05/02/2016: The annual multilateral training Exercise Bersama Shield 16 has wrapped up in Malaysia and Singapore.
The 12-day exercise saw the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom conduct joint maritime, land and air operations in a multi-threat environment from 18-29 April 2016.
More than 200 Australian Defence Force personnel were involved in the exercise along with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac, patrol boat HMAS Bathurst, a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and KA350 King Air tactical mobility aircraft.
Established in 1971, the FPDA is focused on the defense of Singapore and Malaysia and contributes to the general stability of South East Asia.
Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence:4/29/16