The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) concluded its participation in Train Tremendous Garuda Protect 2022 (XSGS 22), a multilateral train involving belongings and personnel from 13 international locations. Held in Indonesia from 1 to 14 August 2022, the inaugural train was named Train Tremendous Garuda Protect to mirror its expanded scope, with many international locations, together with Singapore, collaborating or observing for the primary time. Each the Singapore Military and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) took half within the train with troops and belongings. The joint US-Indonesian army workouts hosted in Indonesia’s Sumatra and Riau islands over the previous two weeks.

Republic of Singapore Navy RSS Supreme (ship at high row) and RSS Decision (second ship in center row) crusing along with ships from Indonesian Navy and U.S. Navy

Commending the robust friendship that the SAF shares with the Indonesian Nationwide Defence Forces (TNI), US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) in addition to different collaborating militaries, Assistant Chief of Common Employees (Operations)-Designate, Brigadier-Common Adrian Teng, mentioned, “Train Tremendous Garuda Protect allowed collaborating armed forces to collaborate and share data, enhancing the cooperation amongst companion nations. It was a worthwhile alternative to coach alongside the TNI, INDOPACOM and collaborating international locations, in addition to to strengthen skilled exchanges and friendships amongst our armed forces.”


Army personnel conducting a rehearsal of tactical drills.
Singapore Military personnel conducting a rehearsal of tactical drills.

The Singapore Military participated in a employees planning train that culminated in a area coaching train with the Australian Military, INDOPACOM and Indonesian Armed Forces. The RSN’s Endurance-class touchdown ship tank RSS Decision and Formidable-class frigate RSS Supreme participated in a sequence of manoeuvre and communication workouts within the waters round Riau Islands, Batam and Singkep, along with six ships from the Indonesian Navy and the US Navy. As a multilateral train involving numerous international locations and providers, the inaugural XSGS 22 is a vital platform to advertise friendship, mutual understanding, {and professional} exchanges amongst the collaborating armed forces.

The drills—dubbed “Tremendous Garuda Protect” this 12 months given the inaugural participation of Japanese, Australian and Singaporean contingents—drew 4,000 US and Indonesian troops, with observers from 9 different nations. Different collaborating nations embrace Canada, France, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the UK. Over the period of the train, Tremendous Garuda Protect will characteristic area and maritime coaching occasions to incorporate an amphibious train, maritime safety coaching, army operations in an city terrain coaching, an air protection train, airborne operations, and an airfield seizure train. It additionally comes eight months after diplomatic sparring between Beijing and Jakarta over disputed territorial waters within the South China Sea.

 Singapore Armed Forces Concludes Participation in Multilateral Exercise Super Garuda Shield 2022
Singapore Military personnel executing the sphere coaching part of Train Tremendous Garuda Protect (XSGS).