Indonesia, Australia hold joint terrorism contra exercise

17:29, September 28, 2010      

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Military of Indonesia and Australia on Tuesday held a joint terrorism contra exercise at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali province, online news reported on Tuesday.

The exercise was conducted by Indonesia's Army Special Force ( Kopassus) and the Australian Special Air Service (SAS).

The exercise codenamed Dawn Komodo-10 involved six helicopters of Bolco 105, MI-17 and BEL 205 A1 as well as tactical vehicles.

Kopassus chief Maj. Gen. Lodewijk F Paulus said that the training was to apply technique and tactic of freeing hostages.

"This exercise is a method with real targets in a place where we never hold such exercise," said Paulus after the drill.

One of SAS leader Maj. Gen. Tim McOwen praised Kopassus who has ability in combating terrorism act in a short period of time.

"It is a pleasure to work with Kopassus as they are very professional," said McOwen.

Source: Xinhua


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