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Jakarta Post

Navy conducts fire-support exercise in South Natuna Sea

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 27 2020   /  01:00 am
An Indonesian Navy personnel fires a 12.7 mm machine gun onboard a warship during a fire support exercise on South Natuna Sea on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.(Courtesy of the Indonesian Navy/-)

The Indonesian Navy’s First Fleet Command (Koarmada I) deployed nine warships and an aircraft for a fire-support exercise in the South Natuna Sea that started on Wednesday.   “The exercise is aimed at measuring the capabilities of Koarmada I’s personnel and elements when conducting an operation, so we can get a picture of the fleet’s capabilities,” Koarmada I chief Rear Adm. Abdul Rasyid said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “Koarmada I is the Indonesian Navy’s operational command, whose duties are to uphold the unity and sovereignty of Indonesia as a deterrent and striking force against all armed and military threats.” Abdul Rasyid added that the exercise focused on the interoperability among the various units under Koarmada I, and therefore tactical cooperation among the exercise elements was needed in the fields of command...