jueves, 24 de agosto de 2017

Cañones de 35mm para FFG indonesias

35mm CIWS Ordered for Indonesian Frigates

35mm CIWS Millenium Gun

Rheinmetall has received an order for its Millenium Gun 35mm naval weapon system to outfit Indonesia's two new Sigma 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) light frigates.

Damen handed over the first frigate in February this year, with the second undergoing contractor sea trials at press time (late May). Delivery of this ship is planned for October 2017. The primary mission of the 105m, 2,365 tonne ships is anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. Secondary roles include maritime security, search and rescue and humanitarian support.

DTR believes four Millenium Gun systems are part of the Indonesian order. Each Sigma 10514 PKR frigate is allocated one Millenium Gun system installed forward of the bridge. The first Sigma 10514 PKR frigate was delivered without its Millenium Gun system, although the plinth mount is visible in photographs.

Able to fire Rheinmetall's Advanced Hit Efficiency And Destruction (AHEAD) programmable 35mm ammunition, a single Millenium Gun mount can operate as both CIWS and secondary armament on surface combatants of various sizes. Millenium Gun's Oerlikon revolver cannon fires at up to 1,000 rounds per minute. Using AHEAD ammunition natures, figures from Rheinmetall cite that a 25-round burst can achieve a kill a manned aircraft at 3,500m against guided missiles/cruise missiles at 2,000m and against a sea-skimming anti-ship missile at 1,500m. Keep out range against surface targets is approximately 4,000m.

The Indonesian Air Force already operates the Oerlikon 35mm revolver cannon as the effector elements of its land-based Skyshield very short-range air defence system. These system can be ground or truck-mounted.

Defence Technology Review

miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2017

Designan nuevo interventor en FM

El Gobierno designó al nuevo interventor de Fabricaciones Militares

El nombramiento del ingeniero Luis Riva fue comunicado en el Boletín Oficial de este martes

El Gobierno designó al ingeniero Luis Riva como interventor de la Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares, organismo descentralizado que funciona en la órbita del Ministerio de Defensa.

Su nombramiento se comunicó a través del decreto 666/2017, que fue publicado en el Boletín Oficial de este martes con la firma del presidente Mauricio Macri y el ministro Oscar Aguad.

Riva es ingeniero industrial graduado en la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) y obtuvo un PMD (Program for Management Development) en Harvard Business School.

El nuevo interventor se desempeñó como CEO de IMPSA durante 12 años y pasó más de dos décadas al frente de Managers SA. Según indica su perfil en Linkedin, desde 2002 es presidente de la firma de investigación y consultoría Great Place to Work en Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay.

Además, Riva es uno de los fundadores del partido vecinal ConVocación por San Isidro y participó como socio en la Asociación Cristiana de Dirigentes de Empresa (ACDE).

martes, 22 de agosto de 2017

Indonesia intercambia aceite de palma y café por los Su-35 rusos

Indonesia intercambia aceite de palma, café para aviones de combate rusos

La mayor economía del sudeste asiático considera que las sanciones estadounidenses y europeas a Rusia son una oportunidad para impulsar el comercio. El valor y el plazo del trueque, el intercambio de aceite de palma y el café para los aviones de guerra, sigue siendo desconocido.


