10 Desember 2009
SAF and USARPAC personnel using remotely controlled robots to conduct decontamination procedures during the joint capability demonstration. (photo : Mindef)
Exhibiting Operational and Technological Readiness in Combating CBRE Threats
As part of the 6th Singapore International Symposium on Protection Against Toxic Substances (SISPAT) and the 2nd International Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives (CBRE) Operations Conference (ICOC) held jointly in Singapore from 8 to 11 Dec, a joint CBRE capability demonstration between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) CBRE Defence Group (CBRE DG) and the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) was conducted on 9 Dec at Pasir Laba Camp.
The joint capability demonstration was carried out in conjuction with the event to highlight the integration between the CBRE operational and technological communities as well as the strong inter-capability collaboration between Singapore and its global partners in fighting CBRE threats.
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Chan, Commanding Officer of the 39th Batallion, Singapore Combat Engineers, told cyberpioneer that personnel from the CBRE DG and the USARPAC had the opportunity to exchange opinions and ideas about the various operational platforms used in CBRE defence.
Launched in 1998, SISPAT is the sole CBRE symposium in the Asia-Pacific region. It was held in conjunction with the 1st ICOC in 2006 to encourage international scientific and operations communities to come together to share knowledge, build up expertise and enhance interoperability.