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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Workshop on the warfare in the underwater domain with the help of marine robotics


The Italian Navy Petty Officers Club in Rome was the location on the 17th and 18th of April, of an introductory workshop on the theme of "the warfare in the underwater domain with the help of marine robotics", which will be subsequently developed during Seafuture 2018, to be held in La Spezia from the 19th to 23rd of June.


This is a project shared between Universities and Research Institutions together with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and strategic defence and security industries as well as the Italian Navy, in cooperation with the General Secretariat of Defence.
The two days of work developed starting from a general framework analysis regarding the conduct of anti-submarine and mine countermeasures (ASW / MCM) operations provided by the Italian Navy General Staff, an innovative and multidisciplinary 'vision' on the development of the involved specialties and related threats at the level of the Mare Nostrum and worldwide in the short, medium and long term.
During the second day, the need to enhance a shared network and a common working method was addressed, in order to optimize the excellences of the various actors involved, in function of the strategic importance of the issue.

This process of mutual exchange will be developed in the coming weeks, to end on the central days of the Seafuture 2018, when the objectives expressed by the various partners will be identified, as well as defined the timing to continue with the joint growth project. This will also benefit from the advanced bilateral meetings between companies and foreign navies that will take place during the event.
The aim is therefore to maintain the level of international competitiveness of the defence industries context at the highest level to constantly support the image and the national economy, with the hope of being able to join the European Defence Research Program for the period 2021-2027.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Malaysian MoD opts for 18 105LG1 Artillery System sof Nexter and his partner ADS


Kuala Lumpur, April 19, 2018 - The Ministry of Defense, Malaysia announced the acquisition of 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems for the Armed Forces during one of the largest defense services exhibition in Asia, DSA/NATSEC 2018. This 3-year contract will start by November 2019 with the first delivery of 6 light guns and the last delivery is due to take place in February 2020.

The 105LG1 is a 105mm gun designed for intervention and rapid reaction forces. With a maximum range of 17 km, it can be towed by a light vehicle, transported by an average helicopter (PUMA or Bell 212 type) or parachuted by a tactical transport aircraft (C130-Hercules type). This extreme mobility, thanks to its low weight (1650 kg), allows it to be deployed on any theater of operation as complex as it is (jungle, forest,
mountains etc.).

A crew of 5 men is enough to make it operational very quickly (a battery setup of 30 seconds) and to shoot at a rate of at least 12 rounds per minute. Combat Proven and qualified by the French army, the gun of 105LG1 equips today six armies around the
world: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Belgium, Canada and Colombia.


This new acquisition of 105LG1 by the Malaysian army confirms the excellent performance, ease of use and robustness of this gun.

ADS, one of the major Malaysian defense players, and Nexter, the French land defense leader, are business partners since 8 years and this contract is a new step of a fruitful cooperation. In support to the local artillery industry, 105 LG1 systems will be assembled locally at the ADS Assembly facilities near Gemas, Negeri Sembilan. ADS is confident that this initiative will create self-reliance and improve the artillery capabilities among the armed forces. The package will also include long range ERG3 ammunition and Bacara Ballistic Computer.

Dato’ Shafii Hj Roshad of ADS Sdn Bhd (ADS) expressed his appreciation to the Malaysian Government for the opportunity to work together and will continue to support the Government of Malaysia in providing solutions for the defense arena. Olivier Travert, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of Nexter said that "this contract is a new recognition of the Nexter Group's expertise in the field of artillery and ammunition. This is an important success in our strategy to position our group as the leading artillery partner
in Asia."
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About Nexter

Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS
Group. It is dedicated to meet the needs of the French land forces and of Nations on an international scale. The scope of
its business includes the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. Nexter also provides
systems and protection solutions in the field of homeland security. The group continues to apply its international
development policy with 60% of the order intake in 2016 and 2017 intended for the export market. In France, Nexter is
fully committed to meet the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the renovation of the Leclerc tank and the
development of the future VBMR and EBRC vehicles within the GME (temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales
and Renault Trucks Defense) as well as the VBMR Light. Nexter's 2016 turnover amounted to €866 million, of which 19%
is allocated to Research and Development activities. The group's range of products includes ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI
armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), many equipment, as
well as customer service, support and revaluation.
For more information: www.nexter-group.fr