Indonesia dijo que el comercio de aceite de palma, café y otros productos para los aviones de combate rusos.
El acuerdo de trueque para intercambiar 11 aviones rusos Sukhoi Su-35 para productos clave fue firmado el 4 de agosto en Moscú entre Rostec y PT Perusaaan Perdagangan Indonesia, ambas compañías estatales.
"La idea fue propuesta el año pasado y algunas personas sugirieron que Indonesia debería intercambiar los aviones con nuestros principales productos básicos", dijo el portavoz del Ministerio de Comercio de Indonesia, Marolop Nainggolan, a la agencia de noticias AFP.
La Unión Europea y Estados Unidos han impuesto sanciones a Rusia por presunta intromisión en las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos y su anexión de Crimea de Ucrania.
El ministro indonesio del Comercio, Enggartiasto Lukita, dijo que las sanciones eran una oportunidad para que Indonesia reviviera el comercio con Rusia, que ha caído desde 2012.
Lukita dijo que el acuerdo de trueque podría abrir más acuerdos comerciales bilaterales que se extienden a la energía y la aviación.
Indonesia ya opera 16 jets Sukhoi. La nación del sudeste asiático hizo su primera compra en 2003, mientras que fue objeto de un embargo de EE.UU. sobre las ventas de armas debido a los abusos de los derechos humanos de los militares.
Los detalles del trueque llegaron cuando el ministro ruso de Relaciones Exteriores Sergei Lavrov debía llegar a Indonesia para una visita de dos días el martes.

lunes, 21 de agosto de 2017

Israel teme a Hezbollah

Lebanon’s second army

Hizbullah’s armoury is growing

Israel fears the increasing strength of the Party of God

FROM a rocky outcrop overlooking a limestone quarry in the desolate valley below, a fighter from Hizbullah surveys what just days before had been territory controlled by militants linked to al-Qaeda. “There were snipers behind every rock,” recalls the young man with a wispy moustache. The operation to drive the jihadists from their mountain lair on Lebanon’s north-east border with Syria began on July 21st. It took only a week for Hizbullah to defeat its militant rivals, adding yet another victory to its growing list of military achievements since war broke out in Syria six years ago.

Along with Russian air power and Iranian military aid, Hizbullah’s ground units have kept the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s blood-soaked president, in power. The cost has been high. About 2,000 of the group’s fighters, out of a total of perhaps 15,000 (excluding reservists), have died on Syria’s front lines. But the conflict has also transformed Hizbullah, a Lebanese militia-cum-political party. Hardened by the fighting and flush with arms from Iran, it now more closely resembles a regular—and quite effective—army. That worries Israel, its traditional adversary.

Hizbullah’s roots date back to the early 1980s, when Iran’s Revolutionary Guard trained Shia militants to harass the Israeli soldiers then occupying southern Lebanon. The group honed its guerrilla tactics, including car bombs and assassinations, during Lebanon’s civil war. It claimed victory when Israeli forces withdrew from the south in 2000 and fought them to a bloody stalemate again six years later. But during its campaign in Syria Hizbullah has adopted more conventional tactics, and gained a bigger arsenal. It has used tanks, guided missiles and a fleet of drones and fought across deserts, mountains and cities.

Israeli officials report, with some alarm, that Hizbullah has 17 times more rockets than it did a decade ago. The weapons are also more sophisticated, and are said to include anti-aircraft missiles. Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbullah’s leader, says his rockets can now reach anywhere in Israel, including its nuclear reactor in the south and a chemical plant in the north. Israeli war planners are taking the boast seriously.

So far Israel has confined its response to actions inside Syria, where it has occasionally bombed weapons caches and Iranian arms convoys bound for Hizbullah. But Israeli officials say Iran is now building missile factories inside Lebanon. That could provoke Israeli strikes within the country. Iranian efforts to build up Hizbullah and other proxy forces on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights—thus opening up a second front against Israel—may also trigger a tougher Israeli response that could spark another conflict.

Both sides have reason to fear that the next war may be even worse than the last. Israel argues that the line between the Lebanese state and Hizbullah has blurred in recent years. So if the group launches attacks, Israel should send the entire country “back to the Middle Ages”, says Naftali Bennett, the education minister. Factories, power plants and other major infrastructure are legitimate targets, he says. Mr Nasrallah says he will muster “hundreds of thousands” of volunteers from across the Arab world to fight Israel. A miscalculation by either side could prove devastating.

