14 Jul '11, 4pm

ASEAN militaries conduct exercise on humanitarian, disaster relief

ASEAN militaries conduct exercise on humanitarian, disaster relief

SINGAPORE: The ASEAN Militaries' Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Table-Top Exercise (AHX) came to a close in West Java, Indonesia on Thursday. It was co-hosted by Singapore and Indonesia. The exercise is a significant milestone for ASEAN as it is the first amongst the ASEAN militaries. More than 100 participants participated in workshops and a scenario-based Table-Top exercise at the Changi Command and Control (C2) Centre in Singapore from July 12-13. On Thursday, participants also witnessed a simulation of a heli-evacuation mission involving the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) assets in Cilodong, West Java, where relief packages were distributed to the local community. A joint SAF-TNI medical team also conducted a medical civic-action programme in West Java throughout the three-day exercise. The closing cere...

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