Subject: RI Navy cooperating with USPACOM

RI Navy cooperating with USPACOM

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 20:33 WIB | National | | Viewed 246 time(s) RI Navy cooperating with USPACOM

KRI Frans Kaisiepo. (ANTARA/Fanny Octavianus/*)

Surabaya (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Navy has established cooperation with the United States Pacific Fleet Command (USPACOM) in the field of intelligence.

The cooperation was implemented in the form of personnel capability development through a subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) program held for three days here as of Tuesday.

The program was opened by Commodore Amri Husaini, deputy assistant for security to Indonesia`s navy chief of staff.

"The activity is aimed at giving navy officers analysis capability for dealing with terrorism threats and carrying out strategic managerial duties," he said.

The activity covers personnel development through exchange of information and intelligence between the Indonesian navy and USPACOM.

Materials discussed include security of the Malacca Strait, the task of intelligence in supporting the navy`s main duties and the task and organization of the marines.

"We hope the activity could increase the intelligence outlook of navy personnel for carrying out duties in the respective units," he said.

Before the opening of the program the USPACOM team led by Lt Col James Mc Andrew paid a courtesy call on the deputy chief of the Navy Education and Training Command, Brigadier General Arif Suherman at his headquarters in Bumimoro, Surabaya.

On the occasion the USPACOM team was presented with an expose on the command.(*)

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