viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

Israel atacó blancos en Siria y recibió respuesta de SAMs

El ejército de Israel bombardeó objetivos en Siria, y Bashar al Assad respondió con un ataque misilístico
El IDF dijo que sus aviones habían alcanzado varios objetivos y estaban de vuelta en espacio aéreo controlado cuando fueron atacados. También desmintió a un comandante sirio que dijo haber derribado una de las aeronaves. Es el incidente más grave desde que se inició la guerra civil
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Avión del combate del ejército israelí (archivo de Reuters)

Varios misiles antiaéreos se lanzaron el viernes de madrugada desde Siria hacia territorio controlado por Israel tras una serie de ataques aéreos israelíes en Siria, indicó el ejército israelí (IDF, por sus siglas en inglés).

El IDF dijo que sus aviones habían alcanzado varios objetivos en Siria y estaban de vuelta en espacio aéreo controlado por Israel cuando los misiles se lanzaron desde Siria hacia las aeronaves.

Un comandante sirio sostuvo que uno de los proyectiles había derribado a una aeronave y que otra había resultado dañada, información desmentida luego por voceros del IDF.

Sin embargo, el sistema israelí de defensa antimisiles interceptó uno de los proyectiles, según fuentes del ejército. Este hecho es inédito desde que comenzó la guerra civil en Siria.

Tampoco es usual que el IDF confirme con detalles las operaciones que lleva a cabo sobre objetivos en territorio bajo control del dictador Bashar al Assad o los grupos rebeldes que lo combaten.

Las autoridades no aclararon si otros misiles habían caído en territorio controlado por Israel, aunque señalaron que la seguridad de los civiles y aeronaves israelíes "no se vio comprometida".

Debido a ese incidente se activaron las sirenas de alarma en asentamientos israelíes en el Valle del Jordán, en Cisjordania, indicó el ejército, que declinó hacer comentarios en un primer momento sobre reportes noticiosos sobre que se habían oído explosiones en la zona.


Sistema antimisiles de Israel, conocido como Escudo de acero (Archivo)

Se cree que Israel ha realizado varios ataques aéreos contra sistemas armamentísticos avanzados en Siria, incluidos misiles antiaéreos de fabricación rusa y misiles de producción iraní, así como contra posiciones de Hezbollah, aunque rara vez los confirma.

Es poco habitual que se disparen misiles desde Siria hacia aeronaves israelíes.

Israel ha sufrido pocos efectos de la guerra civil siria que se libra junto a su territorio, con apenas incidentes esporádicos de fuego perdido en la frontera. En general, Israel ha restado importancia a esos episodios y los ha descrito como errores tácticos del régimen del presidente de Siria, Bashar al Assad. El Gobierno ha ofrecido respuestas moderadas, con represalias limitadas contra posiciones sirias en respuesta al fuego perdido.

(Con información de AP)

jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

Indonesia modernizará sus T-50i

La Fuerza Aérea Indonesia mejorará las capacidades de los aviones T-50i
Antara


Avión de entrenamiento de combate T-50i

Indonesia actualiza los sofisticados jets


Magetan (Entre megapolitana) - Jefe de Estado Mayor de la Fuerza Aérea (Jefe de la Fuerza Aérea) Mariscal Hadi Tjahjanto declaró bahaw Fuerza Aérea pronto llevar a cabo una "actualización" o la creciente sofisticación del caza T-50i Golden Eagle para maximizar deber de seguridad Interna aire.

"Vamos a actualizar T-50 en un futuro próximo. Eso es porque todavía hay algunas deficiencias en los aviones de combate", dijo Hadi Tjahjanto Mariscal durante una visita de trabajo en la base aérea en Magetan Iwahjudi viernes.

Según él déficits registrados en los aviones de combate basado en la escuadrilla de aire 15 Magetan Base de la Fuerza Aérea Iswahjudi están incluidos en el sistema de radar.

"Además, también vamos a complementar pesenjataan existentes en los aviones de combate para que puedan soportar mejor la tarea de seguridad nacional del aire," dijo.

Él explicó la creciente sofisticación de aviones T-50i Golden Eagle es muy importante dada la Patria muy amplia.


Avión de entrenamiento de combate T-50i 

"Entonces, en medio del Plan Estratégico (Resntra) Fase II en 2015 hasta 2019, los aviones de combate puede realizar tareas tales como patrullas y operaciones de seguridad en Papúa y otra región oriental de Indonesia es mejor", dijo Hadi.

