Deputy Army Chief of Staff attends 2022 Latma Super Garuda Shield Opening

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Thousands of soldiers from various countries participated in a joint exercise (Latma) held at Baturaja Kodiklatad Puslatpur, South Sumatra on Wednesday (3/8/2022). Photo/Inin Nastain/Dok

JAKARTA – Thousands of soldiers from various countries take part in joint training (Latma). This training was conducted at the Combat Training Center (Puslatpur) of the Army Education and Training Command (Kodiklatad) Baturaja, South Sumatra on Wednesday (3/8/2022) .

The training was recorded as the largest since the first Garuda Shield exercise in 2009, involving around 4,000 soldiers.

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Lt. Gen. Agus Subiyanto, Deputy Army Chief of Staff (KSAD), who attended the opening of Exercise LatmaSuper Garuda Shield-16/2022, said 13 countries participated in the exercise. ‘exercise.

From TNI itself, MP KSAD said, it involved three dimensions namely army, navy and air force.

A number of countries that participated directly in this year’s exercise were Australia, Japan and Singapore. In addition to acting as observers from Canada, France, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the United Kingdom.

Approximately 2,000 Indonesian army soldiers are participating in exercises with ground-level equipment, including command post rehearsals, aid weapons shooting practice, medical evacuation drills, drills demolition, integrated exercises, special operations, attack operations and airborne / Garuda Airborne operations.

Agus Subiyanto explained that the Super Garuda Shield 2022 exercise, especially the land dimension, was conducted in two areas, namely Baturaja and Amborawang, with the aim of increasing the army’s cooperative relations between the participating countries. to exercise.

“Through this joint exercise, it is hoped that it can improve the capabilities of Indonesian army soldiers in the field of Judaism, combat doctrine renewal, military science and technology,” he said. -he said in a press release received by the MPI.

Meanwhile, the Latma Super Garuda Shield-16/2022 was opened by the Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces, General TNI Andika Perkasa with the Commander of USARPAC, General Charles A Flynn and the exercise was held from August 3 to 14, 2022 in three different locations. , namely Puslatpur Kodiklat TNI AD Baturaja, Amborawang and Pulau Batam.

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