HADR&MM Ex: ASEAN and International Countries Participation
More military troops and equipment are arriving in Brunei in support of the inaugural multi-national live military exercise, dubbed as ADMM Plus HADR & MM Exercise, which is expected to see participation from ASEAN members countries and its eight dialogue partners.
On June 8, RSN’s RSS ENDURANCE LST arrived and docked at the RBN Jetty. The ship was unloading exercise support equipment such as heavy vehicles and personnel. These have been transported to the exercise site in Bangar, Temburong District using two of RSN’s Fast Craft Utility and two RBN’s Landing Craft on June 9.
A PLAAF Ilyushin Il-76 Candid transport aircraft has also landed on June 9 at the TUDB’s Rimba AB. The Il-76 comprises 15 crew members and 34 passengers. The aircraft is transporting HADR medical equipment.
Concurrently, the PhilAF C-130 also arrived at the airbase. The C-130 comprises 11 crew members, 17 passengers, and carrying HADR equipment such as one Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) with trailers, two outboard motors and an alternative inflatable boat.
The current tally for participating countries already in Brunei Darussalam include People’s Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Philippines, Republic of Singapore, Malaysia and Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Throughout next week, arrivals of other supporting nations are expected via air and sea.
On June 4, a PLAN amphibious transport ship the Kunlun Shan arrived in Brunei’s Muara Commercial port. The transport ship will be use to transport equipments and personnel required for the exercise which is scheduled to start from June 17 until June 20, 2013.