17 Oct '11, 5am

S'pore hosts FPDA joint exercise: SINGAPORE: Singapore is hosting Exercise Bersama Lima, a major Five Power Defe...

S'pore hosts FPDA joint exercise: SINGAPORE: Singapore is hosting Exercise Bersama Lima, a major Five Power Defe...

SINGAPORE: Singapore is hosting Exercise Bersama Lima, a major Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) joint exercise involving air, maritime and land forces from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The exercise starts Monday and will be on till November 4. The Ministry of Defence said the exercise will involve about 4,000 personnel, 68 aircraft, 18 ships, two submarines and various support elements from the FPDA member nations. This year's exercise will comprise a shore phase held at the Changi Command and Control Centre and a sea phase that will be carried out in the South China Sea. In addition, a two-day humanitarian assistance and disaster relief workshop involving other government departments and non-governmental organisations will also be conducted. MINDEF said Exercise Bersama Lima aims to enhance interoperability and mutual understan...

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