About ADSSB

ADSSB is a company specializing in providing defense and security solutions within the region. ADSSB has esta
blished business cooperation with notable defense Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) worldwide and i
t is an entity providing the following business:
 Defense and Security Equipment
 Total Solution for weapon maintenance
 Project Management Services
 After Sales Support Services
 Project Consultancy Services to OEMs
 Leasing of Defense Capital Equipment
ADSSB has more than 10 years of experience to be a respected leading solutions provider in the defense and s
ecurity areas and well recognized regionally and as a "Preferred Partner" to OEMs in establishing, developing
and securing new business opportunities within the Region. ADSSB is a member of Weaponry Working Group
of Malaysian Industry Council for Defense, Enforcement & Security (MIDES). ADSSB is also now working with t
heir business partner internationally in the defense and security industry.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

RMP and Airbus Helicopters celebrate 25 years of AS355 operations

Raymond Lim, Airbus Head of Country Malaysia, presented Deputy Commissioner of Police Dato’ S. Sathiya Seelan, Commander Air Operations Force of the Royal Malaysian Police, with a plaque to celebrate 25 years of AS355 helicopter operations in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, 17 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters and The Royal Malaysian Police held a ceremony at the Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference (DSA), to celebrate 25 years of flying the AS355 helicopters in Malaysia.
Airbus Head of Country Malaysia Raymond Lim presented a plaque to Deputy Commissioner of Police Dato’ S. Sathiya Seelan, Commander Air Operations Force of the Royal Malaysian Police, to commemorate the milestone. The AS355 pilots who have achieved 3,000 flying hours on the helicopters were also presented with the flying hours achievement badges, while the RMP’s engineers were recognised for their effective and prudent contract management.
The Royal Malaysian Police’s fleet of seven AS355 helicopters have been in service since the 1990s. The light twin, multi-role AS355 fleet is used for a wide range of police aviation missions. Together, the helicopters have flown 41,000 hours.

DSA 2020 & NATSEC ASIA 2020 TO BE HELD FROM 20 – 23 APRIL 2020 AT MITEC

RM18.4 billion worth of contracts signed on penultimate day of DSA 2018 & NATSEC Asia 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 18 April 2018 – DSA 2018 and NATSEC Asia 2018 have set many new records and broken the bar on several fronts. The signing of multi-billion ringgit contracts and the convergence of an unprecedented number of individuals from the world’s defence and security communities under one roof - these were but just some of the highlights at the event, which will come to a close on Thursday, 19 April 2018 after four eventful and productive days at MITEC itn Kuala Lumpur. 
 
Celebrating “30 Years in the Defence Show Business”, DSA 2018 has become the first and only show in the world to successfully feature both defence and national security side-by-side on a single platform. 

Recognised as one of the top five defence and security exhibitions in the world, DSA 2018 – the biggest yet in the DSA series - witnessed the participation of 1,500 exhibitors from more than 60 countries and the attendance of over 350 top government officials and foreign delegations. 

The event showcased cutting edge defence and security technology and services and provided the platform for successful networking, business collaborations and strategic alliances. It also enabled armed forces and security personnel to avail themselves of the latest developments in the industry. 

Today, YB. Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence and Minister with Special Functions, Malaysia announced that DSA 2020 and NATSEC Asia 2020 would be held from 20 – 23 April 20 at MITEC. 

Today also saw the signing ceremony of contract documents and hand-over of Letters of Acceptance (LOA), Letter of Intent (LOI) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was coordinated by  the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA). 

The Malaysian government announced a total of eight contracts, three MoUs, six Offsets, ten LOAs and three LOIs valued at RM18.4 billion. Most of the contract value is contributed by six offset programmes with a value of RM14.4 billion. 

Co-organised, supported and hosted by the Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia, the co-located shows are fully supported by the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police, National Security Council, as well as several other national security agencies including Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Immigration Department of Malaysia, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Malaysian Prison Department, Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia, and
Royal Malaysia Police Cooperative Limited. 

The final day of DSA 2018 and NATSEC Asia 2018 will be held on 19 April 2018 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. 

It is open to trade visitors only. For more information on DSA 2018 and NATSEC Asia 2018 visit www.dsaexhibition.com and www.natsecasia.com respectively. 

