Ministry Of Defence
Press Release 14 Jul 2021

SAF Hosts Virtual Command Post Exercise

1.           The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) successfully hosted the 30th edition of Exercise Suman Warrior, a Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) multilateral exercise. Held from 5 to 14 July 2021, Exercise Suman Warrior was conducted virtually, and saw 132 representatives from the FPDA member-nations participate in a command post exercise focused on the planning of land-based operations.

 

2.           Commander of the 2nd Singapore Infantry Brigade, Colonel Mohamed Feroz led the SAF delegation this year. Speaking on the importance of the exercise, he said, “The conduct of Exercise Suman Warrior amidst the COVID-19 situation highlights the strong commitment of member-nations to the FPDA as well as the resilience of the Arrangements. The exercise also allows us to learn from one another and enhance interoperability among the armed forces of member-nations”.

 

3.           Formed in 1971, the FPDA has evolved over the years to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex contemporary security environment. The FPDA is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year, and member-nations have planned a line-up of exercises, conferences and activities. Apart from Exercise Suman Warrior, the SAF regularly participates in other FPDA exercises such as Exercise Bersama Lima and Exercise Bersama Shield. These exercises are important to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and enhance the interoperability between the FPDA defence forces.

 

 

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