Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
December 3, 2021

Russia participates in first joint naval exercise with ASEAN countries

The joint naval drills commenced in the territory of the Belawan naval base in Indonesia.

Russian Federation Defence Ministry has announced the opening ceremony of the first joint naval drills of Russia and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Known as ASEAN – Russia Naval Exercise (ARNEX) 2021, the exercise started on 1 December and runs until 3 December.

The maritime security exercise is being conducted off Sabang, Indonesia.

Ships from Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Myanmar, as well as observers from the participating states, are taking part in the exercise.

The large anti-submarine warfare (ASW) destroyer ‘Admiral Panteleyev (548)’ of the Pacific Fleet is representing Russia in the exercise.

The exercise included joint tactical manoeuvring drills by ships, conducting signals training, communication, and manoeuvring drills, as well as interviewing and screening tasks of a suspicious vessel.

Content from our partners
Bespoke harsh environment connector solutions set Omnetics apart from competitors
Keeping the defence world connected with Smiths Interconnect

It also covered training in search and rescue (SAR) at sea.

Russia is the third country, after China and the US, to conduct naval exercises with the regional body.

Singapore’s RSS Vigour commanding officer lieutenant colonel Gavin Cheong said: “It is important for navies to cooperate with each other to protect our key maritime trade routes and work towards safer seas.

“This exercise allows the navies of ASEAN Member States and Russia to strengthen collaboration, enhance understanding and build confidence in our ability to address common maritime security challenges at sea.”

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy