A soldier Died While Training At Murai


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A 21-year old soldier, Dominique Lee, from 3rd Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment died while participating in a platoon exercise at Murai Urban Training Facility at Lim Chu Kang involving the use of smoke grenades. He experienced breathing difficulties at 12.30pm and lost consciousness minutes later. He was evacuated to Sungei Gedong Medical Centre, 3.5 kilometers away (a ten minutes drive), shortly after. He was then sent to National University Hospital (NUH), another 24 kilometers away (a thirty minutes drive), while an SAF doctor continued to resuscitate him in the ambulance en route to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at NUH about an hour and the half after he had fainted. Read more »

BG Ravinder Singh Appointed As Army Chief


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On 25 Mar 2011
BG (Brigadier-General, a one-star rank) Ravinder Singh s/o Harchand Singh succeeded MG (Major-General, a two-star rank) Chan Chun Sing as the new In a Change of Command Parade held on 25 March, BG Ravinder Singh s/o Harchand Singh succeeded MG Chan Chun Sing as the new Chief of Army (COA). The event, held at Pasir Laba Camp, was officiated by Chief of Defence Force, LG (Lieutenant-General, a three-star rank) Neo Kian Hong. According to BG Ravinder Singh, Singapore Army is not just about platforms, systems and vehicles. It is about people – all the 320,000 people in the Army, and the one only thing that can get them engaged, ready to fight and to defend the country is Leadership.

Brunei Deputy Minister of Defence In Singapore


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Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr Mustappa Sirat, called on Singapore’s Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean at the Ministry of Defence (Mindef). He also visited the Murai Urban Training and Facility, Sungei Gedong Camp.

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First Female SAFOS


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Officer Cadet Sharon Tan Xin Hui, 19-year-old, is the first Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship (SAFOS) female recipient in the award’s 39-year history. She was from Raffles Institution (RJC) and will be reading Earth Sciences and Political Science at Stanford University. She will leave for her study in August and will return after four-years to serve six-year bonds with the SAF. The SAF Overseas Scholarship is one of the most prestigious in Singapore, second only to the President’s Scholarship. Since 1971, there have been 276 recipients, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

ST Engineering wins Singapore Army contract


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ST Engineering announced that its electronics arm, ST Electronics, has been awarded a contract to provide the Advanced Combat Man System (ACMS) to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). The project which is worth over S$100m will commence immediately and is expected to be completed by 2012. The ACMS is a 3rd Generation Networked Warrior system fully equipped with advanced C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) and network capabilities. The ACMS is a joint development effort that started in 1998 among the Defence Science and Technology Agency, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and ST Electronics with the support of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics) in the area of weapon sub-system. It features innovations from ST Electronics and ST Kinetics. For this contract, ST Kinetics is a subcontractor to ST Electronics.

SAFTI-MI Opened


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The SAFTI-MI (Military Institute) was officially declared bythen Prime Minister, MR GOH CHOK TONG. The importance of the College is self-evident. The majority of the SAF’s mid level commanders and staff officers has been and will be trained here. It is here that they acquire the knowledge and expertise needed for command and staff appointments in MINDEF, the Army, the Air Force and the Navy.

Searcher UAV


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The IAI Searcher Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is one of the system operated by the Tactical Air Support Command (TASC). It provides real-time airborne reconnaissance and surveillance to SAF ground commanders to survey the battlefield. Read more »

SAF Display At Changi Air Base


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The SAF Black Knights Aerobatic Team, in four Hawker Hunter jets, stagged a nice performance and amazed the crowd.The team comprises of Capt. Timonthy de Souza, Lieut. Jimmy Lim, Lieut. Frank Singam and Lieut Harry Lim. Minister of Defense, Dr Goh Keng Swee, was the guest of the event.

The Black Panther Escaped


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A black panther escaped from captivity. This escape set off a massive hunt by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in the Seletar-Mandai Road area. The three-year-old panther, acquired from Thailand just six days earlier, was one of three at the zoo which was scheduled to open the following month. It was reported missing the previous evening by the zoo keeper. Thousands of soldiers cordoning off the forest reserve and searching for month but gave up. Months later to the shock of a shipyard worker, he saw a huge black cat in one of his unfinished tankers at the shipyard in Tanjong Rhu. The authorities were then called in and the zoo officals promptly “captured the cat”. Actually the frighten panther got itself trapped in a tank. Read more »

The Battle Of Kota Tinggi


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Men of the Singapore Infantry Regiment killed seven Indonesians and captured one in a 20-minute battle in Kota Tinggi. This is in retaliation to an ambush mounted by the Indonesians infiltrators.

2nd SIR caught in ambush


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During the Indonesian Confrontation in November 1964, Indonesian infiltrators were reported to have landed on the south eastern coast of Johore. Second Singapore Infantry Regiment (2 SIR) were on patrol in and around the Kota Tinggi area. Unfortunately, the infiltrators ambushed a 25-man platoon. The Indonesian infiltrators killed eight and wounded five.

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