New friends, with benefits

Hizbullah’s pan-Arab appeal has been damaged by its role in Syria’s sectarian-hued conflict. But it is growing stronger in Lebanon, where it has built new alliances. The group, which is Shia, has stoked Christian fears of Sunni refugees from Syria, who now make up around a quarter of Lebanon’s population. Michel Aoun, the Christian president, has allied himself with Hizbullah’s political wing. Mr Aoun says Hizbullah has a right to keep its weapons to protect Lebanon from Israel, infuriating politicians who want to disarm it. The cabinet is stacked with Hizbullah allies who support the regime in Syria and want it to take back the refugees.

This new political landscape is nowhere more apparent than in the Lebanese border village of Ras Baalbek. Jihadists from Syria infiltrated the Christian enclave in 2014. The local economy suffered as the limestone quarries and hunting lodges closed and the orchards withered. Hizbullah seized the opportunity, sending weapons, night-vision goggles and advisers to help the Christians form a militia to keep the jihadists at bay.

“Israel caricatures Hizbullah as a terrorist organisation,” says Rifaat Nasrallah, the Christian militia’s leader (and no relation of Hassan). “But the resistance is not some external force that comes to terrorise us. They are part of our society. They attend our weddings and funerals. They take care of me and I take care of them.” Alliances forged in the furnace of Syria’s war may be hard to break.

domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Gobierno retira la Orden del Libertador al hijo de puta de Maduro (nunca se la retiraron al traidor de Pinochet)

Por decreto, el Gobierno le retiró a Nicolás Maduro la condecoración que le había otorgado Cristina en 2013

El Boletín Oficial señala que se le cancela a mandatario "el derecho a usar el Collar de la Orden del Libertador San Martín, por actos incompatibles con la dignidad de la Orden"

Hace cuatro años, la hija de puta Cristina le había entregado la condecoración al hijo de puta de Maduro

El Gobierno nacional retiró hoy oficialmente la Orden del Libertador San Martín al presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, condecoración que le había otorgado Cristina Kirchner en 2013. El presidente del interbloque de Diputados de Cambiemos, Mario Negri, había presentado un proyecto para que Macri le retire la Orden del Libertador San Martín a su par venezolano.

"Apruébase el Acta del Consejo de la orden del Libertador San Martín, suscripta el día 2 de agosto de 2017, mediante el cual se cancela el derecho del señor Presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela D. Nicolás Maduro Moros a usar el Collar de la Orden del Libertador San Martín, por actos incompatibles con la dignidad de la Orden", señala el artículo 1 del Decreto 640/2017 del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto, publicado en el Boletín Oficial.

Según los argumentos, Maduro "ha promovido el uso injustificado del instrumento militar y la justicia militar para reprimir protestas y enjuiciar a opositores" y "ha demostrado carecer de los valores sanmartinianos de respeto a la libertad y a los pueblos de América latina".

Además, expresa que el presidente de Venezuela "no ha mostrado la voluntad ni la capacidad de garantizar la plena vigencia de los Derechos Humanos, los principios del orden democrático y el respeto a las libertades individuales, conducta que resulta incompatible con los valores fundamentales que representa la Orden del Libertador San Martín".

Según el decreto, Maduro "es responsable del agravamiento de la crisis política, social y humanitaria por la que atraviesa su país, desconociendo el llamamiento permanente de amplios sectores de la sociedad civil venezolana y de la comunidad internacional para garantizar la plena vigencia de los Derechos Humanos, los principios del orden democrático y el respeto a las libertades individuales".

Por tal motivo, el Consejo de la Orden del Libertador San Martín "dispone se adopten los recaudos pertinentes a fin de solicitarle al recipiendario la devolución de las insignias de la Orden en el Grado de Collar oportunamente conferidas, en razón de haber dejado de ser acreedor de tan alto honor y reconocimiento de la Nación Argentina, así como haber transgredido los principios sanmartinianos que rigen esa Orden".

