The Amphibious Operation USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)
Modeler Luqmanul Hakim
The complete set both Destroyer and LPD during Amphibious Operation. This diorama shown what if the amphibious operation that will be conducted by US Navy. DDG 62 Fitzgerald has been fired the Tomahawk Missile and LPD 17 conducted MV22 to fly by from the deck.
The new class Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in my collection stand bash. The USS Fitzgerald DDG 62 has been launch and commissioned in end of 1995. This destroyer has been named by the Veteran Navy William Charles Fitzgerald during Vietnam War. This DDG has been equipped with the latest 1 × 29 cell, 1 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launching systems with 90 × RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles, 2 x Mk 141 Harpoon Missile Launcher SSM, 1 × Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm), 2 × 25 mm chain gun, 4 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns, 2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS and 2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes.
The USS Fitzgerald also has been strengthen with AN/SPY-1D 3D Radar, AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar, AN/SPS-73(V)12 Surface Search Radar, AN/SPG-62 Fire Control Radar,AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array,AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar,AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System.
In early April 2004, it was announced that USS Fitzgerald would be one of fifteen destroyers and three cruisers which would be deployed to counter ballistic missile threats worldwide. She arrived in Yokosuka, Japan on 30 September 2004 to join the U.S. 7th Fleet after participating in a personnel exchange known as "Super Swap". 140 sailors from the destroyer USS O'Brien transferred to Fitzgerald and 95 of Fitzgerald’s sailors joined the decommissioning unit for O'Brien. She is now homeported at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan.
In March 2011, in company with the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, Fitzgerald was deployed off northeastern Honshu, Japan to assist with relief efforts after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
On 16 November 2011, while docked in Manila, Philippines, Fitzgerald acted as the site where U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario signed the Manila Declaration calling for multilateral talks to resolve maritime disputes and to mark the 60th anniversary of the American-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty
1/700 Dragon Model USS LPD 17 San Antonio Modeler Luqmanul Hakim
In the early of month December 2015, I would like to share another Navy Diorama that has been procure by me hahahaha. This one most likely is the newest LPD from US Navy. USS San Antonio (LPD-17), the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport dock or landing platform dock, is the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city of San Antonio, Texas. The ship is designed to deliver up to 800 Marines ashore by landing craft and helicopters. The LPD 17 can carry out 4 Sea Knight or 2 MV22 during the operation and 2 LCAC or 1 LCU for amphibious operation and this ship can ac commanded 800 marines in one certain time. This ship has been installed with Two 30 mm Bushmaster II cannons, for surface threat defense; MK46 30mm and GDLS Two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense with Electronic Warfare and Decoys such like Radar: AN/SPS-48E, AN/SPQ-9B, AN/SPS-73 and EW: AN/SLQ-25A Nixie, AN/SLQ-32A(V)2, Mark 36 SRBOC, MK 53 / Nulka.
USS San Antonio served as a flagship for Combined Task Force 151, the multi-national anti-piracy naval force off Somalia. The ship acted as an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) for the following force elements:
14-member U.S. Navy visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team.
8-member U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 405.
Scout Sniper Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) cross-decked from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7).
3rd platoon of the 26 MEU 'Golf' Infantry Company, a military police detachment, and intelligence personnel.
Fleet Surgical Team 8 with level-two surgical capability to deal with trauma, surgical, critical care and medical evacuation needs.
Approximately 75 Marines with six AH-1W Super Cobra and two UH-1N Huey helicopters from the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 (HMM-264) of the 26th MEU cross-decked from the USS Iwo Jima.
Three HH-60H helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 3 (HS-3) cross-decked from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
During its time off Africa, the crew boarded 20 foreign vessels. The crew discovered hidden explosives on one of the vessels. The ship returned to Norfolk on 27 March 2009.
46th Anniversary PDRM VAT 69 (Vary Able Tropper 69) Open day
The Malaysia VAT 69 Commando is the one special elite forces from Malaysia Royal Police that has been named as the best jungle tactical operator during the insurgency fought the Communist during 1970 era. Now days, The VAT 69 still played their role and expertise in guerrilla warfare in various mission especially in OPS Daulat 2013.
On 25th October 2015, for the first time in history of VAT 69 anniversary.This Commando has opened up their front door to public to know and learn who they are and what they has doing up in order to this nation and his pride also.
I'm personally has been attend this open day and see the improvement other improvement for this unit to be more significant during upcoming threat in our country and also International. Long time ago, we can see this VAT 69 is equipped obsolete and un proper gear and equipment to conduct the operation. I'm proud with VAT 69 nowdays. Keep it Up Commando
Hope this VAT boys get their new own camp and facility rather than share with regular PGA Camp in ULU Kinta. Hope for the Goverment take serious on that matter.
EX SENTOSA 2015 - Royal Malaysia Police Special Task Unit (Unit Tindakan Khas)
The upcoming 27th Asean Summit 2015 in Kuala Lumpur will held some tension and make Malaysia Police become realistic and more precaution about the safety and security of all delegation participant during this Summit. Based on that upcoming event, PDRM UTK has conducted several exercise esspecially in Fighting In Building Area (FIBA) as part of preparation and tested the awareness of every single operator of UTK during this Summit. During this exercise, UTK also used their vehicle assets such as Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), Rapid Intervension Vehicle (RIV) and other assets also. The Training has been proceeded in area of Rawang as known as Sentosa Commercial Center long time ago.
Malaysia-United States Amphibious Exercise 2015, di Felda Residence Sahabat, Lahad Datu MALUS AMPHEX 15
In the end of 2015, USMC and Malaysia Army has conducted the serial amphibious exercise in the area of Kampung Tandou that has been stated as the bloody battle between Malaysia Army and Sulu Terrorists during Ops Daulat 2013.
This exercise has been prepared between 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) and 22 Royal Regiment Malay Soldier (22 RAMD) in the east coast of sabah area.