Strengthening interoperability in Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Location(s): Singapore

Topic(s): HMAS Adelaide (L01), HMAS Darwin (F04), Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Vehicles are loaded onto LHD Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide (background) during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response training with the Singapore Armed Forces in Changi Bay, Singapore, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)
Vehicles are loaded onto LHD Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide (background) during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response training with the Singapore Armed Forces in Changi Bay, Singapore, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.
HMAS Adelaide has visited Singapore to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief interoperability with the Singaporean Armed Forces.
 
Australia and Singapore have a strong and long history of defence engagement and cooperation, founded on shared interests in security and stability in the region.
 
Commanding Officer Adelaide Captain Jonathan Earley said he was pleased the ship could work with the Singaporeans again.
 
“This visit allows us to build on aviation and landing craft training conducted last month between Adelaide and RSS Resolution while operating off the east coast of Australia,” he said.
 
During the visit to the RSS Singapura, members from Adelaide trained with counterparts, involving the embarkation of Singaporean personnel and vehicles via landing craft.
 
Concurrently, both forces conducted medical and aviation exercise planning.
 
Members of the Singapore Navy transited on Adelaide as the ship moved from Singapura to Sembawang Naval Base.
 
HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin visited Singapore as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, a joint task group deployment to the region demonstrating the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities and commitment to regional engagement.
 
Prior to visiting Singapore, the ships visited Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Timor-Leste as part of Australia’s focus on strengthening military cooperation with regional partners.