Singapore and Brunei navies conclude shore-based exercise

Singapore and Brunei navies conclude shore-based exercise
Commander of the RBN First Admiral Dato Norazmi receiving a brief on the exercise scenarios during his visit to Exercise Pelican
PHOTO: Ministry Of Defence

SINGAPORE - The navies from Singapore and Brunei have concluded their flagship naval exercise, Exercise Pelican, which was held from Nov 23 to 27.

The bilateral exercise, now in its 37th year, involved the command teams from Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) Formidable-class frigate RSS Stalwart and Victory-class missile corvette RSS Valiant, as well as the Royal Brunei Navy's (RBN) Darussalam-class patrol vessels KDB Darussalam and KDB Darulehsan.

This year's shore-based edition involved tactical discussions and simulation exercises on naval warfare, as well as sharing of their expertise on naval operations.

Commander of the RBN First Admiral Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi bin Pengiran Haji Muhammad, who was in Singapore for his introductory visit, also visited the exercise on Nov 25. His fleet commander, Colonel (L) Pengiran Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Damit officiated the closing ceremony with RSN Fleet Commander Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lew Chuen Hong.

"Over the years, we have built great friendships and deepened interoperability, and the exercise remains a key platform to enhance relations between the RSN and RBN," RADM Lew said.

"I am confident that we will continue this close friendship and deepen our co-operation across the maritime domain."

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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