SAT-81 Gultor Kopassus, Silent Deadly Moves


Jakarta - Members of the House of Representatives Commission I urged the government to deploy troops Den-81 aka Terror Countermeasures Detachment (Gultor) Kopassus to liberate the Holy KM Sinar Somali pirates held hostage.


As to whether the greatness of Den-81 or who are often called SAT-81 / Kopassus Gultor this? Special forces lunge greatness is proved by the success of military operations conducted TNI.


This special unit was established by the alumni of a Garuda Indonesia liberation operation was hijacked by terrorists in 1981. Then on June 30, 1982, Detachment 81 (Den-81) was established by the commander of the first Special Forces Major Inf. Luhut Binsar Panjaitan with vice captain Inf. Prabowo Subianto.


Then, the two officers were sent to specialize in handling terror to GSG-9 (Grenzschutzgruppe-9) Germany. Unit-81 is the spearhead of the defense and security of the Republic of Indonesia.


Unlike other units that are always showing off their activities, SAT-81 tend to be closed. Vision and mission for the SAT-81 is "not known, no sound, and not visible".


The organizational, Gultor directly under the command and control of the General Commander of Kopassus. Gultor now middle-ranking officers led by a colonel. Gultor soldier recruitment process started in a soldier's completion of the educational and commands in Batujajar.


Then they will be placed in combat units of the Group 1 and Group 2, both for orientation or gain operating experience. Current SAT-81 anti-terrorism is one of the NIA (National Intelligence Agency) in the special operations paramilitary nature.


With its special abilities, the SAT-81 is believed to be able to free Gultor Kopassus KM Sinar Kudur hijacked by Somali pirates. As reported by a ship owned by Indonesia MV Holy Light since March 16 last held hostage off the coast of Aden, Somalia. The ship carrying 20 crew including the captain was taken hostage Djuari Slamet ship on the way to the Red Sea with the ultimate goal of the Netherlands.
The pirates who seized the ship that also transports nickel mine owned by PT Aneka Rp1, 535 trillion had demanded a ransom and even raise them from the original U.S. $ 2.6 million to 3.5 million U.S. dollars. The pirates had lowered the demands of the ransom to 3 million dollars. They then threatened to raise the value of copies up to 9 million U.S. dollars if the Indonesian government also did not comply.