TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -16,745 soldiers from the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) will conduct a joint military exercise starting from April 15 to May 29 2013. Colonel Minulyo Suprapto, TNI Chief of Public Information, stated that the exercises will be held at several places, including Halim Perdana Kusuma airport in Jakarta; Asem Bagus training grounds in East Java; Bima in West Nusa Tenggara; and Sanggata in East Kalimantan.
“The exercise aims to improve the professionalism of TNI soldiers in executing joint military operations,” stated Minulyo at Halim Perdana Kusuma on Monday, April 15 2013. In addition, he stated that the exercise will test the abilities of soldiers in planning, executing, and managing joint operations.
Minulyo informed that substance of the exercise includes decision making, preparation and training, and commanding military campaigns and joint operations.
The exercise will also include training on several operations, such as air surveillance operations, tactical intelligence, special force operations, air support, air force base takeovers, joint naval operations, amphibious operations, air travel, administrative landing, territorial and joint land operations.