DIRECTORATE OF FORCE CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT
LIEUTENANT COLONEL (U) PETER BIN ULAT @ YULAT
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Director of Force Capability Development
Lieutenant Colonel (U) Peter bin Ulat @ Yulat enlisted into the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) in February 1998 and was later commissioned on 2nd of October 1999 after completing his cadet training at Officer Cadet School (SAFTI) Military Institute, Singapore. This was followed by the completion of his 7th Weapon Specialist Officer Course in Air Defence Artillery (WSO ADA) Basic Course 23rd Gun Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel (U) Peter's began his career as a Troop Commander in what was then the 33 Squadron, Air Regiment RBAirF in 2001 and was later posted as an Intelligence Officer in the Air Regiment Headquarter (2004). Upon his promotion to the rank of Major on the 3rd of June 2009, he was posted as 2IC (2nd In Command) of 33 Squadron, Air Regiment RBAirF. In 2011, he was then appointed as SO2 Future Systems at Directorate of Force Capability Development, Ministry of Defence until 2013. He then returned to the Air Regiment (now known as No 2 Wing) as the 2IC and was posted internally as Commanding Officer in 2016 until 2018. With this post, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 26th of May 2017 and assumed the appointment of Directing Staff 1 at the Command and Staff College, Defence Academy. In 2022, he was then posted as Chief Instructor, Defence Academy until 2023 before assuming the appointment of the current Director of Directorate of Force Capability Development, Ministry of Defence on 22nd of March 2023.
Throughout his career, he has attended various courses relevant to the appointments that he held such as the Intelligence Officer and Aircraft Recognition Trainers Course, Helicopter Abseil Instructor Course, Command Post Officer and Air Defence Young Officer Course, Junior Staff Course, IOSH International Managing Safety Course, Command and Staff Course and several capability related courses which includes RBAF C4ISR Operator Course, Capability Development Workshop, Brunei Darussalam MINDEF Capability Management and Business Research Method and Defence Project Management. He also attended overseas courses such as the Ground Based Air Defence Command and Control (GBAD C2) Course in Paris in 2014.
In 2015, he successfully obtained his Master of International Security from the Massey University, New Zealand. He was honored with Pingat Laila Tugas in the year 2000 and in 2022, he was bestowed Pingat Setia Bakti (P.S.B.).
Lieutenant Colonel (U) Peter is married to Anera Lenny binti Liwat, together they have two daughters Abigail Tearra and Abrielle Rebekah with two sons Abel and Abner. His current interest is badminton and golfing both for leisure and work.
DIRECTORATE OF FORCE CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT
“Therefore, we must ensure that we are always prepared in our defence, and also ensure that the capability is always relevant with the current changes. Indeed, all preparations must be properly arranged and planned for the national interest"
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's Titah (Royal Speech) in conjunction with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebration on 31st May 2011
Under the Commander of RBAF Office, Force Capability Development Unit was established on 1st January 2005. On 1st June 2007, this unit was then reorganised and established as a directorate in which every service representative is present within the directorate. The main function of the directorate is to plan capability development for the RBAF by capturing and collating capability requirements from all services.
To equip the services with the desired capabilities to conduct military operations in domestic and foreign theatres
Serving the services to expand military capabilities
Explore, Research, Develop Current & New Concepts Utilising Technology As The Main Driver To Enhance Defence With Military Capabilities. DFCD plays an important role for change & transformation.
The DFCD is headed by a Director with the rank of Colonel. The Directorate is responsible for developing capability proposals consistent with strategic defence priorities, funding guidance, legislation and policy, for consideration and approval by the Ministry of Defence.
Within the DFCD, there exist six cells which are closely linked with the Force Capability Cells within the services. These are the Land, Navy, Air, Integrated Logistics Systems, Future Systems (with C4I cell) and Legal section. All the capability requirements are bottom up and consolidated in the directorate. DFCD is also working together with CSTRAD in the process of conceptual document to the acquisition of capabilities.