Singapore and Brunei conduct Maju Bersama exercise

30 November 2017 (Last Updated November 30th, 2017 12:53)

The armies of Singapore and Brunei have successfully conducted the 22nd iteration of Maju Bersama exercise.

Singapore and Brunei conduct Maju Bersama exercise
Singapore Army and RBLF soldiers having professional exchanges during Exercise Maju Bersama. Credit: Government of Singapore.

The armies of Singapore and Brunei have successfully conducted the 22nd iteration of Maju Bersama exercise.

Exercise Maju Bersama seeks to improve the interoperability between Singapore and Brunei armies and foster mutual understanding between both the countries.

More than 320 soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (3 SIR) and the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF) have participated in the exercise.

The exercise involved professional exchanges, combined field exercises and a combined battalion live-firing exercise.

Singapore Army chief of army major general Melvyn Ong said: “I believe that Exercise Maju Bersama provides an excellent platform for our soldiers and commanders to build interpersonal relationships and develop mutual trust.

“It is this mutual understanding among our people that provides the stable foundation to further strengthen cooperation between our armies.”

It is this mutual understanding among our people that provides the stable foundation to further strengthen cooperation between our armies.”

The exercise is expected to strengthen army-to-army professional interactions between both countries.

The Singapore Army and the RBLF also interact regularly through other bilateral and multilateral exercises, visits and professional exchanges.

Earlier this month, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) completed a bilateral military exercise with the armed forces of Malaysia.

Exercise Semangat Bersatu witnessed participation from around 750 troopers from the 3rd Battalion Singapore Guards and the 5th Royal Malay Regiment.

Conducted between 12 and 25 November, the exercise included professional exchanges and culminated in a combined battalion field exercise.