All security arrangements of DSA 2018 and NATSEC Asia 2018 at MITEC were spearheaded by Commissioner Police Dato’ Sri Mazlan bin Lazim, Chief of Police, Kuala Lumpur.







Tuesday, April 17, 2018

BAE Systems signs partnership forChevening Scholarship in Malaysia for 2018

BAE Systems today signed partnership for Chevening Scholarship programme for 2018 with the British High Commission of Malaysia at the DSA 2018.

The British High Commissioner for Malaysia, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, will be joined by Alan Garwood, Group Business Development Director, BAE Systems and John Brosnan, Manging Director, Southeast Asia, BAE Systems and Andy Lavin, BAE Systems International Sales Director for Typhoon to mark the partnership.

Having sponsored over 50 Malaysian post graduate students since 2012 and invested 5mn Ringgit till date, BAE Systems remains one of the largest contributors to the Chevening Programme in Malaysia and this renewal will ensure that more young Malaysians can benefit from this programme in the future.

The company’s support for the Chevening Scholarship programme saw the scholars being given the opportunity to tour the Hawk and Typhoon aircraft production lines earlier this year in North West England. The Royal Malaysian Air Force has a fleet of Hawk and is currently evaluating the Typhoon multi role aircraft as the next jet fighter for the air force.


RMAF's H225M recognised as the highest H225M flyer in 2017

Raymond Lim, Airbus Head of Country Malaysia, presented the Chief of Air Force General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Affendi bin Buang with a plaque recognising the RMAF’s H225M  as the highest H225M flyer in 2017.

Kuala Lumpur, 17 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters held an awards ceremony at the Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference (DSA), to celebrate the milestone achievement of the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s H225M (M55-02, S/N 2840), which logged the most number of flight hours worldwide in 2017.
Attending the event were Chief of Air Force General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Affendi bin Buang and Deputy Chief of Air Force Lieutenant General Dato’ Sri Ackbal bin Haji Abdul Samad  from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Airbus Head of Country Malaysia Raymond Lim presented the Chief of Air Force with a plaque to commemorate the milestone.
The Royal Malaysian Air Force’s fleet of 12 H225M (previously known as EC725) helicopters have been in service since 2012. A proven workhorse, the H225M helicopters have participated in various exercises and operational employment, as well as humanitarian and disaster relief missions, including the recent flood evacuations, mercy missions and the rescue mission at the Mount Kinabalu. Together, the RMAF H225M fleet has achieved 13,000 flight hours.

RMN receives Airbus excellence in flight safety operations award

The Royal Malaysian Navy receives Airbus excellence in flight safety operations award at the sidelines of DSA 2018.  Standing left to right: Chief of Staff Captain Sazalee Shoib, Airbus Head of Country Raymond Lim, Assistant Chief of Staff Engineering Laksamana Muda Dato’ Ir. Haji Khairuddin bin KhalidCommander Naval Aviation First Admiral Roslan Mohd Yunus and Captain Ahmad Shafirudin Abu Bakar, Director of Planning.

Kuala Lumpur, 17 April 2018 – The Royal Malaysian Navy has received an Airbus award for the excellent flight safety operations of its fleet of AS555 SN Fennec helicopters, at a ceremony on the sidelines of the Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference (DSA), in Malaysia today.

Assistant Chief of Staff Engineering Laksamana Muda Dato’ Ir. Haji Khairuddin bin Khalid received the flight safety operations award on behalf of the RMN Commander Naval Aviation First Admiral Roslan Mohd Yunus and Chief of Staff Captain Sazalee Shoib were presented with the 1,000 and 500 flying hours achievement awards, respectively by Airbus Head of Country Raymond Lim.

The Royal Malaysian Navy’s fleet of six AS555 SN Fennec helicopters has been in service since 2004. The light twin, multi-role AS555 SN fleet is used for over-the-horizon targetting and training. Together, they have achieved over 18,000 flight hours.

