Indonesian Army Wins AASAM Shooting Competition in Australia
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Army contingent has won the Australian Army Skills at the Arms Meeting (AASAM) shooting competition in Australia by grabbing 23 gold medals.
The competition, held in Puckapunyal, Australia, from May 3 to 19, saw the participation of 20 countries.
“The Chinese Army was placed second with nine gold medals, while the Japanese were in third position with four golds,” Indonesian Military spokesperson Colonel Czi Berlin G said here Saturday (May 20).
The countries that participated in the shooting competition among others were the United States (US), France, Canada, and the United Kingdom (UK), in addition to Australia, China, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. Some other countries that participated were Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea, apart from Indonesia.
“The contingent used weapons manufactured by PT Pindad such as the SS-2 V-4 assault weapon, G-2 pistol, SM2 and SM3 machine gun, along with the ammunitions,” he said.
The weapons have been used by the army in recent years, he remarked. Pindad products have become the armys primary weapon and it is the pride of Indonesians.
“The success demonstrates the professionalism of the Indonesian Army. Our soldiers are not inferior to the troops from other countries the UK, France, China and Australia, and troops such as such as the United States Marines Corps (USMC), US Army, and Anzac,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the commander of the Armys Strategic Reserve Command (Kostrad), Lt. Gen. Edy Rahmayadi said that the team should improve its abilities because 35 countries will participate in the 2017 AASAM.
Indonesian Army Beats US, Australia in Shooting Contest
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Representatives of Indonesian army succeeded in winning a shooting competition between army personnels held in Puckapunyal, Australia, on May 20 to 23. In a contest dubbed Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM), representatives from Indonesia managed to defeat the Australia (as the host), U.S. and Great Britain.
In the final standings, the Indonesian contigent successfully secured 30 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. The Australian army takes the runner-up with 4 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. Meanwhile, U.S. representatives grabs third place with 4 gold medals, 1 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.
Indonesian army deployed 14 of its best soldiers from Special Forces Command (Kopassus) and Strategic Reserve Command (Kostrad). Five staffs and two experts from PT Pindad also participated in the contest.
According to Head of Army Information Brigadier General Wuryanto, Indonesian army has frequently participated in similar contests held in various countries. The contest in Australia was recorded as the Indonesian army’s eighth shooting contest win in the Asia Pacific, thanks to their extreme hard work.
“We used weapons manufactured by PT Pindad,” said the one-star general.
At least four types of weapon produced by Pindad were used by the army team such as the SS-2 V-4 assault weapon, G-2 pistol, SM2 and SM3 machine gun along with the ammunitions.
Those weapons were used by the army in the recent years. Pindad products has become the army’s primary weapon.