( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2017-11-22 10:03:44 )
The Singapore Army is hosting the 27th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM), an annual army shooting competition among the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesian, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) from 6 to 22 Nov 2017. There are a total of 550 participants competing in five disciplines - Carbine, Machine Gun, Pistol Ladies, Pistol Men and Rifle.
The 27th AARM's motto "Comrades in AARM" Emphasises and promotes solidarity among ASEAN armies, reflecting the aim and purpose of AARM. The shooting competition continues to bolster professional interaction, and strengthen social bonds and camaraderie among the ASEAN armies.
Speaking at the opening ceremony today, Chief of Staff - General Staff, Brigadier-General Siew Kum Wong welcomed the shooting participants. He said, "The annual AARM serves as an important avenue for the continued renewal of ties among the armies of member countries… AARM 2017 will provide ample opportunities for shooters to pit their marksmanship skills against one another. More importantly, it provides the platform for professional military ties to be established and deepened and this is exemplified by our motto for AARM 2017, "Comrades in AARM."
Sharpshooters from the 10 ASEAN armies are fighting it out to be the best shooters. All friendly of course, as Singapore hosts the 27th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet.The ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM) is an annual rifle, pistol and machine gun competition between the armies of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Its aim is to foster friendly competition and goodwill between the members’ armies, and to give its officers and men the opportunity for professional interaction and to strengthen their social bonds and camaraderie. The ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet was the brainchild of a Commander-in-Chief of the Malaysian Army, who envisioned the participation of ASEAN armies in a joint military activity.
For the first time, the AARM pistol competition will be held indoors at the Multi-Mission Range Complex (MMRC). The rest of the competition will be held at SAF's outdoor ranges, namely the SAFTI 300m Range, and the Nee Soon 500m Range.
The ASEAN Army Chiefs and Sergeant Majors will also come together on 21 Nov 2017 for the 18th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting and the 7th ASEAN Sergeant Majors Annual Meeting. These annual meetings serve to strengthen professional ties and regional cooperation, especially in dealing with transnational security threats.