Selasa, 31 Maret 2009


The combat and reconnaissance platoon (Tontaipur) is Kostrads newest elite unit, formed on August 4, 2001. After a five-month intensive trainings, 97 personnels selected from the 9th and the 13th Infantry Brigades became the first troops for this elite unit.

Just as the name implies, Tontapiur will be sent to do surveillance and reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines and destroy enemys strategic installations. Some of the equipments that these troops carry are special assault rifles and night vision goggle (NVG). Each Tontaipur personnel has the abilities to conduct operations on land, sea, and in the air.

The first test for Tontaipur was the operation to demolish the Free Aceh Movements (GAM).

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