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Singapore Airshow 2018: Training focus for Singapore's special operators

12th February 2018 - 15:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Singapore’s Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) continues to build up its counter-terrorism (CT) capabilities as it becomes increasingly concerned about the flow of fighters associated with extremist organisations across the region.

Speaking to Shephard, defence sources associated with the tri-service SOTF explained how the final quarter of 2017 had witnessed a significant increase in joint CT training exercises with partner nation forces from the Asia-Pacific.

Examples included a table-top CT exercise, conducted with representatives from Indonesia’s KOPASSUS army special operations forces on 28 November, aimed at enhancing collaboration and interoperability between the various force components. 

Exercise scenarios included a …

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