KUALA LUMPUR: As you all might know already, the Joint Force Headquarters hosted the Malindo Latgabma Darsasa in Malacca from Mar 25 to Apr 10.
The exercise was focused on Counter-Terrorism hence the name of the exercise of Malaysian-Indonesia Combined Joint Exercise Sea, Air and Land. Our Unit Lawan Keganasan/CT operators from 11GGK, Paskal and the Paskau were put through their paces with the Kopassus, Denjaka and DenBravo, their Indonesian counterparts.
Training were conducted at the Special Warfare Centre at Sungai Udang where real explosives were used.
The land component scenario exercise was held at the Everly Resort in Tanjung Keling where hostage rescue operations were conducted (with real ammo and simulated explosives) while the Sea component was held along the waters off Tanjung Keling where a merchant ship was used as the target ship for Paskal/Denjaka to board and recapture.
The air component was held at the Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology, Jenderam near Sepang, where the airliner hijacking scenario exercise was held. Initially they wanted to use Batu Berendam Airport for the scenario with Paskau/DenBravo conducting a HAHO/HALO insertion to recapture the facility and rescue hostages from a hijacked airliner but the state authorities did not approved it.
In the end the scenario was carried out even though they had to do it at MIAT and insertion were the way of buses…
To add to the realism, the Everly Resort “terrorists” also had chemical weapons which needed the intervention of CBRN troops, Malaysian and Indonesian of course. Click on the pictures for a better look…
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