JAKARTA, Saco-Indonesia.com — Menteri Pertahanan Purnomo Yusgiantoro berencana membeli peluncur rudal antitank dari Amerika Serikat. Pembelian senjata itu bertujuan meremajakan sistem alat pertahanan, khususnya di TNI Angkatan Darat. Purnomo menegaskan, rencana pembelian senjata itu dianggap telah sesuai kebutuhan. Meski tak menyebut jumlah, pembelian senjata itu akan dilakukan sesuai prosedur yang berlaku.

Sebelum membeli alutsista tersebut, Indonesia akan memperoleh transfer teknologi. Personel TNI AD akan menerima pelatihan mengoperasikan sebelum senjata itu benar-benar dibeli. "Masih rencana. Ini sesuai dengan kebutuhan TNI AD, pemerintah akan meremajakan sistem alat pertahanan," kata Purnomo seusai menghadiri rapat bersama Komisi I DPR, di Gedung Parlemen, Jakarta, Senin (10/6/2013).

Untuk diketahui, TNI AD akan membeli peluncur rudal antitank canggih buatan Amerika Serikat bernama Javelin. Rudal ini mampu mengunci sasaran dan mengikuti ke mana pun target berjalan dengan daya ledak yang luar biasa. Jarak tembak rudal ini mencapai 2,5 kilometer. Javelin dilengkapi dengan pelacak canggih yang mampu mengunci dan menembak sasaran bergerak. Selain canggih, alat ini sangat ringan dan dapat ditempatkan di bahu penyerang.

Rudal Javelin berbobot 11,8 kilogram sementara alat pembidik dan peluncur hanya 6,4 kilogram. Javelin digunakan tentara AS dan Australia pada perang di Irak antara Maret dan April 2003. Saat ini, Javelin digunakan di Afganistan. Beberapa negara yang telah menggunakan Javelin adalah Inggris, Taiwan, Lituania, Jordania, Australia, Selandia Baru, Norwegia, dan Irlandia. Satu buah peluncur dan pelacak Javelin dibanderol seharga Rp 1,2 miliar, sedangkan sebuah rudal Javelin berharga sekitar Rp 756 juta.

 
Editor :Liwon Maulana
Sumber:http://nasional.kompas.com/read/2013/06/10/20041799/TNI.Rencana.Beli.Rudal.Antita nk.Canggih
TNI Merencanakan Beli Rudal Antitank Canggih

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Dennis Tueller, the instructor in that class more than three decades ago, decided to find out. In the fall of 1982, he performed a rudimentary series of tests and concluded that an armed attacker who bolted toward an officer could clear 21 feet in the time it took most officers to draw, aim and fire their weapon.

The next spring, Mr. Tueller published his findings in SWAT magazine and transformed police training in the United States. The “21-foot rule” became dogma. It has been taught in police academies around the country, accepted by courts and cited by officers to justify countless shootings, including recent episodes involving a homeless woodcarver in Seattle and a schizophrenic woman in San Francisco.

Now, amid the largest national debate over policing since the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, a small but vocal set of law enforcement officials are calling for a rethinking of the 21-foot rule and other axioms that have emphasized how to use force, not how to avoid it. Several big-city police departments are already re-examining when officers should chase people or draw their guns and when they should back away, wait or try to defuse the situation

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