Malaysian Paratroopers and US Marines Launch Ex Tiger Strike 24


Malaysian Paratroopers and US Marines Launch Ex Tiger Strike 24

May 30,2024

Paratroopers from the Malaysian Army’s elite 10th Parachute Brigade have kicked off the bilateral Tiger Strike 2024 exercise with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and United States Navy (USN).

Held from May 29 to June 6 around Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, 300 airborne troops will train with 1,100 Marines and sailors from the USMC’s 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on the San Antonio-class landing platform dock USS Somerset.

The bilateral exercise will give participating members a platform to share training practices across a myriad of military skills including amphibious operations, live-fire, the employment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), urban operations, jungle operations and survival, reconnaissance and multi-domain awareness (MDA), engineering, medical as well as the enhancement of communication and coordination between all three forces.

Commodore of Amphibious Squadron Five, USN Capt Tate Robinson said, “engagements with countries such as Malaysia reflects the importance of our relationships with our Indo-Pacific Allies and partners, training opportunities such as Tiger Strike allow us to work side-by-side with our Malaysian counterparts to refine our common defence requirements and meet national security objectives.”

Commanding Officer (CO) of the 15th MEU, Col Sean Dynan added, “this exercise prepares us for our intended purpose, which is to be a combined force ready to respond to crisis if one were to arise.”-shp/adj/dl (Pix:DVIDS)