Exercise Strengthens Ties With Singapore

The longstanding bilateral defense partnership between Singapore and Australia was again on display during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21). The cooperative activity, held on September 1, continued a long history of exercising together, which has built trust, precision and technical skill. This year’s activity combined elements from Mine Warfare Team 16, Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), air and marine capabilities. A…

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Indo-Pacific Forces from 21 Partner Nations Begin SEACAT

Maritime forces from 21 Indo-Pacific partner nations including the U.S. Navy, U.S interagencies, and international organizations began the 20th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) in Singapore and virtually, Aug. 10. SEACAT is a multilateral exercise designed to enhance cooperation among Southeast Asian countries and provide mutual support and a common goal to address crises, contingencies, and illegal…

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Two Pacific Fleet Ships Return to Vladivostok

June 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet as part of a large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tribute” and a naval tug “Kalar” returned to Vladivostok after performing long-distance missions to the Asia-Pacific region. During the month and a half of sailing, the ship and ship traveled about 25,000 nautical miles and twice made visits…

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Mission Jeanne D’arc Conducts PASSEX with Singaporean Frigate

May 31, 2021 (Google Translation) – On May 27, while en route to the Strait of Malacca, the Joan of Arc 2021 group, made up of the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the La Fayette (FLF) Surcouf frigate , was joined by the Singaporean frigate Steadfast to conduct joint naval training. This PASSEX (occasional naval exercise) lasting a few…

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Two Russian Ships Complete Visit to Singapore

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet consisting of the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributs” and the sea tug “Kalar” completed a business call to Singapore, where it arrived on May 11. During the stay at the Changi naval base, Russian sailors replenished their water and fuel supplies. A detachment of Pacific Fleet…

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Singapore Navy Inaugurates Maritime Security and Response Flotilla

January 26, 2021 – Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Aaron Beng officiated at the inauguration ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Maritime and Security Response Flotilla (MSRF) at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base this morning. The new flotilla will add capacity and build capabilities to protect Singapore’s territorial waters and respond to expanded maritime security threats. The MSRF…

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Final Two Patrol Vessels RSS Freedom and RSS Gallant Retire

December 11, 2020 – The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) decommissioned the final two Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs) RSS Freedom and RSS Gallant at a sunset ceremony at Tuas Naval Base this evening. Officiated by Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral (RADM) Aaron Beng, the ceremony marked the final handing over of duties from the PVs to the new Littoral Mission Vessels…

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USS Somerset Joins RSS Endurance for CARAT Singapore

December 14, 2020 – U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Republic of Singapore Navy partnered in the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise, in international water of the South China Sea and on Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Dec. 9-14. With over a half century of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Singapore, the two countries…

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Australia and Singapore Enhance Joint Interoperability

October 25, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy and Republic of Singapore Air Force have proven their ability to work together with Singaporean CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter crews qualifying to take off and land on Australia’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said qualifying Republic of Singapore Air Force personnel,…

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