SHAH ALAM: Sappers ready to operate truck cranes. It appears that the Rejimen Askar Jurutera Di Raja (RAJD) is prepared to operate the newly delivered Tadano medium truck-mounted cranes. Some 48 sappers from the regiment have completed the training to operate and maintain the truck-mounted cranes used to set up bridges. The training was conducted at the Field Engineering Institute camp in Johor, recently.
MAJLIS PENUTUP LATIHAN OPERATOR DAN TEKNIKAL BRIDGING CRANE (MEDIUM)
JOHOR: Seramai 48 anggota Lain-Lain Pangkat (LLP) Rejimen Askar Jurutera Diraja (RAJD) terlibat dalam Majlis Penutup Latihan Operator dan Teknikal Bridging Crane yang disempurnakan oleh Komandan Institut Kejuruteraan Medan Tentera Darat (IKEM), Kol Ainol Huda Abd Manap di kawasan latihan Tim Jambatan IKEM pada 20 Jan 2023.
Objektif latihan ini dilaksanakan adalah untuk memastikan anggota RAJD berupaya mengoperasi senggaraan terhadap Bridging Crane (Medium).
Komandan IKEM berpesan kepada semua penuntut untuk terus komited serta mempraktikkan ilmu yang diperolehi bagi merealisasikan peranan Kor RAJD khasnya dan Tentera Darat (TD) amnya.
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It is likely that as the RAJD has had no recent experience in operating truck-mounted cranes for building bridges, its commanders felt the need to certify the sappers destined to operate and maintain them. The training and certification also allowed the trainers at the training institute to be certified as well.
As reported previously, most bridging operations – conducted for the emergency construction of Bailey bridges – were done using locally hired truck cranes based on case-by-case basis.
The Army bought the eight Tadano medium truck mounted cranes in early 2022 as part of its Mobility programme. Also procured were light and heavy excavators, emergency bridges and water purifiers. As the RAJD already operates the excavators, it is likely they saw no need to hold special training serial for the operators and maintainers. This could be held at the unit level without the involvement of the training institute, which also have certified trainers for such vehicles as well.
— Malaysian Defence