The Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) has started post-training serviceability checks and maintenance on Terrex infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs) and other equipment.
The post-training administration follows the arrival of the shipment of Singapore's armoured fighting vehicles from Hong Kong on 30 January.
A total of nine ICVs and equipment were seized by the Hong Kong Customs authorities for routine inspections in November last year.
The vehicles were held at Hong Kong's Kwai Chung Container Terminal while customs officials inspected the permits and declarations of SAF's shipping contractor, APL.
The contractor and the Singapore Consulate General in Hong Kong have worked with authorities to resolve the issue.
The standard post-training administration will be carried out at an SAF Camp, the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MoD) stated.
The Singapore Armed Forces will acquire at least 135 Terrex ICVs to replace its V-00 armoured vehicles, which are being used by the SAF in routine overseas training.
APL was required to declare equipment in the ship's cargo manifest and obtain the necessary permits required to travel through ports, according to the MoD.
All commercial shipping lines used by the SAF are required to comply with stringent requirements for protection against equipment theft and tampering.
Image: SAF personnel conducting serviceability checks on an SAF Terrex ICV. Photo: courtesy of Government of Singapore.