Sunday, November 3, 2013

Indonesian air force wraps up deployment of warplanes to Batam island

In case you missed it, Indonesia deployed its latest warplanes to Batam last week as part of its Angkasa Yudha war games.

May be worthwhile for Jakarta Post to write a follow-up to this story...  :-/

As for the rest of us: Keep Calm and Carry On.

Exercise not disrupting commercial flights
The Jakarta Post, 31 October 2013
The Air Force’s 2013 Angkasa Yudha Exercise taking place at three air force bases in Riau Islands province will not disrupt commercial flights in the province and neighboring Singapore.

The use of the airspace for the military exercise, which is being held until Friday has been approved by Singapore who controls Indonesian airspace in the province, Batam’s Hang Nadim International Airport head of general affairs, Suwarso, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

Singapore controls Indonesian airspace from Dumai in neighboring Riau province to Riau Islands’ far flung Natuna regency on the fringes of the South China Sea.

Suwarso said The Air Force fielded six Sukhoi Su-27/30 and four F-16 jet fighters, three helicopters and a C-130H Hercules in Batam. Other aircraft taking part in the exercise are fielded in Jakarta and Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

“Generally, the exercise is conducted in the south while commercial flights in Batam and Singapore are taking place in the north,” he said.

“So there is no obstruction for commercial flights except when the jet fighters are going to and returning from the exercise.”



Anonymous said...


Take a look at the number of deployment/contribution Malaysia/Indonesia made to UN peacekeeping effort.. compared to Singapore.

This all translate to field experience ...



Anonymous said...

Field Experience does not necessarily convey competence.

Singapore's contribution per capita is significant and has a trickle down effect.

Kind Regards,


Anonymous said...

we wont be needing field camp then.. no more wallaby..?

Anonymous said...

The Indon air force is hardly a threat to Singapore though they might think showing off near Singapore is fun. On other hand, Saf is soaking up the electronic trails...