KUALA LUMPUR: A friend asked me to share the pictures I took during the Singapore Air Show. Honestly I did not take too many pictures during the show as perhaps I was not too interested in capturing old products. Anyway here is some of the pictures I took during the week, most of course are Singapore Armed Forces hardwares.
Well what can I say? This are things what we could have achieved if we do not waste so much money on re-inventing the wheel!
The Leopard 2 MBT. The example displayed here remained to be the the old A4 version I believe but I am assuming that they will get the A6 turret with reactive armour and new electronics to link up with other Singaporean asset for their 3rd Generation force. Wnat is the 3rd Gen Force? In short, a networked force where every body is linked together much like our hand phone society except this time every body knows every body!
Singapore’s very own SPH, a Bionix chassis developed by ST Engineering and a 155mm gun also developed by the same company. It is a 39 caliber gun of course and not the latest craze 52 calibre of the other 155mm gun out there, so the range is limited to 30km without assisted ammunition. It is light though about 30 tonnes.
Singapore Navy Interceptor Boat.
The Chinook of the Singapore Air Force. We may well see Chinooks in Malaysian colours soon as Boeing entered the heavy weight for the Nuri Replacement Tender at the last minute thanks to the increase in the budget and some modification to the original tender specifications!
The Bionix APC. The chassis was modified to produce the Primus SPH (above) and I believe the wheeled Terrex.
SAF F16D with conformal fuel tanks on both sides of the upper spine. The CFTs cannot be jettison during flight.
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