Sunday, November 21, 2010

SAF Conducts HIMARS Live-Firing Exercise in the US

The Singapore Armed Forces' HIMARS in action during the battery live-firing exercise.

21 November 2010 -- The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) conducted a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) battery live-firing exercise, code-named Daring Warrior, from 10 to 21 Nov 2010. About 170 personnel from 23rd Battalion Singapore Artillery participated in the exercise at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA.

The battery live-firing is the first being conducted using the SAF's HIMARS, after taking delivery of the system in July this year.The exercise also featured a joint live-firing with the US Army, witnessed by Assistant Chief of General Staff (Operations) Brigadier-General Tung Yui Fai and Commanding General, United States Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill Major-General David Halverson on 19 Nov 2010. The two generals also met with the participating troops from both armies.

Training in the US allows the SAF to build up its operational capabilities and readiness, and facilitates the sharing of professional knowledge among soldiers of the two armies. The US’ support for Exercise Daring Warrior reflects the long-standing and excellent defence ties between Singapore and the US.


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