Friday, June 17, 2011

Indonesia Navy Strongger than US Navy

Indonesia Navy Strongger than  US Navy
This excess of U.S. Navy"In shallow waters, our capabilities are not as strong as that owned by Indonesia," says U.S. officer
YouTube - As a superpower, the United States has the world's largest maritime power. However, the U.S. Navy claimed it still had to learn from Indonesia about the military operations at sea, which has a special character.
The recognition was announced by Rear Admiral Scott Van Buskirk, Commander of the 7th Fleet to the U.S. military. According to Van Buskirk, the Indonesian Navy has certain advantages that the U.S. remains to be learned and this is seen in military exercises with maritime forces of both countries, Cooperation afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in the Java Sea in late May.
According to Van Buskirk, one thing that should be learned from the Indonesian military are the tactics of military operations by boat or small boat while in shallow water. "The region has a significant shallow waters. Our ability is not as strong as that owned by Indonesia," said Van Buskirk in a press conference in Jakarta, Thursday, June 16, 2011.
"Indonesian Navy experienced in operating in shallow seas. We have much to learn from the Indonesian Navy how to run a mission in the sea like that," said Van Buskirk.
As Commander of the 7th Fleet to the U.S. military, which operates from the Pacific Ocean west to the Indian Ocean, Van Buskirk has 70 ships of various types, 200 aircraft, personnel and 40,000 Navy and Marine Corps. However, according to Van Buskirk, it still lacks the ships could roam the shallow sea.
"We do not have many ships to operate in those waters, while Indonesia had a pretty boat ... So we must learn again to Indonesia to enhance mutual capability," said Van Buskirk.
In a joint military exercise last month, Van Buskirk also recognize the ability of Indonesian forces in running the operation from the helicopter to the ship. "The ability is needed for emergency operations, such as rescue hostages from a hijacked ship pirates," said Van Buskirk.
Earlier, Commander Task Force 73 U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Thomas Carney, before the joint exercises last May said that the Navy has a lot of experience in anti-piracy operations and patrolling in some of the busiest waters in the world. "So we really want to practice these skills together," says Carney.
Van Buskirk also revealed that during joint exercises, Indonesia is also studying the experience and capabilities in the U.S. with submarine warfare. "Many countries also practice and learn with us about the techniques of war because we have many years to master it," said Van Buskirk.
During the joint exercises with Indonesia, the United States brought three warships and 1,600 U.S. personnel and Marines. In addition to military operations, the exercise was also filled with charity events such as general medical and dental services to local residents.
Van Buskirk visited Indonesia for three days from June 15, 2011. During the visit Van Buskirk met with Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Soeparno and Commander Rear Admiral Armabar Bowo Day. Van Buskirk also gave a public lecture at the Navy Command Staff College.

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