Singapore has appointed Brigadier-General (BG) Mervyn Tan Wei Ming, Director Military Intelligence (DMI) and Chief Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) as its new Air Force Chief.
Ming replaced Major-General (MG) Hoo Cher Mou as Chief of Air Force on 28 March 2016, Singapore Ministry of Defense said in a statement Friday.
The incoming Chief of Air Force, BG Tan, 44, joined the SAF in 1990 and was awarded the SAF Overseas Training Award (Graduating) in 1992. In his military career, BG Tan held amongst others, the appointments of Commander Air Defence and Operations Command (ADOC); and Head Air Plans Department. As DMI and Chief C4I, BG Tan played a role in raising, training and sustaining the military intelligence community to ensure the SAF remains at the forefront of military intelligence amidst an evolving security environment.
As Commander ADOC, BG Tan was responsible for the high operational readiness, morale and safety standards of the groups and squadrons charged with safeguarding the security of Singapore's territorial airspace round-the-clock. During his time as Head Air Plans Department, he led the review and development of the RSAF's force structure and manpower establishments which helped shape the RSAF today.
Three former employees of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) were charged in the State Courts of Singapore on 13 January for their involvement in the corruption racket. As part of 2011 investigation launched by Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), former ST Marine employees - chief operating officer Han Yew Kwang, President of commercial business Tan Mong Seng (Tan) and Senior Vice President Mok Kim Whang (Mok) are charged under the section 477A of the Penal Code of the Prevention of Corruption Act
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) on Thursday held the interim delivery of the first vessel RNOV Al Seeb as well as naming ceremony for the second Patrol Vessel (PV), RNOV Shinas, built for Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). ST Marine won the contract to design and build four PVs for the RNO in 2012
Singapore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations to jointly develop an information management tool to enhance conduct of UN peacekeeping operations. The Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN Ms Karen Tan signed the MoU on behalf of the Singaporean Government and Department of Field Support
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