Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Singapore and Malaysian navies begin exercise Malapura 2013

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is Conducting annual bilateral maritime joined exercise, Malapura 2013, with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) at Changi Naval Base (CNB) in Singapore.
During the 12-day exercise, from around 540 staff will participate in. Both navies attached schedule and training at NBC, as well as perform operations in conventional warfare naval and maritime security, in the Malacca Strait.

The RSN will deploy icts first DCNS-developed Formidable-class multi-mission frigate RSS Supreme (73), second-class missile corvette Victory RSS Valour and the second Singapore Technologies built-Fearless-class patrol vessel RSS Independence (87) for the exercise .

Yarrow Shipbuilders-built frigate KD Lekiu-class Lekiu (F30), in addition to Boustead Naval Shipyard-designed two-class offshore patrol Kedah vessels KD Kelantan (F175) and KD Selangor (F176), will Represent the Malaysian Navy.

The 23rd in the series of exercises Held since 1984, has-beens Malapura 2013 designed to boost mutual understanding and interoperability, as well as professional ties Enhance Among Participating navy personnel.

In addition to bilateral exercises, the two nations Collaborate through a number of professional exchanges and courses, as well as multilateral activities under the Five Power defense arrangements.

During Malapura 2012, RSN and RMN Staff Participated in combined tactical and fire-fighting damage control exercises, while the ships and helicopters in conventional warfare Took share maritime ban trials and gunnery That Involved shoots, as well as air defense exercises and boarding.

The two navies are aussi Closely working to boost maritime security through the Malacca Strait patrols arrangement.

Malapura started on 25 February 2013 and is scheduled to run Until 8 March.

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