July 8, 2020, 12.40 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesian Navy’s Western Fleet Command (Koarmada I) will conduct exercises in the vicinity of Pantai Todak, Lingga Regency on Riau Islands Saturday, July 18.

“This exercise will involve members of the Navy’s Western Fleet, the Military Naval Command (Kolinlamil), Marine Corps, and Naval Aviation (Puspenerbal) with full mission profile materials and phases,” said the Navy’s Western Fleet chief Rear Adm. Ahmadi Heri Purwono in a statement on Tuesday, July 7.

The operations will involve around 2,000 Navy personnel, 24 warships, 10 aircraft, and 18 combat vehicles with artillery weaponry.

The exercises will begin with a maneuver from the Java Sea to Lingga waters, followed by an amphibious landing exercise in Pantai Todak, Batu Berdaun Village.

The exercises will test how the naval battle will take place by using some tactical doctrine such as anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, special force operations, an amphibious landing exercise.

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Heri said the duty of Koarmada I as the main command of operations and guidance of the Navy is to carry out marine operations. Koarmada I has the task of fostering strength and combat capabilities of each element in the naval integrated fleet weapon system (SSAT).

Heri said the training shows the development of tactics, techniques, and procedures for various combat capabilities at an operational level on the battlefield. He further added that the training aimed to realize, maintain, and improve individual and group skills.

“This exercise will increase the stability of command and control operations, operational support, and the strengthening of mastery doctrines, tactics, techniques, and procedures precisely.” 

(Writer: Achmad Nasrudin Yahya | Editor: Diamanty Meiliana)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/07/07/20250951/ribuan-personel-tni-24-kri-dan-10-pesawat-al-latihan-tempur-akhir-pekan.

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