Monday, August 6, 2012
In addition to continued work with the parties outside the country, LAPAN also puts attention to the main tool in the weapons system. In cooperation with the TNI AL [Armed Forces of Indonesia] began in 2005, in April 2008 LAPAN raised, among others, with the participation of researchers in the LAPAN-missile rejuvenescence. Previously, eight work with the TNI AL in the Malacca monitoring with satellite remote LAPAN-TUBSat.
In addition to test the RX-420 flying in the wake of refining the design, they also launched two RX-100 that berdiameter 110 mm. This missile has a weight of 30 kg and length of 1900 mm. RX-100 is used to test rocket payload subsystem. The specification rocket-RX 100 were, diameter 110 mm, weight 30 kg, 1900 mm long rocket, propellant type of solid-composite, fuel time 2.5 seconds, 70 seconds flying time, maximum speed of mach 1.7, predicted to reach 11 km, 7 km altitude input, load: diagnostic, GPS, altitudemeter, gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, processor and battery.
LAPAN has done trial on two-stage rocket launching RX-150-120 supported by TNI-AD (Indonesian Army) and PT Pindad. Rocket with cruise distance 24 kms was successfully launched from moving vehicle (Pindad Panser) on March 31, 2009
Lapan's RX-250 were being launched regularly between 1987 to 2005.
In 2008 Lapan successfully flew two RX-320. These 320 mm diameter rockets were launched on 02 July and 30 May 2008 at Pameungpeuk, West Java.