The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate, RSS Formidable, will participate in the Multilateral Maritime Exercise (MME) in Qingdao, China on 24 April 2014, at the invitation of the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) for their 65th anniversary celebrations.
Together with 17 ships from seven other countries, RSS Formidable will carry out manoeuvring and replenishment at sea drills.
Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral (RADM) Ng Chee Peng is in Qingdao to attend the 14th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) on 22-23 April 2014, which is held in conjunction with the PLA(N)’s 65th anniversary celebrations.
The RSN’s participation in the MME will promote deeper understanding and friendship between the RSN and the PLA(N). The RSN is one of the founding members of the WPNS and has actively participated in the WPNS since 1988.
Press Release, April 24, 2014; Image: MINDEF