13 November 2018

SAF Troops Rehearse for EXERCISE TRIDENT Finale Amid Challenging Conditions

13 November 2018

When troops need to travel across the sea or get somewhere faster than any vehicle can drive – that’s where the Republic of Singapore Navy’s ships and The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s birds come in. At Exercise Trident, the Air Force and Navy play a big role in supporting The Singapore Army and Australian Defence Force (ADF)’s ship-to-shore mission. Helicopters send an advance party to secure the area before the main force arrives, then troops are deployed by fast craft onto the beach for their attack.(all photos : Sing Mindef)

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia: An elephantine structure looms on a horizon of aquamarine waters off Freshwater Bay in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area of Queensland, Australia. 

From a distance, it appears to birth tiny, fast-moving specks.

In a matter of minutes, the specks grow into nimble boats making a beeline for the sandy shores. One of them has a 5-tonner vehicle on board. Another is packed with troops.

The fast crafts have just forged a path from the RSS Resolution – the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) landing ship tank – across the choppy waters of Freshwater Bay and to the shore, where the first troops pour onto the sand.

In 10 minutes, the troops commandeer a 300m stretch of the beach, setting up five lanes for the next wave of vessels to land. 

Out at sea, 10 Fast Craft Utility (FCU) and Fast Craft Equipment and Personnel (FCEP) vessels zip across the bay, delivering a battalion of troops and about 15 vehicles methodically, arriving at designated lanes with the help of marshals on the beach. 

The troops are rehearsing for the finale of Exercise Trident on Saturday (Nov 10), a gripping show of helicopter and ship-to-shore operations involving Singapore’s air force, navy and army, and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Participants have spent more than a week acclimatising to fickle weather and unpredictable waves to pull this off.

A bout of wildfire-induced haze had marred visibility just days earlier, scuppering a planned media flight to the RSS Resolution. 

Head of RSN's Command Task Group Lieutenant-Colonel (LTC) Kenny Chen – who conceptualised the inaugural Exercise Trident in 2013 – believes the buffeting elements that troops had to contend with has made for good training. 

“Sea conditions can be very challenging. It can be very choppy," said LTC Chen, speaking to reporters on board the RSS Resolution.

"The winds can pick up a fair bit. Even for the helicopters sometimes, when they plan to fly, it might not happen. Almost every day, we have to change our plans on the fly."

He added: "But we have very good communications with all three services and we are able to change plans and execute it the next day to make it happen."

For fast craft coxswain Corporal First-Class (CFC) Kirk D’Souza, dealing with the volatile elements while ensuring the safety of everyone on board is all part of the job. 

“The conditions here are different from Singapore and the past few days of training has introduced us to that," said the 25-year-old.

"So before mission day, we had a couple of training days out to acclimatise to sea conditions and the rain."

Other than carrying out commands conveyed by the RSS Resolution, CFC D’Souza, who is on his first overseas deployment, also has to dock in the designated lanes.

“There are no physical markings to the lanes, so we just have to follow the map that we have," he said. 

"It takes time, it takes skill and you have to sort of gauge through practice and training in relation to other crafts and in relation to the beach as well."

The shore exercise requires a 300m beach profile for troops and vehicles to disembark comfortably and despite the ever-changing conditions, LTC Chen relishes the chance to train here.

“We do most of our ship-to-shore training in Singapore, in local waters, he said. "But it is not ideal because we don’t have a beachfront available for amphibious ship-to-shore operations." 

He added: “Waters in Singapore are also very congested with many ships around, so to deploy craft in water to run the profile we want, is very challenging in Singapore. 

"But over here … it’s a huge sea space and beachfront and we can really do what we need to do for our training.”

The Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland is about four times the size of Singapore and allows the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) plenty of space to do drills for various scenarios.

For instance, the shore party – which is made up of army personnel – has been getting accustomed to training on water.

Said 28-year-old Captain (CPT) Kieran Yeo, Shore Party Officer Commanding: “The weather here is very different from Singapore – sometimes it can be quite cold. Usually in Singapore, we are used to training on land. Sometimes the sea state can cause sea sickness too.”

Beachmaster CPT Brandon Chee, 38, works with CPT Yeo to oversee movement of troops and vehicles onto the beach from the ship to shore. 

A beachmaster is an officer in charge of the disembarkation phase during an amphibious assault.

