STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT. The Indonesian Navy held the final planning meeting for the fourth Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK) 2023 conference. Marines marines from 40 countries will gather in Makassar for the naval exercise, from June 5 to 8.
Rear To improve collaboration between the Indonesian Navy and partner countries, the exercise also emphasizes disaster management and humanitarian operations. Admiral Denih Hendrata said he believes the meeting will improve the navies’ interoperability in dealing with natural catastrophes and keeping maritime security stable.
The Indonesian Navy Marine Corps will participate in a two-week joint exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Reconnaissance Unit called Reconex 23 at the Marine Force Reconnaissance Battalion Camp Pendleton in California.
Commander Maj. Gen. Widodo Dwi Purwanto on Thursday announced that the soldiers would leave soon. According to an Indonesian Navy press release, this drill included Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion (Yontaifib) members from Marine Corps (Pasmar) 1 Jakarta, Pasmar 2 Surabaya, and Pasmar 3 Sorong.
The Indonesian Air Force has grown into a modern military organization, Indonesian Military Chief Admiral Yudo Margono said while presiding over the commemoration of the Air Force’s 77th anniversary at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base.
Yudo said that countries would face new challenges in the form of food, energy, and financial crises after successfully controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war has also worsened the global geopolitical situation and increased tension, he added.
People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo expressed support for the strengthening of the Indonesian Air Force’s main weapons system so that it becomes modern, tough, capable of protecting Indonesia’s airspace, and transformative in maintaining Indonesia’s national strength. He said the TNI is currently in the third stage of completing Indonesia’s minimum essential force.
National Police Chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo, during a meeting with the House to report on efforts to free Susi Air pilot Philip Mehrtens, who is being held hostage by the Egianus Kogoya-led armed criminal group in Papua, said that together with the National Military (TNI), the Police had deployed 965 personnel to carry out Operation Paro 2023.
The Police also maintains communications with New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia, New Zealand Police Attaché, the Australian Federal Police, the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), and other foreign agencies.