La distinción había sido otorgada el 8 de mayo de 2013 por la ex presidenta Cristina Kirchnerdurante un acto realizado en la Casa Rosada en el que también se rindió homenaje a Néstor Kirchner y Hugo Chávez .

sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017

Australia da de baja sus UAV Heron

RAAF Heron will be Retired


End of an Era, as Our Heron Departs

Air Force has marked the end of an era with a decision to withdraw the Heron remotely piloted aircraft from service.

The Heron flew its last mission from RAAF Base Tindal during Exercise Diamond Storm on June 23.

During Diamond Storm, Heron completed 17 sorties in support of the Air Warfare Instructor Course in an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance electronic warfare (ISREW) role.

No. 5 Flight is set to be disbanded at the end of the year. The aircraft has played a pivotal role in Air Force’s ability to deliver air-land integration effects in support of our national security interests including in Afghanistan, where it completed more than 27,000 mission hours during Operation Slipper.

CO 5FLT WGCDR Lee Read said it was immensely satisfying to end with such a successful involvement in Exercise Diamond Storm.

“I want to congratulate the 5FLT team, including our technical workforce from the contractor MDA and our embeds from No. 87 Squadron, JEWOSU and No. 1 Combat Communications Squadron, who all worked together to ensure that 5FLT and Heron closed for business on a high.”

After its last operational mission from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on November 30, 2014, Heron then made history by flying in civilian airspace for the first time out of Rockhampton airport during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. This led to the commencement of operations from its home base at RAAF Base Amberley in 2016.

In October last year, GovernorGeneral Sir Peter Cosgrove presented the Meritorious Unit Citation to members of 5FLT during an investiture ceremony.

From January 2010 to November 2014, 5FLT, operating as Task Unit 633.2.7, provided ISREW support to Australian forces and International Security Assistance Force partners in southern Afghanistan. About 500 personnel who were deployed as part of the task unit were recognised.

Air Force has regularly operated the Heron aircraft in restricted military air space from RAAF Base Woomera. The Woomera community has always welcomed 5FLT; this year the hospitality moved to the cricket pitch, where locals and Air Force members challenged each other to two matches.

There was definitely a lot of sadness from the team watching the Heron taxi in for the final time at both Woomera and Tindal.

See full article RAAF

viernes, 18 de agosto de 2017

Filipinas busca armas para sus F/A-50

PAF Shopping for Deployment Requirements for FA-50PH Jet Aircraft

FA-50PH armament 

MANILA -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated the sum of PHP7,792,000 for the acquisition of materiels and equipment needed for the deployment of its South Korean-made FA-50PH "Fighting Eagle" jet aircraft which is now seeing action over Marawi City.

Bid opening is slated for Aug. 22, 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center in Villamor Airbase, Pasay City, said PAF bids and awards committee chair Brig. Gen. Nicolas Parilla in a bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System.

No specifics were given on the items to be acquired due to operational security concerns.

The FA-50PHs are currently being used by the military in the ground-support role in the ongoing effort to neutralize the remaining Maute Group terrorists in Marawi City.

Other aircraft helping in the ground-support role are the Rockwell OV-10 "Bronco", SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 light attack planes and AgustaWestland AW-106 attack helicopters, to name a few.

The PAF operates 12 units of the Korea Aerospace Industries-made fighter jet.

The entire order is worth PHP18.9 billion.

As of 7 p.m. Aug. 6, the number of Maute Group terrorists killed has reached the 528 mark while number of government troops slain in the ongoing operations is now at 122 along with 45 civilians executed.

