14 November 2011
SFR personnel conducting Room Clearance Procedure (photo : Brunei Mindef)
The Special Forces Regiment, Royal Brunei Armed Forces recently carried out a bilateral exercise, KILAT SAKTI 2011, with the Indonesian elite Special Forces Unit, Komando Pasukan Khusus (KOPASSUS) held in Indonesia.
A series of joint special operations training was conducted by both units which concentrated mainly on special operations tactics on Jungle and Guerilla Warfare. During the exercise, the Special Forces Regiment and KOPASSUS personnel also had the opportunity to share their skills, knowledge and exchange opinions and ideas on special operation tactics, techniques and procedures. A culmination exercise was conducted at an undisclosed location which involves a static and freefall insertion by troopers from both units and followed by a hostage rescue operation that was focused on a guerilla warfare situation.
To further increase the close relationship by both units, the Commanding Officer of the Special Forces Regiment, Colonel Dato Paduka Haji Harith bin Haji Abdul Karim had the opportunity to conduct a “Friendship Parachute Jump” with personnel from both units and was presented the Military Freefall Parachute Wing by the Commandant General of KOPASSUS, Major General TNI Wisnu Bawatenaya. The next exercise series will be held next year in Brunei Darussalam and will be hosted by the Special Forces Regiment.