TNI Combined Military Exercise ”Dharma Yudha 2019” Involves 12,500 Soldiers

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(Puspen TNI). The TNI Combined Military Exercise of "Dharma Yudha 2019" involved 12,500 soldiers from three services, Army, Navy, Air Force and one third of the TNI weaponry system.

Those matters were clarified by The Commander In Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces, Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto, S.I.P during the press conference after reviewing the Combined Military Training "Dharma Yudha 2019" at Karang Tekok, Baluran, Situbondo, East Java, last Wednesday (11/09/2019).

The TNI Commander said that the aim of the 2019 TNI Combined Military Exercise was to increase The soldiers' profesionalism dan readiness. Hence, if the soldiers and the entire elements are called for military operations, they will be definitely ready to conducf the mission as requested.

However, the ongoing evaluation towards the fact-finding cases on the ground is continuely conducted as along with each exercise, it also demands reviews whose purpose to upgrade our TNI doctrine. Each force also reviewed what needs to be improved from the results of field evaluations carried out in this joint exercise, "said Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto.

"The target of the 2019 TNI Combined Military Exercise is to increase the professionalism of the soldiers and improve the interoperability of the three services (Land, Sea and Air)," he added.

Then he explained that TNI Combined Military Exercise "Dharma Yudha 2019" had been carried out in stages, starting from the rehearsal of the command post and continuing field maneuvers for three days. "This morning the amphibious landing was carried out including field maneuvers and all were relying on the training ground in the Situbondo area," said Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto.

The TNI Commander also explained that in the TNU Combined Military Exercise "Dharma Yudha 2019" the implementation of modern warfare has begun to be implemented, namely network centric operations or network centric warfare combining the systems of the three dimensions (Land, Sea and Air) supported by his blackbord using satellites.

"Hopefully the TNI Combined Military Exercise conducting in the next 2021 is going to be fully supported by the system which is now being built", he hoped.

Also accompanying the TNI Commander included Chief of Army Staff General Andika Perkasa, Chief of Navy Staff Admiral Kassi Siwi Sukma Adji, S.E., M.M., and Chief of Air Force Staff Marshal Yuyu Sutisna, S.E., M.M.