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SAF to test disaster relief skills in joint 17 nations' drill in Brunei

It will join 17 nations in Brunei to boost teamwork in such scenarios

Published on Jun 15, 2013 7:20 AM
Exercise participants from Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand taking part in casualty evacuation training in preparation for the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise that will start on Monday. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, BRUNEI

THE Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will put its disaster relief and medical capabilities to the test in the forests of Brunei next week as part of a multinational training exercise.

It will join 17 other countries in a drill aimed at improving military relations and teamwork in a disaster scenario.

The initiative will involve a total of 1,800 personnel, seven ships and 18 helicopters plus military medical, engineering and search and rescue teams from the participating nations.

Singapore will deploy 340 military personnel, four Super Puma helicopters and one landing ship tank for the four-day mission which starts on Monday.

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