Military Capabilities

Singapore enhances naval interoperability with Myanmar in first-ever PASSEX

11 July 2019

Two warships from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) have conducted the service's first passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Myanmar Navy.

The activity was undertaken by the RSN's Victory-class corvettes, RSS Valiant and RSS Valour , as the two vessels sailed up the Yangon River after a call at Port Blair in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory.

Other vessels that took part in the activity include a Kyan Sit Thar-class frigate from the Myanmar Navy. The service operates a fleet of two ships in this class.

"These exchanges are important to building strong defence relations and practical interoperability with our regional partners," said the RSN via an official social media channel on 10 July.

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