Indonesia will host massive military exercise in the South China Sea with US, 12 other countries


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12 countries to join Indonesia, US joint military drill in Sumatra

Garuda Shield is an annual combined and joint exercise between the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), designed to strengthen interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. The 2022 Garuda Shield exercise will be significantly larger in scope and scale than previous exercises, with many nations participating or observing for the first time. In addition to countries actively participating, Canada, France, India, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the United Kingdom, are expected to join as observer nations.

The Garuda Shield 2022 exercise, involving approximately 2,000 U.S. troops, 2,000 Indonesian Army soldiers, and additional participants from partner nations, will enhance combined interoperability capabilities through training and cultural exchange. The exercise strengthens the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and advances regional cooperation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Super Garuda Shield will be jointly conducted by the Tri service of the armed forces, which is a jump from the usual army only Garuda shield.

Notable navy ships participation :

KRI Bung Tomo
KRI John Lie
KRI Frans Kaisiepo
KRI Makassar

RSS Supreme
RSS Resolution

USS Charleston (LCS-18)
USS Green Bay (LPD-20)

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