In a first, Singapore and US soldiers defuse IEDs in exercise


Soldiers from the 5th Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment and the US army combed through a forested area before fighting through an urban training area, with infantry carrier vehicles moving in.

In the course of their assault at the Murai Urban Training Facility yesterday, the 300 or so troops spotted an improvised explosive device (IED) in a building.

The area was cordoned and explosive ordnance disposal experts were called in to defuse it.

It was the first time troops from the Singapore and US armies worked together to defuse IEDs as part of Exercise Tiger Balm, which is the longest-running exercise between the two armies.

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Source: The New Paper