CONCERN ON Alutsista
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- Post 20 December 2016
- By Nuke/Ani Hasanah
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Indonesia is grieving again. The Air Force Herculesplane crashed in Wamena on Sunday, December 18, 2016, killing all crew and passengers . It is still fresh inmemory, what happened to the National Police's aircraft M-28 Sky Truck, which lost contact and crashed Saturday, December 3, 2016 in south Lingga waters,Riau Islands Province. The plane was carrying 13 passengers comprised of five crew members and eight passengers.
This year alone, there were 7 Military aircraftscrashes that killed members of military and polic. Theseof course have caused serious concern on Indonesia’s defense sytem main equipment or Alutsista . Indeed, defense equipment is an important part of the security and sovereignty of the nation and the state.
It is time for Indonesia to improve its defense system main equipment or known as alutsista in Indonesia. Ironically, the Hercules aircraft which crashed in Wamena, is a used aircraft , a grant from Australia and not the result of new aircraft purchased separately. Financial state should better highlight the strength of the military and police. Government and Parliament, today has been more focused on defense procurement. Butapparently, due to the country's financial situation this can not be done optimally.
For the public, a military aircraft accident for such areason as bad weather conditions, is sometimes difficult to understand. Are not the military equipment should be the best, with the classifications of defense equipment,to withstand anything in the battlefield including the weather?. But of course anything could be the cause ofan accident. From factors such as human error, the age of the plane, insufficient technology, to even extreme weather.
When the government, along with the military and police as well as the House of Representatives, chooseweapons system, the should not making too many compromises, and must adjust to current conditions in order not to be left too far behind in technology. Of course, what to buy must be adapted to the characteristics of the area or region of the country. It is true that sometimes goods coming from grants or used items can later be upgraded into the good stuff. In addition of course the price is much cheaper. Still, the content and the technology is outdated and may not correspond to the natural characteristics of Indonesia. Undoubtedly, sophisticated defense equipments will greatly affect the country's defense system, including the safety of personnel who use them.