While its role as anti tank weapon has been largely supplanted by ATGMs like Baktar Shikan, Metis M and even Ingwe (as well as the incoming NLAW and the new 3rd generation medium range ATGM which is still in tendering phase), its role as low cost heavy fire support weapon against hardened emplacements/MG nests meant that they are still being maintained and used (albiet in limited capacity) by Para regiment
Got some nice photos of our Royal Malaysian Police's Special Actions Unit (UTK) and the (now disbanded) National Special Operations Force (comprising special units from both the Malaysian military and law enforcement agencies) during an exercise in conjunction with the 9th World Urban Forum back in 2018.
Got some nice photos of our Royal Malaysian Police's Special Actions Unit (UTK) and the (now disbanded) National Special Operations Force (comprising special units from both the Malaysian military and law enforcement agencies) during an exercise in conjunction with the 9th World Urban Forum back in 2018. Part 2
I hope the disbanded Special Task Force will be establish back. The reason is obvious coz the 22 months Malaysia government (Pakatan Harapan) last time try to control this law enforcement branch and minimize they jurisdiction coz some of the political people that in power at that time have connection to terrorist movement such as LTTE and Communist Movement. Hope the new government now can reinstate all Special Task Force position and capture all terrorist without interference from political maggot..
They were reorganized into the newly established Joint Special Forces Command (JSO). I think it's a leaner, much more focused joint service which is under the military instead of National Security Council (NSC). Basically UTK and STAR is no longer involved since these two entities are under LE agencies.
With the current Covid-19 pandemic, the government has imposed a partial lockdown (or MCO or "Movement Control Order") which restricts non essential movement to the people. This, in turn has caused problems especially to people in the interior in makes it harder for essential goods to reach such communities.
Since the Sikorsky S61A4 Nuri has been retired, the task of sending supplies to far flung, hard to reach communities is mainly being done by the Cougar (although some other helicopters from other agencies also pitched in such as Mi-17s of the Fire department aviation unit). This put much strain to the Cougar fleet as there's only 12 of them in the Air Force. Any plan for additional helicopters is being put to the backburner as the gorvernment is concentraing on combatting the pandemics as well as helping the people and businesses to survive.
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