Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen hosted His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam, to a visit at the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Command at Murai Camp this morning. Also present were Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam, Yang Berhomat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II of Brunei Darussalam, Yang Berhomat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Senior Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Chief of Air Force Major-General Mervyn Tan as well as senior officials from Singapore and Brunei.
During the visit, His Royal Highness was briefed on the operational roles and capabilities of the RSAF’s UAVs. He also viewed a live UAV flight demonstration and ‘piloted’ the UAV in a UAV simulator. After the visit, Dr Ng hosted His Royal Highness to lunch.
His Royal Highness is in Singapore on an official visit from 28 October to 4 November 2018 at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean for the 6th Singapore-Brunei Young Leaders’ Programme. His Royal Highness’ visit to the UAV Command underscores the close and long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and Brunei forged since 1976. The SAF and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces interact regularly through a wide range of activities, such as bilateral exercises, cross-attendance of courses, visits and professional exchanges. Such interactions have fostered mutual understanding and enhanced interoperability, and also built strong rapport and camaraderie among the personnel of the two armed forces.