The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has successfully test-fired a Barak missile from its Victory-class missile corvette RSS Vigour during Fleet Exercise conducted in the South China Sea on 22 March.
Sinagpore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen was briefed by Colonel Edwin Leong, Commanding Officer of the RSN's Missile Corvette Squadron, on the conduct of the exercise and the capabilities of the missile corvette, the defense ministry said in a press statement today.
Speaking after the exercise, Dr Ng commented that the RSN personnel's professionalism and commitment to maintaining operational readiness and ensuring mission success. He said, "I watched the entire live firing from another ship alongside. It was deeply satisfying to see the system work like clockwork. It detected and tracked the target and launched the Barak missile to hit spot-on. It gives us confidence that all our investments into sophisticated systems will be able to defend Singapore, when we need to".
Singapores Ministry of Defence commissioned the Army Battlefield Internet (ABI) enhanced by the Software Defined Radio (SDR) at Stagmont Camp, held in conjunction with the Signal Formation 50th Anniversary Parade on March 4. Speaking at the parade, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen noted that with the SDR, soldiers will be able to get a more accurate and timely battlefield picture, and be able to target with greater precision
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