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Singapore, Malaysia begin naval drill


Singapore Navy frigate RSS Formidable. An MoD photo

SINGAPORE (BNS): The navies of Singapore and Malaysia have kicked off a joint maritime exercise in the Malacca Strait from Monday.

Over 500 personnel of the Republic of Singapore Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy are taking part in the 10-day naval drill, codenamed Exercise Malapura.

Both navies will carry out joint planning and training at the Changi Naval Base in Singapore and conduct drills in conventional naval warfare and maritime security in the Malacca Strait, the Singapore Defence Ministry said.

The Singapore Navy is taking part in the exercise with its frigate RSS Formidable, missile corvette RSS Valour and patrol vessel RSS Brave. The Malaysian Navy is participating in the drill with its frigate KD Jebat and two patrol vessels, KD Terengganu and KD Selangor.

The exercise will conclude on March 7.

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