Singapore armour troops train with Aussie counterparts
About 100 Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel are training with their Australian counterparts in a bilateral armour exercise.
The 21-day drill, codenamed Matilda, started on Sept 15 at the Mount Bundey Training Area, near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory.
The men and women from the 48th Battalion Singapore Armoured Regiment (48 SAR), operating the Leopard 2SG main battle tanks, have been training alongside the Australian Defence Force's (ADF's) 1st Armoured Regiment.
Major Lim Han Yong, the commanding officer of 48 SAR, said the bilateral outfield exercise gives SAF's tank commanders and operators "an excellent opportunity to sharpen their tank gunnery and manoeuvre skills, and also allows us to exchange professional knowledge with the ADF".