17 Nov '11, 5am

S'pore, Australia conclude bilateral maritime exercise: SINGAPORE: The navies of Singapore and Australia have co...

S'pore, Australia conclude bilateral maritime exercise: SINGAPORE: The navies of Singapore and Australia have co...

SINGAPORE: The navies of Singapore and Australia have conducted a four-day bilateral maritime exercise, Singaroo. The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) began the exercise on November 14 and concluded it on Thursday. Hosted by Singapore, this year's exercise was the 15th in the series held since 1995. The exercise comprised a shore phase with operations planning held at the Changi Naval Base, as well as a sea phase which was carried out in the South China Sea. The sea phase included helicopter operations and air defence serials. The RSN participated in the exercise with RSS Formidable (Formidable-class stealth frigate) and a Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopter, while the RAN participated with HMAS Warramunga (ANZAC-class frigate) and HMAS Sirius (replenishment vessel). The Republic of Singapore Air Force a...

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