22 November 2010
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has successfully conducted a battery live-firing exercise with its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in the United States.
The battery live-firing is the first to involve the SAF's HIMARS since it took delivery of the system in July.
Some 170 personnel from the 23rd Battalion, Singapore Artillery participated in the exercise - codenamed Daring Warrior - held from 10 to 21 Nov.
SAF's Himars can reach 70 km target (photo: haventoy)
On 19 Nov, the SAF also conducted a joint live-firing with the US Army, witnessed by Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operations) Brigadier-General Tung Yui Fai and Commanding General of the United States Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Major-General David Halverson. The two generals also met participating troops from both armies.
Training in the US allows the SAF to enhance its operational capabilities and readiness, and facilitates the sharing of professional knowledge among soldiers of the two armed forces. The US's support for Exercise Daring Warrior is a reflection of the long-standing and excellent defence ties between Singapore and the US.