SAF and US Army take part in joint live firing exercise

The Singapore Armed Forces’ High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in action during the live-firing exercise. -- PHOTO: MINDEF
The Singapore Armed Forces’ High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in action during the live-firing exercise. -- PHOTO: MINDEF
Permanent Secretary for Defence Mr Chan Yeng Kit (right) interacting with troops from 23rd Battalion, Singapore Artillery. -- PHOTO: MINDEF
Permanent Secretary for Defence Mr Chan Yeng Kit (right) interacting with troops from 23rd Battalion, Singapore Artillery. -- PHOTO: MINDEF

SINGAPORE - Around 340 personnel from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) took part in a live-fire artillery exercise in the United States on Wednesday.

They joined 120 troops from the Oklahoma Army Reserve National Guard at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as part of Exercise Daring Warrior.

The exercise, which began on Nov 4 and ends on Sunday, is being held for the fourth time.

Wednesday's live-fire training involved assets such as the Singapore Army's High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and Apache AH-64D attack helicopters from the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

Permanent Secretary for Defence Chan Yeng Kit and the US Chief of Field Artillery Brigadier-General (BG) William Turner were there to witness the troops training.

BG Turner said: "I can't overemphasise the importance of this kind of training in terms of the long term strategies for our defence."