Our Formidable-class frigate RSS Steadfast just completed a successful passage exercise (PASSEX) with the U.S. Navy's Independence-class USS Gabrielle Giffords in the southern reaches of the South China Sea within international waters from 24 to 25 May.
Over the two days, the ships conducted a manoeuvring exercise, firings, and communication serials. This was based off plans that were developed via virtual means.
"This exercise at sea provides both navies the opportunity to continue to hone our professional competencies and interoperability. We were able to execute the evolutions smoothly because of the good understanding that we have built over the years." - LTC Carlin Song, Commanding Officer RSS Steadfast