Hikmah dibalik Insiden “engine fire” pada F-16 CD TNI AU TS-1643

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Insiden terbakarnya pesawat F-16 di Halim Perdanakusuma  menurut Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara Marsekal Agus Supriatna kepada wartawan di Markas Besar TNI Cilangkap, Jakarta Timur, Kamis (16/4/2015), Marsekal Agus Supriatna mengatakan pesawat tersebut merupakan hibah dari Amerika. Insiden engine fire, kata Agus, sangat jarang terjadi.

Pesawat itu baru datang, hibah dari Amerika, blok 25, pada saat take off, pada saat rolling, terjadi engine fire. Penerbangnya langsung melaksanakan abort pesawat. Karena engine-nya kebakaran,” kata Agus

Demikian berita “F-16 Tahun 80-an Terbakar, KSAU: Kalau Beli Pesawat Lebih Baik yang Baru”, yang dikutip di detikNews.

Mari kita menengok ke belakang Release resmi dari DSCA , dengan judul ” Indonesia – Regeneration and Upgrade of F-16C/D Block 25 Aircraft”,  (http://www.dsca.mil)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Nov. 16 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Indonesia for the regeneration and upgrade of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $750 million.

The Government of Indonesia has requested a sale for the regeneration and upgrade of 24 F-16C/D Block 25 aircraft and 28 F100-PW-200 or F100-PW-220E engines being granted as Excess Defense Articles. The upgrade includes the following major systems and components: LAU-129A/A Launchers, ALR-69 Radar Warning Receivers, ARC-164/186 Radios, Expanded Enhanced Fire Control (EEFC) or Commercial Fire Control, or Modular Mission Computers, ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management Systems, ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser Systems, Cartridge Actuated Devices/Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD), Situational Awareness Data Link, Enhance Position Location Reporting Systems (EPLRS), LN-260 (SPS version, non-PPS), and AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER or AN/AAQ-28 LITENING Targeting Systems. Also included are tools, support and test equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $750 million.

The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a strategic partner that has been, and continues to be, an important force for economic progress in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia desires the F-16 aircraft to modernize the Indonesian Air Force (IAF) fleet with aircraft more capable of conducting operations in the outermost border regions of Indonesia. The IAF’s current fleet of F-16 Block 15 aircraft is not capable of fulfilling that role, and the aging F-5 aircraft are expensive to maintain and operate due to diminishing resources existing to support the aircraft. The avionics upgrade will provide the IAF an additional capability benefitting security by modernizing the force structure, and enhancing interoperability by greater use of U.S.-produced equipment. Indonesia, which already has F-16 Block 15 and F-5 aircraft in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these upgraded systems.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

Indonesia requested the regeneration be sole sourced to the 309th Maintenance Wing, Hill Air Force Base, in Ogden, Utah, and Pratt Whitney, in East Hartford, Connecticut for the engine overhaul. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Indonesia.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

Dari release resmi DSCA, ada pengadaan 28 F100-PW-200 or F100-PW-220E engines.

F100-PW-200 engine ( f-16.net)

 

F100-PW-200/ F100-PW-220E engines, (f16.net)

 

Klo melihat realese resmi DSCA,  engine untuk proses Regeneration and Upgrade of F-16C/D Block 25 Aircraft adalah baru dan pengadaannya ada 28 unit. Berarti ada 4 engine untuk suku cadang.

Berita lainnya :

“Sementara seluruh mesin pesawat F-16 C/D TNI AU ini  yaitu F100-PW-220/E menjalani upgrade di pabrik Pratt & Whitney di Old Kelly AFB, sehingga memiliki umur komponen dua kali lebih lama dari mesin standar…………..

Selanjutnya pesawat menjalani upgrading dan refurbished rangka serta sistem avionik dan persenjataan di Ogden Air Logistics Center di Hill AFB, Odgen, Utah. Rangka pesawat diperkuat, jaringan kabel dan elektronik baru dipasang, semua sistem lama direkondisi menjadi baru dan sistem baru ditambahkan agar pesawat lahir kembali, siap menjadi pesawat baru dengan kemampuan jauh lebih hebat dari saat kelahirannya.” (angkasa.co.id)

Karena mesin tersebut baru , pasti ada garansi pabrikan. Dan klo terjadi engine fire pastinya proses “regenerasi dan meng-upgrade pesawat F-16C/D blok 25” di Ogden Air Logistics Center di Hill AFB, Odgen, Utah ini  bermasalah.

Kita tidak ingin mencari mana yang salah dan mana yang benar ,  dan Yang pastinya mabes TNI dan kemhan khususnya TNI AU akan membentuk team untuk menyelidiki insiden terbakarnya pesawat F-16 ini.  Dan alhamdulillah , pilot TNI AU yang mengawaki pesawat naas tsb bisa Selamat. Letkol Pnb Firman Dwi Cahyono menjabat sebagai Komandan Skadron Udara 16 Lanud Roesmin Nurjadin, Pekanbaru, yang memegang rekor 2.000 jam terbang dengan menggunakan pesawat tempur F-16 Fighting Falcon merupakan salat satu ASET yang sangat berharga bagi TNI AU khususnya dan Bangsa Indonesia umumnya.

Semoga kejadian ini bisa menjadi hikmah dan interopeksi semua pihak yang terlibat didalam . Dan pernyataan tsb sudah keluar dari pernyataan Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara Marsekal Agus Supriatna menyatakan ada ‘hikmah’ di balik insiden terbakarnya pesawat F-16 di Halim Perdanakusuma pagi ini. Menurut Agus, sebaiknya mendatangkan pesawat tempur baru.