De acuerdo con los datos, del total de 16 unidades de T-50i Golden Eagle, ahora sólo 15 unidades de T-50i es operado por la Fuerza Aérea y la escuadrilla de aire basado en 15 Iswahjudi AFB Magetan.

La otra unidad experimentó una "perdida total» en un accidente mientras se realiza la acrobacia aérea en la base aérea de Yogyakarta Adisutjipto a finales de 2015.

Mientras tanto, en una visita de trabajo a la base aérea de Magetan Iswahjudi, Mariscal Hadi Tjahjanto acompañado por el comandante de la base aérea de Magetan Iswahjudi Marsma Andyawan revisar TNI Aire Escuadrón 14 y entablar un diálogo con los miembros de la Fuerza Aérea local.

Mientras tanto, una visita de trabajo a la base aérea de Magetan Iswahjudi una visita Mariscal Hadi Tjahjanto por primera vez después de ser nombrado por el presidente Joko Widodo convertirse en Jefe de la Fuerza Aérea el 18 de enero de 2017.

miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Saab abre oficina en Filipinas

Saab Opens Philippine Office
Manila Bulletin

Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft 

Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries said Saab Group, a major defense and civilian security company, has just opened an office in the country.

“People here they associate Saab with cars but they no longer exist,” he noted. “It is now a global security company and they just opened up an office here in the Philippines.”

The Saab Group has been reported to be in the pole position to secure a deal to sell its JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft to the Philippine Air Force. Aside from air defense, the company could also offer coastal surveillance equipment and even submarines to the Philippines.

During a media roundtable held on the occasion of the 70th year of Sweden-Philippine Diplomatic Relations, Ambassador Fries said Swedish business is generally quite progressive when it comes to corporate social responsibility in terms of taking care of the environment, as well as upholding labor and human rights.

Kockums A26 submarine 

Swedish companies such as clothing giant H&M, multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Ericsson, and global customer experience specialist Transcom WorldWide AB are all “very advanced in nurturing good working conditions for these people that they hire.”

Fries disclosed that later this year, the Swedish embassy will invite Swedish companies who do good work in terms of social responsibility, to have an exchange with government agencies, labor unions, and Philippines companies.

“If the Swedish companies could show that giving emphasis to social responsibility and environment is not only the right thing to do but it also makes sense business wise for them,” he explained. “They see that consumers pay more attention to this, who offer good working conditions, who take care of the environment. These companies say it’s good for the business. That’s good to stimulate companies here to do the same.”

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

Tailandia tiene plan de modernización a 10 años

Thailand Launches 10-year Military Modernisation Programme
Bangkok Post

Thailand to increase defence spending from the existing 1.4% of GDP to 2% of GDP by the end of the decade

Thailand's government has launched a 10-year military development programme through which it intends to address some of its major challenges, including ongoing insurgency in the south.

The 'Modernisation Plan: Vision 2026', which was announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 27 February, contains three objectives: to improve the preparation of the Thai military, to enhance capabilities, and to modernise related structures.

The modernisation plan does not provide a specific list of required military assets or capabilities but does provide an outline for Thailand to increase defence spending from the existing 1.4% of GDP to 2% of GDP by the end of the decade, officials confirmed to Jane's. (Jane's)

Modern military plan gets nod

The Defence Council has approved a 10-year modernisation plan for the armed forces, designed to boost their ability to deal with any potential threats facing the country.

The "Modernisation Plan: Vision 2026" was given the green light at yesterday's council meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, according to Defence Ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit. The blueprint, produced in tandem with the military reform policy, looks to improve the armed forces' readiness and armament capability to fend off threats to the country over the next 10 years.

Maj Gen Kongcheep said the plan took into consideration security factors and weapons needed by the armed forces to match risk assessments.

It has been drawn up in conjunction with other major master plans, including the national strategic defence plan spanning the next 20 years.

This plan looks at revamping the Defence Ministry's management and organisational structure as well as industries related to national defence.

Maj Gen Kongcheep said the modernisation policy over the next 10 years prescribes how the forces can manage to operate during two scenarios -- in case military spending increases in tandem with the country's growing gross domestic product, or in case of a tight budget.

The military has a clear idea on how it can operate to the highest ability with a limited amount of funding, he said.