“The most challenging aspect of the role I play is that the movement of vehicles and troops have to be moved orderly and safely,” he said.

Exercise Trident, which is part of SAF's annual Exercise Wallaby, has been in full swing since an army-wide safety timeout – called following the death of a full-time national serviceman in a vehicular accident - was lifted on Thursday.

In the finale of the exercise, the ship-to-shore operation will be jointly executed by hundreds of SAF and ADF troops on Saturday and will enlist the help of the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s CH-47D Chinook and AS332 Super Puma helicopters.  


44 komentar:

  1. Indonesia mah sudah khatam latihan seperti itu.. bahkan sudah operasi militer beneran di Tim2, IRIAN Jaya, Sabah, Aceh. xixixi..
    Somalia pun hampir di invasi marinir Indonesia untung bajak lautnya sudah matek duluan dilaut. haha.. 😁😁

    Btw, tuh tentara banyak yg pakai kaca mata.. ngk ganggu apa pas dihujani peluru kek Rambo..?? wkwkkwkwk. Ohh iyaaa...tuh askar bersarong malons ada kemampuan seperti ini ngk ya..?? xixixiixii.. soalnya tak punya LHD, LPD, MRSS.. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. lah kan critanya maen perang2an doank om bagaz, klo perang bneran mah mending dilasik dulu serdaduw negerinyah om ben haha!πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“

      yg ini menarik buat dikomentarin:
      “We do most of our ship-to-shore training in Singapore, in local waters, he said. "But it is not ideal because we don’t have a beachfront available for amphibious ship-to-shore operations."
      He added: “Waters in Singapore are also very congested with many ships around, so to deploy craft in water to run the profile we want, is very challenging in Singapore. "

      bner jugak sich, pas guwe liatin yg ada pantai rata dan rada sepi eh rada jauhan kapal2 niaga ituw cem di pulau sentosa dech.
      klo dibuat latihan, kesian donk turis2 bule pada ngibrit haha!🀩🀩🀩
      tp heran jugak bule di sono, uda tau lautnya banyak kapal2 niaga mondar-mandir masi pada cilukbaa, enakan ke bintan kale haha!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    2. guwe tambain buat alinea yg trakhir, tak punya tank amfibi, tak py marinir ame tak py pesawat mpa dan byk lageee haha!πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  2. Yang ciput punya LPD pun..πŸ˜›

    Pendaratan pantai tentaranya pada unyu-unyu..mau mbedhil jadi gak tega keknya...πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. Doktrinnya kok simpel bgt yak...datang LPD trus pasjkan d drop pke kpal pendarat sm heli...sudah gt aja...kayak mo turunin turis dri kapal pesiar aj ke pantai yg ga ada pelabuhan. 😲😲😲😲


    2. Kalo pake skenario ala Latgab dimari, ntar asma-nya pada kumat bro..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  3. Nice LPD... keep strong Singapore..!

    Meanwhile :


    Siap2 bro bulan depan ada berita baik kedatangan batch terakhir Heli ASW langsung kontan 6 unit Panther sekaligus..!!

    1. Datengnya bukannya protolan mas? trus di assy lagi dimari sekaligus ngecat..😊

    2. 11 heli Panther.. 4 SIGMA, 3 Bung Tomo, 2 PKR.. jadi 9 unit. Terus yg 2 mau ditaruh mana..?? Oohh iya.. kan ada tambahan 2 PKR lagiii.. haha.

      Nanti kalau heavy fregat jadi.. heli AKS nya harus setara Romeo/Sea hawk.. baru lgiiii.. wkwkwk..

    3. Beli pretelan diassembly di PT.DI
      Gak cuma beli terima jadi... nanti gak dapet ilmu nya :-D

    4. Bung Bagaz.. itulah hebatnya program TNI bung... dulu kita sempet mikir beli heli Panther ASW banyak amat ampe 11 unit ?

