Mon, 31 Oct 1994

Naval exercise to start soon

SURABAYA : The Navy will hold a major war game exercise involving 40 warships and several vessels purchased from the ex- East Germany arsenal.

The exercise will take place from November until December in the waters off South Kalimantan and East Java.

"The combat exercise, conducted under the Armada Jaya XVII banner, will involve over 8,000 Armed Forces members and some from the Marine Corps," exercise director Commodore Ripa Gamhadi said to Antara on Saturday.

He said the exercise's aim is to improve the Navy personnel's skills in facing threats from inside and outside the country. (rms)