New Training Facility For the Army

SHAH ALAM: New Army training facility. Army chief Gen Zamrose Mohd Zain has opened a new training facility for Operations in Build Up Area (OBUA) – urban warfare – at the Sempadi firing range in Lundu, Sarawak, located some 100km northwest of Kuching, the capital of the state. The ceremony was held on June 3, 2021.

The facility is dubbed ZamZoV (Zamrose OBUA Village) as Zamrose was instrumental in initiating the construction of the facility when he was the Eastern Field Command commander prior to his promotion as Army chief in June last year.

Soldiers from 10th Border Regiment in ZamZoV as part of the opening gimmick of the training facility. Note the FAST helmets.

The facility was constructed by personnel from the 3 Skn of the Royal Engineer Regiment who completed the task in 150 days.

Soldiers from 10th Border Regiment descending from the hill to assault the village during the opening ceremony. Tentera Darat.

ZAMZOV, INFRASTRUKTUR LATIHAN PERTEMPURAN ANGGOTA TENTERA DARAT DI SARAWAK
LUNDU, 3 Julai 2021 – Anggota Tentera Darat yang bertugas di negeri Sarawak pastinya berasa bangga dan bertuah apabila Kompleks Latihan ‘Operations in Build Up Areas’ (OBUA), medan latihan untuk mempertingkatkan kemahiran pertempuran di kawasan urban, siap dibina sepenuhnya di Lapang Sasar Sampadi, Lundu Sarawak.
Kompleks latihan yang diberi nama ZAMZOV (ZAMROSE MOHD ZAIN OBUA VILLAGE) itu, merupakan cetusan ilham Panglima Tentera Darat (PTD) Ke 28, Jeneral Tan Sri Datuk Zamrose bin Mohd Zain, ketika beliau menjawat jawatan sebagai Panglima Medan Timur Tentera Darat Ke-3.
Pembinaan kompleks tersebut dilaksanakan oleh pasukan Skuadron Ketiga Rejimen Askar Jurutera Diraja (3 Skn RAJD), mengambil masa selama 150 hari dan telah siap sepenuhnya pada 30 Oktober 2020 yang lalu.
Tan Sri PTD, yang dalam rangka lawatan kerja beliau ke Sarawak berkesempatan menyempurnakan Majlis Perasmian Kompleks ZAMZOV yang diadakan secara ringkas dan mematuhi SOP PKP pada hari ini.
Tan Sri PTD turut menyaksikan Demonstrasi Kompetensi OBUA yang dilaksanakan oleh Batalion ke – 10 Rejimen Sempadan (10 RS) iaitu pasukan di bawah 31 Briged yang diterajui oleh Brigedier Jeneral Sarman bin Bahrom. 10 RS merupakan pasukan pertama menggunakan infrastruktur Kompleks ZAMZOV dalam latihan OBUA ini.
Infrastruktur ini merupakan kompleks latihan pertama yang dibina di negeri Sarawak.
Sesungguhnya pembinaan infrastruktur latihan sebegini adalah sejajar dengan Tonggak Pertama Perintah Ulung PTD Ke-28 iaitu, “Kelangsungan Misi dan Kesiagaan”. Tonggak ini menitikberatkan kepada usaha mempertingkatkan keupayaan dan kesiagaan Tentera Darat Malaysia (TDM) dalam melaksanakan sebarang misi dan operasi.
Warga TDM turut berbangga dengan pembinaan infrastruktur latihan tempur terbaharu ini dan diyakini ia mampu mempertingkatkan kompetensi dan kemahiran anggota dalam operasi di kawasan urban.

Gen Zamrose (second from right) watching the gimmick for the opening ceremony.

ZamZov is the Army’s second purpose built OBUA training facility, the first one is the ZulCoV – named after the then Army Chief General Zulkiple Kassim – located at Pulada (the Army training centre) in Ulu Tiram, Johor Bharu and commissioned in 2017.

One of the buildings of Zamzov as Zamrose conducted an inspection.

ZulCoV was funded by the Australian Department of Defence. Both are equipped to handle training for around a dozen dismounted soldiers at one time.
— Malaysian Defence

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