Because of Mindef, a couple of of us have been in a position to go to the secretive Singapore Naval Diving Unit (NDU) in Sembawang Camp. I’ve heard about their powerful coaching however by no means actually see it myself. The go to has made me perceive the pleasure behind them.

The very first thing that we noticed once we become the camp is that this statue. In line with them, the frog represents them. The spear represents the weapon that they use. The wings signify that NDU has airborne capabilities. The bomb represents the bomb disposal division. One leg within the sea and the opposite on the land represents that they’re equally succesful within the sea and on land.

From far, the NDU appears to be like like a college compound. Their motto: “Nothing Stands in Our Manner”.

Truly, the go to is for grassroots leaders. Mindef thought they we (bloggers) is perhaps , and YES, we’re positively . Our first cease is the auditorium. NDU CO took the time to clarify to us their unit and missions, from serving to out within the Tsunami in 2004 to the present maritime patrol.

Pool Dynamic Show

Subsequent, we had the possibility to go to the pool the place most of their coaching have been held. We had the glory to observe a pool dynamic show from them.

And the gang.

These shows have been based mostly on their precise coaching. Certainly one of their coaching requires the trainee to stay calm within the water even when their arms and legs are bounded. They’re required to submerge themselves to the underside of the pool and kick themselves as much as catch a breath.

Subsequent, below the water, with none respiratory equipment, they have been required to carry out a somersault.

Lastly, they have been required to choose up the goggles with their mouth.

Subsequent, an illustration of tips on how to get better themselves from an assault. This time, one of many 2 women from the NDU carried out. An “attacker” got here from the highest and tousled the diving gears.

She has to stay calm and put again her goggles and modify again the tools.

Subsequent, one other assault state of affairs. This time, it’s extra extreme. The air tank has been stripped from the again and all of the changes tampered.

Once more, in such a scenario, the individual has to maintain his cool and put again all the pieces.

The subsequent show confirmed off their diving gears and weapon.

Following that, the demolition group. They’re demonstration how they detonate a bomb underwater.

Here’s a demonstration when the bomb must be shifted to a greater location.

Activating the floatation system.

As soon as it begins to drift, the diver will transfer away.

After the show, we have been in a position to meet these concerned within the show.

Clearly, a few of them weren’t used to the limelight (everyone seems to be taking photos of/with them).

Poster boys from the NDU.

Just a few fast pictures across the pool.

RHIBS Experience

Subsequent, we have been ushered to a coaching shed for some briefing. Sure, there was a experience on the RHIBS (Inflexible-hulled inflatable boats).

Prepping the RHIBs.

Right here is my ticket.

The pace is round 80km/hr on the boat. It might appears gradual if this pace is on the street. Nevertheless, when you find yourself on the RHIBS standing with only a seat belt, the sensation is unquestionably totally different.

A gaggle shot.

A coaching facility on the jetty.

That is the very best half when the boat make a flip.

The Singapore flag flying towards the wind.

One other group after the unbelievable experience.

Here’s a video on the RHIBS experience

Tools Show

After the experience, we went to their air-conditioned indoor taking pictures vary. Try the tools utilized by the NDU  throughout their operations.

Aspect Scan Sonar

It’s utilizing sonar to detect objects within the sea.

That is truly a industrial merchandise.

The GPS unit.

The management unit.

Divator MK II

Stealth EOD Shut Circuit Combined Fuel Diving Set

That is one thing you don’t see on regular troopers.

Shut up of the dagger.

Full Vary Oxygen Fuel System (FROGS)

EOD Distant Car Talon

The mind behind the car.

Shut up of the controller.

RE-70 De-armer Disruptor

This weapon has a variety of solely 15m. Nevertheless, it’s highly effective sufficient to destroy IED and and so on. A few of its ammunition is one thing you may not think about, Water!!

The weapon

Shut up.

This are the ammunition.

Every part may be put into the compact suitcase.

 

Moveable Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (The Eye)

The subsequent tools that was on show is The Eye. I feel that is extra of a passion than an precise navy tools. However, it nonetheless helps the NDU scale back accidents by sending out this drone as an alternative of the lads.

Shut up of The Eye

With that, it concludes the go to. Here’s a group shot earlier than we depart.

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