Singapore and Malaysian Navies Conduct Maritime Exercise
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) are conducting Exercise Malapura, a bilateral maritime exercise, from 22 Feb to 4 Mar 2010.
Hosted by Singapore, this year’s exercise is the 20th in the series of bilateral exercises held since 1984. During the 11-day exercise, both navies will conduct drills in conventional naval warfare and maritime security at the Changi Naval Base and in the Malacca Strait. The RSN is participating in the exercise with a frigate (RSS Steadfast), a missile corvette (RSS Victory) and a patrol vessel (RSS Daring). Joining them are a frigate (KD Lekiu), a corvette (KD Laksamana Tun Abdul Jamil) and a patrol vessel (KD Terengganu) from the RMN.
The RSN and RMN interact regularly in a range of activities. These include professional exchanges and courses, as well as multilateral activities, such as the Five Power Defence Arrangements. Both navies have also been working closely to enhance maritime security through the Malacca Strait Patrols. These regular interactions serve to strengthen mutual understanding and professional ties among the personnel of both navies.
Government of Singapore