The SGS Joint Military Exercise will be held at Situbondo, Karawang, Badurajah

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Information Center Chief, Major General Nugraha Kumilar, said the 2024 Super Garuda Shield (SGS) joint exercise will be held in three locations, namely Situbondo, East Java; Baturaja, South Sumatra; and Karawang, West Java.

The SGS joint exercise is a multi-agency military exercise conducted annually by the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) in Indonesia in collaboration with the US military.

„The 2024 SGS will be held from August 26 to September 5. Troop landing will take place at Chitubondo, followed by troop disembarkation at Karawang, ramp-up at Paduraja. All these are still in the planning stage,” Kumilar revealed. On Wednesday.

On April 29, 2024, TNI Headquarters held the Final Planning Meeting (FPC) for the SGS Joint Exercise with participating countries including Australia, Japan, India, Canada, South Korea, Germany, France, England, New Zealand, Netherlands. Singapore, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Thailand.

So far, regular preparations for the Super Garuda Shield exercise have been conducted by the TNI with representatives of the countries participating in the exercise, including inspection of the exercise location and terrain orientation.

Some of these products include a field orientation at the Combat Training Center (Buslatpur) on April 23, 2024 at the 5 Baluran, Situbondo, East Java.

In Joint Exercise 2024 SGS, soldiers of the 5th Marine Infantry Battalion are planning an amphibious landing exercise along with US soldiers of the Indo-Pacific Command (US INDOPACOM) at Chitubondo’s Panongan Beach.

On April 25, 2024, Lt. Col. Ahmad Fauzi, together with the Indonesian Navy Headquarters, Indonesian Navy Marine Corps, and a delegation of the US and Japanese military, reviewed the alignment of training materials, including tactical warfare. Casualty maintenance, special landing exercises, amphibious assault training, air assault training, as well as coordination of tactics and commands.

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On a separate occasion, US Indopacom Commander Admiral Samuel John Paparo Jr., during his visit to Jakarta on June 12, 2024, said his side will mobilize nearly two thousand soldiers to participate in the 2024 SGS joint exercise.

„I look forward to returning to Indonesia and meeting my dear friend General Agus (TNI Commander General Agus Subianto). This will be the most integrated exercise we have ever had involving soldiers from the United States, Indonesia and other countries,” he noted. (INE) Related News: Indonesia, USA to start Super Garuda Shield 2023 practice
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