LABUAN: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) would never compromise on its PARADISE exercise even in the face of financial constraints, Air Operation Commander Lieutenant General Datuk Seri Abdul Mutalib Ab Wahab said on Saturday.
“The mini PARADISE 4/17 exercise, which was conducted at the Labuan air base here, had achieved its training objectives.
“The RMAF will improve its weaknesses to ensure better exercises,” he said in a statement.
The 10-day exercise, which ended on Saturday morning, involved about 300 personnel.
Assets involved include the fighter jets F/A-18D, SU-30MKM and Hawks; the transport carriers A400M, KC130 and CN235; the C130H tanker; and the helicopters S61A and EC725 AP.
Elements which facilitated the exercise include the Air Force Special Air Service (Paskau), the 10th Paratrooper Brigade and the Squadron 401 Ground Base Air Defence.
Abdul Mutalib said that the main mission of the exercise is to conduct important and necessary operation training in Region 2 (Sabah and Sarawak).
Among the objectives of the exercise is the strengthening of collaboration in the Large Force Employment; and to assess the readiness, expertise and competency of the RMAF in combat.