On track for a mega battle tank exercise

The Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) Leopard 2SG main battle tank (foreground) and the German armed forces' Leopard 2A6 main battle tank participating in a live-firing drill in the Oberlausitz military training area in eastern Germany on Wednesday. More
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The Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) Leopard 2SG main battle tank (foreground) and the German armed forces' Leopard 2A6 main battle tank participating in a live-firing drill in the Oberlausitz military training area in eastern Germany on Wednesday. More than 1,000 soldiers from the SAF armour units are involved in the 93-day bilateral exercise, dubbed Exercise Panzer Strike, which was started in 2009 and is now in its eighth instalment. The exercise this year is conducted in two phases, from March 2 to April 20, and from Sept 14 to Oct 26.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2016, with the headline 'On track for a mega battle tank exercise'. Print Edition | Subscribe