Beginning Of The End

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has decommissioned their first Fearless-class Patrol Vessel, the RSS Independence, marking the start of the RSN’s transition into the next generation littoral fleet. The decommissioning event was held at Tuas Naval Base, at a sunset ceremony on March 8 2017. With the crew lined up in their No.1 uniform,…

Thoughts For the Week

Finally back after a few hectic months, 2017 will be an exciting year, especially in the maritime genre. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) celebrates her Golden Jubilee this year, along with the impending commissioning of the Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel. One of the first initiative is the renaming of Changi Naval Base to RSS Singapura-…

Getting It All Up

In the domain of air warfare, he (or she) who gets the most fighting planes up in the shortest possible time gets the upper hand. This is especially important for nation with little strategic depth, where every second is the difference of winning or losing an air battle. A key element in this year’s Exercise…

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…