Tough Nut To Crack

Take a trip down to the SG Defence Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands and you will see this beautiful map of Singapore’s soil/rock composition. Essentially the darker the colour, the harder the rock is. Taking that into account, the Defence Community has studied and developed the Underground Ammunition Facility in Mandai. See below; https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcyberpioneer.connect%2Fvideos%2F10153820524041059%2F&show_text=0&width=560 With…

PHIBLEX 33

Recently I was in the Philippines for Exercise PHIBLEX 33, covering for numerous publications. Brain is running on fumes now after writing over thousands of words within three days. Some sneak peaks from the air and land for you.

Picture:RSAF A330 MRTT Mod-ed and Flying

Beautiful isn’t she, RSAF’s first MRTT made her maiden flight after a year of modding and installation of military systems including the refuelling boom. Deliveries will happen in 2018, and will look better in grey.   Credit: Airbus Defence and Space

Caught From Space

What else can you see from space other than the Great Wall of China? An elaborate ‘prank’ from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) 143 SQN is now being immortalised in Google Earth and seen from space. Edit: It was confirmed that 143 SQN made the stunt. In Exercise Hotshot 2016, a biannual inter…

RSAF Fighter Aircrew Training is Now Self Sufficient.

The United States Air Force (USAF) Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB) has released a video showcasing the first three Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) air crew to graduate from the  Fighter Weapons Instructor Course in the US Peace Carvin V detachment. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F366FW%2Fvideos%2F10157129666325478%2F&show_text=0&width=560 According to the USAF, the course is modeled after the U.S. Air…

Next Generation Air Base

Imagine running a reconnaissance mission over an enemy airbase, capturing images of the layout of the facility. You try to spot out the nerve of launch and recovery of the airbase, the control tower, but you find none. You deploy electronic warfare vehicles near the airbase to tap into radio signals or to jam them, but…

SAF Best Unit 2016

What is the big deal about the Best Unit Competition? Every year since 1969, SAF units are scrutinised for their operational readiness, proficiency and paperwork audited. Other than boasting rights for a year, the BUC rarely make any difference to the operational readiness and deadliness of our Armed Forces. Winners or non-winners, all SAF units…