Friday, November 23, 2007

Brand New CN-235 MPA for Indonesian Navy



The Indonesian Ministry of Defence and Security ordered 24 CN-235 aircraft, including six for the Indonesian Navy maritime reconnaissance squadron and three for the Indonesian Air Force.

THALES and IPTN signed a Memorandum Of Agreement in May 2000 for the supply of three CN235 aircraft manufactured by IPTN and equipped with AMASCOS from Thales Airborne Systems, to the Indonesian Air Force.



The AMASCOS Airborne Maritime Situation Control System includes the Ocean Master search radar produced by Thales and EADS Deutschland, the Elettronica ALR 733 radar warning receiver, the Chlio thermal imager developed by Thales Optronique, the Gemini navigation computer from Thales (formerly Sextant) Avionics and the AN/ASQ-508 Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) system from CAE.

There are three hardpoints under each wing that can carry Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The Indonesian maritime patrol version can be fitted with two Mark 46 torpedoes or Exocet M-39 air-launch anti-ship missiles.

Specification CN-235

CN-235 Brunei Darusalam Air Force

1 comment:

Rudi said...

Selain memerlukan pesawat pengintai maritim dan penginderaan jarak jauh untuk ditempatkan di daerah Timur NKRI yang selama in porous, TNI AL memerlukan pesawat tanker udara yang akan men-supply pesawat2 udara baik tempur taktis maupun pengintai untuk dapat patroli dan reaksi 24/7. Bila pesawat tanker ini bisa di konversi dari CN235 dan dibuat komponennya dari produk lokal akan lebih menghemat devisa dan uang yang ada dapat dibelikan untuk membeli lebih banyak pesawat helikopter pengangkut dan taktis dan kapal selam Kilo Class dan SIGMA class korvet untuk memperkuat daerah Timur RI.