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Impressive display: Defence Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Ismail Ahmad (second from right) with Jen Raja Mohamed Affandi (second from left) looking at the Banshee plane during the Panah Jaguh exercise at Tanjung Logok in Kota Tinggi.
KOTA TINGGI: Local companies involved in weapons research and development have been urged to assist the army boost its capability.
The Lahad Datu incident was a reminder that a threat to the country could come from anywhere and anytime, said Armed Forces chief Jen Datuk Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor.
“The incident in Sabah has become a yardstick for the army to protect our country from outside forces.
“This shows how important our defence is especially in terms of weaponry,” he said after witnessing the Panah Jaguh exercise here at Tanjung Logok yesterday.
Jen Raja Mohamed Affandi said the armed forces would continue to give its best in protecting the country’s sovereignty.
On the exercise, he said that 120 officers and 600 personnel were involved.
He added that the main objective of the exercise is to test the army’s weaponry, especially air defence.
“This is a long-range firing exercise carried out twice a year with arms such as the Jernas missile, Igla missile, Anza MK II missile, FN-6 missile and the 35mm Oerlikon canon,” he said.
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