INSFOC

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Indonesian NAVY Special Force and Operations Command (INSFOC) / Komando Operasi-Pasukan Khusus TNI AL
Active June 17, 2006 - Present
Country  Indonesia
Branch Indonesian Navy
Type Naval Special Forces
Role Sea, Air and Land Special Operations/Maritime Counter-Terrorist force
Size Classified
Part of Indonesian National Armed Forces Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI)
Garrison/HQ Indonesian National Naval Base, Markas Komando (Mako) INSFOC, Jln. Raya Pandegelang, KM.58, Carita, Banten
Nickname(s) INSFOC, Barracuda
Colors Light Blue
Anniversaries 17 June

The Indonesian Navy Special Force and Operations Command (Indonesian: Komando Operasi dan Pasukan Khusus TNI AL/INSFOC) is an elite special operations forces of the Indonesian Navy. It is a combined detachment formed from selected personnel of the Navy's Underwater Special Unit (KOPASKA), the Marine Corps' Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion (Yontaifib), and Detasemen Jala Mangkara (Denjaka).

The Detachment was formed in 2006 by the Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces to counter maritime strategic threats including terrorism and sabotage. Despite the specific reason for its formation, as in the case of any other special operations forces around the world, the Detachment is also fully trained in conducting reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, and clandestine behind-enemy-lines operations.

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Indonesian language sources[edit]

  • Indonesia Tambah Satuan Elite, Kompas 2 Agustus 2007, p.3.
  • Satuan Elite Baru Milik TNI AL Majalah Angkasa December 2007, p.33.

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External links[edit]

  • TNI AL [1] - official site.
  • PUSPEN TNI AL [2] - official site.