Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) will conduct a large-scale exercise code-named "Armada Jaya XXXIV/2016" at the Naval Development and Education Command in Surabaya, East Java, next month.

The exercise will be conducted in the Java Sea starting from early September to the third week of the same month, Chief of the Indonesian Navy's Information Service Commodore Edi Sucipto said here on Tuesday.

"Armada Jaya Exercise" is the ultimate annual exercise consists of all of the Indonesian Navy war doctrine named Joint Fleet Armament System. This doctrine is derived in four major components, which are combatant ships fleet, naval aircraft, home base, and the Indonesia Marine Corps.

Naval Chief of Staff Admiral Ade Supandi is scheduled to open the exercise on September 1.

Edi said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in the capacity of Commander in Chief of the National Defense Forces (TNI) is expected to inspect the exercise.

"The exercise will be started with the embarkation of soldiers from the Ujung Naval Base in Surabaya and will reach its peak when amphibian operations are conducted," he said.

Supandi will act as general manager of the exercise, while commander of Naval Education Development Rear Admiral Tri Wahyudi as an exercise director.

In the course of the exercise, several activities including military planning process and operation preparedness will be conducted, he said.

The exercise will involve more than seven thousand personnel and 39 warships of different types.

The exercise code-named Armada Jaya XXXIV/2016 is the peak exercise of the Indonesian Navy aimed to improve the professionalism of naval soldiers.

Editor: Ade P Marboen
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