About Airbus
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Monday, April 16, 2018

PENGLIBATAN TLDM DI PAMERAN DEFENCE SERVICES ASIA (DSA) 2018


KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Apr – Pameran Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018)
merupakan pameran industri pertahanan yang terulung di rantau ini. Walaupun
pameran ini lebih menjurus kepada elemen pertahanan darat, kehadiran Tentera Laut
Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) dilihat sebagai komponen penting dalam Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) dan turut diberi perhatian oleh Jawatankuasa Penganjur bagi memastikan penganjuran pameran ini memberi impak yang maksimum kepada semua pihak. TLDM turut terlibat di dalam penganjuran DSA yang terdahulu namun pada sesi kali ini, Segmen Maritim melalui penyertaan pameran diperkenalkan bagi menarik lebih banyak penyertaan.

Penglibatan angkatan laut negara luar adalah terhad kepada penyertaan
delegasi sebagai tetamu bagi menghadiri pameran tersebut. Seramai 5 orang PTL dan
18 orang wakil PTL telah mengesahkan kehadiran. 

Konsep pameran TLDM bagi DSA 2018 adalah bertemakan Program Transformasi TLDM yang dikenali sebagai RMN Transformation Programme #15to5.

Sepanjang pameran, TLDM turut berkongsi maklumat berkenaan pendekatan inovatif
yang digunakan bagi menyokong program ini selaras dengan penekanan hala tuju
Kementerian Pertahanan dari segi aspek Kesiagaan, Keselamatan dan Diplomasi
Pertahanan. Ruang pameran RMN’s Pavillion bakal mengadakan Demonstrasi Aplikasi Kesedaran, Keselamatan dan Komuniti (K3M) 2.0 (SEALERT). Aplikasi K3M versi sebelum ini telah ditambah baik kepada K3M 2.0 (SEALERT) yang menawarkan lebih banyak aplikasi menjurus kepada peningkatan keselamatan terhadap komuniti maritim. 

Secara tidak langsung, pameran ini juga dapat memberi pendedahan kepada delegasi luar yang berkunjung di samping memberikan idea kepada pengeluar industri berkaitan peranan dan sumbangan yang dapat dikongsikan bagi menjayakan DSA 2018.

PAVILLION TDM DI DSA (MITEC) 2018

Program Network Centric Operation (NCO) mula diperakui di peringkat Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) pada Jun 2010 dan mula dibangunkan pada tahun 2011. Sehingga kini, program NCO telah memasuki fasa kedua dan sedia dipertingkatkan sehingga fasa yang terakhir menjelang tahun 2035.
Sempena DSA 2018, Tentera Darat (TD) telah menubuhkan Malaysian Army Pavilion, bertujuan untuk mempamerkan keupayaan TD di dalam era digital dengan menubuhkan bilik operasi divisyen yang berupaya mengawal aktiviti latihan dan operasi secara real time.

Penubuhan Malaysian Army Pavilion ini adalah berkonsepkan TD  yang moden melalui integrasi rangkaian yang efektif meliputi aspek sensor, perintah dan kawalan, dan platform sistem persenjataan untuk membantu angkatan mencapai integrasi serta situasional awareness  secara real time. Platform yang telah terhasil ini juga adalah kejayaan kolaborasi di antara TD dan pemaju industri tempatan.  Sistem yang dipamerkan di Malaysian Army Pavilion merangkumi galeri pameran di koridor dan bilik operasi divisyen di bahagian dalam.

Galeri pameran di koridor memaparkan Mannequin yang dilengkapi dengan Future Soldier System (FSS) serta Satellite Communication Manpack System yang berkemampuan untuk menyediakan rangkaian perhubungan di antara pasukan yang terlibat. Sementara di bahagian dalam pula memaparkan Bilik Operasi Divisyen.

Dilengkapi dengan sistem NCO yang berkeupayaan untuk mempertingkatkan lagi keberkesanan perintah dan kawalan kepada pelbagai operasi dan aktiviti di medan. Bilik operasi ini juga turut dilengkapi dengan pelbagai paparan operasi dan komunikasi dua hala antara satu sama lain secara real time.

Bagi tujuan DSA 18, Bilik Operasi Div ini mempamerkan kebolehan untuk mengawasi dan mengawal 3 situasi yang berlainan seperti berikut:

- Op WAWASAN di Kelantan (400 km dari MITEC).
Rondaan oleh anggota yang dilengkapi dengan Future Soldier System (FSS) di kawasan Op Wawasan (sempadan Malaysia/Thailand) di Rantau Panjang, Kelantan.

