SAF, RSAF to conduct live firing exercises from Aug 11 to Aug 18

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will carry out military and live firing exercises from Aug 11 to Aug 18. Blanks, thunderflashes, flares and live ammunition will be used in these exercises and the public is advised not to be alarmed.

SAF's military exercises will begin at 8am in 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.

Its live firing exercises will also start at the same time in Pasir Laba (Safti) Live Firing Area. All 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, the SAF said in a statement.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force's exercises will be conducted around Pulau Sudong, Pulau Pawai and Pulau Senang from Aug 11 to Aug 15 daily from 7am to 11pm. On Aug 14, it will begin at 8am and end at 4am the next day.

It will do the same on Aug 17 between 8am and 12 pm.

The public is advised to stay clear of these islands as these are manoeuvring and firing grounds.