Thursday, December 2, 2010
FPDA Countries Participate in Exercise Suman Warrior 2010
02 November 2010 -- The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) participated in the annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) land exercise code-named Suman Warrior, from 23 November to 2 December 2010. This year's exercise, the 21st in the series, was hosted by Singapore. About 65 personnel from the Combat Service Support (CSS) Command, the Army Logistics Training Institute and the 1st Guards Battalion participated in the exercise, along with 260 CSS personnel from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Exercise Suman Warrior aimed to enhance the interoperability among the FPDA armies. This year's command post exercise provided an opportunity for the FPDA armies to work together as a combined force on the execution of CSS tasks at the brigade level. The exercise also enabled the exchange of professional expertise among the participants and increased mutual understanding between the armed forces of the FPDA countries.
The FPDA was formed in 1971 and is an important part of the regional security architecture. The SAF's regular participation in FPDA exercises underscores Singapore's strong commitment to the FPDA.