- Rancangan Tembakan Artileri (200 km dari MITEC).
Melaksanakan Rancangan Tembakan  Artileri menggunakan meriam 105 mm Howitzer  dan kenderaan Malaysian Infantry Fighting Vehicles (MIFV) di Lapang Sasar Asahan, Melaka.

- OBUA di ZUCoV (350 km dari MITEC).
Kompeni Infantri melaksanakan operasi pertempuran di kawasan terbina (Operation in Built-Up Area 

- OBUA) di Zulkiples Urban Combat Village (ZUCoV), PULADA, Johor.
Konsep Malaysian Army Pavilion sempena DSA 2018 ini berjaya beroperasi dengan baik dan terbukti mempertingkatkan peranan Combine Arms Division Operation Room sebagai sebuah pusat command and control (C2) dalam mengawal latihan dan operasi secara real time dengan menggunakan platform sistem Network Centric Operation (NCO).

TLDM DI DSA NATSEC (MITEC)2018


KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Apr – Pameran Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018)
merupakan pameran industri pertahanan yang terulung di rantau ini.
Walaupun pameran ini lebih menjurus kepada elemen pertahanan darat, kehadiran Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) dilihat sebagai komponen penting dalam Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) dan turut diberi perhatian oleh Jawatankuasa Penganjur bagi memastikan penganjuran pameran ini memberi impak yang maksimum kepada semua pihak.
TLDM turut terlibat di dalam penganjuran DSA yang terdahulu namun pada sesi
kali ini, Segmen Maritim melalui penyertaan pameran diperkenalkan bagi menarik lebih banyak penyertaan.
Penglibatan angkatan laut negara luar adalah terhad kepada penyertaan
delegasi sebagai tetamu bagi menghadiri pameran tersebut. Seramai 5 orang PTL dan 18 orang wakil PTL telah mengesahkan kehadiran.
Konsep pameran TLDM bagi DSA 2018 adalah bertemakan Program
Transformasi TLDM yang dikenali sebagai RMN Transformation Programme #15to5.
Sepanjang pameran, TLDM turut berkongsi maklumat berkenaan pendekatan inovatif
yang digunakan bagi menyokong program ini selaras dengan penekanan hala tuju
Kementerian Pertahanan dari segi aspek Kesiagaan, Keselamatan dan Diplomasi
Pertahanan.
Ruang pameran RMN’s Pavillion bakal mengadakan Demonstrasi Aplikasi
Kesedaran, Keselamatan dan Komuniti (K3M) 2.0 (SEALERT). Aplikasi K3M versi
sebelum ini telah ditambah baik kepada K3M 2.0 (SEALERT) yang menawarkan lebih banyak aplikasi menjurus kepada peningkatan keselamatan terhadap komuniti maritim.
Secara tidak langsung, pameran ini juga dapat memberi pendedahan kepada delegasi luar yang berkunjung di samping memberikan idea kepada pengeluar industri berkaitan peranan dan sumbangan yang dapat dikongsikan bagi menjayakan DSA 2018.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DSA And NATSEC ASIA 2018


 *DSA 2018 Marks Significant 30 year Industry Milestone     with the debut of National Security Asia

    *The first edition of National Security Asia (NATSEC Asia) debuts alongside DSA 2018, establishing     the only show in the world to feature defence and national security side-by-side    DSA & NATSEC Asia 2018 welcomes record-breaking numbers including 1,500 exhibitors and     50,000 visitors from 70 countries

    *Biennial event to feature first-ever Empowering Women in Defence & Security Forum

   * NATSEC Asia reflects the urgent need for regional defence and security forces to join hands against     terrorism


Kuala Lumpur, 15 April 2018 - Asia’s largest and most highly-anticipated defence and security exhibition, Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference, is once again set to position Malaysia as a regional leader in the defence and security sector.
Celebrating “30 Years in the Defence Show Business”, DSA 2018 has become the first and only show in the world to successfully feature both defence and national security side-by-side on a single platform.

The 16th installation of DSA will see the launch of the first National Security Asia (NATSEC Asia) 2018, the brand new international exhibition on National Security for Asia. Fully supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), NATSEC Asia will focus on all national security sectors including public safety.
A truly dedicated national security show, NATSEC Asia reflects the urgent need for governments and defence mechanisms in Asia to collectively examine and address issues of national and regional security.
At the heart of NATSEC Asia 2018 is a special highlight on cyber security through its ‘Cyber Security & Defence Zone’, which will feature the Cyber Security & Defence Seminar supported by the National Security Council and the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA).

