SAF takes part in exercise Suman Warrior
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) took part in the annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) land exercise code-named Suman Warrior which ended on Thursday. About 50 personnel from the SAF participated in the 10-day exercise, along with 200 personnel from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This year's exercise was the 22nd in the series, hosted by the United Kingdom and took place in York, North Yorkshire. The Singapore Defence Ministry (MINDEF) said the series of annual exercises aims to enhance the interoperability among the FPDA armies. The FPDA was formed in 1971 and the FPDA countries will commemorate 40 years of cooperation this year. The FPDA is an important part of the regional security architecture and the SAF's regular participation in FPDA exercises underscores Singapore's continued commitment to the FPDA.