SINGAPORE AND NEW ZEALAND ARMIES CONDUCT EXERCISE THUNDER WARRIOR 2014
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is conducting a joint artillery exercise, codenamed Thunder Warrior 2014, along with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) at the Waiouru Training Area in New Zealand. Around 400 personnel from the 21st and 24th Battalions, Singapore Artillery (SA) are participating in the exercise, which started on 13 January 2014. The SAF troops carried out a battalion live-firing exercise using the Primus self-propelled howitzer (SSPH) in collaboration with the gunners from the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, (NZDF). The live-fire drill was witnessed by Singapore’s Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing, who also interacted with SAF troops participating in the exercise. The exercise is scheduled to conclude on January 25, 2014.