SAF military and live firing exercises to start next week

Soldiers from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) undergoing training at the live firing range, SAF Multi-Mission Range Complex, on Oct 2, 2013.
Soldiers from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) undergoing training at the live firing range, SAF Multi-Mission Range Complex, on Oct 2, 2013.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be conducting military and live firing exercises in the next two weeks in various parts of Singapore, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a statement.

Some of the exercises will be held on March 28 to April 4.

The army will be holding a military exercise in 16 areas in the west and north of Singapore, including Seletar, Marsiling, Jalan Bahar, Neo Tiew, Lim Chu Kang, Jalan Kwok Min, Tuas, Upper Jurong, Hong Kah, Ama Keng, Bedok Jetty, Kranji, Lentor, Simpang, Sembawang and Mandai.

Blanks and thunderflashes will be used in the exercise, which is to start from 8am.

On the same days, a live firing exercise will be held in the Pasir Laba (SAFTI) Live Firing Area from 8am.

Live ammunition and flares will be used.

Sea vessels and crafts sailing through the Western Johor Straits are to keep within the 75m navigable sea lane and not to stray into the live-firing boundary, Mindef said.

"The public is advised not to be alarmed and to keep clear of these areas," Mindef said in its statement.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force will be also be conducting live firing exercises around Pulau Sudong, Pulau Pawai and Pulau Senang next week, from Monday (March 28) to Saturday ( April 2).

The exercises will be carried out on the weekdays from 7am to 11pm, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday. Flares will be released during the night firing.

The public is advised to keep clear of Pulau Pawai, Pulau Senang and Pulau Sudong which lie within the live firing areas, Mindef said.

It added that members of the public should also stay clear of the prohibited waters off Changi Naval Base and Tuas Naval Base.