HMAS Adelaide was in Singapore recently to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief interoperability with counterparts in the Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
CAPTION: Landing craft depart HMAS Adelaide before sunrise, to conduct humanitarian-aid and disaster-response training with the Singapore Armed Forces in Changi Bay, Singapore, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. Photo by Leading Seaman Peter Thompson.
Australia and Singapore have a strong and long history on defence engagement and cooperation, founded on shared interests in security and stability in the region.
During the visit, HMAS Adelaide conducted humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training (involving embarking SAF vehicles), and medical and aviation interoperability exercises with a passage exercise planned on departure from Singapore.
HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin were in Singapore as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, a joint task group deployment to the region demonstrating the ADF’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities as well as further supporting security and stability in Australia’s near region through bilateral and multilateral engagement, training and capacity building.
Before visiting Singapore, HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin also visited Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines as part of efforts to strengthen military cooperation with Australia’s regional partners, particularly in the area of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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