SAF Conducts Live Firing Exercise

24 November 2010 (Last Updated November 24th, 2010 18:30)

The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) has conducted a high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) battery live-firing exercise, called Daring Warrior, which ended on 21 November 2010. The battery live firing is the first to be conducted using the SAF's HIMARS, which was delivered in July

The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) has conducted a high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) battery live-firing exercise, called Daring Warrior, which ended on 21 November 2010.

The battery live firing is the first to be conducted using the SAF's HIMARS, which was delivered in July 2010.

The HIMARS can engage targets 70km away, at a speed of 94km/h, and can shoot and scoot in under 20 seconds, ensuring crew and equipment survivability.

The training allowed the SAF to build its operational capabilities and readiness, and also facilitated in sharing professional knowledge among soldiers of the two armies.

About 170 personnel from 23rd Battalion Singapore Artillery participated in the exercise, which also featured a joint live-firing with the US Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, US.