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What happens if a commercial plane has been hijacked by terrorists and is heading towards Singapore? Exercise Vigilant Shield, held on 14 Mar, tests the coordinated efforts of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in tackling such threats from the air.
The SAF and SPF put their skills to the test in a joint island-wide counter-terrorism (CT) exercise.
A distress call has been received by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). A commercial aircraft has been hijacked by terrorists and is en route to Singapore. The terrorists threaten to blow up the aircraft and kill all the passengers and crew on board.
Imagine you're just going about your day – waiting for the train during rush hour to get to the office; or perhaps you're enjoying your recess break with your classmates in school.
Screams punctured the air as gunshots were fired. People spilled from the building in a frenzy. Shortly after, the gunman emerged with a hostage.