Air Platforms

Singapore Armed Forces advances air-land strike capabilities with ‘Forging Sabre’ 2017

06 December 2017

Key Points

  • The Singapore Armed Forces is conducting Exercise ‘Forging Sabre’ 2017, a large scale air-land integration and live-fire exercise in Arizona
  • The exercise will also test and validate a range of new capabilities for the army and air force

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is boosting its efforts to integrate its air and land assets with the latest iteration of ‘Forging Sabre’: a biennial overseas exercise that enables the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Singapore Army to conduct live-fire exercises, fine-tune operational planning and execution processes, and trial new technologies.

Brigadier General Tommy Tan, commander of the RSAF’s Air Combat Command and co-director of ‘Forging Sabre 2017’ briefed reporters on 4 December that the SAF continues to build on the experience and confidence accumulated from the previous exercises, with the latest entry being the largest to date with 800 personnel – up from 600 in 2015 – being deployed from 28 November to 13 December in Phoenix, Arizona.

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