Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Exercise Torrent: RSAF Alternate Runway Exercise Field Defence Squadron
Force protection troopers from the Field Defence Squadron, Tengah Air Base (FDS TAB) patrol the length of Lim Chu Kang Road before flying activities for Exercise Torrent V commence in November 2002.
The 2,500m long, six-land carriageway (24m wide), designated as an Emergency Runway (ER), was protected by FDS TAB for the duration of the 48-hour long exercise.
Seen on the ER are a V-200 armed with a 20mm Oerlikon cannon and six Mercedes-Benz MB240GDs armed with pintle-mounted 7.62mm GPMGs.
FDS troopers also hone their tactics during war games such as Iron Arrow and the Eagle Challenge, organised for Air Power Generation Command units. The FDS has since been renamed the Force Protection Squadron.
Posted by David Boey at 6:05 PM