To date, 340 delegations from 45 countries have confirmed attendance to DSA & NATSEC Asia. Special delegations include Ministers of Home Affairs (ASEAN), Ministers of Defence, Inspector Generals of Police, Chiefs of Defence, Navy, Army and Air Force, as well as other heads of national security entities from the ASEAN region.
Ranked as one of the Top Five Defence Shows in the World, DSA 2018 will showcase a record-breaking 1,500 companies from 60 countries, representing the global defence and security sector.
In addition to returning segments, the biennial show will also feature its first-ever ‘Empowering Women in Defence & Security Forum’, a timely addition to their programme line-up. The Forum will highlight women holding key positions in defence and security as they come together to discuss the current and future role of women in the field as well as the unique challenges they face.
DSA and NATSEC 2018 is pleased to announce today the roster of world-class companies, trade associations and national pavilion groups who have stepped forward to act as official event sponsors and branding partners.

Among the major sponsors supporting the show are Airbus, MBDA, FNSS, MD Helicopters, BAE SYSTEMS, the Turkish Defence Industry, BMW, Weststar, and Thales. Additional sponsors and branding partners include the South Africa Pavilion, Bavarian Nordic, Naval Group, the USA Partnership Pavilion, DEFTECH, Jakel Defence, Korea Defense Industries Association, Poland Defence Holdings, SASTIND, Kongsberg, NIMR, Packa, the UK Pavilion, Black Tiger, the Czech Republic, Acasia, and YITU.
Co-organised, supported and hosted by the Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia, the co-located shows are expected to welcome over 50,000 visitors from 70 countries and generate billions of Ringgit in investment opportunities through contracts and partnerships signed and established throughout the duration of the show.
Both DSA and NATSEC Asia 2018 are fully supported by the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police, National Security Council, as well as several other national security agencies including Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Immigration Department of Malaysia, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Malaysian Prison Department, Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia, and Royal Malaysia Police Cooperative Limited.
This is the first time the show is being held at the brand-new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur, the country’s largest exhibition space, reflecting the show’s anticipated growth in the coming years.
 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

18 RAMD PARA BERTARAF OPERASI

Oleh Paklang Hamzah/Foto PRTD
Telah diterbitkan di dalam Majalah Perajurit edisi Apr 2018

Pada 21 Feb 2018, tercatat satu lagi detik bersejarah dalam konteks pencapaian modal insan Tentera Darat Malaysia (TDM) di mana satu upacara Serah Menyerah Bendera 18 RAMD (Para) oleh Panglima 8 Briged Brig Jen Dato’ Nazari bin Abd Hadi  kepada Panglima Tentera Darat (PTD) Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Jen Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim dan PTD menyerahkan pula kepada Panglima 10 Briged (Para) Brig Jen Dato’ Tengku Muhammad Fauzi bin Tengku Ibrahim sebagai simbolik penyerahan Batalion ke 18 Rejimen Askar Melayu Diraja (RAMD) ke bawah pemerintahan 10 Briged (Para) sempena Pengisytiharan Pengoperasian sebagai salah sebuah Batalion Infantri (Para) sekali gus bermulanya batalion ini berada di bawah pemerintahan 10 Briged (Para).  Ini bermakna, 10 Bgd (Para) sudah mempunyai 4 batalion yang berkompetensi tinggi iaitu 9 RAMD, 17 RAMD, 8 RRD  dan 18 RAMD yang menggenggam motto ‘TANGKAS BERJUANG’.

Sejarah Dan Pembangunan 18 RAMD

Menyingkap sejarah penubuhan, Batalion ke-18 RAMD telah ditubuhkan dengan rasminya pada 1 Mei 1976 sebagai batalion infantri biasa dan ditempatkan di Kem Segenting Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan dan disusun semula menjadi Batalion Infantri Standard (BIS) pada 10 April 1999 dan ditempatkan di Kem Sri Pantai Kuala Trengganu.  Seiring dengan perkembangan semasa TDM, pasukan ini sekali lagi telah distrukturkan semula daripada BIS kepada Batalion Infantri (Para) berkuatkuasa pada tanggal 10 September 2015. 


