I think it should be written: the Marines are off to Sebatik & Tarakan islands, not to Ambalat water directly. The Marines have bases in these two frontier islands, to support the TNI task forces defending the Ambalat water from "the aggressor Navy". They also maintaining their physical presence on the man-made small islands with a light-house & Indonesian flag in the Ambalat water 24x7. Occasionaly, they exchange "communications" using telescope & radio with their counterpart from the KD ships.
Meanwhile, on the other part of the world, thousand miles from Ambalat theatre, the Indonesian Marines (& other TNI units) & TDM soldiers are working together hand-in-hand everyday wearing the same UN light blue beret, maintaining peace in Lebanon.
Everybody now can see & judge, which camo looks better between this grandma's curtain & the standard DPM in the background.
Anyhow, this Kopaska officer (I presume he's an officer) has the minimum Kopaska qualifications. On his left pocket flap is the airborne wing based on US Navy design. On his left chest is the Navy Basic Combat Swimmer qualification badge. On his right chest is the famous SEAL co-training badge.
The seamen troops in the back are showing their old AK-47 inventory.
The "normal" camo is very effective, i have never seen "masterchief grandma curtain camo pattern" in real live.
The TNI DPM doesnt look as effective in here compared to the MARPAT. I think the new KOPASKA camo would be more effective, let alone just a pixelated TNI DPM. Just my opinion.
It depends, ofcourse, of the environment. The environment on the picture is a little bit dry. In most parts of Indonesia, we have tropical forrests/climate, there is the normal TNI woodland tenue (or the pixelated Raider patern) the most effective. If a TNI soldier walks in front of, of behind a tanaman (whats the English word for it?) at 100m distance, you can only see his face and arms.
Picture of the Headquarters of Korem 121 / Alambhana Wanawai in Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat. Can someone ID the artillery pieces in front of it? It's neither the M101, nor the Mod 56 nor the LG-1 and I don't know of any other 105mm howitzers that the TNI has.