facilities in the south of France and Malaysia lasted 64 days. Following the navigation plan, the Royal Malaysian Navy sailed the submarine 7283 nautical miles through the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Malacca Straits before reaching home.

During its journey, the submarine stopped in four ports of call: Alexandria (Egypt), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Salalah (Oman) and Cochin (India). In Teluk Sepanggar, KD Tun Razak will go through scheduled maintenance before comprehensive sea trials in the tropical waters of the region.

The contract between the Malaysian government and DCNS for two Scorpene submarines and associated logistics and training was signed in June 2002. KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Malaysian submarine reached home in September 2009.

With a displacement of 1,550 tonnes for a length overall of 67.5 metres, each boat requires a crew of just 31 and offers an endurance of 45 days.

This programme demonstrates DCNS's know-how as a leading prime contractor for sophisticated warship programmes. With ten units ordered (two for Chile, two for Malaysia and six for India), Scorpene is an international benchmark in SSK design.

The Scorpene was designed by DCNS and developed jointly by DCNS and Spanish naval shipbuilder Navantia. The design features a range of advanced technologies - particularly in hydrodynamics, acoustic discretion and automation - drawing on state-of-the-art innovations developed for other submarine programmes.

DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovative player in energy. DCNS designs, builds and supports submarines and surface combatants as well as associated systems and infrastructures. The Group proposes services for naval shipyards and bases. The Group employs 12,000 people and generates annual revenues of around EUR 2.4 billi

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