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

La RAAF mejora sus capacidades de comunicación

Royal Australian Air Force and Rockwell Collins Demonstrate Wideband High Frequency Capability
Rockwell Collins


Transmission of wideband high frequency (WBHF) communications from ground to air. First WBHF data transfer to RAAF C-17A. Viable solution for RAAF’s Plan Jericho. Add-on option for legacy high frequency systems

GEELONG, Australia - For the first time, Rockwell Collins and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) demonstrated the successful transmission of wideband high frequency (WBHF) communications from a ground station to a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, during Avalon 2017.

Under Plan Jericho, Rockwell Collins collaborated with the RAAF’s 36 Squadron and the Plan Jericho team to initiate and complete the complex data transfer. As part of the demonstration, the ground station team located in Geelong, Australia, transmitted data to a static C-17A aircraft.

During the test, the ground station and aircraft exchanged several data transmissions including streaming video, real-time chat, file transfers and digital voice audio.This demonstration builds on the October 2015 trial of WBHF technology between a P-3C aircraft at RAAF Edinburgh and HMAS Harman in Canberra, and the August 2016 demonstration of modernized WBHF air-to-ground connectivity in a C-17 live flight test in cooperation with the United States Air Force.

“Being able to transfer secure data via the WBHF radio could provide greater operational resilience to the Australian Defence Force in the future, especially in satellite denied environments,” said Air Force's Director of Plan Jericho Group Captain Carl Newman. “Whether it’s a real time conversation, streamed live video or the rapid transfer of large data files between an aviation platform, and support or command and control elements for a broad range of missions, this technology has the ability to deliver a true sovereign beyond line of sight communications capability for defence, and one that complements and hardens existing networks.”

WBHF is a highly reliable solution for the transfer of data, including video, and complementary to traditional SATCOM communications in denied environments. WB technology uses existing HF architecture to provide fast and more secure data transfer.

“WBHF technology is the only modernised HF solution that will deliver net-centric, high-speed communications at costs that are in line with today’s tighter military budgets,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “This demonstration shows the operational gains available through close cooperation between industry and the Royal Australian Air Force under Plan Jericho.”

As a leader in HF technology since 1933, Rockwell Collins supplies HF communications equipment to allied military forces around the world. Rockwell Collins HF radios are used extensively by the Australian Defence Force in both surface and air applications. WBHF technology is the only modernised HF solution that will deliver net-centric, high-speed communications at costs that are in line with today’s tighter military budgets.

domingo, 19 de marzo de 2017

Hips de la FAA operaron en conjunto con la ARA

HELICÓPTEROS MI-171E
EJERCICIO CONJUNTO CON LA ARMADA

La Fuerza Aérea Argentina informa, que coincidiendo con el regreso de la Campaña de Verano desarrollada en el Continente Antártico, para abastecer a las diversas bases que posee nuestro país; el sistema de helicópteros MI-171E perteneciente a la VII Brigada Aérea de Moreno, participó de un ejercicio conjunto con la Armada Argentina, en Ushuaia.
Durante la práctica, una de las naves de alas rotativas desplegadas en nuestra geografía austral, trasladó a tropas del Batallón de Infantería de Marina Nº 4 hacia diversas zonas que habían sido demarcadas para llevar adelante el ejercicio.



El MI-171E de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina participó de la instrucción con el aviso ARA “Bahía Agradable”, y las lanchas patrulleras ARA “Baradero” y ARA “Baranqueras” que se encontraban navegando por el Canal de Beagle.
El ejercicio arrojó un saldo netamente positivo, al permitir un adiestramiento que facilita alcanzar una mayor interoperatividad en cuanto a los procedimientos de planificación, ejecución y control de operaciones entre las Fuerzas Armadas.

sábado, 18 de marzo de 2017

Arsenal de armas encontrado en España

Intervenido un arsenal con más de 10.000 armas de guerra en Bizkaia, Girona y Cantabria
El seguimiento de los artefactos empleados por un terrorista en un atentado en Bruselas en 2014 llevó a la policía al depósito
El País




El material intervenido por la Policía Nacional el pasado enero en Bizkaia, Girona y Cantabria asciende, finalmente, a más de 10.000 armas de guerra. Se trata de más de 9.000 fusiles tipo CETME, ametralladoras antiaéreas, 400 obuses y granadas, pistolas y revólveres detectadas en una operación que tuvo su origen en el seguimiento de las armas empleadas por un terrorista en el atentado contra el museo judío de Bruselas el 24 de mayo de 2014, en el que murieron cuatro personas.

