A joint naval military exercise between Singapore and Australia has begun at Changi Naval Base in Singapore.

During the eight-day exercise named Singaroo, the navies will carry out a range of maritime operations including surveillance, air defence and anti-submarine warfare.

The Formidable Class multirole stealth frigate RSS Intrepid, a missile corvette RSS Valour and the submarine RSS Conqueror of the Republic of Singapore Navy are participating in the exercise.

The Australian Navy’s Anzac Class guided missile frigate HMAS Arunta and a patrol boat HMAS Bathurst will also join counterpart vessels in the exercise.

Exercise Singaroo aims to enhance the interoperability and mutual understanding of the two navies.