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Peleton Intai Tempur

Peleton Intai Tempur (Tontaipur) merupakan satuan elite Kostrad terbaru, diresmikan pada tanggal 4 Agustus 2001. Setelah latihan secara intensif selama lima bulan, 97 pasukan yang diseleksi dari Brigade Infantri 9 dan Brigade Infantri 13 Kostrad menjadi prajurit-prajurit pertama satuan elite ini.
 
Sesuai kualifikasinya, Tontaipur akan diterjunkan untuk misi pengintaian jarak jauh ke wilayah musuh dan melakukan penghancuran terhadap sasaran-sasaran penting. Diantara perlengkapan yang dibawa, mereka akan dibekali senapan serbu khusus berikut teropong bidik malam (NVG, night vision goggle). Tiap personel Tontaipur ini memiliki kemampuan operasi sekaligus di tiga matra, yakni di darat, laut, dan udara.
 
Uji coba pertama bagi Tontaipur adalah operasi penumpasan Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM).
 

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).

 

(Source: http://www.angkasa-online.com/11/10/breaking/break71.htm)

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Tontaipur troops in formation.

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Beach landing training (above and right).

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In attack mode after beach landing.

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Beach infiltration training. 

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Beach infiltration training. 

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Tontaipur troop equipped with night-vision goggle.

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The faces of Tontaipur troops at inauguration ceremony.

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Training with traditional weapons.

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Beach infiltration training. 

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Another Tontaipur survival test.

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Tontaipur survival test.