Singapore Technologies Engineering has won a contract from Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for the production and supply of a new Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV).
Delivery of the new AFV will begin in 2019, the ministry said in a press release on Wednesday (Mar 22).
The new vehicle will replace the ageing ULTRA M113 AFV, which has been in service since the early 1970s.
The development of the new AFV started in 2006, a project undertaken by the Defence Science and Technology Agency together with the local defence industry, MINDEF said.
The vehicle weighs 29 tonnes and has a maximum speed of 70kmh. It will operate alongside the Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
"The next-generation AFV will provide our armored forces with enhanced firepower, protection, mobility and situational awareness," MINDEF added.
The Republic of Singapore Air Forces (RSAF) Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC) status and will replace Searcher-class UAV. "The FOC of Heron 1 brings the RSAF's unmanned aerial capabilities to the level of advanced militaries globally…The Heron 1 is among the most advanced UAV systems in its class, able to perform several missions simultaneously as with a suite of state-of-the-art sensors and enhanced range… Apart from these conventional operations, it can also be deployed against terrorist threats, because its persistence enables it to cover a wide area of surveillance,” Minister for Defence Dr...
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Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has begun local tests of a 55 m tethered aerostat system that was acquired to enhance the republic's continuous airborne radar coverage and maritime surveillance capabilities. The system, which can detect aerial and seaborne threats at distances of up to 200 km, will be operated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) at the Choa Chu Kang Camp, which is located in the western part of the island,
Singapore Army has inducted a 20-tonne four-wheel drive platform Belrex Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV) on Friday. In a ceremony presided over by the countrys second minister for defense, Ong Ye Kung, the PCSV was commissioned at a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) live firing area in the western part of the island,
ST Engineerings Marine sector has launched the eighth Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Fearless, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), the company said in a statement Saturday. The LMV programme that started in 2013 will replace the RSNs current fleet of Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, also designed and built by ST Engineerings Marine sector in the 1990s
ST Engineerings marine arm has won contracts worth S$560 million ($414 million) combined, in the last quarter of 2018. The Ministry of Home Affairs awarded a contract for the design, construction and maintenance of Fast Patrol Boats for the Singapore Police Coast Guard
The United States Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded a $244 million contract to ST Engineerings US shipyard for the detailed design and construction of two firm and up to four optional Auxiliary Personnel Lighter Small APL class Berthing Barges. The anticipated delivery periods of the two firm vessels are in the second and third quarter of 2020, respectively
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