Indonesian warship KRI Yos Sudarso prepares to smother a bed of surface hazards during the 37th Armada Jaya naval training off the coast of Surabaya. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The 37th Armada Jaya: Training to Defend Indonesia's Maritime Borders

BY : YUDHA BASKORO

JULY 15, 2019

The Indonesian Navy's Armada Jaya XXXVII naval training session took place in the Java Sea just north of Surabaya in East Java from Wednesday to Friday. The large-scale training involved 8,493 Navy personnel, 18 warships, nine airplanes and featured the Navy's complete arsenal of armory. 

The training included battle simulations involving the warships KRI Usman Harun 359, KRI Fatahillah 361, KRI Yos Sudarso 353 and KRI John Lie 358.

The Navy sailors received training in sea survival, helicopter rescue, overpowering submarine hazards and launching airstrikes with 12.7-mm machine guns and 76-mm OTO-Melara long-range single cannon.

They also spent a considerable time simulating launching surface and underwater torpedoes.

Apart from testing and improving the skills of the Navy sailors, the training also tested the limits of the Navy's warships and their weaponry.

"We are the protectors of Indonesia's maritime security," said Rear Admiral Yudo Margono, the commander of the Indonesian Navy's 1st Fleet on board the KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma on Friday.

"Indonesia shares nautical borders with 10 countries. The Navy must be able to counter smuggling, piracy, illegal fishing or other problems, such as sea skirmishes in the Natuna Sea. This training will prepare us well for these actions," Yudo said. 

Indonesian Navy personnel explains warships formation before training with 76mm long-range single cannon on KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma on Thursday (11/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An Indonesian Navy personnel explains a warship formation before training aboard KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnels ward off submarine attacks during 37th Armada Jaya training at Java Sea on Wednesday (10/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Navy sailors during a simulation to ward off submarine attacks. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Rear Admiral Yudo Margono, the commander of the Indonesian Navy
Rear Admiral Yudo Margono, the commander of the Indonesian Navy's 1st Fleet on board the KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Morning gathering at KRI Abdul Halim Perdana Kusuma before training on Wednesday (10/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Morning exercise aboard KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnel anticipate air strikes during 37th Armada Jaya biennial training on Wednesday (10/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Watching out for airstrikes. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy conducts helicopter rescue training to help injured naval personnels during 37th Armada Jaya on Java Sea, East Java on Wednesday (10/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Navy sailor jumped off a helicopter during a naval rescue training. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnel operates a binocular on KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Looking out to the horizon. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
KRI Usman Harun 359 held sea survival training using rubber boat during 37th Armada Jaya training on Java Sea, East Java on Thursday (11/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A rubber boat was launched off the warship KRI Usman Harun during a sea survival training. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Having lunch on board of KRI Abdul Halim Perdana on Wednesday (10/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Buffet lunch aboard KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnels sit on the stern of the ship as they wait for signal comes to their mobile phone after finishing their training on Friday (12/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Chewing the fat after training. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnels always sleep on standby during 37th Armada Jaya training to anticipate impromptu exercise (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A bunk bed inside a warship. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
KRI Fatahillah 361 during sunset in Java Sea on Friday (12/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
KRI Fatahillah sails away from the sunset. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnels reload 12.7mm machine guns on Thursday (11/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Reloading 12.7-mm machine guns. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnel operates 12.7mm machine guns to prevent air strikes on Thursday night during 37th Armada Jaya training at Java Sea (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The 12.7-mm machine guns are used to fight off airstrikes. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Reload process of 76mm long-range single cannon OTO-Melara (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Reloading the 76-mm OTO-Melara long-range single cannon. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma 355 shots 76mm long-range single cannon OTO-Melara during 37th Armada Jaya training near Madura Straits on Thursday (11/07) The cannon has ability to shot on 85 rpm, 16 Km range for surface targets and 12 Km for air targets (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma's OTO-Melara single cannon in action. It has a range of 16 kilometers for surface targets and 12 kilometers for air targets. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnels try to put out the fire during fire training on a warship on Wednesday (10/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Putting out a fire on a warship. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Sea survival training at KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma 355 on Wednesday (10/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Sea survival training aboard KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Navy personnel fired a rope to send goods between warships (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Firing a rope used to deliver goods between warships. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anti air strikes, surface and submarine formation: KRI Iskandar Muda 367 is the newest ship from the SIGMA class corvette belonging to the Navy has seen during 37th Armada Jaya training on Java Sea, East Java on Thursday (11/07) KRI Iskandar Muda is a corvette made by the Schelde shipyard, the Netherlands began in 2006 specifically for the Navy. Served as a patrol ship with surface anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft capabilities. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Dutch-made SIGMA-class corvette KRI Iskandar Muda is the Indonesian Navy's newest warship. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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