But for me, the most interesting point not only because it works as a proof that Indonesian researcher can make such high-tech and precise equipments and as it can boost Indonesia capability to make any strategic facilities. But also because it is said that Indonesia is the only country in South East Asia which capable to make the Radar! Imagine that !! Indonesia is the only one who can make such powerful equipment in South East Asia. Isn’t it make us proud to be Indonesian? To put that into another view and perspective, Indonesia also already has shipyards (PT PAL), Airplane (IPTN) and weaponry facilities (Pindad). Such a complete facilities to make Indonesia a strong military country
ISRA itself has dimension of 2x1m and have weight around 200kg with the detection range up to 64km. This Radar use Frequency Modulated Continuous (FM-CW), while its size and power consumption is smaller than the radar currently use in Indonesia. The price of the radar itself is said to be 50percent lower than the competitor.
According to the official of LIPI, dr. Mashury Wahab, in 2011 Indonesia also planned to have interconnected radar that be controlled from the headquarters. Currently, LIPI has been assigned by the Indonesian government to built a military version of ISRA to be attached on Indonesia warship by 2010.
Well, as I said above, this achievement really make me proud to be Indonesian. I am also congratulate our fellows at LIPI. I hope this achievement can be followed by another great progress by our other fellow countrymen so it can further enhance Indonesia power !!