SAF fully resumes Exercise Wallaby in Australia, its largest overseas drill

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SHOALWATER BAY, Australia - More than 4,040 Singapore soldiers will be deployed in Australia as the Singapore Armed Forces' fully resumes Exercise Wallaby, its largest overseas drill.

Some will also be involved in a joint exercise with the Australian Defence Force known as Trident, where more than 1,600 troops will practice securing beaches as part of a long-standing bilateral defence pact. It will for the first time conduct a link up with the air force's much larger unmanned drone - the Heron 1.

The annual Exercise Wallaby was cancelled in 2020 for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO Frame two began on Wednesday and included the army's guards units, military intelligence teams and aircraft - including the Apache helicopters - conducting drills and live firing.The guards - an elite heliborne unit - will also fire the Spike anti-tank weapon, a 130mm guided missile that cannot be fired in Singapore.

 

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