Indonesian Armed Forces create new combat divisions in five years

Indonesian Armed Forces create new combat divisions in five years
President Joko Widodo led the commemoration of the Indonesian Armed Forces' (TNI) 75th anniversary at the State Palace, Jakarta on Monday (October 5, 2020). (RI's Cabinet Secretariat)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) has created new combat organizations, including a number of joint commands, divisions and task forces within the past five years, President Joko Widodo said at the commemoration of the TNI’s 75th anniversary at the State Palace here on Monday.

The new joint combat divisions include the Division III of the Army’s Strategic Reserves Command, the Air Force’s Operation Command III, the Navy’s Armada III and the 3rd Marine Force, the head of state noted.

The president pointed out that the Indonesian Armed Forces has also set up new joint forces, namely, three Joint Regional Defense Commands, three Air Force Drone Squadrons and a TNI’s Cyber Force.

“The establishment of the TNI’s new organizations constitutes the government’s commitment to keeping transforming the TNI in order to strongly play its role,” the president stated.

According to him, the TNI’s transformation should be supported by the advanced technologies and development of personnel who would deal with the technologies.

The military technology has been developing so quickly that would influence war tactics and strategies in the future.

The president expected that the TNI could do transformations of technology and personnel who are able to understand and take advantage of information technology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence technology.

“Those aspects are developed in anticipation of future combat characters which are believed to have high level disruptions,” the president said.

Reporting by Indonesia Window   

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