FORT SILL – Singapore Senior Minister of State for Defence and Worldwide Affairs Mohamad Maliki Osman visited Practice Daring Warrior within the US on Wednesday (Oct 24) native time to witness the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) artillery keep firing.
Held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the prepare was carried out from Oct eight to 25 and anxious about 150 SAF personnel and 70 staff from the US Navy, talked about the Ministry of Defence in an announcement.
The highlight of Practice Daring Warrior 2018 was a blended keep firing by the US and Singapore armies, the place the Extreme Mobility Artillery Rocket Applications (HIMARS) from the 23rd Battalion, Singapore Artillery (23 SA) and the A lot of Launch Rocket Applications (MLRS) from the 2nd Battalion, 18th Topic Artillery Regiment, US Navy, concurrently fired at a distant aim.
Dr Maliki moreover took the possibility to work along with prepare people from 23 SA all through his go to.
After witnessing the keep firing, he well-known that the teaching throughout the US gives valuable alternate options for the SAF to hone its capabilities.
“This prepare has deepened the expert cooperation and personal linkages between the US Navy and the Singapore Navy,” talked about Dr Maliki.
“Collaborating throughout the prepare strengthens our servicemen’s operational readiness, as they get to teach in a troublesome operational environment. The worthwhile conduct of the prepare moreover exemplifies the competence and professionalism of our SAF servicemen,” he added.
Carried out since 2010, the Practice Daring Warrior this 12 months marks the seventh model of the prepare, which underscores the excellent and longstanding defence relationship between Singapore and the US.
The SAF’s teaching throughout the US gives a valuable different for expert exchanges between the Singapore and US armed forces, and has moreover helped to foster sturdy relations among the many many troops, talked about Mindef.