SAF, Aussie troops cooperate in 7-day exercise

Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing (centre, in red), Australian Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert (left), and Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs Lim Wee Kiak (right) observe troops fr
Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing (centre, in red), Australian Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert (left), and Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs Lim Wee Kiak (right) observe troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force converging in the holding area after the Ship-to-Shore projection during Exercise Trident, which is part of Exercise Wallaby, in Rockhampton, Queensland on Nov 8, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force prepare to land on the beach from a Fast Craft Utility during the Ship-to-Shore projection during
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force prepare to land on the beach from a Fast Craft Utility during the Ship-to-Shore projection during Exercise Trident, which is part of Exercise Wallaby, in Rockhampton, Queensland on Nov 8, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during the Ship-to-Shore projection during Exercise Trident, which is part of E
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during the Ship-to-Shore projection during Exercise Trident, which is part of Exercise Wallaby, in Rockhampton, Queensland on Nov 8, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during the Ship-to-Shore projection during Exercise Trident, which is part of E
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during the Ship-to-Shore projection during Exercise Trident, which is part of Exercise Wallaby, in Rockhampton, Queensland on Nov 8, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Air Director for Exercise Trident, Colonel Yap Kwee Chye (left). Deputy Chief Guards Officer, overall Exercise Director and Land Director, Colonel Lim Kwang Tang. Sea Director, Colonel Thng Chee Meng, pictured on Nov 7, 2014. -- ST PHO
Air Director for Exercise Trident, Colonel Yap Kwee Chye (left). Deputy Chief Guards Officer, overall Exercise Director and Land Director, Colonel Lim Kwang Tang. Sea Director, Colonel Thng Chee Meng, pictured on Nov 7, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces (foreground) and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force (background) converge in the holding area after landing on the beach during a previe
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces (foreground) and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force (background) converge in the holding area after landing on the beach during a preview of Exercise Trident which is part of Exercise Wallaby at Freshwater Bay in Rockhampton, Queensland, Queensland on Nov 7, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during a preview of Exercise Trident which is part of Exercise Wallaby at Fresh
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during a preview of Exercise Trident which is part of Exercise Wallaby at Freshwater Bay in Rockhampton, Queensland on Nov 7, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during a preview of Exercise Trident which is part of Exercise Wallaby at Fresh
Troops from the Singapore Guards Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces and troops from the Seventh Australian Regiment of the Australian Defence Force land on the beach during a preview of Exercise Trident which is part of Exercise Wallaby at Freshwater Bay in Rockhampton, Queensland on Nov 7, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Rockhampton (Australia) - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has sent about 230 servicemen from the army, 280 from the navy and around 250 from the air force to take part in Exercise Trident, now underway in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) in Australia.

Exercise Trident is part of Exercise Wallaby, an annual training exercise conducted by the SAF in SWBTA. This year's Exercise Wallaby is now in its 24th year since its inception.

Yesterday's ship-to-shore movement was only a preview and today marks the first day of the exercise and also the first time the SAF and Australian Defence Force are executing this manoeuvre together.

Check out the gallery above of soldiers in action.