Four-day multilateral humanitarian assistance exercise concludes

The Singapore Armed Forces and militaries from 17 other countries have concluded a humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and military medicine exercise in Brunei.

The inaugural four-day Asean Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Military Medicine exercise which ended on Thursday, involved the armed forces from the 10 Asean countries as well as Australia, China, Japan, India, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

The various armed forces exercised the evacuation of casualties and displaced personnel, as well as the delivery of aid to affected communities. The exercise saw the deployment of about 3,200 personnel, seven ships, 15 helicopters as well as military medical, engineering and search and rescue teams and assets from the 18 nations.

The ADMM-Plus was established in 2010, to facilitate dialogue between defence officials and cooperation between militaries.