Singapore To Buy Four F-35s

SHAH ALAM: Singapore To Buy Four F-35s. Singapore will buy four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for testing with another eight on option, says Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

From his Twitter account.

A Strong SAF protects Singapore and Singaporeans. We will enhance SG’s peace & security with more sensors & coastal radars to deter & detect potential threats, more watch towers for better coverage of SG Strait & unmanned vessels to patrol our waters.

A Strong SAF for 2030 and Beyond. @theRSAF’s fighter fleet of the future will consist of F-35s and F-15SGs to defend our skies. The new H225M medium-lift and CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters will replace the Super Puma and Chinook fleets.

The Navy’s four new Invincible-class submarines will be ready by 2025. The new Multi-Role Combat Vessel, will have improved capabilities, require less manpower, and have unmanned air and sea drones to extend its reach and flexibility against threats.

The Army’s Next-Gen Armoured Fighting Vehicle will replace our M113 Ultras from this year onwards. Another addition to the Army will be the Next-Gen Howitzers with extended range and greater precision strikes.

In Parliament, I showed this infographic of the Next-Generation SAF of 2030 and beyond. This full complement of air, land and sea assets will be able to defend Singapore for another generation

SAFTI City taking shape: A wired city, with greater use of simulation and detailed monitoring, to help our soldiers to learn better. It will have more than 200 buildings of varying heights and types when completed.

New training facilities in Shoalwater Bay and the Townsville Region in Australia are on track to being built under the Singapore-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. These larger training spaces will provide realistic training.

New NS Hub: A central facility that brings together all the services for the pre-enlistee, the NSF & the NSman. It will be a smart complex using modern technology for a seamless, user-friendly experience. Construction begins this year, ready by 2023.

–Malaysian Defence

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