SINGAPORE - The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted on Monday a live-firing of the Barak missile in the South China Sea, successfully destroying its target.
This was part of the 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise conducted in conjunction the United States.
The missile was fired by the upgraded RSN missile corvette RSS Victory against an air drone target simulating an attacking profile.
"The realism and tempo of the exercise has been a fruitful experience for me and my team onboard RSS Victory," said Weapon Systems (Control) Supervisor Military Expert 2 Jeyabal Sundaraju, who fired the Barak missile.
This international collaboration provided valuable professional experience for RSN and the US Navy.
Commanding Officer RSS Victory Lieutenant Colonel Eric Tan Wei Hong said that the opportunity for both navies to work and interact closely together "has also deepened our friendship and mutual understanding".
The firing was witnessed by Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng.
The ongoing exercise will conclude on July 27, 2012