SAF, RSAF to conduct live firing exercises next week

SAF, RSAF to conduct live firing exercises next week

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be conducting military and live firing exercises next week.

The SAF's military exercises will be conducted 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 from 8am on Sep 22 to 8am on Sep 29.

Blanks and thunderflashes will be used. The public is advised not to be alarmed and to keep clear of these areas.

The SAF's live firing exercises will be conducted in the Pasir Laba (SAFTI) live firing area, also from 8am on Sep 22 to 8am on Sep 29.

Live ammunition and flares will be used. The public is advised not to be alarmed and to keep clear of these areas.

Sea vessels and crafts sailing through the Western Johor Straits during this period are to keep within the 75m Navigable Sea Lane and not to stray into the live firing boundary.

The islands of Pulau Sudong, Pulau Senang and Pulau Pawai are proclaimed manoeuvring and firing grounds. The public is advised to keep clear of these islands. The public is also advised to stay clear of the prohibited waters off Changi Naval Base and Tuas Naval Base.

The RSAF's military exercise will be conducted from Sep 22 to Oct 3.

There will be increased flying activities during this period and loud noises will be experienced as the aircraft transits to its training areas, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

The public is advised not to be alarmed.

The RSAF's live firing exercises will be conducted around Pulau Sudong, Pulau Pawai and Pulau Senang from Sep 22 to Sep 26 from 7am to 11pm daily, and on Sep 27 from 8am to 1pm.

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.

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