PTD dalam ucapan pengisytiharannya menyatakan bahawa pengstrukturan ini selaras dengan perkembangan semasa TDM yang mahukan ketumbukan Pasukan Aturgerak Cepat (PAC) ditingkatkan keupayaannya.  Justeru, sebagai langkah awal penaiktarafan batalion ini kepada sebuah PAC, serama 4 pegawai dan 46 anggota Lain-lain Pangkat (LLP) telah dipilih untuk menjadi kumpulan perintis dan telah menghadiri kursus Asas Payung Terjun di Pusat Latihan Peperangan Khusus (PULPAK) Melaka.  Setelah mencapai tahap yang telah ditetapkan untuk diletak sebagai sebuah pasukan berstatus operasi berdasarkan kepada keupayaan semasa khususnya berkaitan kelayakan keanggotaan dan kelengkapannya.
Penstrukturan semula pasukan ini juga turut didorong oleh perkembangan geostrategik negara dan negara-negara rantau ini yang telah melalui perubahan secara konsisten.  Berasaskan perkembangan ini juga TDM secara proaktif telah merangka satu perancangan konprehensif untuk membangunkan satu angkatan darat yang kredibel  melalui Pelan Pembangunan Army 4NextG yang dijajarkan daripada pelan pembangunan yang terdahulu iaitu Army 2 10 Plus 10.

Menerusi pelan pembangunan ini, TDM terus bergerak berlandaskan satu visi untuk menjadikan ketumbukan ini sebagai sebuah angkatan yang mempunyai kebolehan serta keupayaan untuk beroperasi di dua wilayah secara serentak dalam mendepani pelbagai spektrum ancaman yang bukan sahaja pada waktu sekarang malah juga di masa-masa mendatang.  Tegas beliau, pensrukturan ini juga membuktikan betapa seriusnya perancangan dan pengimplementasian yang dibuat oleh kepimpinan tertinggi TDM terhadap visi ini.

Demonstrasi

Acara ini dipersembahkan kepada umum di Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud (LTSM) Kuala Trengganu dalam satu demonstrasi yang melibatkan seramai 800 pegawai dan anggota dari ketumbukan ini.  Pelbagai aset ketenteraan turut digunakan di dalam demonstrasi keupayaan dan kemahiran (PAC) termasuk penglibatan aset Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM) seperti pesawat Sukhoi SU-30MKM, pesawat pengangkut C130 H dan pesawat E-725 Cougar.

Demonstrasi yang menggambarkan keupayaan sebenar PAC dalam  melaksanakan misi yang dipertanggungjawabkan kepada mereka sebagai Pasukan Para.  Aksi bermula dengan penyusupan Seksyen Pandu Arah Udara dengan melakukan Penerjunan Bebas dari ketinggian 10 ribu kaki. Misi mereka turut diawasi oleh dua buah Pesawat Pejuang Sukhoi SU-30MKM bagi tujuan Close Air Support (CAS) bagi menentukan keselamatan dan kelancaran misi yang dilaksanakan dari diganggu oleh elemen-elemen musuh.  Kemudian disusuli dengan  Penerjunan Statik (Mass Drop) melalui Pesawat C130 H sebagai Method of entry (MOE) anggota PAC ke kawasan sasaran.

Dalam demonstrasi ini penarikan keluar seksyen Pandu Arah Udara dengan menggunakan Teknik SPIE-Rig di ikuti dengan penyusupan kumpulan serangan dengan teknik Fast Roping dan Hover Jump  dengan menggunakan helikopter Nuri dari Skn 882 Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (PUTD).
Turut hadir dalam upacara ini ialah Menteri Besar Trengganu, YAB Dato’ Sri Haji Ahmad Razif bi Abd. Rahman, SUK Negeri Trengganu YB Dato’ Wan Nawawi bin haji Wan Ismail,  Panglima Medan Barat TDM Lt Jen Dato’ Azizan bin Md Delin,  Panglima 2 Divisyen Dato’ Mohd Ramli bin Jaafar, Panglima 10 Bgd (Para) Datuk Tengku Muhammad Fauzi bin Tengku Ibrahim. 


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