Indonesian Army Won The AASAM 2009

Posted on June 21st, 2009 at 12:29 pm by Ian


Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) Again Won The Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) 2009 after 2008 Winning
by Major (Inf) M. Asmi, taken from and from (and translated by Indomil)

Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) 2009 was shooting competition and it was the 24th time has been organized by Australian Army with its purpose is to measure soldier’s professionalism on marksmanship shooting. In 2009, they invited and finally attended by armed forces from 10 Asian Pacific neighborhood countries, European and Commonwealth countries, including TNI-AD (Indonesian Army).

Prior to this recent participation in this year, TNI-AD has involved in this AASAM competition three times, first in 1995 in Canungra, Queensland, second in 2005 in Singleton, NSW and then in 2008 in Puckapunyal, Victoria. During those competitions,  some competition materials has been applied that strongly challenge soldier’s marksmanship shooting and particularly  in 2009, committee created combat shooting challenge.

As per commanding letter from Army Staff Chief number: Sprin/677/IV/2009, dated on April 15, 2009 about an order to follow AASAM 2009 in Australia, 15 Indonesian Army soldiers went to Puckapunyal Victoria Australia. The detail for international contingents as follows: Australia (1 contingent), Brunei (1 contingent), Canada (2 contingents), Indonesia (1 contingent), Malaysia (1 contingent), New Zealands (1 contingent), New Guinea (1 contingent), Philippine (1 contingent), Singapore (1 contingent) and UK (1 contingent). Total 11 contingents.


AASAM 2009 in Puckapunyal, Victoria Australia which attended by several unit from Australian Armed Forces and International contingents, has been conducted safely, orderly, smoothly, sportive and well. All contingents has understood the mean of sportivity of this competition, either in individual level or among the contingents. Again like in AASAM 2008, TNI-AD contingent did a very good job and proudly achieved the best overall champion in this AASAM 2009. It is a factual evident that TNI-AD has a very high good standard that comes not only from their effective training (their own sole skill) but also contributed from the Indonesian made riffle quality, SS2 V-4 from PT PINDAD. TNI-AD snagged most gold medals from this competition (59%), 42% silver medals and 39% bronze medals from 41 matches.

Thank you, Mr Yudha, for your contribution.

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