SINGAPORE: The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) are conducting a bilateral naval exercise, code named Exercise Pelican.
This year’s exercise, which takes place from 11 to 15 March, marks the 32nd in the series.
The command teams from RSN’s Formidable—class stealth frigate, the RSS Tenacious, and missile corvette, the RSS Valour, as well as RBN’s Darussalam—class patrol vessel, the KDB Darulehsan, and the Ijhtihad—class fast patrol boat, the KDB Afiat, will be involved in this year’s exercise.
During the exercise, the two navies will be conducting a series of tactical discussions and simulation exercises in naval warfare, such as anti—surface, anti—submarine, anti—air and maritime air operations.
At the opening ceremony, Commanding Officer of 188 Squadron Colonel Alan Goh pointed out that since its introduction in 1979, Exercise Pelican has remained the mainstay of the professional interactions between both navies.
He said not only has the exercise strengthened the overall defence relationship between Brunei and Singapore, it has also significantly enhanced the level of interoperability between both navies.
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