Onboard on a Warship, Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Oversees the Navy’s Exercise

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(TNI Information Center). Navy Chief of Staff (Kasal) Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, SE, MM, currently observed the (L-3) Joint Integrated Task Force Exercise (Glagaspur) conducted by the Fleet Command I, Military Sealift Command (Kolinlamil), Marine Corps and the Naval Aviation Center (Puspenerbal). The review was conducted at KRI Semarang-594 in the waters of Dabo Singkep, Riau Islands, Thursday (07/23/2020).

The training, led by Commander in Chief of the Indonesian Navy Fleet Command I, Rear Admiral Ahmadi Heri Purwono, SE, MM, was held in order to support the Navy's duty to maintain the capabilities and professionalism of soldiers, and to realize the readiness of Koarmada I elements in carrying out Combined Sea Operations and Amphibious Operations to support TNI Joint Operations.

In the tactical manoeuvre exercise, the KRI formed a formation to face several simulated threats from enemy ships as supporters of defence actions and performed counter attacks in the context of sea warfare.

On that occasion, Kasal witnessed Gun Exercise (Gunex) training which was followed by 24 ships / elements of Indonesian Navy namely 2 Missile Guard Destruction (PKR), 4 Guard Destruction (PK), 1 Fast Patrol Boat (FPB), 6 Missile Fast Ships ( KCR), 3 Fast Patrol Vessels (PC), 2 Landing Platform Dock (LPD), 2 Transport Tank Type Frosch (ATF), 1 Oil Liquid Aid (BCM), 1 Toll Aid (BTD) and 1 General Assistance. In addition, artillery and rocket firing exercises were also carried out, which were practiced directly by KRI ship crews.

The Gun Exercise activity was carried out to increase professionalism and cooperation among elements as well as high awareness of threats when carrying out operations at sea.

In this activity, Kasal said that this training aimed to foster the strength of the combat elements of the Integrated Armed Weapon System (SSAT) consisting of 4 components namely KRI, Aircraft, Marines and Base.

This exercise also measures the ability of the elements involved and will always be evaluated in the future so that it can be improved for the better.

"Despite a pandemic, the ability of the soldiers to do combat training should not decrease. Moreover, we must continue to apply health protocols," Kasal said.

The training will continue with the peak training of the TK-3 (L-3) Combat Assignment Rehearsal, namely Amphibious Operation Landing with the Movement to Target (GMS) phase, the invasion of Amphibious Operation and the ending phase of Amphibious Operation.

Attended at the exercise were the Chief Officials of the Navy Headquarters, the Navy Commanders, and the Heads of Services in the Navy Headquarters and other relevant Officials.