据报道，在8日接受当地媒体采访时，爱德华罗索上尉说，蒙哥马利的首次海外部署是在重要的印度洋 - 太平洋地区，他很荣幸和负责任。据了解，美国向新加坡派遣驻军战舰于2013年4月开始，当时由美国海军派遣的“独立”级渤海战舰为“自由”。作为美国总统巴拉克奥巴马亚洲战略布局的一部分，驻军战舰轮换到新加坡旨在加强美军在东南亚的作战能力，并加强与东南亚盟国的关系。然而，在第三艘渤海战舰于2017年11月完成轮换并离开新加坡后的一年半内，美军尚未派遣一艘军舰接管樟宜海军基地的轮调部署。美国媒体援引观察人士的话说，新加坡战舰的分离可能与美国海军渤海战舰项目的技术装备和人员培训问题有关。在部署“自由”期间，新加坡部署期间出现了几次失败，包括进水和网络漏洞。
After 19 months of interruption, the arrival of the "Montgomery" battleship restarted the rotation of the US military in Singapore. According to the British《外交官》magazine report, the US Navy's logistics department commander of the Western Pacific Theater, Ting Qi, said that the presence of the Bohai naval battleship in Singapore not only highlights the presence of the US military in this region, but also provides for US maritime security operations and regional security cooperation. An important platform has enhanced the ability of the US military to cooperate with the partner navies. "We are ready to carry out all-round tasks such as maritime security, regional security cooperation, humanitarian relief, disaster support, etc. Multi-functional warships enhance our naval integration capabilities with our partners in the Indo-Pacific region," said Tinch. According to reports, the US Navy warships usually last for one to two years in Singapore. In the coming months, the Montgomery is expected to launch a series of maritime security operations, including upgrading their partners in Southeast Asia. Ability to work at sea.
The "independent" class of Bohai warships is a new type of warship designed especially for shallow sea operations in the United States. This type of warship has strong navigational maneuverability and operational flexibility. In addition to the "independent" level, the Bohai warship also includes the "free" level. The biggest difference between the two is that the "independent" class is designed with a trimaran and the "free" class is designed with a single boat. The US Navy plans to build 38 Bohai warships. Currently, 16 ships have been delivered to the US Navy, including 7 "free" and 9 "independent".
Singapore has a long-standing good military relationship with the United States. According to Singapore《海峡时报》, the annual joint military exercise between Singapore and the United States was held on the afternoon of July 8, local time. The military exercise will end on July 19th. This is the first joint military of the two armed forces since 1981. The longest since the performance. The Singapore Ministry of Defence described the military exercise as "a sign of long-term good relations between the two militaries."