Saab and PT Lundin reveal trimaran design of BONEFISH unmanned surface vessel The Bonefish USV combines Saab’s mission systems integration capabilities with the advanced carbon fibre composite trimaran design of PT Lundin. The USV can host a variety of payloads and sensors and has a modular payload bay for increased flexibility. The types of missions envisioned for the USV include anti-piracy, anti-submarine warfare, maritime surveillance and mine countermeasures.
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(3 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: Hundreds of global defence companies are showcasing their latest technologies at the Indonesia Defence Expo in Jakarta. The event also provides an opportunity for Indonesia to give exposure to its growing defence industry. STORY-LINE: The Indonesia Defence Expo, a biennial exhibition, is the biggest in Southeast Asia and has been held since 2004. The expo features the latest development of defence technology in the field of aerospace, security and marine technology from more than 40 countries. Organised by the Indonesian Defence Ministry, the event is designed to promote the local defence industry. Its theme "Bolstering Defence Industry Cooperation: Achieving a Global Maritime Fulcrum and Secure World" is in line with Indonesian President Joko Widodo's defence policy to turn Indonesia into a global maritime power. Out of 844 exhibitors, 271 companies are from Indonesia, and 573 others come from 46 countries around the world such as United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Russia, China, Australia, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. The international exhibitors include some of the biggest names in the global defence industry such as Boeing Defence, Airbus Group, Rheinmettal, Thales, Avibraz and Rosoboronexport. Indonesia's 2016 defence budget stands at 8 billion US Dollars, in sharp contrast to American defence budget at over 500 billion US Dollars, according to data from Indonesia's Finance Ministry. In the opening ceremony, the Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla stressed the importance of defence in times of peace. "This Indonesian Defence Expo is not just about preparing for war, but it is more importantly also about how we can live in peace by protecting our own security," says Kalla. America's leading global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, is an important participant with a close relationship to Indonesia. In support of the expo's maritime focus, Lockheed Martin is showcasing their latest F-16 Viper jet fighter. Indonesia has used the F-16 line jet fighters as part of its defence system for many years. The company is currently in talks with the Indonesian government over the sale of these advanced jet fighters. In addition, Lockheed is also looking to expand its product line says Doug Greenlaw, Regional Vice President of Lockheed Martin for Asia. "Our goal is to expose the breath of our portfolio. We are involved in a lot of things. Last year, about a year ago, we acquired the Sikorsky helicopter company. It's now a Lockheed Martin company. Sikorsky has a rich history throughout the world and throughout the region, and a great brand. We're trying to make sure that all of the customers understand that Sikorsky is now part of the Lockheed Martin." Indonesian companies are using the opportunity to promote their own defence products. PT. Pindad, a state-owned company specializing in military and commercial products since 1958, is the biggest Indonesian company taking part in the event. The company is launching its latest line of "Antasena" amphibious tank boats in cooperation with Swedish company Lundin Industry Invest and Belgian company CMI Defence. The 18-meter-long boat claims to be the world's only boat that can be used in swamps and shallow rivers with a depth of 1 metre. "This expo is very strategic because it gives us an opportunity to show the world our development of defence system," says Bayu Fiantoro, the Corporate Secretary of Pindad. Many companies come to Indonesia for the expo because they see the Southeast Asian giant as a big market for defence industry in the next 5 to 10 years. The defence expo is held for 4 days, and it is open for public on the final day. This year it aims to bring in 30,000 visitors. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8fa3aac2e41582959cfdc839fc1d46af Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Saab and PT Lundin have revealed their Bonefish unmanned surface vessel (USV) technology demonstrator at Indo Defence 2014. Joint development of the Bonefish demonstrator, which can be seen on PT Lundin’s stand began at the start of this year, the concept marrying Saab’s mission systems integration expertise with PT Lundin’s advanced wave-piercing trimaran hullform. The prototype was built in approximately six months at PT Lundin’s composite boat production facility in Banyuwangi, East Java. Capable of speeds of up to 40 kts, Bonefish is designed to incorporate a wide range of sensors, satellite-based control and a modular payload bay to enable role flexibility.
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