SAF Halts Outfield Field Training in Army Units

7 August 2011 (Last Updated August 7th, 2011 18:30)

The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) has deferred outfield training in all army operational units after a full-time national serviceman died during a navigation exercise at the Ama Keng Training Area, Singapore. The incident occurred when the propellant of the grenade round exploded prematu

The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) has deferred outfield training in all army operational units after a full-time national serviceman died during a navigation exercise at the Ama Keng Training Area, Singapore.

The incident occurred when the propellant of the grenade round exploded prematurely in a grenade launcher while firing.

The Straits Times reported that exercises in training institutes such as officer cadet schools, specialist cadet schools and basic military training centres have also been halted.

In 2008, the SAF suspended physical fitness training when two servicemen died halfway through training.