NOV 2018

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NOV 2018
MINDEF NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

SIMBEX marks 25th year with largest edition
At its 25th year, the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) is the longest-running military exercise that the Singapore Armed Forces has with the Indian Armed Forces. This year’s, held from 10 to 21 Nov in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal, saw the participation of about 30 assets – the largest number in its history.

On 20 Nov, Minister of Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen visited the exercise and saw the two navies conducting a combined missile firing. “This exercise has been hugely successful… The fact that our missiles have hit their targets, gives us great confidence and this interoperability, this ability to work with one another and to learn from one another, is valuable.”


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Behind the scenes at the ADMM-Plus Gala Dinner
The Music and Dance Company put on a riveting show for guests attending the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Gala Dinner on 19 Oct. The professional dancers and singers put on quite a show with the help of Intel RealSense Cameras, which can capture the dancers’ motion and “mirror” them onto a canvas behind them. Find out how it all came together in this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek!


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Training as one force
Integration is the name of the game when it comes to Exercise Trident, where the Army, Navy and Air Force work together closely with one another as well as the Australian Defence Force to execute a complex bilateral mission. Take a closer look at what went into pulling off the battalion-level amphibious operation!