The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) participated within the bilateral maritime train, Train Singaroo, from 26 to 29 September 2022 within the Northern Australia Train Space off Darwin. The RSN deployed a Formidable-class frigate RSS Steadfast with an embarked Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk naval helicopter and a Victory-class missile corvette RSS Valour, whereas the RAN participated with a Hobart-class destroyer HMAS Hobart embarked with a MH-60R helicopter.

Highlighting the significance of Train Singaroo in enhancing cooperation between each navies, Commander eighth Flotilla Colonel Ng Yen Meng mentioned, “Train Singaroo is the mainstay train for the RSN and RAN. The train supplies each navies with the chance to deepen skilled sharing, study from each other and strengthen our friendships.”


LTC Huang Zongren of RSS Valour and Commander Andrew Pepper of HMAS Hobart exchanging a plaque throughout the opening ceremony. (Picture by MINDEF Singapore)

Personnel and property from the Republic of Singapore Air Power (RSAF)’s Darwin Detachment 2022 additionally participated within the train with F-15SG and F-16D+ fighter plane, a Gulfstream G550 Airborne Early Warning plane and an A330 Multi-Position Tanker Transport. Through the train, the RSN and RAN carried out a collection of naval warfare trainings, together with air defence workouts, manoeuvring drills and communication drills. This 12 months’s train additionally offered important alternatives for built-in sea-air coaching which strengthened the interoperability between the RSN and RSAF.

Inaugurated in 1995, this 12 months marks the twenty first version of Train Singaroo. Train Singaroo is certainly one of many bilateral army interactions between the Singapore Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Power. The train underscores the shut and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and Australia. Each armed forces additionally work together continuously via multilateral workouts, high-level visits, common dialogues, skilled exchanges and the cross-attendance of programs.

Republic of Singapore Navy and Royal Australian Navy Successfully Conclude Bilateral Exercise Singaroo
Republic of Singapore Navy RSS Steadfast, RSS Valour, and HMAS Hobart (left to proper) along with collaborating Republic of Singapore Air Power plane throughout Train Singaroo. (Picture by MINDEF Singapore)