Bilateral Maritime Exercise Singaroo Begins

9 September 2010 (Last Updated September 9th, 2010 18:30)

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been particpating in a bilateral maritime exercise, known as Singaroo, which began on 5 September 2010. Exercise Singaroo, hosted by the RAN, will conclude today. The exercise included a series of n

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been particpating in a bilateral maritime exercise, known as Singaroo, which began on 5 September 2010.

Exercise Singaroo, hosted by the RAN, will conclude today.

The exercise included a series of naval manoeuvres such as maritime surveillance, combined anti-submarine and air defence exercises, and live firings against towed-targets.

The exercise aimed to enhance interoperability, and strengthen professional and personal ties between the two navies.

The RSS Tenacious frigate, RSS Vigour missile corvette and a Fokker-50 maritime patrol aircraft too part, along with the RAN's HMAS Arunta and HMAS Toowoomba frigates, HMAS Dechaineux submarine and several aircraft.