02 Aug '11, 8am

SAF conducts operational readiness exercise

SAF conducts operational readiness exercise

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) conducted a readiness exercise on Tuesday in Pulau Sudong. The exercise involves men from the First Guards Battalion and they are supported by the Air Force and Navy. It aims to show how the land, air and sea forces can integrate seamlessly to pull off a military assault. Dr Ng Eng Hen, who is watching his first military exercise as Defence Minister, spoke about the SAF's readiness and capability to execute a complex exercise involving elements of the three services, as well as the confidence of our soldiers. He said: "You can give them the equipment but if they don't put their heart and soul into it, it doesn't amount to much. Obviously, we have to have systems that make it realistic which is the training ground, which is the time and tempo." Dr Ng also commended the soldiers who are now observing the Muslim fasting month. He sa...

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