TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian and US marine soldiers took part in a joint training exercise on conducting military operations on urban terrain (urban warfare) in Situbondo district, East Java on Saturday.
The military drill, named ‘Reconex 21-II’, was centered at the Baluran Marine Corps Combat Training Centre, the training task force commandant, Lt.Col.Supriyono, informed.
During the joint exercise, the marine soldiers of the two countries exchanged knowledge on urban operations as well as technical and tactical skills, he said.
“Through the exercise, the skills of soldiers from amphibious reconnaissance units were strengthened in implementing small tactical units and urban combat," he added.
The marine troops received training in urban operation tactics, visual signals used in patrols, and handling technical assaults in cities and residential areas.
During the joint drill, Indonesian and US marine soldiers shared their own tactics and techniques for resolving problems arising from conflicts in residential areas, Supriyono said.
The training was aimed at improving the professionalism of the two countries' marine soldiers, who are skilled in ground, sea, and air battles, he added.