Singapore and Australian Navies complete joint maritime exercise

Aus­tralian and Sin­ga­pore­an Navies have con­clud­ed Exer­cise SINGAROO 10, an annu­al mar­itime activ­i­ty that cul­ti­vates bilat­er­al ties between the two nations.

Build­ing upon the recent suc­cess of Exer­cise KAKADU 10, the Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy and Repub­lic of Sin­ga­pore Navy prac­ticed mar­itime sur­veil­lance, air defence, anti-sub­ma­rine war­fare and defence against small boat threats dur­ing the week long exercise. 

Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy ANZAC class frigates, HMAS Arun­ta with a S70B Sea­hawk heli­copter embarked and HMAS Toowoom­ba, Aux­il­iary Oil­er HMAS Suc­cess with an AS350BA Squir­rel heli­copter embarked, and Collins class sub­ma­rine HMAS Dechaineux took part in SINGAROO 10. Repub­lic of Sin­ga­pore Navy, For­mi­da­ble class frigate RSS Tena­cious and Vic­to­ry Class Corvette RSS Vigour togeth­er with a Fokker 50 Mar­itime Patrol Air­craft detach­ment also participated.

Roy­al Aus­tralian Air Force assets enhanced train­ing out­comes with an AP-3C Air­craft from 92 Wing, three F‑111 from 82 Wing and four Hawk Fight­er Train­ers from 78 Wing. 

“Exer­cise SINGAROO is an impor­tant exer­cise in the annu­al cal­en­dar, strength­en­ing pro­fes­sion­al ties, mutu­al under­stand­ing and improved inter­op­er­abil­i­ty at sea and in the air,” said the Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy SINGAROO 10 Exer­cise Direc­tor, Cap­tain John Vandyke.

“By main­tain­ing close and friend­ly defence ties, Aus­tralia and Sin­ga­pore con­tribute to the sta­bil­i­ty of the region and devel­op our abil­i­ty to work togeth­er in real-world oper­a­tions,” said CAPT Vandyke.

“The Repub­lic of Sin­ga­pore Navy and the Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy reg­u­lar­ly engage in a wide range of activ­i­ties, which include bilat­er­al and mul­ti­lat­er­al exer­cis­es as well as pro­fes­sion­al exchanges. These exten­sive inter­ac­tions have strength­ened mutu­al under­stand­ing and pro­fes­sion­al ties between the per­son­nel of both navies. 

The exer­cise marked the four­teenth iter­a­tion of the SINGAROO series. 

Media con­tact: Defence Media Liai­son: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664 

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Australia 

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