Indonesian and US navies are conducting an annual sea surveillance manoeuvre in Batam waters from April 6-10 to enhance the capacity of the Indonesian Task Force.

Task Force Commander Major General Freddy Ardianzah said that Indonesia’s CN-212 and CN235-MPA aircrafts and Bolco helicopter as well as the US Orion aircraft have been involved in the manoeuvre.

CN235-MPA is a high-performance aircraft used to support the Indonesian Navy in maritime patrol activities. Its US counterpart, the Orion, is a marine patrol aircraft used for sea patrols, observations and anti-submarine warfare.

Indonesia and the US are also holding another military exercise in East Java province.-VNA