Recovered firearms are placed at 603 and rescued civilians at 1,728. Fighting in Marawi City started in May 23 when government troops botched an attempt to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader and ISIS "emir" in Southeast Asia Isnilon Hapilon.


jueves, 17 de agosto de 2017

Araucanos hijos de puta queman bandera y profanan placas de VGM

Mapuches sin límites: profanaron placas de soldados de Malvinas y quemaron una bandera Argentina

Miembros de la RAM atacaron placas de los héroes de Malvinas y quemaron una bandera nacional para pedir por la aparición de Santiago Maldonado.
Radio Mitre

Las imágenes del video son tan dolorosas cómo increíbles. El reclamo mapuche al sur de la Argentina terminó de romper cualquier límite luego de que miembros de la RAM profanaran placas en honor a los solados caídos en Malvinas y prendieran fuego una bandera Argentina.
Sin ningún tipo de respeto por aquellos jóvenes que dieron su vida en la defensa del país en la guerra de 1982, un militante de esta organización se acercó a las placas y comenzó a cubrirlas con aerosol sin ningún tipo de remordimiento ni pesar.

El reclamo se produjo en El Bolsón, frente al escuadrón 35 de Gendarmería, donde habrían encontrado rastros pertenecientes a Santiago Maldonado en una camioneta oficial.
“Gendarmes asesinos”, comenzaron a gritar los manifestantes que reclaman por la aparición del joven artesano que desapareció en medio del desalojo de la ruta 40, cuando integrantes de la RAM cortaban la ruta pidiendo por la liberación de su líder, Facundo Jones Huala.

Como si faltarle el respeto a los héroes de Malvinas no fuera suficiente, acto seguido, y con total desprecio por el país, prendieron fuego una bandera Argentina y comenzaron a gritar en contra de las fuerzas de seguridad.

miércoles, 16 de agosto de 2017

Fuerzas filipinas asaltan alcalde narcotraficante y matan a todos

A police raid kills a Filipino mayor and much of his family

The authorities say he was a narcotics boss; his daughter says he was framed
The Economist

MANILA. ARMED police raid the base of a narcotics kingpin masquerading as a civic leader and are met by a hail of gunfire, which they return, killing the gang boss and his thugs—Filipinos see such fare at the cinema and in television dramas all the time.

In essence, that is also the official version of events that unfolded in Ozamiz, a city on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, on July 30th. It was just the sort of action voters expected to see lots of when they made Rodrigo Duterte president last year, after he vowed to wage war on drugs. Instead, they have mainly witnessed vicious skirmishes in slums that leave addicts and petty pushers dead at the hands of the police or murderers unknown.

The police say that in the middle of the night, officers with warrants to search for illegal drugs and firearms raided properties belonging to the mayor of Ozamiz, Reynaldo Parojinog, or his relatives. Armed men at the mayor’s house opened fire at the raiding officers, they claim, starting a gun battle. Mr Parojinog, his wife, two of his siblings and 11 other people were killed, but no policemen. The mayor’s daughter, who is the vice-mayor of Ozamiz, and one of his sons were arrested. Firearms and illegal drugs were seized, the police say.

The mayor’s name is on a list of officials whom Mr Duterte suspects of threatening the fabric of the nation by dealing in illegal drugs, mainly methamphetamine. Mr Parojinog denied that he was a narco-politician. But the mayor knew his family’s reputation put him in the police’s sights. Mr Parojinog’s father was the first boss of the Kuratong Baleleng gang, a private army given weapons by the security forces in the 1980s to fight communist guerrillas on Mindanao. The gang later turned to crime, prospering through robbery, kidnapping and drug-running. After his father and elder brother met violent ends, Mr Parojinog became head of the family, which turned to local politics. It showered wealth on voters in and around Ozamiz to win office and, cynics claimed, to make it awkward for the authorities to pursue them.

Many voiced scepticism about the police’s account of the Ozamiz raids. Human Rights Watch, an NGO, asked why security cameras at Mr Parojinog’s house were put out of action, and said the vice-mayor had accused the police of planting the drugs found. But Mr Duterte scoffs at defenders of human rights, arguing that it is the drug dealers who show little respect for humanity. The president was himself formerly the mayor of a city on Mindanao, an island tormented by violence committed by communist insurgents, Muslim separatists, jihadist terrorists, common criminals and the security forces. A recent opinion poll found that 82% of Filipinos approve of Mr Duterte’s performance as president, suggesting that they share his view.