May 14, 2011

Indonesian navy seals - Kopaska - Tan Hana Wighna Tan Sirna

Kopaska is the premier frogman and underwater demolition unit of the Indonesian Navy.This unit motto is Tan Hana Wighna Tan Sirna, which means there is no obstacle that can not be defeated.
It was officially established on March 31 1962 by President Sukarno to help his campaign in Western New Guinea. This special operations force already existed far before March 31 1962. In 1954, the father of Kopaska is Captain (Navy) ISKAK from the Navy Frogman School at Naval Base Surabaya. Their main duty is underwater demolition, which consists of raiding enemy's ships and bases, destroying main underwater installations, reconnaissance, prisoner snatches, preparing beaches for larger naval amphibious operations, and counter-terrorism. In peace time the unit deploys a 7-man team to serve as security personnel for VIPs. Primary among these duties are the escort and personal security of the Indonesian president and vice president

Kopaska Headquarter - Western Fleet Command

Kopaska Training & Education Center

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