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New Singaporean missile system to be showcased at NDP

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Singapore's skies will soon be defended by a surface-to-air missile system that will be much more effective than the current system and require 90 per cent less manpower. The Aster-30 missile system is now being prepared for deployment, though no official date has been fixed. It will make its first public appearance at the National Day Pa...

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New US Army robotic systems nearly ready for prime time

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The US Army is picking up steam in its pursuit of robotic systems with a slew of platforms coming down the pipeline. Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general and head of the futures and concepts center at Army Futures Command — which is spearheading the service’s highest priority modernization efforts — recently asked fo...

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Singapore’s roadmap for Next Generation Force

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Singapore’s Ministry of Defence already has plans for the modernisation of its armed forces by 2030. In a budget speech at the Committee of Supply Debate in parliament on 1 March, defence minister Dr Ng Eng Hen revealed plans to further evolve the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to deal with future security challenges and highlighted ...

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Thailand to boost defense expenditure

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Thailand has witnessed Defense growth of 5.53% during 2015-2019 and will reach a value of US$6.9 billion in 2019. Thailand has continued to have one of Southeast Asia’s highest levels of defense spending and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast period, with the country’s defense expenditure projected to grow at a CAGR of ...

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Long time coming: China’s defense minister to speak at Shangri-la Dialogue

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China’s defense minister is scheduled to speak at a regional security summit in Singapore next month, marking the first time in almost a decade it will have sent a high-ranking official to the annual event. According to the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies, Gen. Wei Fenghe, China’s minister of national defe...

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Pindad, FNSS sign Indonesian tank production agreement

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Indonesia's PT Pindad and Turkish company FNSS Savunma Sistemleri - a joint venture between Turkey's Nurol Holding and BAE Systems - have signed an agreement to support the serial production of the Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT). A "mass production contract" for the tank, which the two companies have developed since...

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First overhauled Malaysian Su-30MKM Aircraft debuts at LIMA 19

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The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is set to receive its first locally overhauled Su-30MKI fighter jet- bearing registration number M52-11 belonging to the 11 squadron at a ceremony on the opening day of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2019 event. The overhaul marks a major milestone for Aerospace Technology Systems ...

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Australia signs new Attack class submarine design contract

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Momentum continues to build on Australia's Attack class program with the Submarine Design Contract now also signed. It comes less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne...

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Singapore discloses further details of Invincible-class submarines

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Key Points Singapore has given further details on the capabilities of its new Type 218SG submarines The vessels will be equipped with indigenously developed data analytics as well as sense-making systems Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has disclosed further details of its new Type 218SG air-independent propulsion (AIP)-equ...

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Singapore Chooses F-35 as next fighter

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Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have completed their technical evaluation to identify the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as the most suitable replacement for its F-16 fleet. The RSAF’s F-16 fleet which entered ...

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