Singapore and Indonesian navies conclude bilateral exercise Eagle Indopura | World
The exercise was planned virtually followed by a non-contact sea phase in Indonesian waters. The RSN deployed a Formidable RSS Tenacious class frigate, an Independence class RSS Justice Littoral mission vessel and a Republic of Singapore Air Force Fokker-50 maritime patrol aircraft, while TNI AL competed with a Diponegoro KRI Diponegoro class Corvette with an embarked Panther helicopter, a Fatahillah class KRI Malahayati Corvette and an NC 212 maritime patrol aircraft.
During the exercise, the two Marines executed a series of naval series comprising artillery fire, communication and maneuver exercises, and a search and rescue exercise. Modeled after real-time maritime security operations, participating vessels were also tasked by their respective operations centers to track the movement of simulated vessels of interest signaled by alerts from the RSN Information Fusion Center. The exercise ended with a parade of participating ships.
SSR Tenacious Commander Lt. Col. Tung Wanling stressed the importance of the long-standing bilateral exercise to strengthen understanding between the Singaporean and Indonesian navies.
“The exercise allowed us to deepen our shared knowledge and strengthen strong and lasting defense relationships. It has allowed us to work and learn from each other, improve our cooperation and strengthen understanding between our sailors, ”she said.
Held since 1974, Exercise Eagle Indopura is the Singapore Armed Forces’ longest standing bilateral exercise with a foreign army. /.