Panah Jaguh 2/2022

Army chief General Zamrose Mohd Zain firing a GPMG likely at a drone target at Eks Panah Jaguh 2022. TD picture

SHAH ALAM: Panah Jaguh 2022. The Army’s Artillery Air Defence Group or Grup Artileri Pertahanan Udara (GAPU) conducted its annual live firing exercise at the air to ground range at Tanjung Logok, Kota Tinggi, last week. The five-day exercise officially ends on October 15 with the closing ceremony officiated by Army chief General Zamrose Mohd Zain.

From the Army social media post on the closing ceremony:

PENUTUP EKSESAIS PANAH JAGUH SIRI 2/2022
JOHOR, 15 Oktober 2022 – Panglima Tentera Darat (PTD), Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zamrose bin Mohd Zain telah menyempurnakan acara Penutup Eksesais Panah Jaguh (EPJ) Siri 2/2022 di Lapang Sasar Bumi ke Udara (LSBU), Tanjung Logok, Kota Tinggi hari ini.
Eksesais yang telah berlangsung sejak 10 Oktober 2022 yang lalu merupakan latihan tembakan tahunan sistem pertahanan Artileri Pertahanan Udara bagi menguji tahap kesiagaan pasukan-pasukan Grup Artileri Pertahanan Udara (GAPU). Antara sistem persenjataan yang diuji adalah Meriam 35mm Oerlikon dan Misil Starstreak.
Eksesais ini dibantu bukan sahaja dari elemen Tentera Darat Malaysia seperti Batalion Kelima Rejimen Askar Melayu Diraja (5 RAMD), Rejimen Pertama Kor Armor Diraja (1 KAD), dan Rejimen Ketujuh Renjer Diraja (Mekanize) (7 RRD (Mek)), malah turut dibantu oleh Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM), Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM) dan beberapa agensi awam seperti Institut Penyelidikan Sains dan Teknologi Pertahanan (STRIDE)

Army officials posed for a picture at the closing ceremony of Eks Panah Jaguh 2022. Note the Starstreak LML and vehicles on the firing line. TD picture

From the above we know that the GAPU’s very own 35mm anti-aircraft cannon and the Starstreak SHORAD system took part in the exercise though unfortunately, not a single picture of the firings was published.
A SGT Ventures official explaining the various drones they used for target for the exercise.

Anyhow, the exercise also saw the debut of SGT Ventures Sdn Bhd as the provider of the targets used in the exercise. SGT Ventures won the tender for the supply of towed targets for the Army which was floated in March, 2021. The three-year contract valid from August 1,2021 to July 31,2024 costs RM15.2 million. Apart from the target towing contract, SGT Ventures has won various tenders to supply spart parts and various items for the Army Air Wing mostly for the AW109 LOH fleet.
A Starstreak on its way to its target during the Eks Panah Jaguh 2018. Note the Rapid Ranger vehicle on the far right.


— Malaysian Defence

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8 Comments

  1. Hasnan – ”Can you really shoot down an attack fighter with a gpmg?”

    If it’s flying very low; if it’s not too fast; if there’s a window of opportunity [trees and buildings may get in the way] and if one is lucky.

    What’s interesting is the AA mount. Never seen that before.

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