Saturday, October 16, 2010

PASKAU.

This is coolbert:

Came across this one quite by accident.

Personnel of the Royal Malaysian Air Force [RMAF]. But much more than mere airmen.

PASKAU! Special operations unit of the RMAF! High trained airmen whose main mission is quite similar to the British RAF Regiment or the French Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air.

The PASukan KhAs Udara - . . . (Air Special Forces), is an elite counter-terrorism force and special operations tactical [unit] within the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). It's main responsibility is to conduct combat search and rescue missions (CSAR) and the recovery of downed aircrew. PASKAU is also a fully qualified counter-terrorist assault unit."

Primary mission [?] is the security and protection of airbases and other vital RMAF facilities from GROUND ATTACK by hostile forces.

"The Force Protection Squadron or Skuadron Kawalan Medan - SKM provides special protection to high value targets such as air defence radar and forward operating bases"

"PASKAU can trace its beginnings to the 1970s and a mortar attack by Malayan Communist Party agents from outside an RMAF airbase, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur; it resulted in the destruction of a RMAF DHC-4 Caribou transport aircraft."

Additional missions to include:

* Combat Search and Rescue [CSAR].

* Hostage Rescue.

* Counter-terrorism.

PASKAU also having an OFFENSIVE capability as pathfinders, "Ground Forward Air Controllers (GFAC)", and as target designators during "RMAF offensive missions"

Regarding the training and retention of PASKAU personnel, obligatory, mandatory and arduous continued testing and qualification is a MUST. Testing every twelve weeks to include:

"160 kilometre walking without stopping"

NO STOPPING - - A MARCH [WALK] OF 100 MILES [160 KILOMETERS]. It is not mentioned if the airmen is encumbered by load!!

Whoa boy!!

coolbert.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

they have to carry min 40 kg load and sometimes more

Anonymous said...

info here are not correct.. I was one of the pioneer officers forming the unit