(All sailing personnel had been isolated and tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the deployment)
Our Formidable-class Frigate RSS Tenacious met up with the Anzac-class Frigate HMAS Arunta from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for a passage exercise (PASSEX) in the Bay of Bengal on 24 Feb 2022. Both ships were en route for the multilateral naval exercise MILAN.
Our Navy conducts regular training and exercises with many regional partners, such as the RAN, to stay operational despite COVID-19. These regular interactions also strengthen our mutual understanding and trust.
We are glad to meet our friends from the RAN out at sea and look forward to future exercises together.