New Command scenario: Operation Guardian

October 18, 2013 · Posted in Command 

by Jomni

Singapore vs. Piratees

Date/Time: 7 Oct 2013 / 12:00:00 Zulu
Location:  Singapore Strait
Playable Sides: Singapore

The Singapore Strait is a narrow channel located between the Malacca Strait and the South China Sea.  It is the shortest sea route linking the Middle East and East Asia.  Everyday, more than 200 vessels pass though the Straits. These ships carry 80% of the oil used by East Asia and 1/3 of the world’s traded goods. [1]

The narrowest point of the Straits is about 2.8 km wide.  The close proximity of the commercial sipping lanes to land make them easy targets for pirates; especially at night.  With experience in counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, the Republic of Singapore Navy, along with Malaysia and Indonesia, keep this vital trade route safe for commercial vessels to pass through.[2]

This scenario features:

1)  Peace time operations (counter-piracy)

2)  Weapons restrictions (only MG up to 12.7mm / .50cal is used)

3)  Night time operations

4)  Commercial shipping lanes, ships docked at port, small civilian vessels

5)  Random pirate spawning events (for maximum replayability)

6)  Challenging scoring

Scenario designed by Jayson Ng (jomni)
Special thanks to Mike Mykytyn (mikmyk) of the Command Development Team for his valuable inputs.

Further reading:

[1] The economic importance of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore:  An extreme-scenario analysis. Xiaobo Qu and Qiang Meng (2012)

[2] Counter-Piracy Efforts in the Gulf of Aden.  Republic of Singapore Navy


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