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Singapore Conducts Air Defence Exercise

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by November 29, 2016 General

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 (Bernama) — The Singapore Minister of Defence announced on Monday that the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) conducted an air defence exercise entitled “Exercise Vigilant Shield 2016”, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports.

The exercise demonstrated the Air Defence Task Force’s capacity in responding to potential air threats, with a 24/7 connected air defence system.

It drew the participation of 400 RSAF personnel as well as F-15SG fighter aircraft, AH-64D Apache helicopter, I-HAWK, SPYDER and RBS-70 Ground-Based Air Defence systems, said the ministry.

Speaking at the event, Singapore Chief of Air Force Major General Mervyn Tan stressed that the successful conduct of this exercise reflects RSAF’s networked air defence system and tight inter-agency coordination.

— BERNAMA

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