10 Paratrooper Brigade (Malaysia)
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|10th Paratrooper Brigade|
|10 Briged Para|
|Active||November 1988–present; 28 years|
|Type||Elite Airborne Forces, Rapid Deployment Force|
Vertical Envelopment Forced Entry
|Part of||Malaysian Joint Forces Command
Malaysian Rapid Deployment Force
Malaysian Special Operations Force
|Garrison/HQ||Terendak Camp, Malacca|
Pasukan Sayap Berdarah (English: The Bleeding Wing Forces)
Briged Halilintar (English: Thunderbolt Brigade)
(English: Act Fast)
|March||Tiada Misi Terlalu Sukar, Tiada Pengorbanan Terlalu Besar, Tugas Diutamakan
(English: No Mission Is Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Is Too Great, Duty Becomes Priority)
|Anniversaries||10 October 1994|
MALTIM INTERFET, Timor Timur
Genting Sempah Incident
MALCON - UNIFIL 2007
MALCON - ISAF
|Brigadier General Datuk Tengku Muhammad Fauzi Tengku Ibrahim|
The 10 Paratrooper Brigade (Malay: 10 Briged Para, Jawi: ١٠ بريڬيد ڤارا) - commonly known as 10 PARA - is an elite airborne brigade-sized unit within the Malaysian Army tasked with being rapidly deployed inside or outside the boundaries of Malaysia. 10th Para is the key element of the Malaysian Rapid Deployment Force (Malay: Pasukan Aturgerak Cepat; PAC).
10 PARA's primary role is to be the nation's main offensive force in time of war or emergencies. The creation of the Parachute Brigade was proposed by Malaysia's defence planners in the late 1970s as a part of the modernisation plan for the military. The plan originally did not receive much support from the government due to concerns that the formation of such a brigade would be looked with suspicion by its neighbour, Singapore.
In November 1988, Malaysia was unable to respond to a request for assistance by Maldives when that country was invaded by Tamil mercenaries. This inability to render timely help prompted Malaysian leaders to move to form paratrooper units within the Malaysian Army.
- 1988 - a single Malaysian Army infantry battalion from the 8th Royal Ranger Regiment is parachute trained and converted from their traditional infantry role into a parachute battalion. This battalion becomes the first members of the new rapid deployment force.
- 1990 - 17th Royal Malay Regiment and 9th Royal Malay Regiment are jump qualified and join the rapid deployment force.
- 10 October 1994 - Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mahathir Mohamad formally redesignates the 10 Malaysian Infantry Brigade as the 10 Paratrooper Brigade.
- October 1994 - 10 PARA undertakes a rapid deployment exercise, supported by elements of the Malaysian Gerup Gerak Khas (Special Forces Group) and PASKAL and with operational support provided by the Royal Malaysian Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force. The Halilintar Exercise 1994 centres on a scenario of the retaking of Langkawi International Airport from an invading force by the Rapid Deployment Force spearheaded by 8th Rangers (Para).
- 11 May 2010 - the Indonesian Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General George Toisutta was given the Honorary Maroon Beret and Honorary Airborne Wing of 10 Paratroopers by Chief of Malaysian Army, General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Bin Jamaluddin as an honorary member of the unit at Fort Terendak, Malacca.
10 Paratrooper Brigade is highly skilled in accordance with its status as a Rapid Deployment Force. Paratroopers are vigorously trained for specialised combat operations and rapid deployment in alignment with the brigade's motto -Tindak Pantas (English: Act Fast).
- Maroon beret
- The maroon beret worn by the 10 Paratrooper Brigade is known as 'Pegasus'. The conditions for wearing the maroon beret are to pass the basic parachute course and to APAC course. This is an imitation of the British Parachute Regiment, as is the way the beret is worn and the cap badge. Much of their training is based on the British paras due to their reputation of being the best airborne force in the world.
- Parachute wings
- For 10 Para members, the parachute wings are titled 'Sayap Berdarah' meaning The Bleeding Wings. During graduation ceremony, VIPs or instructors will hit hard the metal parachute wing into graduates' chest. The sharp pins from the wing will make graduates bleed with their wings.
The brigade consists of:
- Four parachute battalions
- 9th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment (Para)
- 17th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment (Para)
- 8th Battalion Royal Ranger Regiment (Para)
- 18th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment (Para)
- Royal Artillery Regiment
- 1st Royal Artillery Regiment (Para)
- Royal Armoured Corps
- Support units
- 10 Squadron Royal Signals Regiment (Para)
- 361 Battery Air Defence Royal Artillery Regiment (Para)
- 10 Squadron Royal Engineer Regiment (Para)
- Pathfinder Company (Para)
- Support Company (Para)
- Royal Military Police Corps Platoon (Para)
- Royal Medical Corps Company (Para)
Members of the brigade must pass a Kursus Asas Payung Terjun (Basic Parachute Course) and Kursus Asas Pasukan Aturgerak Cepat (APAC) (Rapid Deployment Force Orientation Course) before being qualified to wear the maroon beret and parachute wing.
These were designed to mentally and physically test candidates for jump qualifications.
- Tactical Air Landing Operations (TALO)
- Free Fall
- Close Quarters Combat (CQC)
- Demolition expert
- Pandura (Pathfinder)
- Italy: Beretta M92F/S
- Belgium: Browning HP Mk.3
- Austria: Glock 18 and Glock 26
- Germany: Heckler & Koch P9S
- Switzerland: SIG Sauer P226
- USA: Remington 870
- Submachine guns
- Assault rifles
- Sniper rifles
- Anti-material rifles
- Grenade launchers
- Anti-tank / Anti-aircraft / Rocket launchers
The unit has been deployed in the following operations:
|Malaysian Medical Team (MASMEDTIM), Chaman||Pakistan|
|Operations PADANAN SIPADAN ISLAND RESORT (Ops Pasir)||Malaysia||2006|
|Genting Sempah Incident||Malaysia||2007|
- Malaysian Medical Team, Pakistan
On 14 October 2005, The Malaysian Medical Team (MasMedTim) soldiers serving in earthquake-hit Battagram, Pakistan have been recommended for a service allowance of RM100 a day. The team, which left for Pakistan had set up a field hospital in Battagram, some 250 km from Islamabad, on 26 October. Equipped only with tents that were more suitable for the tropics and kerosene heaters, MasMedTim soldiers had to battle subzero temperatures while carrying out their duties of providing aid to survivors of 8 October South Asia earthquake. Insufficient winter clothes and the lack of hot water at the campsite was affecting soldiers for over two months now as the temperature sometimes dropped to minus-7 degrees Celsius at night.
- Operations "Padanan, Sipadan Island Resort"
The security surveillance, code-named Operation Padanan Sipadan Island Resort or known as Ops Pasir, which was launched on 20 September 2000 following the hostage-taking incidents in Sipadan and Pandanan islands, had restored confidence among tourists, including from the United States, to come to the resort islands. The integrated operation involves the Malaysian army, navy and air force as well as other related agencies such as the police and the coast guard.
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