Australian Army soldiers conducted urban operations training alongside soldiers from Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom and New Zealand on Exercise Bersama Lima 2018. The soldiers formed part of the land warfare component of Bersama Lima 2018 which contributed to the Five Power Defence Arrangements combined joint exercise. Bersama Lima 2018 was staged in Malaysia and Singapore from 1 – 19 October 2018 and included air, land and maritime training activities which aimed at enhancing interoperability of member nations.
The multilateral exercise directly contributes to the security and stability of the region and included approximately 800 ADF personnel from Navy, Army and Air Force. The Australian Army soldiers were from Charlie Company, 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, located in Brisbane, Queensland, who are the current Rifle Company Butterworth rotation 123, based at Royal Malaysian Air Force Base Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia.