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    LANPAC bolsters connections among Indo-Pacific armed forces

    FORUM Staff The Land Forces Pacific (LANPAC) Symposium & Exhibition drew more than 1,700 military personnel, academics, and security and defense professionals to Honolulu, Hawaii, in mid-May 2023. The event, in its 10th year, highlights the role of land forces throughout the Indo-Pacific. Participants and attendees included delegations from more than 25 nations, and army chiefs from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Japan,…

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  • Partnerships

    Singapore, U.S. demonstrate military ties with Exercise Tiger Balm, other joint defense engagements

    Tom Abke Singaporean Soldiers joined United States counterparts in Hawaii for the 42nd iteration of Exercise Tiger Balm in May 2023. The longest-running exercise between the Singapore and U.S. armies, it enables the forces to collaborate and share tactics, techniques and procedures in activities such as command post and field training drills. (Pictured: Singapore Armed Forces personnel drill during Exercise…

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  • Across The Region

    Philippines, Singapore Affirm Defense Ties, Maritime Stability

    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. concluded a two-nation Southeast Asian tour in Singapore in September 2022, where he and government leaders agreed to boost counterterrorism cooperation and affirmed the importance of peace in the South China Sea. Marcos arrived in Singapore after a state visit to Indonesia — his first foreign trip as president since his May 2022 election. Marcos,…

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  • Global Commons

    Singapore Navy adding multirole combat vessels with AI capabilities

    Tom Abke The Republic of Singapore Navy is tapping into artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and other technology to counter maritime threats, with plans for six multirole combat vessels (MRCVs) to replace Victory-class missile corvettes beginning in 2028. The new vessels will serve as “motherships” for planned uncrewed systems, and much of the advanced technology will be provided through a…

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  • Partnerships

    Thai, Singaporean, U.S. troops join forces at trilateral Cope Tiger exercise

    FORUM Staff Airmen from Singapore, Thailand and the United States gathered at Korat Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand for Cope Tiger 2023 in March. Military personnel from the nations convene annually for the exercise to improve readiness and hone their interoperability skills, all while fostering an enduring military relationship. Together, the militaries deployed 70 defense assets and more than 2,000…

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  • Partnerships

    Education, training central to enhanced Indonesia-Singapore defense cooperation

    Tom Abke Indonesia and Singapore are advancing implementation of their recently ratified Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA), opening the door for increased defense engagement between the two countries through defense exercises, training and education of defense personnel, and intelligence sharing. Recent meetings between Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto and Singapore Defense officials in Jakarta made this clear. Prabowo, pictured left,…

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  • Features

    Targeted Training

    Brig. Gen. Frederick Choo/Singapore Army Asmilitary professionals, I believe training is a topic that is dear to all of our hearts. Each and every one of us has gone through the paces of training as Soldiers, conducted training as we rose through the ranks and now, at this level, perhaps review training systems and frameworks for our forces. So, I…

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  • Key IssuesSenior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How delivering the keynote address at the 11th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) Sherpa Meeting this morning.

    Singapore defense official: Cooperation, alliances can strengthen Indo-Pacific

    FORUM Staff Regional partnerships in the Indo-Pacific are key to preserving and enhancing stability, Singapore Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How said in opening the 2023 Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting. “I think that our best option remains to improve and to adapt various mechanisms — global, multilateral and certainly regionally … to serve the needs of our…

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  • Key Issues

    Jakarta shows defense diplomacy power with Fiji, Singapore deals

    Gusty Da Costa Indonesia’s defense cooperation with Indo-Pacific partners expanded in early December 2022 when the country’s People’s Representative Council ratified two agreements, one each with Fiji and Singapore. The deal with Singapore strengthens defense ties vital to countering shared security threats such as smuggling, piracy and environmental degradation in the Malacca Strait and elsewhere, according to officials and analysts.…

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  • Asymmetric Threats

    Prospects and Possibilities

    Dr. Ng Eng Hen/Singapore Ministry of Defence The last time I was speaking at the Putrajaya Forum was four years ago. It would not be an exaggeration to state that since we met four years ago, the world has changed, precipitated by not one, but two epochal events — COVID and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. These singular challenges…

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