      Setelah sekarang diitung2 malah klop dengan kapal perang TNI :-D

      Ingat, Damen infonya sudah dapet project kelanjutan PKR ke 3 dan ke 4. Abis itu baru Destroyer... yaah tahun 2020 lah akan kita lihat Destro apa yg dipilih (iver atau damen) dan heli ASW yg akan dipajang nanti :-D

      * abis lihat omega si iver jadi keliatan jadulnya... hahahahaha

    5. Yang kelas berat juga laah..NH-90.

      (biar ga kejegal pabrikan lokal)


    6. klo dibilang bisanya ngecat doank ntar om fetedei ngamuk lho om pedang haha!πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

      lagian "suka" lama pdhl tinggal masang doank bisa tahunan masa kala ama pasukan awewe, seminggu jg kelar...kabhuurr aahh haha!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

  4. Min update prototype Hybrid Jet, VTOL uav kerjasama PT pindad sama PT Ludin dong, yg modelnya kaya quinjet di film avenger

    1. Film quinjet....sampeyan sepantaran mas @superstar dong πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    2. Weeh, senenge entuk konco sak angkatan..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    3. Sorry yo mas.. aku anak milenial

      Pelemku the six million dollar man :-D

    4. Nom-noman opo kui senenge nonton film berbau kekerasan...mbok tiru aku ki lho, tontonane film romantis, "Hanum & Ranggagas" sing akeh adegan gandengan tangan 😍😍😍

    5. Aneh, ternyata cem-cemane mas smiling ra seneng 'kekerasan'..

      Njur carane piyeeeeeeeeee...?

    6. Nyinyir itu lebih kejam dari pembunuhan mase....baru tau to sampeyan πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  5. "Tampaknya tepat pilihan Indonesia pada rudal MICA dibanding pake essm...varian terbarunya (Mica NG) bakal mengadopsi seeker radar aesa πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ"


    1. Kalau begitu ngk usah nanggung mas.. sekalian nanti punya heavy fregat/destroyer rudal AAWnya Aster-15 dan 30,sedangkn SAMnya adalah SAMP/T biar klop buatan prancis semua.. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

    2. Jangan dong....

      Kalo udah pake VL MICA NG gak usah pake aster lagi, soale VL Mica NG kan setara sama aster 15....naaach nanti aster 30-nya baru disaingi pake VL Meteor (bari ngimpi πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

    3. Saingan VL MICA disini bukan Aster..tapi Sea Ceptor..lah disini Kan doyannya yg Shorad aja..

      Udah diomongin lho kalo Bung Tomo arahnya akan ke Sea Ceptor..masukin VL MICA ke VLS yg aslinya until Sea Wolf di Bung Tomo Class katanya butuh adjustment yg cukup Mahal. Sementara Sea Ceptor bisa plug in langsung dg adjustment minimal..

    4. Lhaaa...ester-15 kan emang masuk medium sam sekelas bgt sm mba mica...dan sea captor.
      sooo emang g usah ambil ester-15.

    5. Lhaaa...ester-15 kan emang masuk medium sam sekelas bgt sm mba mica...dan sea captor.
      sooo emang g usah ambil ester-15.

  6. Hely panther Yo? Yg sebelah team pendaratnya pake banana boat. Itupun sudah di syukuri sekali.

    1. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

    2. Banana boat.....sama kalungan pelampung bebek πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  7. Sssstttt.. gimana yak.. pengen ketawa takut dosa.. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  8. syukurlah negerinya om ben uda maen2 pasir pantai haha!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    tp ada yg gak perna eksesais cem ini, siapakah dia?πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

  9. Why Indons are not invited??
    They should be their since Indons is always declaring their own self as the most superpower in Asean.

    Even their own ship sinks even without enemy and small waves.


    1. lah situ anggota faifdifens pawa harusnya malu donk kagak ikutan, oiya lupa gak punyak LPD yaaa haha!🀣🀣🀣

    2. muke gile,,wajah malon beruk yg satu ini terbuat dr apa ya??????
      kalau yg dia omongin berbobot gpp jg, ni omongannya gk tau diri dan cuman pamer ketololan,,,dasar malon beuk sakit jiwa #paraaahhhh

    3. si malon satu ngetik sambil isepin kecubung om... makanya gak tau malu padan muke... kasih pisang aja...🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌

    4. yang tak punya LPD,LST,LHD,MRSS dilarang coment!!!! kikikikikiki

      lebih baik kau main topeng πŸ™‰πŸ™‰πŸ™‰ si unknwon pergi ke pasar wkwkwkwk

    5. As 3rd world Country malonsial always jealous.. 😁😁😁😁

    6. Lha malon sesama anggota FPDA tak di undang kerana malon bodoh dan punya aset lapok wkwkwk

    7. Terbaik mak rempit 😁😁😁

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