El grupo desmantelado, integrado por cinco personas que fueron detenidas, compraba legalmente el armamento que, por estar inutilizado, estaba disponible en el mercado por ejemplo, para coleccionistas. Posteriormente adquirían las piezas necesarias para reactivar las armas que luego vendían, ya operativas, al crimen organizado y organizaciones terroristas. Fueron especialistas de los Tedax quienes tuvieron que retirar los cerca de 400 obuses y granadas que el grupo criminal tenía a la venta.

Los investigadores hallaron en Getxo (Bizkaia) un "sofisticado" taller en el que manipulaban y reactivaban el armamento. Los agentes también se incautaron de la maquinaria y herramientas, así como instrumentos para modificar los números de serie de las armas y falsificar la documentación de las mismas.  La operación se llevó a cabo en estrecha colaboración con Europol.

viernes, 17 de marzo de 2017

USA abre la opción militar sobre Corea del Norte

Tillerson: Military action against North Korea 'an option'
BBC News


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (C-R) poses for photos with South Korean and US officials during his visit to Panmunjom, the truce village near the inter-Korean border, South Korea, 17 March 2017. 

Rex Tillerson (2nd R) was shown round the Demilitarized Zone before meeting South Korea's acting leader
Military action against North Korea is "an option on the table", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said during a visit to South Korea.
The policy of "strategic patience" had ended, he said, and the US was exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures.
He also defended the deployment of a US missile defence system in South Korea - a move that has angered Beijing.
Seoul and Washington say the system is needed to defend against North Korea.
Mr Tillerson spoke shortly after visiting the Demilitarized Zone which divides the two Koreas.
He arrived in South Korea from Japan, where he said that 20 years of efforts aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions had failed.
Asked if the possibility for military action existed, he said: "Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict."
But he added: "If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, then, that option's on the table."
He also called on China to fully implement sanctions imposed by the UN in response to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.
"I don't believe we have ever fully achieved the maximum level of action that can be taken under the UN Security Council resolution with full participation of all countries," he said.
The US accuses China, North Korea's main ally, of not doing enough to rein it in. But Beijing remains wary of any action that could destabilise the North Korean regime and potentially create chaos on its border.


A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test 

The deployment of the Thaad system has raised tensions between Beijing and Seoul
China is also strongly opposed to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system in South Korea.
The US says the system is aimed at countering the threat from Pyongyang but China says its powerful radar will allow the US to spy on its territory.
In recent days there have been multiple reports of apparent economic retaliation aimed at South Korea by Beijing.
Rex Tillerson called these actions "unnecessary and troubling".
"We also believe it is not the way for a regional power to help resolve what is a serious threat for everyone," he said.

Llegan los dos primeros PC-21 a Australia

RAAF Welcomes First Two PC-21 Training Aircraft


First two PC-21 training aircraft 

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies has welcomed the arrival of the Royal Australian Air Force’s first two Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft that form part of the AIR 5428 pilot training system project.

“We will be formally introducing the PC-21 into service in coming months, but it is grand to be here at Avalon to welcome these first two aircraft,” CAF said, speaking at the Avalon Airshow on Friday. “It really is the start point of us generating what will become a fifth-generation Air Force.”

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester were also on hand to welcome the new aircraft.

The PC-21 is due to start flying operations at RAAF Base East Sale in the middle of this year, while the first pilot course is scheduled to start in early 2019.

The epic delivery flight to East Sale of A54-001 and A54-002 started at Buochs in Switzerland and took 39 hours and 5 minutes, spanning 16 legs over 10 days of flying, with one rest day.

Stops were made at Bari, Heraklion, Luxor, Riyadh, Fujairah, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Chittagong, Bangkok, Singapore, Bali, Kupang, Darwin, Mount Isa and Brisbane.

The aircraft were flown with two extra fuel tanks under the wings that almost doubled the amount of fuel that could be carried.

Martin Mendel, instructor and production test pilot at Pilatus, who flew A54-002 to Australia, said he had never before been involved in such a delivery flight.

“This was the longest I have done; next closest was a PC-7 MkII to Malaysia,” Mendel told Australian Defence Business Review. “This is much more pleasant because we have the autopilot…and the seat is more comfortable.”

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