Army Day 2019

SHAH ALAM: Army Day 2019. As part of the Army Day celebrations this year, the service is having a three day exhibition cum anniversary celebration at Ladang Kemuning, at Sungai Siput, Perak. Second Brigade Commander, Brig. Mohd Nizam Jaafar said this was the first time the event – marking the 86th anniversary of the Army – will be held in Perak.

Details and map of Army Day 2019. TD

Apart from a parade on March 1 to mark the anniversary, an exhibition featuring the service’s assets from the G5 howitzer, Astros MLRS and the PT-91M will also be held at the Ladang Kemuning football field.

An Astros II MLRS launcher vehicle of the Rejimen 51 of the Kor Artileri Di Raja at the 2013 Merdeka Day parade.

Like previous demonstrations conducted at public areas, it is likely blanks will be used during the three day event apart from some scenarios involving snipers and Special Forces units as shown on the video below.

The crew of a G5 155mm howitzer prepping the gun for firing at Gemas firing range during the firepower demo 2016.

This will be the first time that the Army is holding its anniversary celebration outside of Port Dickson where it usually holds its exhibitions and demonstrations as well. Like in previous exhibitions, the Army will also hold other events at the site, from marching bands to a parachute drop comprising members of the GGK and 10th Para Brigade.
The event will be open to the public from 7am on Mar. 1 and 9am on Mar. 2 and 3.

A G-Wagon fitted with an AGL during the exhibition held at Port Dickson for the 2018 Army Day.

Apart from celebrations, Mohd Nizam said some 2,000 soldiers will take part in a military exercise, Ex Satria Perkasa from Mar. 2 to Mar. 11. For the exercise, the soldiers will be moving in convoys from Sg Siput to Gerik as part of a scenario involving them taking on an enemy which had invaded from the north.

Adnan 120mm mortar vehicle on display at the Army Day exhibition at Port Dickson, on Mar. 10, 2018.

He advised the public not to be alarmed with the large movement of soldiers and their equipment in the area as this was part of the exercise scenario.

A Gempita ACV25mm during Eks Satria Perkasa 2016.

— Malaysian Defence

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