movement test where the trainees are tested
in all aspects of skills and lessons that
they had learned. At this moment, special
attention are given to trainees that have
the potential to be a patrol leader.
in VAT 69 was started in 1978 when 65 officers
and men were sent to Hua Hin, Thailand.
They were initially trained by instructors
from Thailand's BPP (Border Patrol Police)
Para Training School. Basic Parachute Training
is conducted for one month where every trainees
were exposed to static jumping. Each of
them must complete 10 jumps including one
in water. After receiving their wing, all
trainees will then move to free-fall or
advanced course (HALO / HAHO).
69's Para Training Unit are responsible
to supervise all sorts of parachute training
from basic to advanced courses including
rappelling & abseiling from helicopters.
In fact, VAT 69 also trains its own riggers.
(Close Quarter Battle) & Hostage Rescue
training is conducted by VAT 69 own instructors.
This course is prepared especially to expose
the trainees in tactics and techniques of
counter-terrorist operations. Among the
exercise that has been organized is CQB
/ hostage rescue missions in buildings,
trains and aircrafts.
new expertise that has been set up in VAT
69 is diving. Until now, almost half of
its personnel can carry out any diving operations.
After finishing one month of basic diving
course, all trainees will continue to withstand
the 'Dive Master' training. With the capability
to dive 150 feet deep, VAT 69's divers also
have the skill to operate from helicopters.
general, all successful VAT 69 personnel
will have the chance to master skills and
expertise such as guerrilla / jungle warfare,
FIBUA / OBUA / MOUT, sniper, SAR, parachute,
CQB, unarmed combat, communications, combat
diving, medicine, close protection as well
as boat handling. VAT 69's decision to adopt
the cross-training policy has made all its
personnel to have more than one skills and
expertise. Several members of VAT 69 were
also sent to overseas military training
institutions every year.